Electric Cars

New Orleans: Big Easy to make life easier for electric car owners?

New Orleans: Big Easy to make life easier for electric car owners?

New Orleans has a hot-and-cold relationship with environmentally friendly technology. Last week, however, the two were definitely on good terms as the city council voted unanimously to make life easier for current and future electric car owners. Crescent City crises Given the New Orleans' tenuous... read more

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2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 REx: 97-mile electric range, lower efficiency for range-extended model

The 2017 BMW i3 is the most significant update to the groundbreaking electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014. Changes are headlined by a larger... read more September 12, 2016 by

Opel Ampera-e

Green cars at the Paris Motor Show: updated preview

Fall is approaching, which means it's time for the auto-show season to get underway once again. Press days for the 2016 Paris Motor Show begin at the end of this month, and... read more September 12, 2016 by

2016 Nissan Leaf

How low do prices for 200-mile electric cars have to go for success? Poll results

One of the challenges of making and selling electric cars is that their batteries are still expensive. And despite some makers' absorbing losses on the earliest cars, that... read more September 12, 2016 by

The 100,000th Renault electric car is delivered in Norway

Renault delivered its 100,000th electric car on Friday, in Norway

French automaker Renault hasn't sold nearly as many electric cars as its alliance partner Nissan. But Renault has steadily increased its electric-car sales volumes... read more September 12, 2016 by

2016 Nissan Leaf

Electric cars can be 'contagious,' DoE says (solar panels too), but why?

The word "contagious" is often used to describe diseases, but not all contagions are necessarily bad. Studies have found that solar panels can be "contagious," for example... read more September 11, 2016 by

NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Free charging for electric-car owners at EVgo network for National Drive Electric Week

Starting tomorrow, more than 100 cities across the U.S. will take part in the sixth annual National Drive Electric Week. Scheduled for September 10 through 18, the event is... read more September 9, 2016 by

Electra Meccanica Solo

Electra Meccanica Solo three-wheeled electric car unveiled

Canadian firm Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corporation is the latest to try to market a small, three-wheeled commuter vehicle. Unveiled today, the Electra Meccanica Solo... read more September 9, 2016 by

Steve Wozniak and a Chevrolet Bolt EV

Apple's Woz likes Chevy Bolt EV better than Tesla Model 3, he says

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (a.k.a. "Woz") certainly likes his green cars. Over the years, he's owned a Toyota Prius hybrid and a Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan. But... read more September 9, 2016 by

2017 Karma Revero

2017 Karma Revero (nee Fisker) launch: updates, new infotainment

The 2017 Karma Revero (nee Fisker Karma) was formally unveiled to the public and to Fisker owners tonight at an event in the canyons of Laguna Beach, south of Los Angeles... read more September 8, 2016 by

Samsung SDI battery plant in Xi'an, China

Samsung wants to be major battery player, just like LG Chem

The market for lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars is currently dominated by a handful of companies. Korean electronics giant Samsung hopes to become one of those... read more September 8, 2016 by

Opel Ampera-e

Opel Ampera-e ad highlights 'fun to drive' aspect of electric cars

General Motors' European marketing people appear to be taking a different tack with the upcoming Opel Ampera-e electric car. Set to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show later... read more September 8, 2016 by

2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

Plug-in electric car sales for August: Volt sells at twice Leaf rate (updated)

While U.S. vehicle sales last month are expected to fall overall as data rolls in, August has traditionally been a very good month for sales of plug-in electric cars. The... read more September 7, 2016 by

2016 Nissan Versa Note

Range-extended electric Nissan Note to launch in November?

Nissan is known for its all-electric Leaf, but the Japanese automaker may also begin offering electric cars with gasoline-powered range extenders. Late last year, a report... read more September 7, 2016 by

2016 Nissan Leaf

What's the minimum electric-car range for mass acceptance? Poll results

The handful of mass-priced electric cars offered 200 miles or more of range scheduled to launch over the next two years will clearly bring one question to the forefront. How... read more September 7, 2016 by

Modified Tesla Model S owned by Will.i.am.

This may be the most horrifying Tesla Model S electric car in the world

When it comes to modifying cars, the sky's the limit. Given enough cash, car modifiers will go to extraordinary lengths to improve the performance of stock vehicles, or... read more September 7, 2016 by


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