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Smart Electric Drive has a little Renault-Nissan underneath

Smart Electric Drive has a little Renault-Nissan underneath

One of several new electric cars and concepts at last week's Paris Motor Show was the electric version of the second-generation Smart minicar. As Smart pointed out, it's the only maker that offers the option of gasoline or electric powertrains in every model it makes. Those are the ForTwo two-seat... read more

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Nissan Navara EnGuard concept

Nissan emergency truck concept: electric-car battery for rescue power

At the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany, Nissan demonstrated an alternative use for the lithium-ion battery cells that comprise electric-car battery... read more October 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Does Tesla offer discounts, or not? Not on new cars, Musk says, notes 'corrective actions'

Since it first began taking online orders from customers, It has been Tesla's policy to not offer discounts on its brand-new cars. But as the company pushes to meet... read more September 30, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

How many Chevy Bolt EVs will be sold in the U.S. in its first 12 months? Poll results

The largest number of one single battery-electric car sold in the U.S. in a single year is 30,000, the total logged in 2014 by the Nissan Leaf. (Of course, we don't know... read more September 30, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf on scenic drives in Europe

European Millennials will flock to electric cars (if survey results hold true)

Perhaps an even greater challenge than getting today's car buyers to switch to electric cars is predicting the rates of adoption among those who have yet to buy their first... read more September 30, 2016 by


 
Ottawa resident Ricardo Borba takes delivery of the first consumer Nissan LEAF in Canada

Canada's first Nissan Leaf electric car driver: still committed after five years

Over five years after they first went on sale, Nissan electric cars have racked up an impressive amount of mileage: more than 2.5 billion kilometers (1.6 billion miles). The... read more September 29, 2016 by


 
Renault Trezor concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Renault Trezor concept in Paris; electric drive, new design language

Automakers often use concept cars to preview future styling for much more restrained production models. Even when a concept car doesn't make it into production, elements of... read more September 29, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes previews new electric car lineup with Generation EQ concept

Mercedes-Benz took to the stage at the 2016 Paris auto show with a quirky new concept car that the German automaker says serves as a forerunner to its upcoming lineup of... read more September 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Renault Zoe

2017 Renault Zoe electric car: larger battery doubles range

The Renault Zoe electric car is by far the best-selling plug-in vehicle in Europe. Now in its fifth year, the Zoe received a significant battery capacity upgrade at... read more September 29, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Volkswagen ID: more details of all-electric concept car at Paris Motor Show

This morning, Volkswagen held one of the first press conferences at the Paris Motor Show, unveiling the first of several electric cars from different makers. Its Volkswagen... read more September 28, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

VW shows renderings of ID electric-car concept for Paris Motor Show

Volkswagen presently sells just one all-electric car under its own brand in multiple markets, the e-Golf electric variant of its well-known five-door compact hatchback. But... read more September 28, 2016 by


 
National Drive Electric Week 2016: Aspen, CO [photo: Laura Armstrong]

Drive Electric Week: 236 events in 212 cities, 7 countries, 46 US states this year

Between September 10 and 18, more than 120,000 people around the world turned out for National Drive Electric Week—the annual event dedicated to the promotion of... read more September 28, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen e-Crafter

VW e-Crafter, Mercedes Urban e-truck concept: electric vans for Europe

To realize truly significant reductions in carbon emissions, powertrain electrification will have to extend beyond just passenger cars. But electric commercial vehicles have... read more September 28, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric car using DC fast-charging station at BP in Metrolina area of Charlotte, NC

Nissan partners with oil company for electric-car fast charging sites in Charlotte

It's one of the questions for future electric-car charging infrastructure: what about putting them at gas stations? On the one hand, drivers are used to going to gas... read more September 27, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf at evGo fast charger at Livingston Mall, Livingston, NJ   [photo: John Briggs]

Charging etiquette for electric-car drivers: what you need to know

As electric-car adoption expands past early adopters into more general buyers, it may be difficult for public charging infrastructure to grow as fast as the number of... read more September 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S P100D on the drag strip

How fast IS a Tesla Model S P100D? How about 0-to-60 in 2.5 seconds?

Last month, Tesla Motors announced new 100D versions of the Model S and Model X. A battery-pack capacity increase of 10 kilowatt hours over the previous 90D versions brings a... read more September 27, 2016 by


 

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