Electric Cars

 
How to buy an electric-car charging station: buyer's guide to EVSEs

How to buy an electric-car charging station: buyer's guide to EVSEs

Electric cars all come with a 120-volt charging cable that can charge the battery from a household socket if there are no other options. But sooner or later, most battery-electric car owners will want a 240-volt Level 2 charging station that can recharge the car as much as four times faster. Owners... read more

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Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

Very cheap, low-range electric cars key for China, India: Nissan CEO Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn, who runs automakers Nissan and Renault, is one of the few auto executives who'll regularly take questions from a roomful of more than 100 journalists. At last... read more March 28, 2016 by


 
James Dyson with digital motors  [image: Dyson]

Dyson electric car plans revealed by U.K. government filings

Would you buy a car from a company that makes vacuum cleaners? Dyson, the U.K. company known for its bagless vacuums, could soon try to build an electric car of its own. It's... read more March 28, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 Reservation Agreement

Here's the Tesla Model 3 reservation agreement for Thursday

We're pretty much expecting Tesla Model 3 enthusiasm to build to a fever pitch over the coming week. Thursday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will reveal the design of the... read more March 27, 2016 by


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

Will electric cars cause oil price to crash? Navigant says no

As electric cars become more widespread, they have the potential to drastically reduce the need for oil. That will lead to reduced transportation-related carbon emissions and... read more March 27, 2016 by


 
Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Most electric-car-friendly U.S. cities: new ranking puts Portland on top

Since modern electric cars went on sale in volume five years ago, some cities have been more eager to promote them than others. Officials in those cities find electric cars... read more March 25, 2016 by


 
Genovation GXE

All-electric Corvette sets EV top speed record (video)

It turns out that one way to make a Corvette even faster is to pull out the engine and add batteries. Genovation Cars is a company that, among other things, converts... read more March 25, 2016 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model 3: speculating on versions, batteries, prices, power

The Tesla Model 3 that will be unveiled next Thursday evening may be the most anticipated and significant electric car of recent years. Scheduled to hit the market in late... read more March 25, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger stations at Harris Ranch, California, in April 2013  [photo: TeslaTap.com]

Tesla Supercharger map fills in more U.S. gaps for electric-car charging

Tesla continues to expand its network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations in the U.S., making it easier for owners to complete longer journeys in their electric cars... read more March 24, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq, 2016 New York Auto Show

2017 Hyundai Ioniq debuts in NY: 110-mile Electric range, 25-plus for Plug-In: Live photos

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq lineup of hybrid, electric, and plug-in hybrid hatchbacks made its U.S. debut today at the New York Auto Show. Unlike the all-white models shown in the... read more March 23, 2016 by


 
Computer-generated image of proposed Tesla Motors Gigafactory

Tesla Gigafactory tour: local Reno paper gets to go inside

Elon Musk likes his secrets. Tesla Motors isn't known for being particularly open to the media, especially when it comes to major projects like the lithium-ion battery cell... read more March 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

2017 Chevy Bolt EV pre-production cars now being built (video)

There are just nine days to go before the much-hyped Tesla Model 3 is unveiled to the world. But it appears that the makers of a different affordable 200-mile electric car... read more March 22, 2016 by


 
Henrik Fisker

Electric cars will overtake plug-in hybrids, says Henrik Fisker

Danish car designer Henrik Fisker appears to have moved on from his eponymous company and the Karma plug-in luxury sedan. Fisker Automotive is now Karma Automotive, and is... read more March 22, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S fire at Supercharger station, Brokelandsheia, Norway, Jan 2016  [frame from VG TV]

Tesla Model S fire in Norway caused by short circuit in car

The topic of electric cars and fires is a fraught one, not helped by the recent spate of videos of cheap Chinese hoverboards in flames. Any fire in an electric car tends to... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
Renault Twizy 40 arrives in Canada, March 2016   [photo: Azra]

Renault Twizy low-speed electric car comes to Canada

The Renault Twizy has always been an unusual vehicle, the sole low-speed electric vehicle to carry the brand of a major global automaker. Sold in a number of European... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric to offer 110 miles of range: company

As electric-car range moves above the 100-mile mark in EPA ratings, one of the more interesting models to watch will be the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. That car uses... read more March 21, 2016 by


 

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