Electric Cars

 
How To Drive A Tesla Model S Electric Car Free For 18 Months

How To Drive A Tesla Model S Electric Car Free For 18 Months

The low cost of electricity compared to gasoline or diesel means driving an electric car typically comes with significant savings per mile, even if not necessarily in purchase price. What could be better than dramatically reduced operating costs? Well, how about driving a sexy, glamorous... read more

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1972 BMW 1602e

BMW Releases New Video On First Electric Car: 1972 BMW 1602e

Today's BMW i3 may be the first electric car available to the public in large quantities from the Bavarian brand, but it's certainly not BMW's first-ever electric vehicle... read more March 20, 2015 by 


 
AeroVironment DC fast charger, part of West Coast Electric Highway  -  Centralia, WA

Electric Highway Now Covers Much Of WA, OR: Will CA Follow?

If you’ve been thinking of making a electric-car road trip, the Pacific Northwest is a good place for it. And a quick study of the ‘Electric Highway Map,’... read more March 20, 2015 by 


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

Elon Musk: Tesla Model S 'Ends Range Anxiety' With Smart Navigation, Trip Planner

Earlier this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased us Model S owners with a tweet promising to “end range anxiety.” In a press conference this morning, Musk revealed... read more March 19, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S convertible by Newport Convertible Engineering

UPDATE: First Tesla Model S Convertible (Video) Went Up For Sale On eBay

Electric-car buyers who want to feel the wind in their hair don't have many choices. Aside from the 2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive--and the now-discontinued Tesla... read more March 19, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Wins One In Jersey: Gov Christie Signs Bill To OK Four Stores

A new bill signed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will once again allow Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars in the state. Tesla operated its direct-sale retail... read more March 19, 2015 by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

BYD Doubles Down On Electric Car, Bus Investment For China

Despite several years of early disinterest from consumers, sales of both hybrids and plug-in electric cars in China are on the rise. Aggressive government incentives in some... read more March 18, 2015 by 


 
New 2015 Fiat 500e, San Jose, California, March 2015  [snapshot: Joe Nuxoll]

Group Buy Of Fiat 500e Electric Cars Ignites 'Feeding Frenzy,' 100-Plus Bought

Suppose you could get a new electric car for $83 a month--and its running costs per mile were only a fraction of what a gasoline car would in fuel. That'd be almost a free... read more March 18, 2015 by 


 
A123 Systems lithium-ion battery cells

Electric Cars "Not Viable Markets" For Reborn A123 In U.S., Europe In Next 10 Years, CEO Says

The story of lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems seems to sprout more irony by the day. A123 was once enthusiastic about electric cars, supplying batteries for the 2012... read more March 18, 2015 by 


 
Dream Drives for Kids And Tesla Motors Event

Kids React To Tesla Model S P85D 'Insane' Mode Launch: Video Shows How Fast It Is

If you haven't heard of the all-electric, all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S P85D--and you're reading about green cars--you may not have been paying attention. Tesla Motors claims... read more March 17, 2015 by 


 
Dyson DC31

Dyson Invests In Solid-State Battery Startup Sakti3 To Bring Cells To Market

Advanced battery technology startup Sakti3 has received a further round of investment capital to help bring its solid-state cells to market. A new investor, British... read more March 17, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

2015 BMW i3 Video Road Test

If there were ever a brand-reset button in the automotive business, the BMW i3 electric car is it. It's both a compact hatchback and an all-electric car, from the brand that... read more March 17, 2015 by 


 
Chinese battery electric crossover: BYD e6 test drive, Los Angeles, May 2012

UberX Drivers To Test BYD e6 Chinese Electric Cars In Chicago

The BYD e6 wagon is the battery-electric car that never quite made it onto the U.S. market. Despite various plans and announcements over the last five years, the e6 was never... read more March 16, 2015 by 


 
2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e

2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e Plug-In Hybrid SUV To Debut In Shanghai Next Month

We now have details on the production version of the X5 plug-in hybrid SUV that BMW has shown numerous times in prototype form. The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e will debut at the... read more March 16, 2015 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Recalled For Fragile Accelerator Pedal

Another recall for a low-volume electric car: 2015 Kia Soul EV tall wagons--as well as a much higher number of 2014 and 2015 Soul gasoline models--are being recalled to... read more March 16, 2015 by 


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

Tesla Model S Double-Pedal Behavior Still Inconsistent: A Safety Plea To Elon Musk

Last summer, I wrote an article patting Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on the back for being so responsive to Model S electric-car owners. Of whom I am one. But in 2015? Not so... read more March 16, 2015 by 


 

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