Electric Cars

 
Chinese Car Buyers May Be More Open To Electric Cars Than Americans: Study

Chinese Car Buyers May Be More Open To Electric Cars Than Americans: Study

Despite aggressive government promotion, Chinese consumers didn't warm up to electric cars until recently. Sales lagged until picking up late last year, although they've maintained their momentum so far in the early part of this year. China may even surpass the U.S. in electric-car sales this year... read more

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Renault Twizy in New York City. Photos: Renault Official on Flickr

Renault To Return To N America With Twizy Low-Speed Electric Car?

Four of Europe's six mass-market carmakers have long sold cars in North America. The exceptions, for a quarter of a century, have been the two French makers: PSA Peugeot... read more March 1, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx owned by Tom Moloughney

Samsung Buys Battery Business From Magna To Boost Electric-Car Capabilities

Samsung is making bigger moves into the electric vehicle (EV) realm with news that its “materials and energy” subsidiary Samsung SDI has acquired the battery pack... read more February 27, 2015 by 


 
Rimac Concept One electric supercar

What Does A 1088-HP Rimac Electric Supercar Sound Like At Speed? (Video)

Electric cars are known for their silent powertrains, but there's an exception to every rule. While it doesn't exactly assault the ears like a shrieking Ferrari V-12, the... read more February 27, 2015 by 


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, Reno, Nevada, Feb 25, 2015  [photo: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Gigafactory: New Photos Show Progress On Battery Plant In Nevada

To be able to build and sell its planned $35,000 Tesla Model 3 electric sedan, Tesla Motors must first build its lithium-ion cell "gigafactory" in Nevada and then test and... read more February 26, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Is Tesla Model S P85D The World's Fastest Sedan? Top Speed Test Needed

Even 10 years ago, the idea of a “family sedan” that could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds was something between a rarity and a fantasy. Even... read more February 26, 2015 by 


 
National Drive Electric Week 2014: Atlanta. Photo by Michael Beinenson.

Bill To Kill Georgia's Electric-Car Tax Credit Rises From The Dead

State politics can be a funny thing. Last week, a Georgia House bill to end the state's $5,000 tax credit for purchase or lease of a battery-electric vehicle was voted down... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S in Albuquerque's 'snowstorm' during NY-to-California road trip  [photo: David Noland]

Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S 'Best Overall' Again In 2015

Well, Tesla Motors seems to have done it again. For the second year in a row, Consumer Reports has named the Tesla Model S its "Best Overall" vehicle to buy for 2015. DON'T... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric pickup truck by Kollé

First Electric Pickup Truck: Renault Kangoo ZE Not For U.S. (Forbidden Fruit)

The field of electric cars is gradually growing more diverse, but so far no automaker has built an electric pickup truck and put it on sale. Now there is one, although it... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid - details of Voltec drivetrain from SAE presentations, Feb 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt Powertrain: How It Works In Electric, Hybrid Modes

The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is sleeker, has more electric range, higher gas mileage, a fifth seat, and should be both faster and quieter on the road. But while GM hasn't... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

Fisker To Be Renamed Elux, New Karma Not On Sale Before Next Year

Chinese maker Wanxiang, which bought the defunct Fisker Automotive out of bankruptcy, will rename the carmaker Elux, according to a Reuters report this morning. The company... read more February 24, 2015 by 


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

Will China Overtake The U.S. In Electric-Car Sales This Year?

Modern plug-in electric cars have been on sale in the U.S. since December 2010, and in China even longer. The BYD F3DM, a compact plug-in hybrid sedan, went into very limited... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
Workhorse Walk-In van, now produced by Amp Holdings and electrically powered

Amp Electric's Workhorse Wants To Be 'Tesla Of Trucks' For Electric Delivery Vans

Aside from economic recession and cautious buyers, one of the biggest challenges for companies that want to sell electrified commercial trucks turns out to be ... making or... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

This Guy Says Tesla Will Fail As A Company; Discuss

Tesla Motors has received plenty of praise in the media for achieving the unlikely and improbable goal of launching a fast, good-looking, long-range electric car and building... read more February 20, 2015 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV and 2014 Nissan Leaf, at Blink DC fast charger  -  Fife, WA

Some Electric-Car Public Charging Stations Get Used, Others Don't: Why?

Nearly five years ago, as a tidal wave of charging stations were rapidly planned for some West Coast regions, in support of a new wave of all-electric and plug-in vehicles... read more February 19, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Gas Prices Don't Affect Electric-Car Sales: Finally The Word Gets Out

When it comes to electric cars, conventional wisdom states that sales will inevitably decrease alongside gas prices. After all, the argument goes, if buyers can't expect to... read more February 19, 2015 by 


 

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