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2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive preview

2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive preview

The redesigned 2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive debuted just before the recent the 2016 Paris Motor Show. It switches over to the current-generation ForTwo platform, introduced as a gasoline-powered coupe version for the 2016 model year. As with the outgoing-generation model, the 2018 ForTwo... read more

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Henrik Fisker

Fisker is coming back, he says, with 400-mile electric car using graphene cells (updated)

Henrik Fisker has designed some remarkable cars, among them Aston Martins, the BMW Z8, and of course the striking Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury sedan. That... read more October 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, September 2016: new record?

The past week has brought a "hat trick" of good news for Canadian plug-in electric vehicle owners. The Toronto Blue Jays made the major-league baseball playoffs, the Canadian... read more October 6, 2016 by


 
Evatran Plugless wireless charger for Tesla Model S

Plugless charging for 80 percent of electric cars by end of 2017: Evatran

Wireless charging for electric cars has been talked about almost as long as modern electric cars have been on sale. The thought of charging an electric car without having to... read more October 6, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

CA to restrict use of term Autopilot: Tesla-owning pilot weighs in

A recent news item from California aimed directly at Tesla's Autopilot system has me musing on words, meanings, and life and death. Last week, that state's Department of... read more October 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Electric GT Championship Tesla Model S race car

Tesla Model S race car for Electric GT shown; Munter to drive in series (update)

Earlier this year, a group called Electric GT Holdings announced plans for a race series exclusively for the Tesla Model S electric car. While the Formula E series currently... read more October 5, 2016 by


 
Citroën e-Mehari

Electric Citroën e-Mehari open-air utility vehicle now on sale in France

In 1968, Citroën unveiled a rather curious utility vehicle. Called the Mehari, it featured minimalist bodywork made of ABS plastic, and an air-cooled two-cylinder engine... read more October 5, 2016 by


 
wireframe of possible Faraday Future production vehicle, from company promotional video at CES 2016

LG Chem logs another electric-car win: Faraday Future to buy batteries

South Korean firm LG Chem is one of the largest suppliers of lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars. It already counts 25 separate auto brands among its clients, and... read more October 5, 2016 by


 
Longer-range Renault Zoe electric car, introduced at 2016 Paris Motor Show

Was Paris a tipping point for electric cars? We mull it over

Auto shows are sometimes hot, sometimes not. A lot of it has to do with what cars are shown, whether they're pure design studies, concepts pointing toward future vehicles, or... read more October 4, 2016 by


 
Jen Smith with her new 2016 Toyota Prius Four

When will plug-in electric car sales exceed hybrid sales? Poll results

The questions of whether and when sales of plug-in electric cars will resume their climb after a static 2015 are much on the minds of green-car advocates these days. It's... read more October 4, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevy Bolt EV review consensus: car is good, range is real

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car isn't on sale yet, but quite a lot of useful information is already available to potential buyers. General Motors recently confirmed... read more October 4, 2016 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla and China: why an obvious match isn't as simple as it seems

China is not just the world's largest overall new-car market, it's also now the largest market for plug-in electric cars. With its ambitious plan to build 500,000 electric... read more October 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

Smart Electric Drive has a little Renault-Nissan underneath

One of several new electric cars and concepts at last week's Paris Motor Show was the electric version of the second-generation Smart minicar. As Smart pointed out, it's the... read more October 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Sept: Volt steady, Leaf higher

Sales of plug-in electric cars in September chugged along steadily, with consistent sales from the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid and a stronger number for the Nissan Leaf... read more October 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla delivered 24,500 electric cars in Q3, holds firm on 2016 goal

Tesla said late yesterday that it delivered roughly 24,500 electric cars during the third quarter, including 15,800 Model S sedans and 8,700 Model X utility vehicles. That... read more October 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016

2017 Toyota Prius Prime: first drive of new plug-in hybrid

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a considerably better car than a few electric-car fans had feared. In fact, with an EPA-rated range of 25 miles (more than projected) and... read more October 3, 2016 by


 

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