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Icon Helios Is Gorgeous Tesla-Powered Electric Streamliner Concept

Icon Helios Is Gorgeous Tesla-Powered Electric Streamliner Concept

The Tesla Model S is a great car, but if there's one thing the luxury electric sedan is missing it's a bit of Art Deco style. And maybe a hint of World War II fighter aircraft. And some steampunk cool mixed in for good measure. All those aspects somehow come together in the Icon Helios--a... read more

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2016 Chevrolet Volt teaser image, with GM marketing chief Tim Mahoney, Aug 2014

Marketing For 2016 Chevy Volt To Be Rethought, Use Owners As Evangelists

It's no secret among owners of the Chevy Volt range-extended electric car that the innovative car's advertising and marketing has been muddled at best. Now, with a new 2016... read more August 8, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

2016 Chevrolet Volt To Debut At Detroit Show, First Teaser Photo Released

General Motors confirmed this morning that the revised 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car will be released at next January's Detroit Auto Show. And the company... read more August 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt with owner Ben RIch

Why My 2014 Chevy Volt Uses Less Gas Than My All-Electric Car Did

I recently leased a 2014 Chevy Volt to replace my Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and I expect that it will free me even more from using gasoline than the i-MiEV--which was a battery... read more August 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Nissan And Mitsubishi To Join Forces On Low-Cost Electric Minicar

Mitsubishi was the earliest maker to launch a modern battery-electric small car and sell it in volume, and Nissan has emerged as by far the world's highest-volume seller of... read more August 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Resolves Chinese Trademark Fight 'Completely, Amicably'

Tesla seems finally to have resolved its copyright issues in China. Thanks to a local "trademark troll," the electric-car maker was initially forced to sell cars in China... read more August 6, 2014 by 


 
Chevrolet Volt drivetrain teardown

What's Inside Chevrolet Volt Battery Pack And Drivetrain? Video Teardown Shows All

There's a childish pleasure in seeing something disassembled to its component parts, whether it's a jigsaw puzzle, Lego set or an entire car. The Chevrolet Volt is new enough... read more August 6, 2014 by 


 
2016 Audi A3 e-tron  -  First Drive

2015 VW e-Golf, 2016 Audi A3 e-tron Get Carbon Offset Program, Offer Of Home-Solar Systems

When it comes to carbon emissions, there's more to consider than what comes out of a car's tailpipe (if it has one). For buyers looking to cancel out the emissions involved... read more August 6, 2014 by 


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

The Challenge For Electric-Car Sales Is Car Dealers, Again

Car dealers maximize their profits by selling the highest number of cars at the highest possible prices in the least possible time. Plug-in electric cars are unfamiliar to... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In July: Leaf, Volt Both Do Well

Sales of plug-in electric cars in the U.S. continued their rise in July, as Nissan delivered more than 3,000 Leaf battery electric cars and Chevy more than 2,000 Volt... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Jul 2014: Volt Victorious, Leaf Looms

The Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car remains Canada's plug-in sales champion, but the Nissan Leaf battery-electric--the best-selling electric car in history--is... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla Needs More Office Space Too (It's Not Just The Gigafactory)

It wasn't so long ago--not quite four years, actually--that Tesla's new headquarters and office complex in the foothills of Palo Alto, California, seemed a big and audacious... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

When Will Electric Cars Compete in the Mainstream Market?

Electric-car advocates often take it as an article of faith that electric propulsion will one day compete directly with vehicles powered by fossil fuels. Many would go... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Prius - 2nd and 3rd gen inverters

Crowdsourcing Electric-Car Innovation: Design Inverter, Win $1 Million From Google

Improving the modern electric drivetrain isn't easy, but it's certainly worthwhile. It's rewarding too, for any one entering the Google and IEEE 'Littlebox Challenge'--a... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

CA Tesla Owner Calculates That UberX Is Cheaper Than Electric Car

Cheap electricity and reduced maintenance needs make most electric cars cheaper to operate per mile than internal-combustion models, but perhaps that doesn't take things far... read more August 3, 2014 by 


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

Fisker Karma Finnish Production To Resume Following Fixes, New Model Later

The new owners of the Fisker luxury car brand will resume production of the Karma range-extended electric sedan initially at a contractor's factory in Finland--but not until... read more August 1, 2014 by 


 
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