Electric Cars

 
Consumer Reports' view of Tesla Model X: 'fast but flawed'

Consumer Reports' view of Tesla Model X: 'fast but flawed'

Consumer Reports has an interesting relationship with Tesla electric cars: it's complicated. The magazine initially praised the Tesla Model S, but pulled its "recommended" rating after reliability issues cropped up. It has also become one of the loudest critics of Tesla's Autopilot system... read more

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Tesla Powerwall 2.0

Tesla stores to focus on energy as well as electric cars

Tesla is perhaps best known for its electric cars, but the company has another prominent business as well. Its Tesla Energy division markets stationary lithium-ion battery... read more November 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Toyota battery R&D will allow all-electric car in 'a few years,' likely 2020

The signals are now unmistakable: Toyota will offer a battery-electric car for sale in 2020. After a decade of condemning electric cars as suitable only for the smallest... read more November 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Fiat 500e

CA dealer offers Fiat 500e electric car at $49 a month, $0 down in Black Friday weekend deal

While Fiat Chrysler Automobiles refuses to say how many electric Fiat 500e cars it's sold over the past several years, there are likely more than many people think. We know... read more November 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Zero electric motorcycle lineup

2017 Zero electric motorcycles: more range, more power, better options

Autumn is here, the leaves are changing and as the riding season winds down we continue our annual tradition of discussing what’s new for the Zero Motorcycles lineup of... read more November 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range

In the six years since modern electric cars first went on sale in large numbers, the field has matured significantly. There are now several models that offer at least 100... read more November 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford Focus Electric

2017 Ford Focus Electric preview

The 2017 Ford Focus Electric has been one of last electric cars remaining in the current model year for which we haven't had information. Now Ford has released a few... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S Signature

Which electric car will history view as most important? Poll results

It wasn't even close. When we asked our Twitter followers which electric car they thought would be judged by history as most important thus far, it was a slam-dunk. Fully... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
nuTonomy autonomous Renault Zoe in Boston

Autonomous Renault Zoe electric car to be tested in Boston by nuTonomy

The Renault Zoe electric car isn't sold in the U.S., but it will make an appearance on the streets of one U.S. city very soon. The battery-electric subcompact hatchback will... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2017 Chevrolet Volt with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker

2017 Toyota Prius Prime vs 2017 Chevrolet Volt: plug-in hybrid video test

They're two high-volume plug-in hybrids, but they take different approaches to energy efficiency. The Toyota Prius Prime, new for 2017, is the plug-in version of the world's... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW Dresden 'glass house' factory to build e-Golf electric car

When it launched its Phaeton luxury sedan back in 2002, Volkswagen decided that its most opulent car ever should have an equally opulent assembly plant. So it built the... read more November 22, 2016 by


 
BYD and Wayne Engineering electric garbage truck

BYD partners with U.S. firm to launch all-electric garbage truck

Here's an electric vehicle that really, truly stinks. While automakers are moving in the direction of more electric cars, several companies are also making efforts to... read more November 22, 2016 by


 
WaiveCar Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Hyundai Ioniq Electric: how maker plans to market 124-mile electric car

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric will soon go on sale as part of a trio of Ioniq variants that also includes hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. When it arrives in dealerships... read more November 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Why did Tesla take capabilities out of latest Model S + Model X?

Automakers rarely "de-content" their cars, much less take away some of the very features that provide sizzle and PR value. But Tesla's new and more advanced "Hardware 2"... read more November 22, 2016 by


 
Tesla self-driving demonstration video screenshot

What a prototype self-driving Tesla 'sees' on public roads

Like a human driver, a self-driving car needs to "see" its environment in order to navigate through it. But instead of eyes, autonomous vehicles use an array of... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Hyundai Ioniq Electric beats Prius Prime, BMW i3 on energy efficiency

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid's tenure as the most energy-efficient car on sale in the U.S. turned out to be short. The Toyota recently took the title of most... read more November 21, 2016 by


 

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