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GM Offers Free Fix For 2012-13 Chevrolet Volt Battery Coolant Issue

GM Offers Free Fix For 2012-13 Chevrolet Volt Battery Coolant Issue

General Motors is offering to perform free battery-pack inspection and repairs for owners of its range-extended electric Chevrolet Volt, to correct a potential battery-coolant issue in certain 2012 and 2013 models. Due to the presence of air in the cooling circuit, some 2012 and 2013 Volts were not... read more

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2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

Will Hollywood Abandon Tesla Model S For BMW i3 Electric Car?

Electric cars can be confusing enough to neophytes--a car that you plug in at night just like a phone ?!?!?--but when you add in social status signifiers, it can all get... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
Toyota solid-state battery prototype

Toyota Researches Solid-State Batteries As Mid-Term Option To Lithium-Air

Lithium-air batteries, with high energy density, low weight and useful stability, are a major candidate for future electric car batteries. However, commercialization may not... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
JayZ with Tesla Model S electric car, from Beyonce's website, April 2014

Jay Z Now Owns A Murdered-Out Tesla Model S (Apparently)

It appears that celebrity musician and promoter Jay Z has added an electric car to his stable of luxury rides. At least, that's the so-far-unconfirmed inference from a photo... read more June 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt Drivers Pass 500 Million Miles On Electricity

Since its launch in December 2010, owners of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car have steadily racked up miles driven solely on electricity from the grid. They... read more June 18, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV enters production

2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Enters Production

Kia's Soul hamsters haven't just got fitter with the latest generation car--they've gone green, too. The Korean company has now begun volume production of the Soul EV, an... read more June 18, 2014 by 


 
Photo of Tesla Model S battery swapping versus 'fastest gas pump in LA' tweeted by Elon Musk

Tesla Model S Battery Swapping: Will It Ever Actually Arrive?

Exactly a year ago, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk presided over a flashy demonstration in which the battery pack of a Tesla Model S electric car was apparently swapped from... read more June 17, 2014 by 


 
Nissan e-NV200 electric van prototype, Oppama, Japan, Oct 2012

Nissan e-NV200 Electric-Van Battery Adds Thermal Conditioning

The Nissan Leaf is by far the world's best-selling electric car, but one of the ways Nissan has kept its cost down is by eliminating an active-cooling system for its... read more June 17, 2014 by 


 
Vanadinite crystals (Image: Flickr user Géry Parent, used under CC License)

Are Vanadium Flow Batteries The Solution To 'Too Much' Solar Power?

It's a statement of the obvious, but solar panels do their best work during the day, specifically noon and early afternoon when the sun is at its strongest. The trouble is... read more June 17, 2014 by 


 
Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)

Nissan Wants In On Tesla, BMW Electric-Car Charging Talks: Report

With modern, mass-market electric cars on sale for three and a half years now, you might think that the path for growth has been pretty much laid out by now. But the great... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

When Will Plug-In Electric SUVs And Crossovers Go On Sale?

Have patience, all you SUV and crossover fans who desperately want one that plugs in and runs electrically. They're coming, but you've got a year to wait--or perhaps a bit... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Why An Electric Car Saves Fleet Operators $16,000 In Lifetime Cost

The average car spends about 95 percent of a 24-hour day parked. For the 5 percent that they're driven, they actually spend one-third of the time idling–at red lights... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
Nissan e-NV200  -  First Drive, June 2014

Driving Nissan e-NV200 All-Electric Small Commercial Van

One of two Nissan e-NV200 all-electric vans being used in North America was pushed into service yesterday by Portland General Electric (PGE). And we were among the first to... read more June 13, 2014 by 


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on red carpet

Musk: Tesla Going Open Source, Lifting Patents 'In Good Faith'

Tesla Motors, the California electric-car maker, won't participate in a patent war over electric cars and associated technology, as it runs counter to the success of EVs... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 cars in Los Altos, California, June 2014 [photo: Anton Wahlman]

Stock Commentator Jim Cramer Caught Off Guard By Tesla-Fan Ferocity

Fans of Tesla Motors, its CEO Elon Musk, and the Tesla Model S electric car are some of the most ... errrrmmmm ... dedicated advocates for the company and its products that... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Atlanta's Success In Electric-Car Sales Highlights Incentives Role

While West Coast cities have a reputation for electric-car friendliness, there's also an Eastern success story--one in which purchase incentives play a major role. Georgia... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
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