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Volkswagen to build ID Buzz electric Microbus, cargo vans too, on sale in 2022

Volkswagen to build ID Buzz electric Microbus, cargo vans too, on sale in 2022

The Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, an all-electric reinterpretation of the iconic VW Microbus, generated huge enthusiasm and public crowds when it debuted in January at the Detroit auto show. Today, the company announced its board had officially approved production of the vehicle, a distinctive entry... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier and 2017 BMW i3 electric car, Aug 2017        [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Chevy Bolt EV reviewed by BMW i3 driver: electric cars compared

Owners of specific electric cars sometimes tend to become boosters and fans for their particular EV as well as plugging in to drive in general. So it was with Tom Moloughney... read more August 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric - frame from video road test

Hyundai-Kia: eight electric cars by 2022, dedicated EV platform

It's long been said in the auto industry that Hyundai-Kia is the only competitor that truly scares industry colossus Toyota. Thirty years ago, the Korean company was a bit... read more August 17, 2017 by


 
2017 Renault Zoe

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-June 2017

The numbers are in, which means it's once again time take a look at European electric and plug-in hybrid sales. Delivery and registration data is compiled from January... read more August 17, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

When will ads for cars with tailpipes be banned as health hazards? Poll results

Just 30 years ago, people could smoke anywhere, including offices, malls, and restaurants. The 1987 opening of a New York City restaurant called "Nosmo King" (read it again)... read more August 17, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen Andretti Autosport Rallycross Beetle

Will Rallycross go electric? Michael Andretti on why series is perfect for EVs

Rallycross has become a sensation in motorsport relatively quickly: similar to autocross, a single car races against the clock on a set course or "stage," usually in the... read more August 16, 2017 by


 
ebee streelight charging station

Gas stations aren't a model for electric-car charging: ChargePoint CEO

For more than a century, motorists have been accustomed to gas stations, which provide places to stop and fill up a car with fuel, in recent years with larger and larger... read more August 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Karma Revero, Palisades, NJ, Aug 2017

2018 Karma Revero: first drive of reborn luxury plug-in hybrid sedan

The 2018 Karma Revero remains as much of a head-turner today as the low, sleek four-door sedan was when it debuted a decade ago under another name. It also happens to be a... read more August 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

San Diego utility offers $10,000 off Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 electric cars

For southern California residents, it's an excellent time to start considering the purchase of a BMW i3 or Nissan Leaf electric car. San Diego Gas & Electric has joined a... read more August 15, 2017 by


 
Audi e-tron Sportback concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show

German Chancellor Merkel rejects electric-car quotas for Europe: 'not well thought out'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the country's leader, has detailed why she believes electric-car quotas are not a viable answer to emission and other issues plaguing Europe... read more August 15, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 3-Series

Does Tesla Model 3 compete with Bolt EV and Leaf, or BMW 3-Series?

There's a new generation of the BMW 3-Series sport sedan coming next year, and rumors suggest there will be an all-electric version in 2019 or 2020. If so, there's only one... read more August 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 and 2011 Nissan Leaf, Half Moon Bay, California, Aug 2017  [photo: Scott Forrest]

Is the Tesla Model 3 really 'Car 2.0'? Maybe not: here's why

Like the company's three previous electric cars, the Tesla Model 3 launched into production with a splashy media event during which owners received the keys to their new cars... read more August 14, 2017 by


 
Baojun E100 electric car

Baojun E100: GM's tiny, two-seat electric car for China

Most North Americans and Europeans will likely never have heard of Baojun, but it's one of many brands operated under General Motors' SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture in China... read more August 14, 2017 by


 
MINI E electric cars used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan Krape

All-electric Mini E for 2019 to appear at Frankfurt show in concept form

The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car. Only a few... read more August 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs Lunar Rover

Electric cars after 46 years: Chevy Bolt EV vs lunar rover

President John F. Kennedy challenged the United States to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s, and the country's space agency met his challenge with five months to... read more August 13, 2017 by


 
Prototype EVgo 350-kw fast-charging station Fremont, CA

Another 'electric highway, 1,250 miles along Australia's coast

The country of Australia is poised to build one of the world's longest "electric highways," which will span 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers). Specifically, the Northeast region... read more August 11, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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