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Tesla Model X: The Electric SUV Women Say They Want

Tesla Model X: The Electric SUV Women Say They Want

First deliveries of the Tesla Model X electric crossover are expected to take place just over a week from now. With production set to ramp up gradually after that, speculation will likely shift to whether the Model X will be as much of a success as the Model S. And it's possible that women could be... read more

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Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

Germans Vs Tesla In High-End Electric Cars: Will Fast Charging Follow In Time?

Arguably the most stunning car at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show was the Porsche Mission E, a low, sleek all-electric sport sedan that is likely to go into production... read more September 18, 2015 by 

Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept

U.K. To Miss Out On 200-Mile Chevy Bolt EV, GM's 'Electric Car For Everyone'?

North American buyers are eagerly anticipating the debut late next year of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, a 200-mile subcompact electric car promised to sell for $37,500 before... read more September 18, 2015 by 

Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model X Range: EPA Estimates Now 250 Miles, Company Says

Tesla appears to have increased its range estimation for the Model X electric crossover. It is now giving an estimate of 250 miles to customers invited to order the P90D... read more September 17, 2015 by 

2016 Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt EV at Drive Electric Week event, Los Angeles [photo: Zan Dubin Scott]

Chevy Bolt EV, 107-Mile Nissan Leaf Face Off At LA Drive Electric Week (UPDATE On Leaf Pricing)

We're now in the middle of National Drive Electric Week, the largest ever, with events planned for almost 200 cities. But yesterday Los Angeles managed to pull off a... read more September 17, 2015 by 

2016 Nissan Leaf range quoting at 250 km (155 miles) in Europe, Frankfurt Auto Show, Sep 2015

2016 Nissan Leaf Range: 107 Or 155 Miles? Why Test Cycles Can Be Deceptive

Suppose you could buy a new 2016 Nissan Leaf rated not at 107 miles but 155 miles. That would be a far more desirable car, wouldn't it? Well, you can--but only in Europe. The... read more September 16, 2015 by 

2016 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Range: The More You Have, The More You Use, Canadian Data Shows

With the recent announcement by the City of Los Angeles that it would lease 288 plug-in electric vehicles, now is a good time to look at a new study from Canada on how... read more September 16, 2015 by 

Original Volkswagen Microbus and the 2016 Transporter

New VW Bus Concept Coming To CES, Electric Power For Production Version?

To anyone who grew up in the Sixties or Seventies, the Volkswagen Microbus is generally pretty high on the list of cool cars. Perhaps owing to the model's pop-icon status... read more September 15, 2015 by 

Audi e-tron quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept: 2018 Q6 Electric Car Previewed At Frankfurt Motor Show

It's been teased and previewed and discussed and debated, and now the concept is real: The Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept debuted at today's Frankfurt Motor Show. A styling... read more September 15, 2015 by 

Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

2018 Porsche Mission E: 600-HP Electric Sport Sedan Concept Targets Tesla

Perhaps no German prestige carmaker was more rattled than Porsche by the sudden appearance of electric-car startup Tesla Motors. With the sports-car brand having just... read more September 14, 2015 by 


LAPD Gets Tesla Model S, BMW i3 Electric Cars As Police Cruisers

Only a handful of models are typically used as police cars, usually big sedans and SUVs from the Detroit Three carmakers. But the Los Angeles Police Department is getting... read more September 14, 2015 by 

Film-based heating system for electric cars from Fraunhofer Institute

Less Energy-Intensive Heating For Electric Cars Demonstrated At Frankfurt Auto Show

Onboard accessories can be a major drag on the efficiency of cars. While it's hard to imagine a new car being sold without heating or air conditioning, these systems draw a... read more September 14, 2015 by 

2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

2016 Chevy Volt: Limited Markets Only, Nationwide Rollout In Spring For 2017 Volt

Chevrolet is rolling out its redesigned 2016 Volt, but initially it will be available only in limited numbers. The second-generation Chevy Volt will be sold in certain... read more September 11, 2015 by 

Jaguar Land Rover battery-electric concept

Jaguar Land Rover's Future Electric-Car, Efficiency Concepts Previewed

With European prestige-car makers scrambling to respond to the unexpected and disruptive arrival of electric-car company Tesla Motors, a host of luxury car brands have been... read more September 11, 2015 by 

'My Tesla: A love story of a mouse and her car' by Joan C. Gratz

The Tesla & The Mouse: Children's Book About Electric Car Driven By Rodent Who Loves It

When it comes to indoctrinating the innocent populace and molding their views, it's best to start young. So for electric-car advocates, a new children's book about a mouse... read more September 11, 2015 by 

2015 Frankfurt Auto Show logo

Green Cars At Frankfurt Auto Show: Production, Concept Cars Previewed

It's September, which means a new auto-show season is getting underway once again. The annual parade of new concept and production models begins next week at the 2015... read more September 10, 2015 by 


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