Electric Cars

 
Why We're Calling The 2016 Chevy Volt A Plug-In Hybrid

Why We're Calling The 2016 Chevy Volt A Plug-In Hybrid

Since the launch of the Chevrolet Volt almost five years ago, a battle has raged over what to call it. Is it a range-extended electric car, as GM strongly preferred, or a plug-in hybrid as others insisted equally forcefully? GM's goal in calling the Volt a "range-extended electric" car was to... read more

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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition

VW To Decide On QuantumScape Solid-State Battery Technology By Summer

Volkswagen will soon decide whether to pursue an entirely new type of battery technology for its future electric cars. The German carmaker has acquired a small stake in... read more March 25, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Public Charging: Not As Important For Electric Cars As People Think?

Ask any electric-car advocate, and they'll likely list availability of public charging as one of the key requirements to getting more people interested in plug-in vehicles... read more March 25, 2015 by 


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

Dear Tesla: Car And Driver's Hilarious Take On Why Car Dealers Are Awesome

Ah, satire. From Jonathan Swift's "modest proposal" to MAD Magazine in the formative years of many pre-teen boys, it serves as a bracing reminder of the absurdity of life... read more March 25, 2015 by 


 
British Columbia   [image: Wikimedia Commons]

British Columbia Brings Back Electric-Car Purchase Rebates

Yesterday, the Province of British Columbia announced the return of its Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) incentive program, effective April 1. The program's return was the... read more March 24, 2015 by 


 
Vauxhall Ampera

Electric Cars Could Slash UK Oil Imports 40 Percent In 15 Years: Study

With high fuel prices and island locations on the same warming planet as every other sovereign state, the United Kingdom could benefit enormously from electric cars. Plug-in... read more March 24, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

How To Drive A Tesla Model S Electric Car Free For 18 Months

The low cost of electricity compared to gasoline or diesel means driving an electric car typically comes with significant savings per mile, even if not necessarily in... read more March 24, 2015 by 


 
President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Federal Government Will Buy Many More Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

Through both regulations and incentive programs, the Federal government is making a concerted effort to lower the emissions of cars on U.S. roads. Every consumer walking into... read more March 23, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X testing on California road, Mar 2015  [Twitter: ModelXnews]

Tesla Model X: Video, Spy Shots Of Prototype Testing On CA Roads

The Tesla Model X should be arriving in buyers' driveways within six months, if the company keeps to its latest schedule and starts delivering the all-electric SUV in the... read more March 23, 2015 by 


 
Honda Fit EV customer appreciation day, Honda Smart Home, UC-Davis, Mar 2015  [photo: George Betak]

Lease Extensions For Honda Fit EV, Two Years At $199 A Month, To Be Offered

With the first three-year leases of Honda Fit EVs now set to end in June, drivers of Honda's only electric car have been wondering what will happen to their cars now. Many of... read more March 23, 2015 by 


 
1972 BMW 1602e

BMW Releases New Video On First Electric Car: 1972 BMW 1602e

Today's BMW i3 may be the first electric car available to the public in large quantities from the Bavarian brand, but it's certainly not BMW's first-ever electric vehicle... read more March 20, 2015 by 


 
AeroVironment DC fast charger, part of West Coast Electric Highway  -  Centralia, WA

Electric Highway Now Covers Much Of WA, OR: Will CA Follow?

If you’ve been thinking of making a electric-car road trip, the Pacific Northwest is a good place for it. And a quick study of the ‘Electric Highway Map,’... read more March 20, 2015 by 


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

Elon Musk: Tesla Model S 'Ends Range Anxiety' With Smart Navigation, Trip Planner

Earlier this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased us Model S owners with a tweet promising to “end range anxiety.” In a press conference this morning, Musk revealed... read more March 19, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S convertible by Newport Convertible Engineering

UPDATE: First Tesla Model S Convertible (Video) Went Up For Sale On eBay

Electric-car buyers who want to feel the wind in their hair don't have many choices. Aside from the 2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive--and the now-discontinued Tesla... read more March 19, 2015 by 


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

Tesla Wins One In Jersey: Gov Christie Signs Bill To OK Four Stores

A new bill signed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will once again allow Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars in the state. Tesla operated its direct-sale retail... read more March 19, 2015 by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

BYD Doubles Down On Electric Car, Bus Investment For China

Despite several years of early disinterest from consumers, sales of both hybrids and plug-in electric cars in China are on the rise. Aggressive government incentives in some... read more March 18, 2015 by 


 

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