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New York state electric-car rebate program to launch this month

New York state electric-car rebate program to launch this month

New York state has finally issued details on its effort to step up its efforts to promote electric cars. The Empire State is one of eight so-called "ZEV states" that have adopted California emissions standards. But New York does not mandate automakers to sell zero-emission vehicles within its... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Feb 2017: Bolt sprints to a speedy start

The Chevy Bolt EV electric car got off to a fast start in its first full month of Canadian sales, selling 86 vehicles in February. Excluding its first week of availability in... read more March 6, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales for Feb: Volt outsells Prius Prime, Bolt EV, Leaf (final update)

Once again, it's the first day of the month following a weekday sales close, when the auto industry turns its eyes to the sales charts emerging from all automakers (except... read more March 4, 2017 by


 
John Goodenough, co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery

Battery legend Goodenough not done yet: new solid-state chemistry introduced

Lithium-ion battery-cell chemistry is currently dominant in electric cars, not to mention consumer electronics and other fields. But what seems to be an army of researchers... read more March 3, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Techrules GT96 debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show

2017 Geneva auto show: green car preview

The 2017 Geneva Motor Show marks the next stop on the annual auto-show circuit. With press days beginning March 7, we aren't expecting an overwhelming number of green cars at... read more March 3, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 teaser image with Model S and Model X, March 2016

Have Tesla Model S and Model X electric-car sales plateaued?

Is there no middle ground in discussing electric-car maker Tesla Motors? The challenge of reading large volumes of Tesla coverage is that it tends to be either rabidly... read more March 3, 2017 by


 
Nissan e-NV200 taxis in Barcelona

Fuel-cell range extender for Nissan e-NV200 electric taxis announced by Symbio

Advocates of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell cars are often at odds over which powertrain technology is the more practical solution to reducing emissions. But French... read more March 3, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla Model 3 prices: reader makes his guesses, via spreadsheet

Since more than 350,000 people around the world put down $1,000 deposits to reserve a place in line, the Tesla Model 3 electric car has assumed larger-than-life status. Its... read more March 2, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Will plug-in hybrids catch on faster than electric cars? Poll results

There are essentially two types of electric cars on sale today. Battery-electric vehicles are powered only by a battery, while plug-in hybrids have an engine to supplement a... read more March 2, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Daimler invests in ChargePoint to grow electric-car charging in Europe, joins BMW

As automakers produce electric cars in greater numbers, public charging infrastructure will become even more crucial to lure new buyers and convince them the cars can be... read more March 2, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S battery pack teardown: frame from YouTube video by JehuGarcia, Feb 2017

Tearing down the Tesla Model S battery pack (video)

The lithium-ion battery pack is at the heart of any electric car. Its cost, energy density, and safety features do as much as any other feature of an electric car to... read more March 2, 2017 by


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

3 billion cars by 2050 would need biofuels to offset climate impact: projection

Even with aggressive promotion of battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars, hundreds of millions of internal-combustion vehicles will remain on the world's roads for... read more March 2, 2017 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Six new electric cars coming for 2018 and 2019

The next couple of years promise to be quite interesting for electric cars. A minimum of six new models are expected in that time period, all promising ranges of 200 miles or... read more March 2, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla plans major U.S. expansion of Supercharger fast-charging

Tesla will undertake a major expansion of its Supercharger network of DC fast-charging stations this year. The Silicon Valley automaker is already one of the most committed... read more March 1, 2017 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL fast-charging at NRG evGo Freedom Station, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

Electric-car range: why Japanese needs differ so radically from the U.S.

It was one of the new battery-electric vehicles anticipated for this year, a mid-size sedan from a global maker that remains the second highest-volume hybrid maker in the... read more March 1, 2017 by


 
2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed

Smaller Bentley SUV might be all-electric, competing with Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes

The Tesla Model S may have upended the luxury-car establishment, but it's the Silicon Valley automaker's Model X crossover that most traditional luxury brands now seem to be... read more March 1, 2017 by


 

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