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Modern electric cars at 20: from EV1 to Bolt EV, where are we now?

Modern electric cars at 20: from EV1 to Bolt EV, where are we now?

Twenty years ago today, the very first GM EV1 electric cars were delivered to 40 lessees in California in a blaze of publicity. Since then, plug-in electric vehicles have seen more than their share of ups and downs. That first EV1 was a high-tech two-seater created specifically to meet California's... read more

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BMW ActiveE electric cars from test fleet after crushing, seen on CA 91, May 2014

Crushed BMW ActiveE Test Fleet Headed For Scrapyard (UPDATED)

Just two weeks ago, drivers of the BMW ActiveE fleet of electric test vehicles were delighted to see that their cars would have a second life. BMW announced that it would... read more May 23, 2014 by


 
GM EV1 and Tesla Model S electric cars, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, Oct 2013

GM EV1 & Tesla Model S: Looking At 20 Years Of Electric Cars

Last week, we were struck by a single photo that captured electric cars across two decades. The image, showing a GM EV1 and a Tesla Model S on the Worcester Polytechnic... read more October 9, 2013 by


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Plug-In Electric Car Development: Academic Study Published

The development of the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car was so complex that it's now become fodder for a research paper. The 29-page paper by Presidio Graduate... read more September 25, 2013 by


 
GM EV1 electric car at Missouri S&T, Rolla, Missouri [photo: Jalopnik/Joel Johnson]

Rare Surviving GM EV1 Waits For Savior At Missouri University

The late and much lamented GM EV1 electric car is by now a mythical creature. It's been the subject of a much-discussed documentary, and is still cause for blind loathing of... read more August 9, 2013 by 43


 
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti  -  a long-term electric-car fan

Garcetti: An EV Fanboy, Now The Mayor-Elect Of Los Angeles

Despite major reductions in air-pollution levels, the Los Angeles basin still has the worst smog problem in the nation. While you might debate over what exactly is the... read more May 28, 2013 by 8


 
Stanford Ovshinsky.

Hybrid Battery Inventor Stanford Ovshinsky Dies At 89

Unless you’re deeply into the history of electric and hybrid electric vehicle technology, the chances are you might not recognize the name of Stanford Ovshinsky. But if... read more October 19, 2012 by 4


 
Chevrolet S-10 Electric Pickup Truck On Government Liquidation Site

Tired 15-Year Old Chevy S-10 Electric Pickup Sells For $4,000

How much would you pay for a tired 1997 Chevrolet S-10 pickup, especially one of unknown condition? A quick look at auction site eBay tells us that at best, even a tidy... read more April 16, 2012 by 3


 
Saab EV-1 Experimental Vehicle

Rare EV-1 Up For Sale, But It Isn't An Electric Car

Earlier today, our colleagues over at MotorAuthority told us about a collection of over 100 rare cars going under the hammer in Sweden. Among them, a complete EV-1. Complete... read more January 17, 2012 by 0


 
First factory-built Fisker Karma live photos

Fisker Karma Electric-Car Charging Stations Have EV1 Roots

When you buy an electric car, you will most likely need a charging station. As buyers start to bring home plug-in cars, they will also expect their dealer to help them... read more June 24, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Will GM's 2011 Chevy Volt Evolve Or Become A Costly Dead End?

While the 2011 Chevy Volt will find its way to between 10,000 and 15,000 U.S. buyers, that's far from enough volume to make any car a production success--or to make it... read more June 20, 2011 by 11


 
1999 GM (Specialty Vehicles) EV1

GM EV1 Gets Another Shot At Smithsonian, 4 Years On

If General Motors' EV1 had featured in the Disney Pixar animated film Cars, we can't imagine it would have been the happiest of characters. It might well have spent a little... read more December 30, 2010 by 3


 
GM EV1

OK, EV1 Fans, Here's Your Chance To Vote For The Electric Car!

The General Motors EV1 still exerts a strange fascination for electric-car fans and civilians alike. Its sleek, aerodynamic shape and pioneering all-electric drive (despite... read more December 22, 2010 by 7


 
EV1 spotted on Google Earth

As 2011 Chevrolet Volt Nears Dealers, Ghostly EV1 Gets Enthusiasts Excited

Just as the excitement is growing over the first dealer deliveries of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2011 Nissan Leaf, eagle-eyed EV enthusiasts have spotted General... read more December 9, 2010 by 9


 
MagneCharge

California Approves $1.9 Million Upgrade To Electric Car Chargers

It’s tough being at the cutting edge of technology. Just like the early days of the video cassette or more recently, the high-definition DVD wars a technology becomes... read more September 28, 2010 by 11


 
GM EV1

GM To Build All-Electric Cars Again: A Very Few, Just For Tests

The big news in green cars today will be the noon release of pricing and ordering information for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, GM's upcoming range-extended compact electric car... read more July 26, 2010 by 14


 

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