Electric Cars

 
Use Old Electric-Car Batteries To Electrify Used Vans, Carwatt Suggests (Video)

Use Old Electric-Car Batteries To Electrify Used Vans, Carwatt Suggests (Video)

It's a frequent question about electric cars: What happens to the battery packs after they reach the limit of their automotive life? The usual answer is that they'll have a second life as energy storage in houses or for other stationary uses. But what if that second life were in another vehicle?... read more

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2015 BMW i3

'Quiet Car' Rules To Make Hybrids, Electric Cars Noisy Delayed, Again

Federal regulations that would require hybrids and electric cars to emit pedestrian-warning noises have been delayed, yet again. Because these cars operate near-silently on... read more December 1, 2015 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Teen's Tesloop Shuttle Pays For His Tesla Model S Electric Car

When searching for a car, most teenage drivers operate on a limited budget--one often imposed by their parents or the limits of their own savings. But 16-year-old Haydn... read more December 1, 2015 by


 
George Matick Chevrolet, Redford, Michigan

Most Car Dealers Are Lousy At Selling Electric Cars: Here's Why

From carmakers and politicians to enthusiastic owners, there are many groups pushing for greater electric-car adoption. But more often that not, the dealers that actually... read more November 30, 2015 by


 
2011 Volkswagen Phaeton

Electric VW Phaeton Delayed To 2020, May Use Audi e-Tron Quattro Powertrain

The Volkswagen Phaeton luxury sedan hasn't been sold in the U.S. in years, but if it does return, it will have an electric powertrain. Volkswagen's Board of Management... read more November 30, 2015 by


 
BMW Motorrad eRR electric sport bike concept

BMW Gives a Glimpse of Its Electric Supersport Motorcycle

BMW just demonstrated its commitment to electric-powered vehicles by announcing an experimental Supersport electric motorcycle based on its S1000RR. The experimental vehicle... read more November 28, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car  [November 2015]

Sight Unseen: Pros And Cons Of Driving A 'Stealth' EV

If you drive a Tesla Model S or a Nissan Leaf, then a certain image follows: Plain and simple, you’re an electric-vehicle early adopter. Just as the Toyota Prius has... read more November 27, 2015 by


 
Teaser for Faraday Future concept car debuting at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

Faraday Future Electric Car Concept Coming To 2016 CES

Mysterious electric-car startup Faraday Future will unveil a concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this January. This will be the first substantial clue as to... read more November 27, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model X veterans recruitment vehicle  [photo: George Parrott]

Custom Tesla Model X Thanks Company's Veterans, Model S Too

Seeing a Tesla Model X electric SUV on the roads at all is still a rare occurrence; seeing one in flat black is even rarer. That's because there's only one that looks like... read more November 26, 2015 by


 
Fiat 500e 'Stormtrooper' custom electric car shown at 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

What Is It With Electric Cars And Star Wars Stormtroopers Anyway?

There it was, in one corner of the Fiat display at last week's Los Angeles Auto Show: an odd black-and-white Fiat 500e electric car. On closer inspection, it proved to be the... read more November 25, 2015 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Electric Cars Will Be For Mass Market: CEO Ghosn

The success of the Tesla Model S has automakers--particularly German automakers--scrambling to build pricey luxury plug-in electric cars to compete with the upstart from... read more November 25, 2015 by


 
2015 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 Electric Car: 100- To 110-Mile Range, Battery Pack Retrofit?

The BMW i3 electric car is due for a range boost in the near future, Harald Krüger--the company's CEO--said recently. But BMW hasn't publicly discussed the matter... read more November 25, 2015 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

2016 Tesla Model X Priced From $81,200; All Versions Can Be Ordered Now

Order books are now open for all versions of the Tesla Model X electric crossover, which will start at $81,200. That includes a $1,200 destination charge, but does not... read more November 24, 2015 by


 
Electric-car charging network cards, photo by Patrick Connor, Portland

Roaming To Come To Electric-Car Charging Stations, Eventually

Lack of public charging stations is still often cited as a hindrance to greater adoption of electric cars. But even when stations are available, it doesn't necessarily follow... read more November 24, 2015 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla CEO Musk Seeks 'Hardcore' Engineers To Beef Up Autopilot Software

In three tweets late Thursday, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said he’s on the lookout for “hardcore software engineers” to “achieve generalized full... read more November 24, 2015 by


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

Some BMW i3 Electric-Car Owners Get Expanded Free Fast Charging

As DC fast-charging networks emerge as a crucial battleground for long-range electric cars, BMW will expand its ChargeNow program for owners of its i3 electric hatchback... read more November 23, 2015 by


 

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