Electric Cars

 
China tweaks electric-car plans to reward success, reduce fraud

China tweaks electric-car plans to reward success, reduce fraud

Over the past few years, China's government has aggressively promoted electric cars in the hope that mass adoption will help alleviate the country's infamous air pollution. But China's electric-car policies are now in flux. The government previously relied on subsidies to encourage sales, a model... read more

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Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla sales bill in Utah sputters to halt after multiple changes (updated)

Tesla continues to fight with franchised dealers in multiple states over its practice of selling electric cars directly to customers. One of those battleground states is... read more March 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Smart ForTwo (European model)

Best deals on hybrid, electric, small, efficient cars for March 2016

With spring just around the corner, it's once again time to look at the best deals on green cars. And there are quite a few notable deals on hybrids, plug-in hybrids... read more March 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S electric-car racing series to launch next year

Some car fans don't connect with racing series because their purpose-built, open-wheel race cars bear no resemblance to anything they see on the street. And perhaps the same... read more March 10, 2016 by


 
Petro-Canada gas station, Crossfields, Alberta, with electric-car charging station

Electric cars in Canada: 6 good-news events for buyers, drivers

Canadian electric-vehicle policy seems to be enjoying its own annus mirabilis, or "wonderful year," during 2016. While "a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step,"... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Daimler to spend $500 million on electric-car battery factory

As global automakers gear up to produce higher volumes of plug-in electric cars, their battery strategies vary. Some buy in both lithium-ion cells and complete battery packs... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt crosses 300,000 miles, March 2016  [photo: owner Erick Belmer]

Durable 2012 Chevrolet Volt: 300,000 miles, no battery loss

One of the biggest worries about electric cars--and hybrids for that matter--is whether their expensive high-voltage battery packs will last the life of the car. If not... read more March 8, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf, Denver, Colorado, Mar 2016  [photo: owner Andrew Ganz]

Why I bought a new Nissan Leaf electric car 2 hours from home: $8,500 net cost

If you’re looking to spend $8,500 on a car, you’re probably going to bring home something with close to six digits on the odometer. Unless, that is, you buy a... read more March 8, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Singapore levies carbon tax on used Tesla for electricity to recharge it

A businessman and electric-car fan who imported a Tesla Model S into Singapore has had to pay an additional emission tax on the zero-emission luxury car. While the Tesla runs... read more March 8, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D, May 2015   [photo: George Parrott]

Next top-level Tesla Model S to be P100D, says software hacker

Perhaps no car company today is as good at the extended tease as California electric-car maker Tesla Motors. Whether it's tweets from CEO Elon Musk, fervent fan speculation... read more March 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, February 2016: Volt Valentine

Chevy's 102 Volt sales may have led the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market in February, and bring its national total to 5,611 units. As it happens, this is a mere 103... read more March 7, 2016 by


 
Nissan "fuel station of the future"

Nissan: your electric car is the fuel station of the future (video)

Electric-car charging infrastructure is a problem that vexes advocates, policymakers, and car companies. An adequate network of charging stations is key to mass adoption of... read more March 6, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept

Faraday's Future bumpy; Nevada nervous, first car 'no Tesla'

Company startups are, by their nature, secretive and turbulent places. Toss in a Chinese billionaire or two, a new business model for selling transportation services rather... read more March 4, 2016 by


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

Plug-In electric car sales for Feb: winter doldrums continue

As in previous years, the dog days of January and February were not kind to electric-car sales this year. Both 2014 and 2015 saw the lowest number of plug-in cars sold in... read more March 4, 2016 by


 
tesla model s prototype 007

Tesla Model 3 invitations going out for March 31 debut event

Invitations are now being sent out for the eagerly awaited debut of the Tesla Model 3 electric car at the end of this month. Tesla will offer at least a look at the 200-mile... read more March 4, 2016 by


 
Morgan EV3

Morgan EV3 electric three-wheeler: eccentric British maker's official video

For British carmaker Morgan, tradition usually trumps technology. Morgan is known for building cars with designs and construction methods first employed before World War II... read more March 4, 2016 by


 

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