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Are 100-mile BMW, Nissan, VW electric cars already a lost cause?

Are 100-mile BMW, Nissan, VW electric cars already a lost cause?

The continuing tepid sales of the Nissan Leaf electric car, despite a range upgrade to 107 miles, remains one of the puzzles in the plug-in car market. Sure, it's an aging model now in its sixth year with a polarizing design; it lost a huge swath of buyers in Georgia when that state canceled its... read more

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Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

Volkswagen's plan to bounce back? 30 electric cars in 10 years

Roughly a week before the automaker is expected to tell a court how it plans to make amends for lying about cheating diesels, Volkswagen announced Thursday a far-reaching... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

What hurts Nissan Leaf sales: Tesla Model 3 or Chevy Bolt EV electric cars?

The numbers are in, and for the Nissan Leaf electric car, they're not pretty. Despite a boost in its EPA-rated range from 84 to 107 miles, its year-to-date sales of 4,697... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Apple will build electric cars by 2020: Tesla's Elon Musk

Despite no official confirmation of its existence, plenty of buzz remains around the rumored Apple electric car. Interest in what is known as "Project Titan" largely rests on... read more June 8, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla Model 3 owners will pay to use Superchargers, cost TBD

In the beginning, the use of Tesla's nascent network of Supercharger DC fast-charging sites wasn't going to be free. Not for owners of the less-expensive Model S 40 and 60... read more June 2, 2016 by


 
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT 2-door Coupe SLS AMG GT Grille

Mercedes-Benz electric cars: more details of 4 models for 2020 emerge

All three German luxury car makers now have plans to launch battery-electric vehicles before 2020 to counter the unlikely success of California's Tesla Motors. Whether their... read more May 24, 2016 by


 
Volvo 40.2 concept

Volvo will build compact electric car in 2019, along with larger model

Volvo recently previewed a pair of concept cars built on the platform that will support its first all-electric vehicle to go into production. Both "40 series" concepts use... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 targets: 100K in 2017, 400K in 2018, say skeptical suppliers

Tesla Motors' audacious goal of building half a million cars a year by the end of 2018 will require boosting its production by a factor of 10 over just two and a half years... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S and 2014 BMW i3, Hudson Valley, NY, Nov 2014

What brands do Tesla buyers also look at? BMW should worry

Looking at their future product plans, the established German luxury carmakers have now clearly started to take electric-car maker Tesla Motors seriously. Audi, BMW... read more May 20, 2016 by


 
BMW i8 Protonic Red Special Edition, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

BMW iNext concept previews electric sedan flagship to come in 2021

BMW will launch an all-electric flagship sedan in 2021 that will supplant its current top-of-the-line 7-Series range, it said yesterday. The model will be previewed by a... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 reservations: 373K after duplicates, speculators removed

The hundreds of thousands of $1,000 deposits placed for the Tesla Model 3 electric cars by potential buyers around the world came as an eye-opening shock to the auto... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi CEO pledges one electric (or electrified) car each year

Audi is a little behind fellow German automaker BMW in the area of electrified autos, but it has a plan in place to address this shortcoming. Speaking during Audi’s... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
Genesis New York Concept

Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand will offer plug-in hybrids, then fuel cells

Hyundai's ambitious green-car plans will apparently be extended to its new Genesis luxury brand. After selling the Genesis and Equus luxury sedans under its own brand name... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford Focus Electric 5dr HB Grille

Ford CEO Mark Fields confirms 200-mile electric car coming (updated)

What a difference a week makes. In late April, Ford's director of electrification programs and engineering, Kevin Layden, said the 100-mile range of the 2017 Ford Focus... read more May 10, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla says it will build 500K cars a year by end of 2018; can it?

When Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said two years ago that the electric-car maker planned to be building half a million cars a year by the end of 2020, it seemed an ambitious... read more May 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai construction at Motomachi plant

Smaller, cheaper Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car coming in 2019, company says

To increase the reach of its hybrid cars, Toyota launched the Prius C subcompact in 2012 as a smaller, less expensive alternative to the Prius Liftback that's the linchpin of... read more May 9, 2016 by


 

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