Electric Cars

 
IIHS says Tesla electric cars have higher miles, more costly repairs

IIHS says Tesla electric cars have higher miles, more costly repairs

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute has once again confirmed the Tesla Model S electric car is an outlier. While the Model S gets high ratings for its crash safety, it also seems to incur higher insurance losses than competing conventional cars. Higher... read more

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2014 BMW i3 REx fast-charging at Chargepoint site, June 2016  [photo: Tom Moloughney]

ChargePoint gets $125 million funding, will manage GE's electric-car charging network (update)

It's been a big week for the ChargePoint electric-car charging network. On June 27, it announced it would take over management and operation of General Electric's charging... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
Rick and Linda SantAngelo with the 2011 Nissan Leaf at 96,000 miles

New life for old Nissan Leaf electric car: battery replacement and what it took

The 2018 Nissan Leaf will likely be revealed within the next three months, but more than 100,000 older Leaf electric cars are still silently in use on U.S. roads. Some of... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Tesla Hardware 2: so what functions work in Autopilot and what don't?

The expanded collection of sensors known as Hardware 2 continues to bring new and revamped features to the Tesla Model S and Model X electric cars. But how do the latest... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

Bizarre Swedish study claims electric cars are worse for the environment

Electric vehicles shouldn't be considered all-out carbon footprint saviors, but they can legitimately be viewed as the great minimizers. The benefits of electric vehicles... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW X3

Electric BMW X3e to come in 2020, but BMW i5 defunct: what happened, and why?

Over the last two years, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have released several all-electric concept cars that are thinly disguised production models to arrive in 2018 and beyond. But... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
Ubitricity street lamp charging station

Ubitricity street lamp socket provides electric-car charging

A German company has brought forth its idea of how to provide convenient, cost-effective electric-car charging and now it has made its way to the United Kingdom. Ubitricity... read more June 27, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars outside dealership    [photo: Patrick Reid]

When will major buyer demand for electric cars arrive? Poll results

With modern electric cars about to enter their eighth year on sale, they remain a tiny fraction of the North American and global markets. While plug-in models now make up... read more June 27, 2017 by


 
Audi e-tron Sportback concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show

Audi e-tron Sportback, second electric car from automaker, to enter production in 2019

Audi has confirmed what was seemingly already known: the e-tron Sportback concept is headed to production. The e-tron Sportback concept was revealed at the 2017 Shanghai auto... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
Tour of Tesla battery gigafactory for invited owners, Reno, Nevada, July 2016

Tesla finds Chinese production site for electric cars: Shanghai

Tesla is closing in on a deal to begin production of its cars in China, after it signed a preliminary agreement to explore building cars near the major city of Shanghai. By... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging at EVgo station before trip across Maryland    [image: Brian Ro]

Drive a Chevy Bolt EV electric car 313 miles on a charge: here's how

Electric-car range is a funny thing. It is rated by the EPA, and most people focus on that combined figure, though an individual's use may greatly affect the car's actual... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

Electric-car noise rules to be canceled under Trump deregulation plan?

Modern electric cars have been on U.S. roads for seven years or so, and owners love their smooth, quiet, close to noise-free operation. That silence has been a bone of... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla extends free Supercharger use to all current owners (updated)

Tesla has bestowed upon its current owners a sought-after perk previously reserved for early adopters: free Supercharging. Last year, Tesla announced it would begin charging... read more June 25, 2017 by


 
Chargeway electric-car charging symbols for Chevrolet Volt, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S

Chargeway: the best electric-car idea you've never heard of

Pretty much everyone knows how to put fuel into a conventional car. You pull up to the pump, open the vehicle's fuel door, put a credit card into the pump, select diesel or... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf ProPilot Assist

Latest teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf shows ProPilot Assist self-driving capability

Nissan has begun to release a slow trickle of information about the 2018 Leaf electric car, but the latest teaser has nothing to do with its zero-emission powertrain... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Why would Tesla want to start its own streaming music service?

It seems every other day Tesla CEO Elon Musk has news about the next big project for the electric-car maker. This time, the news is about a project that seems relatively... read more June 23, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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