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2014 Nissan Leaf Recall: If Welds Missing, Car Will Be Replaced

2014 Nissan Leaf Recall: If Welds Missing, Car Will Be Replaced

Nissan has announced the recall of a number of 2014 model year Leaf electric cars, regarding a front structural member assembly. According to the recall report, the front structural member on affected vehicles may be missing welds, affecting its structural integrity in a crash, in turn increasing... read more

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First Formula E electric race cars delivered to teams

Formula E Draws Closer, Teams Receive Their Electric Race Cars

There are now just four months to go before a new, global all-electric race series gets underway in Beijing, China. Formula E has been in the works for several years now, and... read more May 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Pure Battery Or Range Extender? Pros & Cons

It takes all sorts of people to make the world go around, and the same can be said about electric vehicles. Some customers never want to touch a drop of gasoline again, and... read more May 16, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla's Elon Musk Should Stop Making Electric Cars, Focus On Batteries, Bond Trader Says

Elon Musk has probably been given a lot of advice during his time at Tesla--some good, and some bad. Bond manager Jeffrey Gundlach is the latest to offer his own take on the... read more May 16, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S electric car used as reception desk, Draper University Hero City [via Steve Jurvetson]

Charging Electric Vehicles Across America: How We Did It & Where

The recent photo contest on this site to find a picture from readers of the most unusual place they'd ever charged an electric vehicle. But we had our own share of charging... read more May 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Switches Battery Cells; 82-Mile Range Remains

The Chevrolet Spark EV has been on the market for only a year, but already it's being updated. And in this case, the update is major: The 2015 Chevy Spark EV will have an... read more May 15, 2014 by 


 
Smith Electric Vehicles Newton

Electric-Truck Maker Smith Gets $42 Million In New Investment

Smith Electric Vehicles may be rebounding after it suspended operations last month. The Kansas City-based maker of electric trucks announced that it has secured a $42 million... read more May 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014

BMW Says It Will Triple Production Of Carbon Fiber For Electric Cars

Carbon fiber is still a fairly exotic material in the automotive industry, but it is likely to become more common--and perhaps faster than expected. BMW said last Friday that... read more May 14, 2014 by 


 
Opening graphic on The Oatmeal cartoon describing the joys of owning a Tesla Model S electric car

Tesla Model S: 'Intergalactic SpaceBoat Of Light And Wonder'

The Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan can be described many ways, and its owners generally use glowing superlatives in doing so. But we've never seen it called an... read more May 14, 2014 by 


 
Power Japan Plus - battery laboratory [frame from promotional video]

Dual-Carbon Battery: Same Energy Density, Safer, Longer Life Than Lithium-Ion, Says Power Japan Plus

In the search for better electric-car batteries, lots of lab research has to happen before anything can be announced. Today, a company called Power Japan Plus came out of... read more May 13, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station on NY-to-FL road trip [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: New Northeastern Superchargers Now Live

As the owner of a Tesla Model S in New York's Hudson Valley, I've long lamented the puzzling dearth of Superchargers in the Northeastern U.S. But in the last few weeks, the... read more May 13, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Next-Generation Tesla Electric Car Won't Be 'Model E' After All

Tesla's third-generation car, currently planned for volume production in late 2017, is now officially nameless again. According to Fortune, the company has abandoned its... read more May 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf electric car on the roads of Thimphu, Bhutan

New 2017 Nissan Leaf: More Details On New Styling, Range--And Infiniti Electric Too

The Nissan Leaf is by far the highest-volume electric car ever built, with 110,000-plus on the roads now. And three and a half years after its launch, Nissan is pushing hard... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

Tesla Deal To Supply Toyota RAV4 EV Powertrain To End This Year

Several news reports over the weekend noted that Tesla's contract to supply Toyota with electric powertrains for its RAV4 EV crossover would end next year. In the words of... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars Fine On Electromagnetic Emissions, Says EU Study

When new products arrive, they're often tested for safety to ensure they're suitable for a given market. You wouldn't want a child's toy to have sharp edges, for example--so... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
Mother-daughter team installs battery packs in Chevrolet Volt electric cars

Mother-Daughter Team Installs Battery Packs In Chevy Volt Electric Cars

Do your Mother's Day plans involve safety glasses and hydraulic lifts? While one mother is taking today off as a weekend, tomorrow she and her daughter will likely don their... read more May 11, 2014 by 


 
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