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Tesla Model 3: speculating on versions, batteries, prices, power

Tesla Model 3: speculating on versions, batteries, prices, power

The Tesla Model 3 that will be unveiled next Thursday evening may be the most anticipated and significant electric car of recent years. Scheduled to hit the market in late 2017 with a price tag of $35,000 before incentives and a range of 200 miles or more, the Model 3 aims to be the first true... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

2017 Chevy Bolt EV pre-production cars now being built (video)

There are just nine days to go before the much-hyped Tesla Model 3 is unveiled to the world. But it appears that the makers of a different affordable 200-mile electric car... read more March 22, 2016 by


 
Henrik Fisker

Electric cars will overtake plug-in hybrids, says Henrik Fisker

Danish car designer Henrik Fisker appears to have moved on from his eponymous company and the Karma plug-in luxury sedan. Fisker Automotive is now Karma Automotive, and is... read more March 22, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S fire at Supercharger station, Brokelandsheia, Norway, Jan 2016  [frame from VG TV]

Tesla Model S fire in Norway caused by short circuit in car

The topic of electric cars and fires is a fraught one, not helped by the recent spate of videos of cheap Chinese hoverboards in flames. Any fire in an electric car tends to... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
Renault Twizy 40 arrives in Canada, March 2016   [photo: Azra]

Renault Twizy low-speed electric car comes to Canada

The Renault Twizy has always been an unusual vehicle, the sole low-speed electric vehicle to carry the brand of a major global automaker. Sold in a number of European... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric to offer 110 miles of range: company

As electric-car range moves above the 100-mile mark in EPA ratings, one of the more interesting models to watch will be the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. That car uses... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
China

Chinese investors make 'long bets' on electric-car companies

China's aggressive promotion of electric cars is turning into boon for a few U.S. companies. The Chinese government offers generous incentives for new electric cars, and is... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla plant-capacity increases point to Model 3 preparations

In less than two weeks, the Tesla Model 3 electric car will be shown to the public for the first time. With an anticipated 200-mile range and base price of $35,000 before... read more March 20, 2016 by


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

VA auto dealers sue Tesla, DMV over hearing to 'hide' proposed store

The state-by-state battles between electric-car maker Tesla Motors and lobbyists for state auto-dealer interests often take unusual twists and turns. But the situation in the... read more March 18, 2016 by


 
BYD London double-decker bus

First all-electric London double-decker bus in service; made in China by BYD

When it comes to buses, few are more recognizable than London's iconic double deckers. And now these distinctive vehicles are going electric. Transport for London (TfL), the... read more March 18, 2016 by


 
Car2Go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive in San Diego

San Diego Car2Go car-sharing service drops electric Smarts for gasoline models

When Car2Go launched its car-sharing service in San Diego about five years ago, its entire fleet was composed of electric cars. It was a move that made San Diego officials... read more March 18, 2016 by


 
Sign at Max Myers Chevrolet in Middlebury, Indiana  [photo: Tiffany Raim]

Small-town Indiana Chevy dealer is big on electric cars

It's often said that franchised auto dealers are one of the bigger impediments to sales of plug-in electric cars. Vehicles with plugs require more explanation, the financial... read more March 17, 2016 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Which battery will Porsche Mission E electric car use?

The Porsche Mission E electric car, which debuted as a concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, will start production before the end of the decade, its maker says. That... read more March 17, 2016 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid  [photo: Gary Renick, Twin Cities region]

Volvo throws its weight behind CCS quick-charging standard for electric cars

Every electric car sold in the U.S. except Tesla uses the same 240-Volt charging socket for overnight or public charging that takes a few hours. But three different and... read more March 16, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3

Consumer Reports: avoid buying used 2014 BMW i3 electric cars

The BMW i3 electric car has been on sale in the U.S. since May 2014, meaning some of the earliest examples are now likely turning up on used-car lots. So does BMW's radical... read more March 16, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 teaser image with Model S and Model X, March 2016

Tesla Model 3 mania starts with tweet, owner contest (1 day only)

Two weeks from tomorrow, Tesla Motors will unveil a prototype for the Model 3 electric car at its design studio in Hawthorne, California. Yesterday evening, the company... read more March 16, 2016 by


 

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