Electric Cars

 
In 2025, what percent of new cars in the U.S. will have plugs? Our poll results

In 2025, what percent of new cars in the U.S. will have plugs? Our poll results

Regarding the prospects for electric cars in future years, our readers are nothing if not an optimistic bunch. We recently polled our Twitter followers on their views of how much and how fast cars with plugs would move into the sales mainstream. Last year, plug-in cars represented slightly less... read more

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2017 Karma Revero - first official photo

2017 Karma Revero: first official photo of rebooted Fisker Karma released

As the 2017 Karma Revero gets closer to its official launch later this year, its maker has released the first official photo of the luxury plug-in hybrid sedan. The rebooted... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2012 Fisker Karma from the Rogers' Classic Car Museum collection

Karma, Faraday plan large Chinese electric-car factories

China is the world's largest new-car market, and generous government incentives have made it a particularly strong market for vehicles that plug in. To take advantage of that... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X drives semi-conscious owner to hospital on Autopilot (updated)

Three months later, the May 7 death of a Model S driver in Florida continues to generate headlines and spark debate on the merits of electronic driver-assistance... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

2016 Nissan Leaf group buy in Montreal signs up 2,800 for low price on electric car

Group purchases of cars and other goods, as a way of driving down the price, are common in other countries—think China—but rare in North America. But over the... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Fuel-Efficient Cars For August 2016

Once again, it's time to look at the best deals on green cars for the current month. As we get further into the 2017 model year, carmakers are working harder to get leftover... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Which electric car excites you the most? Our poll results

This site covers all manner of vehicles, mostly for personal transport, with a focus on energy efficiency, reducing environmental impact, and advanced technologies to do so... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt EV at Drive Electric Week event, Los Angeles [photo: Zan Dubin Scott]

National Drive Electric Week kicks off one month from today

More than 100 cities across the U.S. will take part in the sixth annual National Drive Electric Week during the week of September 10 to 18, 2016. What started in 2011 as... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

Electric-car pioneers vs mainstream buyers: how they differ, in Canada (exclusive)

A detailed study of 1,900 new-car buyers has let Canadian researchers contrast the early adopters of electric cars with the more mainstream market in fine detail. More than... read more August 9, 2016 by


 
Fisker of Bellevue, Washington, dealership in October 2012 [photo by Bill D via Foursquare]

Karma Revero (nee Fisker) to blend dealers and Tesla-like showrooms

Karma Automotive appears to be making progress in resurrecting the car formerly known as the Fisker Karma. Now called the Karma Revero, the luxury sedan recently entered... read more August 9, 2016 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Plug-in hybrid problem: buyers don't understand them at all

What's an electric car? It's a car powered by a battery, like your cellphone. Doesn't use gasoline. What's a hybrid car? It's a car that runs on gasoline, but gets better... read more August 8, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW 330e

BMW 330e plug-in hybrid ads: no wait for Tesla Model 3 needed

The Tesla Model 3 electric car, which its maker says will launch late next year with 200 miles of range and a $35,000 price, has caused a few shock waves across the car... read more August 8, 2016 by


 
Nissan BladeGlider

Olympics VIPs get rides in Nissan BladeGlider electric sports car

The Nissan BladeGlider electric sports car concept, which first appeared at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, is now back in the form of working prototypes that were unveiled in... read more August 8, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Nissan seeks to sell AESC electric-car battery venture: report

Nissan, alone among high-volume electric car makers, owns half of the company that makes the battery cells for its cars. Tesla Motors doesn't own any of Panasonic, which has... read more August 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, July 2016: the Model X factor

The second-generation Chevy Volt set a single-month Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales record in July with 385 sales, the equivalent of about 3500 sales in the American... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
Tour of Tesla battery gigafactory for invited owners, Reno, Nevada, July 2016

Tesla Gigafactory energy: no solar panels yet, but no natural gas at all

Tesla has officially opened its lithium-ion battery cell "gigafactory," but the company still has substantial work to do. It must ramp up cell production in order to help... read more August 5, 2016 by


 

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