Electric Cars

 
GM loses $9K on each Chevy Bolt EV to become major player in electric cars: report

GM loses $9K on each Chevy Bolt EV to become major player in electric cars: report

With the first cars expected to arrive at a few dealerships before the end of this month, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV could change the electric car landscape. It offers an EPA-rated 238-mile range in a segment where only cars with Tesla badges previously earned ratings of more than 200 miles of... read more

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Jeremy Clarkson of The Grand Tour     [publicity photo provided by Amazon]

Jeremy Clarkson seems to know very little about electric cars, sadly

Oh, dear. The things celebrities say. One of three long-time hosts of BBC's long-running "Top Gear" TV show, Clarkson was fired after punching a producer. His costars quit... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

VW plans to build electric cars somewhere in N America after 2020

As it works toward moving past its diesel-emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group is making ambitious plans for electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Akio Toyoda

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda to run electric-car division

It's now abundantly clear that Toyota is changing course when it comes to zero-emission vehicles. After years of promoting hydrogen fuel cells while shunning and disparaging... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Nikola One electric semi truck

Nikola One hydrogen range-extended electric truck to be unveiled tonight

The Nikola Motor Company is another vehicle manufacturer named after Nikola Tesla, but unlike a certain automaker in Silicon Valley, it plans to concentrate on electrified... read more December 1, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla a 'predator,' dealer lobby howls; second VA store OKed anyway

The Virginia department of motor vehicles ruled yesterday that Tesla is eligible to open a second retail store in Virginia, in the state capitol of Richmond. Virginia... read more December 1, 2016 by


 
Prototype for Lucid electric car due in 2018

Lucid (nee Atieva) to build luxury electric cars in Arizona factory

Lucid Motors has become the latest startup automaker proposing to build electric cars in the U.S. The company—formerly known as Atieva—says it plans to break... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Dorno, Italy, photo by problemidiricarica.wordpress.com/

BMW, Ford, Mercedes, VW Group to build electric-car fast-charging network in Europe

With a slew of 200-mile electric cars planned for 2018 and later, the question of how their drivers will be able to make long-distance trips is coming to the fore in a big... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
2017 Mazda MAZDA6

Mazda to offer electric car in 2019, maybe with range extender?

Mazda may become the next automaker to commit to building an electric car, possibly one with a range-extending gasoline engine. That's the gist of numerous of conversations... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 Nissan Leaf preview

Six years after the current-generation of the first high-volume modern battery-electric car went on sale in the U.S., the 2017 Nissan Leaf carries on virtually unchanged from... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla to roll out Autopilot self-driving capabilities 'very soon'

Tesla Motors will soon begin rolling out software to restore lost Autopilot driver-assistance features, its CEO says, as a prelude to what the company claims will be the... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
At the groundbreaking for Faraday Future's production facility in North Las Vegas (April 13, 2016)

Faraday Future halts factory work, hopes to resume early 2017 (update)

Faraday Future's ambitious plans to launch a production electric car in less than two years appear to have hit a snag. Before the Chinese-backed startup can begin production... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]

2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: first drive of electric two-seat car

On a hot, muggy day in south Florida, nothing is more comforting than knowing that your well-cooled car will make it to its destination. When that car is a reboot of the... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i3

Electric cars to get big boost from emissions rules on engines: report

Stricter global emissions standards may finally force the majority of established automakers to get serious about electric cars. But while automakers build more electric cars... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Consumer Reports' view of Tesla Model X: 'fast but flawed'

Consumer Reports has an interesting relationship with Tesla electric cars: it's complicated. The magazine initially praised the Tesla Model S, but pulled its "recommended"... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors production line for Tesla Model S, Fremont, California

Why Tesla Model 3 should use standard model-year changes: opinion

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has always followed a different path than the rest of the automobile industry. Among the ways it has violated industry convention is ignoring... read more November 28, 2016 by


 

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