Electric Cars

 
Electric-car batteries: $100 per kwh before 2020, $80 soon after?

Electric-car batteries: $100 per kwh before 2020, $80 soon after?

Modern electric cars have developed to the point where range itself may become less of an issue than the cost of providing it. Automakers can create longer-range electric cars simply by installing larger battery packs, but that adds significant cost to the car's single priciest component. Just ask... read more

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Lucid Air

Lucid Air electric car video shows luxury sedan on the road

Lucid Motors, the California automotive startup formerly known as Atieva, unveiled its Air electric car in December 2016. But so far, the car hasn't been seen on public... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3

What will a fully-loaded Tesla Model 3 cost? Poll results

Now that the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV is arriving in more dealers each month, anticipation fever has turned to the Tesla Model 3. (There's a new generation of the Nissan... read more February 7, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Faraday has 64,000 reservations: why they're different from Tesla's

Faraday Future unveiled its first production electric car, the FF 91, last month at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The public debut of the much-hyped luxury... read more February 7, 2017 by


 
ChargePoint Express Plus modular DC fast-charging system for electric cars, launched at 2017 CES

Much faster electric-car charging: on a fast track

Relatively short ranges and long charging times are two of the main factors restraining more widespread electric-car adoption. To address the range issue, automakers are... read more February 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt 5dr HB Premier Grille

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Jan 2017: Volt on top again

The Chevrolet Volt continued its reign on top of the Canadian electric-vehicle sales charts for the tenth consecutive month in January. The plug-in hybrid Volt's 256 sales... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
John and Mimi Porter of San Diego, California, with their new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, in Feb 2017

2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: new owner's first impressions

As the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to hit the market, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has attracted a great deal of attention. It's won... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Ontario, BC update electric-car incentives for Canadian buyers

Two Canadian provinces are now offering more generous incentives to electric-car buyers. Ontario is eliminating certain price caps in its electric-car incentive program... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
Shell fuel station in Europe

Which oil companies invest in renewables, electric-car services?

If electric cars are adopted by mass-market buyers in years to come, that will lead over time to notably lower oil consumption. So what are oil companies doing to prepare for... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
Opel Ampera-e

Strong demand for Opel Ampera-e in Norway moves up launch date

Just as the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is launching in North America, its European cousin is beginning deliveries across the Atlantic. In Europe, General Motors... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
Shell logo

Shell fuel stations in U.K., Netherlands to add electric-car charging

Electric cars are often touted as a way to avoid gas stations. But electric-car drivers in certain European countries will soon be going to them to charge. That's because a... read more February 5, 2017 by


 
Bill Nye in new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, Jan 2017 [photo: Oskar Liners, Community Chevrolet, Burbank]

Science Guy Bill Nye buys Chevy Bolt EV, his seventh electric car

Bill Nye, better known as "The Science Guy" on the popular PBS children's series that bears his name, loves electric cars. He drove one of only a few hundred original GM EV1... read more February 3, 2017 by


 
mercedes benz bicycle 007

Electric cars vs bicycles: which has a higher carbon footprint?

Electric cars are simply nicer and calmer to drive than conventional cars, and as their prices fall, that may be what will lure mass-market buyers over time. But they have... read more February 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Real-world data more important than faith in boosting electric cars

"Big data" is often discussed as a useful tool for everyone from policymakers to corporate marketing departments. But could it also be used to help increase electric-car... read more February 3, 2017 by


 
Audi of America president Scot Keogh with Audi e-tron quattro concept, 2015 Los Angeles auto show

Audi tells its dealers to get with the (electric-car) program

As many electric-car buyers will tell you, franchised auto dealers can pose a large and tedious impediment to actually buying the plug-in car you want. From salespeople with... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
Energica Eva at Golden Gate Bridge on California 1 tour from LA to San Francisco

Energica Eva: test ride of electric motorcycle with DC fast charging (video)

The evolving electric motorcycle industry continues to expand and impress, including the latest addition to the Energica lineup, the company's Eva model. The Italian company... read more February 2, 2017 by


 

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