Electric Cars

 
Will Apple sell electric-car charging stations?

Will Apple sell electric-car charging stations?

The question of whether Apple is working on an actual electric car, or just software of some kind for future cars, continues to be a topic of hot debate in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, said in January that it was "an open secret" that Apple is making an electric... read more

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Steve Marsh's 2011 Nissan Leaf: 11 Months, 36,000 Miles

2011 Nissan Leaf electric car crosses 150,000 miles of commuting (updated)

Many drivers with a 130-mile round-trip each day to work and back might deem the 73-mile EPA-rated range of a 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car far too little to qualify for the... read more May 28, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot

Let's be clear: Tesla's Autopilot is not a 'self-driving car'

Tesla's "Autopilot" system can do some impressive things. It can steer a car through traffic, and execute passing maneuvers with no involvement from the driver other than a... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
Toyota eCom - photo by Mytho88 - via Wikimedia Commons

Automobile Driving Museum show offers electric-car history retrospective

The first modern electric cars to go on sale in large numbers were the Nissan Leaf and first-generation Chevrolet Volt, both of which arrived in showrooms in December 2010... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
Wireless charging mat  -  Nissan Leaf

Wireless charging guidelines issued by SAE standards group

There's been a lot of talking about wireless charging for electric cars recently. The convenience of being able to charge without plugging in may well appeal to buyers who... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Secret Tesla software updates simulate new Autopilot abilities on customers' cars

Tesla Motors regularly releases new features for its electric cars via over-the-air software updates. The system allows Tesla to upgrade its cars quickly, without... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Elon Musk vs Warren Buffett: how two titans see carbon-free electricity

There's an energy battle brewing in Nevada. The Silver State is witnessing a fight between two energy companies promoting different visions of energy policy, led by two very... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
Electric motorcycle at 2016 Isle of Man TT Race: Sarolea

2016 Isle of Man TT Zero Race: Electric Motorcycles Pushing the Boundaries

The Isle of Man TT Zero race is one of the annual highlights of electric motorcycle racing, conducted on a 37.7-mile loop on the public roads on Britain's Isle of Man. This... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
London Taxi Company TX5

London's black cabs go plug-in hybrid; maker Geely issues bonds to fund work

The project to build plug-in hybrid versions of the iconic London black cab is about to receive a significant new dose of funding. The company that makes the cabs, London... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT 2-door Coupe SLS AMG GT Grille

Mercedes-Benz electric cars: more details of 4 models for 2020 emerge

All three German luxury car makers now have plans to launch battery-electric vehicles before 2020 to counter the unlikely success of California's Tesla Motors. Whether their... read more May 24, 2016 by


 
Volvo CMA modular compact car platform

Electric-car energy density to approach gasoline by 2045: report

The lithium-ion battery packs that power modern electric cars are far less energy-dense than the liquid hydrocarbon fuels that power internal-combustion cars. They can't hold... read more May 24, 2016 by


 
Image of supposed Chevrolet Jolt EV electric coupe shown on ChevroletJoltEV.com website, May 2016

Selling an electric car is easy, says creator of fictional Chevy Jolt EV

First, there was the Volt. Then came the Bolt, later renamed the Bolt EV. Now, there's the Jolt EV, the third Chevrolet electrical car. At least, that's what appeared on a... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
Volvo 40.2 concept

Volvo will build compact electric car in 2019, along with larger model

Volvo recently previewed a pair of concept cars built on the platform that will support its first all-electric vehicle to go into production. Both "40 series" concepts use... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 targets: 100K in 2017, 400K in 2018, say skeptical suppliers

Tesla Motors' audacious goal of building half a million cars a year by the end of 2018 will require boosting its production by a factor of 10 over just two and a half years... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
Nissan xStorage battery pack for energy storage

Nissan home energy-storage battery: another front against Tesla?

The Nissan Leaf electric car doesn't compete directly with any of the luxury models from Tesla Motors, but Nissan is now targeting Tesla in a different arena. The Japanese... read more May 22, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric taxi for Madrid

Madrid to get world's largest electric taxi fleet of Nissan Leafs

The Nissan Leaf is not only the world's best-selling electric car, but also probably the world's most popular electric taxi. Leaf taxis operate in several European countries... read more May 20, 2016 by


 

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