Electric Cars

 
Elon Musk as stern daddy: no central Model 3 speedo, head-up display for you!

Elon Musk as stern daddy: no central Model 3 speedo, head-up display for you!

Never let it be said that Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn't a man of strong opinions. His tweets are the stuff of legend, his dismissals of hydrogen fuel-cell cars as "fool cells" have been consistent for many years, and if you get his attention, he will definitely tell you what he thinks. Perhaps U.K... read more

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Tesla Model 3

Which electric car will sell best during 2018? Poll results

Next year should be a record year for sales of plug-in electric cars. A new crop of affordable electric cars with 200 miles of range or more will be available, joining this... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
2013 Honda Fit EV

Honda researches high-power electric-car charging, at highway speeds

Even with recent efforts to expand it, electric-car charging infrastructure is nowhere near rivaling the ubiquity of gas stations. But what if electric cars didn't need to... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Soon, 'electric-car range will no longer be a factor,' BMW chief says

Among German luxury brands, BMW was the first to show significant interest in electric cars. It launched its "i" sub-brand in Europe in 2013, and its plans have evolved to... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
Longer-range Renault Zoe electric car, introduced at 2016 Paris Motor Show

Renault Zoe electric-car owners can double their range by upgrading leased batteries

When the updated 2017 Renault Zoe was unveiled last fall at the Paris auto show, it became one of the few electric cars whose range effectively doubled over its model life... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Buick Velite 5 to be sold in China (Chevrolet Volt in North America)

GM confirms Chevy Volt to be sold as Buick Velite 5 in China

In the 20 years since General Motors and its Chinese partner SAIC reintroduced the Buick brand to China, more than 8 million Buicks have been sold in what is now the world's... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Aston Martin RapidE concept

Aston Martin Rapide luxury sedan to go all-electric; cheerio, V-12!

Many luxury automakers are planning new electric cars, both to meet future emissions standards and as a response to the success of Tesla. So far, though, no established... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Free Form Factory Gratis X1 electric jet ski

All-electric personal watercraft launch for quieter lake journeys

Not all electric vehicles have wheels. Electric boats have actually been around for quite awhile, and now a California startup is trying to expand use of electric powertrains... read more March 26, 2017 by


 
Nissan Sway Concept

California conundrum: 2018 Leaf, Bolt EV, or Mirai fuel-cell car?

California is very different from the rest of the United States. All by itself, it's the sixth largest economy in the world. One eighth of all Americans live there. It's home... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
First release candidate Tesla Model 3 electric car, from video tweeted by Elon Musk, March 2017

First 'release candidate' Tesla Model 3 driven: video posted by Elon Musk

The news earlier this week that the Tesla Model 3 would skip its usual "beta" development phase came as a shock to the industry and even to Tesla fans. With no reported... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
52 prototype x pedals

What IS 'one-pedal driving' in an electric car?

One-pedal driving is rather like the experience of owning an electric car: it can be hard to appreciate until you've spend time doing it. The phrase "one-pedal driving"... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
Formula E car in New York City

NY $2,000 electric-car rebate falls to $500 if it's over $60K; sorry, Tesla

New York State is known for a lack of transparency, backroom dealings, and little public input into the deliberations that lead to legislation produced by its state... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW i3 electric car during winter [photo: owner Chris Neff]

Driving electric cars in winter: tips from experienced owner

One of the challenges of electric cars is persuading potential buyers that they can do virtually everything that most other vehicles can. For those who live in wintry... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why

It crops up in comments from electric-car advocates and clean-energy users fairly regularly. And it goes something like this: "Big Oil and Gas are on the verge of collapse... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
Prototype EVgo 350-kw fast-charging station Fremont, CA

Faster electric-car fast charging: test site in Fremont, VW plans 300 kw-plus

Charging infrastructure projects for electric cars have mostly focused on expanding the number of charging sites available to the public over the last six years. But now... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, owned by Brian Ro, Columbia, Maryland

Another Chevy Bolt EV electric-car owner weighs in on pros and cons

We've had a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car in our fleet for a handful of days, and have been thinking about our impressions of the car in everyday use. While a major... read more March 22, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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