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Electric Cars: What's Needed To Eliminate Gasoline, Diesel In 25 Years

Electric Cars: What's Needed To Eliminate Gasoline, Diesel In 25 Years

More than four years after the first modern electric cars went on sale in significant numbers, concerted efforts by carmakers, governments, and assorted advocates have ensured a modicum of success. But what more would it take to move electric cars from the small niche they currently occupy to the... read more

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2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Which Electric Car Dominates Sales In New York State?

When it comes to determining electric-car sales, monthly figures published by carmakers are the most readily-available resource. But they aren't necessarily the sole sources... read more May 9, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X prototype in Culver City, California [photo by Instagram user jmtibs]

Tesla Model X, Model 3, Gigafactory: What We Learned On Q1 Results Call

The quarterly earnings call held Wednesday afternoon by Tesla Motors is always a chance to hear how CEO Elon Musk views the operations of his carmaking company. But the call... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 Buick LaCrosse

GM To Fall Short Of 500,000 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Goal For 2017

In November 2012, General Motors announced a goal of putting 500,000 electrified vehicles on the road by 2017. That encompasses any type of vehicle that uses electricity as... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S Drift

Tesla Model S Drifting Shows Wild Side Of Electric Cars (Video)

Numerous drag-race videos have proven that the Tesla Model S P85D can take on just any challenger in a straight line. But what about other forms of automotive hooliganism?... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Apr: Pace Continues Steady: FINAL UPDATE

Sales of plug-in electric cars in April held few real surprises, coming in at about the average rate of previous months. The now-aging Nissan Leaf saw deliveries of 1,553... read more May 7, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus Electric

Green-Car Decline: Combined Hybrid, Electric Sales Started Falling Last June

Since U.S. gas prices began falling last year, there's been much discussion about their effect on sales of hybrids and electric cars. The knee-jerk response of many analysts... read more May 7, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla Acquires Michigan Tool & Die Maker To Boost Electric-Car Production

As it seeks to expand its electric-car production, Tesla Motors may also be attempting to bring more of that process in-house. Carmakers are backed by a complex chain of... read more May 7, 2015 by 


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Elon Musk arrives in a Tesla Roadster

Has Elon Musk Cut Tesla's 2015 Electric-Car Guidance A Bit, Maybe?

After the New York financial markets close this afternoon, Tesla Motors will release its first-quarter financial results and its quarterly letter to shareholders. The company... read more May 6, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

Tesla Didn't Invent Home Energy Storage, Has Many Competitors

Like almost everything else related to the company, its venture into energy storage is generating plenty of publicity for electric-car maker Tesla Motors. The new product... read more May 6, 2015 by 


 
2015 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

Smart ForTwo Recalled For Steering Bolts Issue

Parent company Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain 2014 and 2015 Smart ForTwo gasoline and electric models to replace potentially-faulty bolts in the steering system. On the... read more May 6, 2015 by 


 
Mahindra e2o electric car

Indian Government Adds Electric-Car Purchase Incentives To Boost Sales

Government incentives have been vital to electric-car adoption in the many countries that have enacted them so far. Offering cash or tax reductions for buying electric cars... read more May 6, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

Will 2015 Plug-In Electric Car Sales Exceed Last Year's Total?

With most of the data now in for April sales of plug-in electric cars, it's looking as though the first four months of 2015 aren't seeing notably higher numbers than those of... read more May 5, 2015 by 


 
Plugshare electric-car charging station locator app, May 2015  [screenshot by Ben Rich]

PlugShare App Showing Electric-Car Charging Sites: Trip Planner Update

Finding electric car charging stations in the wild is easy thanks to a variety of iPhone and Android apps. PlugShare is currently the leader in charging station locator apps... read more May 5, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

BMW i3 Tear-Down Videos Show Electric Car's Radical Design

Back in January, engineering firm Munro & Associates orchestrated a "tear-down" of a BMW i3 electric car at its facility near Detroit. The company--which specializes in... read more May 5, 2015 by 


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

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Apr 2015: Leaf Likely Leads After Tesla March Madness

The Tesla Model S now owns the record for the most electric car sales in Canada in a single month To borrow from the popular song, Canada's plug-in electric vehicle market in... read more May 4, 2015 by 


 

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