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Solid-State Batteries Already Powering Electric Cars: BlueCars, In Fact

Solid-State Batteries Already Powering Electric Cars: BlueCars, In Fact

In the quest for a better battery chemistry that can make electric cars more competitive with internal combustion, solid-state cells have generated quite a bit of buzz. As the name implies, solid-state cells replace the liquid electrolyte used in current lithium-ion cells with a solid material--a... read more

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Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, 2012 Paris Motor Show

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Spring 2016 On-Sale Date, More Details Revealed

Mitsubishi has confirmed that the long-anticipated Outlander Plug-In Hybrid utility vehicle will arrive for the 2017 model year, in Spring 2016. It’s hardly been a... read more June 26, 2015 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

New Home Electric-Car Charging Station Chooses Greenest Power

Electric cars produce no tailpipe emissions, but their low overall carbon footprint can still be reduced even further. The cleaner the power source used to charge an electric... read more June 25, 2015 by 


 
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn presenting at company annual meeting, Yokohama, Jun 2015

Nissan Leaf With 250-Mile Range: Ghosn Shows R&D Car, Video At Annual Meeting

While Chevrolet beats the drum for the Bolt EV 200-mile electric car it will likely launch before the end of next year, Nissan has been relatively quiet about its plans to... read more June 25, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car development prototypes in testing, Jan-Jun 2015  [from GM video]

GM Shows Chevy Bolt EV Electric-Car Prototypes Testing: Video

We learned very few new details about the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV today, but General Motors released a development video that will likely excite fans and potential buyers of... read more June 24, 2015 by 


 
ChargePoint Express 100 DC fast-charging station

ChargePoint Launches Small DC Quick-Charging Station For Electric Cars

ChargePoint hopes to increase the availability of public DC fast charging for electric cars by offering a smaller charging station. The charging network's new Express 100... read more June 24, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan And Renault Have Now Sold More Than 250,000 Electric Cars

About four and a half years after the first 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car was delivered, Nissan and its French partner Renault have reached a significant milestone. Together... read more June 24, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla's Contradictory Messages: Is Supercharging Unlimited, Or Not?

At Tesla’s annual shareholders’ meeting earlier this month, CEO Elon Musk groused about Model S owners who aggressively use the company’s Superchargers for... read more June 24, 2015 by 


 
Electric cars at Sacramento Raceway open drag-strip day, Jun 2015  [photo: Michelle Thomas]

Electric Cars At Local Dragstrip: 8 Models, One Afternoon, Results Vary

By this point, many of us have seen videos and articles showing Tesla Model S high-performance versions running against loud and smoky gasoline cars. But these have almost... read more June 23, 2015 by 


 
tesla model s prototype 008

Tesla Model 3: Revealed Next Year, Production Starts 2017, Company Confirms

Tesla Motors hasn't been able to meet any initial production deadlines so far, which raises continuing questions about the timeliness of its planned 200-mile Model 3 electric... read more June 23, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Do Tesla, Panasonic Differ Dramatically On Growth Of Electric Car Batteries?

The rate of sales growth for electric cars may be the greatest unknown in the auto industry as companies prepare to spend billions of dollars on new products. Electric-car... read more June 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Electric Car: Ultimate Guide, What You Need To Know

Back in December 2010, an unassuming compact hatchback hit the Japanese and American markets. A new small Nissan isn't normally the cause for fanfares and celebration, but... read more June 22, 2015 by 


 
DC fast charging 2015 Kia Soul EV

South Korea Wants More Electric-Car Charging Stations

South Korea electric-car sales have been helped significantly by government subsidies both national and local, but there's still much room for improvement. That's because... read more June 20, 2015 by 


 
2014 Fiat 500e

Fiat 500e Electric Car Software Issue Leads To Fourth Recall

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling certain 2013 through 2015 model-year Fiat 500e electric cars to address a glitch in the affected vehicles' control units. The... read more June 19, 2015 by 


 
Sacramento Municipal Utility District electric car DC fast-charging site, Jun 2015  [George Parrott]

Price Of Electric-Car DC Fast Charging Varies: Sacramento A Test Case

While fast charging for electric cars is still nonexistent--or just starting to roll out--across much of the country, California leads the way. And the state capital of... read more June 19, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Success Shows 'Weakness' Of CA Zero-Emission Rules, Company Says

California's zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) rules will become more stringent soon, extending to more carmakers and requiring more battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars to... read more June 19, 2015 by 


 

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