Electric Cars

 
Long-delayed BMW i8 Spyder plug-in hybrid due in 2018

Long-delayed BMW i8 Spyder plug-in hybrid due in 2018

A convertible version of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe was teased as far back as the 2012 New York Auto Show, when the i8 Spyder concept first debuted. But while the i8 coupe went into production as a 2014 model, BMW has been unusually slow to approve a convertible version for production. BMW... read more

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Atvus electric car to be built by Atieva  [image: Recode, via California public-records request]

Atieva Atvus electric car image emerges; is it Tesla competition?

There's no shortage of putative rivals to electric-car maker Tesla Motors, from German luxury makers to other California startups. Thus far, of course, none have actually put... read more October 14, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi R8 e-tron

Off-again, on-again Audi R8 e-tron ended after 100 built

The Audi R8 e-tron—an all-electric version of the German automaker's R8 supercar—is no more. Less than two years after the production R8 e-tron was unveiled at... read more October 14, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

What will be the most unexpected thing about Tesla Model 3? Poll results

Three long-range electric cars at affordable prices will move the industry forward over the next year or two. The Chevy Bolt EV is within several weeks of arriving at the... read more October 14, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Electric cars to dominate on roads of wealthy cities by 2030: report

Within the next 15 years, the world's wealthy cities could be teeming with electric cars. That's the prediction of a new report, which claims electric cars could account for... read more October 13, 2016 by


 
2016/2017 Formula E Hong Kong ePrix

How Formula E electric-car series could make road cars better

The adage "racing improves the breed" is often used to justify automakers' participation in motorsports. The implication is that technology developed for racing, and tested... read more October 13, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Does Tesla have plant, permits to build 500,000 electric cars a year?

The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV is due at dealers within a couple of months, and little is known about the next Nissan Leaf. That leaves the Tesla Model 3 as the biggest question mark... read more October 12, 2016 by


 
2016 MINI Cooper S Convertible  -  First Drive

Electric Mini officially confirmed by BMW CEO, also electric BMW X3

It's increasingly evident that BMW will offer all-electric versions of existing models, departing from its previous strategy of building dedicated plug-in models under the... read more October 12, 2016 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Which country or region will make the most electric cars in 2025? Poll results

Plug-in electric cars are going to be a bigger part of the vehicle mix in future than they have been to date. That much is abundantly clear. Electric cars are one of four... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for October 2016

The leaves are beginning to change, and so are the deals on green cars. Our monthly survey of best deals on hybrid, plug-in electric, and fuel-efficient cars includes some... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
Apple store

Why lithium-ion cells with hollow cores matter (Apple Car or not)

One of the biggest news stories in the automotive industry has been a car that still isn't officially confirmed to exist. It's "Project Titan," Apple's much-discussed project... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
2016/2017 Jaguar I-Type 1 Formula E race car

Formula E electric-car races expands carmaker list, Audi, BMW, and Jaguar included

Three seasons in, the Formula E electric-car racing series is finally starting to attract major attention from large carmakers. As the season's opening race got underway in... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf S quietly gets 30-kwh battery upgrade, higher price

For 2016, the model year just ending, the Nissan Leaf electric car got a larger-capacity battery for all but its lowest trim level. The Leaf SV and SL models this year have... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Chevy Bolt EV allocations: dealer in California gets electric-car update

As its new electric car gets closer to public sale, General Motors has apparently made its first allocations of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVs to Chevy dealers. The news comes via a... read more October 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Autopilot 8.0 better, still needs improvement, says Consumer Reports

The magazine Consumer Reports has been one of the most vocal critics of Tesla's Autopilot driver-assistance system. It has called for Tesla to disable Autopilot's... read more October 10, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

At 133 MPGe, Toyota Prius Prime wallops BMW i3 on energy efficiency

Move over, BMW: there's a new efficiency champion in town this year—and you'll have to give back that laurel wreath you've worn since 2014. Last week, final EPA... read more October 10, 2016 by


 

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