Electric Cars

 
2016 Tesla Model X electric SUV: so about those falcon doors ...

2016 Tesla Model X electric SUV: so about those falcon doors ...

It's unusual for a CEO to express doubts about a new vehicle he's just launching—especially if it's only the company's third-ever vehicle. But at a January presentation in Chambourcy, France, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said, "I'm not sure anyone should have built or designed this car, because... read more

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2017 Volvo S90

Volvo's ambitious sales plans: 1 million electric & plug-in hybrid cars by 2025

Right now, Volvo only sells two plug-in hybrid models—soon to be four—and no all-electric cars. But within a decade, it hopes to become one of the biggest sellers... read more April 22, 2016 by


 
Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

Have battery makers become more important for electric cars than carmakers?

When it comes to electric cars, range and cost are still two of the biggest obstacles barring the way to mass adoption. Carmakers strive to put battery packs with the most... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
20 Audi A1 e-tron electric cars will be used in the pilot program

What Audi says it learned from 4 years of electric-car testing

Audi just wrapped up a four-year electric-car test program in its home market of Germany—and the company says it has learned a lot. Conducted together with the German... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell with American Honda's John Mendel, Apr 2016

2018 Honda Clarity electric versions: first details, including 40-plus-mile range for plug-in hybrid

The 2017 Honda Clarity will arrive in showrooms late this year with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain, one of three hydrogen-powered vehicles that will be sold in limited... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Tesla Model S, Model X owners get offer for free month of Autopilot

Every Tesla electric car built since late 2014 has the necessary hardware for Tesla's "Autopilot" suite of semi-autonomous driving features. But not every customer opts to... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands [Image: Flickr user _dChris]

Netherlands joins Norway in plans to end new gas, diesel car sales by 2025

While many countries promote electric cars, only Norway has taken the step of putting into place a plan to phase out cars powered by gasoline or diesel fuel entirely. Now... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 in London

U.K. electric-car sales finally take off after long lag

After years of low sales and tepid government support, U.K. plug-in electric car sales are taking off, five years after the first modern electric cars hit the road. Sales... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Bob Lutz called 2017 Chevy Bolt EV a 'compliance car'; is it?

Electric-car advocates are often passionate, with memories long enough to remember GM's 2004 destruction of its pioneering fleet of EV1 electric cars. Since then, the company... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, March 2016: springing forward

Though many countries opt out of daylight savings time, the Canadian auto market always "springs forward" in March. Last month set a Canuck record for total March auto sales... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
BYD Qin EV300

China to issue special green plates for electric cars to enforce preferential treatment

Thanks to aggressive government promotion, electric cars in China get not only purchase incentives, but also other types of incentives in many cases. In certain cities, they... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
John McElroy, Salim Morsy, Chelsea Sexton, John Voelcker on Autoline TV at NY Auto Show, Apr 2016

Electric car predictions: panel video from NY Auto Show

Every so often, Green Car Reports is asked to take part in panels and industry events discussing the future of advanced auto technologies—particularly electric cars... read more April 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Finally, auto industry starts to admit: electric vehicles are better

Electric cars are often touted for their financial and environmental benefits, but there's another major perk they offer to consumers. They're very nice to drive. Many... read more April 18, 2016 by


 
Power station - Image by Flickr user MacJewell, used under Creative Commons license

Peabody, world's largest private coal company, files for bankruptcy

Peabody Energy—the world's largest private coal company—filed for bankruptcy this week. The company cited a variety of factors, including lower-than-expected... read more April 15, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla Model 3 demand startled everyone, even Musk; now what?

To say that the auto industry has been startled by the volume of deposits on the Tesla Model 3 would be an understatement. The number of potential buyers worldwide who have... read more April 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Which electric cars offer different battery options, ranges?

It's a fairly common practice for internal-combustion cars to be offered with multiple engine and transmission options. But it is far rarer for electric cars to be offered... read more April 15, 2016 by


 

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