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Tesla P85D Top Speed, Performance To Be Boosted In 'Next Few Months'

Tesla P85D Top Speed, Performance To Be Boosted In 'Next Few Months'

The Tesla Model S P85D electric car's greatest talent seems to be generating outrageous performance figures. Tesla itself claims the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive car produces 691 horsepower. Now, the first independent test of its torque is equally impressive. DON'T MISS: 2014 Tesla Model S P85D... read more

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EV Institute Plug-In Around the World charging-connector poster (top portion)

All The Electric-Car Charging Connectors In One Great Big Poster

Charging an electric car is virtually always greener than pumping gasoline, but it can also be more complicated. Among standardized AC charging (in North America), multiple... read more December 29, 2014 by 


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Roadster 3.0: 70-kWh Battery, Aero Kit, New Tires, For 400-Mile Range

Tesla Motors announced today that it has prototyped a "Roadster 3.0" package, which Roadster owners will be able to purchase in the future to update the battery pack... read more December 26, 2014 by 


 
BMW ActiveE electric car in front of old gas pumps, Belvidere, NJ   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Gas Stations: Hazardous To Your Health In Many Ways

It turns out that--in addition to their environmental benefit--electric cars can help improve the health of the people who drive them. A few weeks ago, we posted an anecdote... read more December 26, 2014 by 


 
EV parking sign, Portland OR

Gas Cars Parked In One Electric-Car Spot Earn Raleigh $27,000 A Year

The problem of gasoline cars parking in spaces reserved for plug-in electric cars to recharge at is nothing new. It's known as "ICE-ing," referring to cars with internal... read more December 25, 2014 by 


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Roadster Battery Upgrade Details: Coming This Week, Musk Says

Say what you will about Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk, he's one of the very few global automaker CEOs who personally responds to owner questions via Twitter. And... read more December 23, 2014 by 


 
Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Electric Vehicles Come Out Ahead Of Gas Cars On Taxes--Except In One State

Several states have adopted or proposed special taxes and fees for electric-car drivers. which are supposed to make up for lost revenue from taxes on the fuel their drivers... read more December 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

2014 Tesla Model S P85D: First Drive Of All-Electric AWD Performance Sedan

As a long-time Tesla Model S owner—almost two years now—I was naturally eager to get behind the wheel of the new dual-motor P85D. I’d had a couple of brief... read more December 22, 2014 by 


 
Disassembled Nissan Leaf components on a pegboard.

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Disembowled, Displayed On Pegboard (Video)

Have you ever wondered what a Nissan Leaf electric car looks like when you peel away the bodywork, seats, and virtually everything beside the powertrain? Thanks to one... read more December 22, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt testing on snow surface [screen capture from teaser video]

2016 Chevrolet Volt: Another Video Teaser, This One On Snow And Ice

Can the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Volt manage to propel itself on what looks like an inch or two of snow? Why, yes, actually, it can. In fact, the new Volt appears to behave... read more December 22, 2014 by 


 
Poly-lab.net Kulan electric vehicle

Kulan Electric Utility Concept: Simple 'Donkey' Vehicle For Parks, Farmers

Naming an electric car after a donkey would normally seem like an odd choice, but this isn't exactly a car. The Kulan gets its name from a donkey native to Central Asia and... read more December 20, 2014 by 


 
Photo of Tesla Model S battery swapping versus 'fastest gas pump in LA' tweeted by Elon Musk

Tesla Battery-Swap Pilot Program To Launch Next Week In California

Tesla Motors will shortly announce that it is launching a pilot program next week to test the long-promised battery-pack swapping technology for its Model S electric sedan... read more December 19, 2014 by 


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

California Urged To Stay The Course On Electric Cars, Help Owners Charge Cheaper

Gas prices are falling: Michigan has signs advertising regular at $1.99 per gallon. It's now below $3 a gallon even in California, which continues to be the focal point for... read more December 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car - buyer Tom Moloughney with salesman Manny Antunes

BMW i3 REx: Road-Tripping With 72 Electric Miles, 1.9-Gallon Gas Tank

There are drivers who view the limited range of an electric car as a limitation--and those who view it as a challenge. Only with the latter attitude would one BMW i3 owner... read more December 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

Mercedes B-Class Electric Car Cuts Lifetime Carbon Emissions Up To 64 Percent

The environmental impact of plug-in electric cars continues to be the subject of significant discussion and debate among those less familiar with the technology and its... read more December 18, 2014 by 


 
FreeWire Mobi Charger mobile electric-car charging station

Mobile Battery Carts: The Answer To Blocked Charging Stations?

The number of public charging stations available to electric-car drivers is growing steadily, but that expansion brings a somewhat delicate problem. Charging stations are... read more December 18, 2014 by 


 

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