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First 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars sold today, in California

First 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars sold today, in California

And now it's real. Just 23 months after GM CEO Mary Barra unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt concept at the Detroit Auto Show, the very first production versions of Chevy's 238-mile electric car to be sold were delivered this morning to eager San Francisco Bay Area buyers. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Volt

Will California lead the green-car resistance?

When it comes to green cars, California leads the nation—and has done so for decades. California residents buy more hybrids and electric cars than those of any other... read more December 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

When will electric cars cost no more than equivalent diesels? VW says 2025

The point at which electric cars will become truly cost competitive with internal-combustion cars is a subject of vigorous discussion by advocates and skeptics alike. But... read more December 13, 2016 by


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Elon Musk arrives in a Tesla Roadster

Tesla CEO Musk, other Silicon Valley execs, to meet Trump Wednesday

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is among a roster of chief executives from Silicon Valley set to meet with president-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, according to news reports. Musk has... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
Rinspeed Oasis concept, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

Rinspeed Oasis electric urban car to appear at CES, Detroit Auto Show

Swiss design firm Rinspeed does not produce vehicles for sale, but it has built quite a number of unusual concept cars over the years. Its latest work will be displayed at... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

VW opens 'Electrify America' site for comment on $2 billion charging plan

The Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel settlement approved by a federal judge at the end of October includes a provision for funding of zero-emission vehicle infrastructure. Under... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for December 2016

As 2016 winds down, we have one last round of deals on green cars for the year. We also have the very first deals on the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car and 2017 Toyota... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla jobs at Fremont could exceed those in GM-Toyota days with Model 3

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he wants his company to be building 500,000 electric cars a year by 2018. That's an ambitious goal, but at least one necessary piece of the... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf owned by Pine Mountain Sports (Photo by Pine Mountain Sports)

Electric cars in unlikely places: central Oregon ski shop

If you find yourself on the roads of central Oregon, keep an eye out for this eye-catching Nissan Leaf. It's owned by Pine Mountain Sports, a ski and mountain-bike shop... read more December 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler to reveal new electric car at CES, maybe a minivan: report

With the introduction of the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV this month, the aging Fiat 500e three-door hatchback's 84 miles of range becomes woefully uncompetitive. So Fiat... read more December 10, 2016 by


 
Opel Ampera-e

GM Europe exec sees 10 to 15 percent electric cars by 2030

The 238-mile 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car should begin deliveries in the coming weeks. But sales of the Bolt EV's European cousin—the Opel Ampera-e—won't... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
Prototype for Lucid electric car due in 2018

Lucid electric 'executive sedan': 100-kwh battery, 1,000-hp motor

From small startups to major established automakers, many companies have Tesla Motors in their sights. But Lucid Motors—the California-based startup formerly known as... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Congress questions VW $2 billion in zero-emission infrastructure funding

The Volkswagen diesel settlement for 2.0-liter TDI models, approved at the end of October, includes a provision for $2 billion in funds to install charging or fueling... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan offers 2G Leaf owners a $199 3G upgrade, with just 24 days left

Since it was launched in December 2010, the Nissan Leaf electric car has been offered with a telematics system that relies on a cellular connection. NissanConnectEV... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
contact lens (photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Supercapacitor energy density could soar using contact-lens polymer

Engineers are nothing if not creative. Significant research is going into improved ways of storing electricity, including alternatives to the currently dominant lithium-ion... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

Used electric-car batteries should be recycled, not reused: report

Even after they have degraded too much for continued automotive use, the lithium-ion battery packs in electric cars still have significant useful storage capacity. That's led... read more December 8, 2016 by


 

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