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Ford HQ To Have Michigan's Largest Solar Array, 30 Charging Stations Included

Ford HQ To Have Michigan's Largest Solar Array, 30 Charging Stations Included

Building electric cars and plug-in hybrids is great, but what if there's no place to charge them? Ford is starting a project that will not only give employees a place to charge, but also reduce its corporate carbon emissions. The carmaker announced it is teaming with Detroit utility DTE Energy to... read more

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2013 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2012

Chevrolet Volts In Fleet Use: Might As Well Not Have A Plug

Chevy Volt owners, and even Chevrolet itself, are usually quite proud of the amount of miles the range-extended electric car covers on grid electricity. The company said last... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Roadster To Get Replacement Battery, 400-Mile Range: Musk

Retrofitting new powertrains to used cars isn't something that automakers have done, historically--but electric cars may change that rule. Now, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Electric Car: Only Current GM Model NOT Recalled This Year

The current 2015 Chevrolet Volt, now in its fifth year, will be the last of its generation before a revised and updated 2016 Volt is unveiled next January and goes on sale... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Glitches Modulate Consumer Reports Praise For Tesla Model S Electric Car

Since it purchased its 2012 Tesla Model S, Consumer Reports has basically adored its electric luxury car. But could the love affair be ending? As problems have gradually... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

National 'Drive Electric Week' Planned For September, With 100-Plus Events

If you're an electric car fan, mark your calendar for roughly a month from now. In 2011, several organizers looking to promote electric cars started National Plug-In Day--but... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla Gigafactory: CA Could Waive Environmental Rules To Get It: Report

When Tesla Motors announced the short list of possible locations for its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory," California wasn't on it. The Silicon Valley electric-car maker is... read more August 12, 2014 by 


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

Income Cap Coming For CA Electric-Car Rebate, Tesla Most Vulnerable?

California buyers of battery-electric cars currently get a major perk: a $2,500 purchase-rebate check from their state government. The rebate, as well as a lower $1,500 check... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Electric-Car Batteries: What Happens To Them After Coming Out Of The Car?

It's one of the recurring questions asked by electric-car skeptics: Yeah, but what about all those battery packs? Won't they just end up in landfills? We know already that... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Hopes To Hire Hackers To Ensure Security Of Its Cars, Present And Future

The term "hacker" conjures up images of shady individuals stealing your personal details through loop-holes in your internet security, but in the modern world a professional... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Don't Be Fooled: Only Three Electric Cars Are Sold Nationwide Today

Three and a half years after modern electric cars entered the mass market, there are now no fewer than 17 models on sale in the U.S. But that impressive number shouldn't... read more August 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

More 'Tesla Truth' Reveals Depths Of Derangement Over Electric-Car Maker

Tesla Motors has existed for more than 10 years now, and it's built and sold more than 50,000 electric cars. It's become a genuine U.S. automaker, albeit a very small one... read more August 11, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf at eVgo Freedom Station Daly City, California

Electric Cars Bought By Fleets: Cost Still An Impediment

You may not have thought much about it, but fleet managers could play a huge role in electric-car adoption. They're the people whose job it is to buy and manage the huge... read more August 11, 2014 by 


 
Icon Helios - Tesla-powered streamliner

Icon Helios Is Gorgeous Tesla-Powered Electric Streamliner Concept

The Tesla Model S is a great car, but if there's one thing the luxury electric sedan is missing it's a bit of Art Deco style. And maybe a hint of World War II fighter... read more August 10, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

2016 Chevy Volt Coming: A Look Back At GM's Range-Extended Electric Car (News Video)

The Chevy Volt has been on sale for three and a half years now, and it's never quite lived up to the big expectations that GM and the world had for it. But this week, the... read more August 8, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Drive-Unit Replacements: How Big A Problem?

It was a car company's worst public-relations nightmare. Edmunds.com, the widely-read automotive website, bought a Tesla Model S for long-term testing in February 2013. After... read more August 8, 2014 by 


 
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