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Streetlamp charging, electric-car demand, more VW diesel pain, ChargePoint deal: Today's Car News

Streetlamp charging, electric-car demand, more VW diesel pain, ChargePoint deal: Today's Car News

Today, we look at predictions of electric-car demand, offer a video showing curb-side electric-car charging from a streetlamp, report on a charging-network deal, and consider how VW could be in for more diesel pain. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The U.S. charging network ChargePoint will... read more

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2014 BMW i3 REx fast-charging at Chargepoint site, June 2016  [photo: Tom Moloughney]

ChargePoint to manage GE's electric-car charging network

The ChargePoint electric-car charging network announced today that it will take over management and operation of General Electric's charging network. GE's network currently... read more 16 hours ago by


 
Prototype from Uber’s fully autonomous ride-sharing fleet

313 miles in Bolt EV, Tesla in China, electric-car rules, Uber vs Waymo: Today's Car News

Today, a road trip in a Chevy Bolt EV that covered more than 300 miles on a single battery charge, Tesla may have found a home in China, work on "quiet car" rules for... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
Tour of Tesla battery gigafactory for invited owners, Reno, Nevada, July 2016

Tesla finds Chinese production site for electric cars: Shanghai

Tesla is closing in on a deal to begin production of its cars in China, after it signed a preliminary agreement to explore building cars near the major city of Shanghai. By... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging at EVgo station before trip across Maryland    [image: Brian Ro]

Drive a Chevy Bolt EV electric car 313 miles on a charge: here's how

Electric-car range is a funny thing. It is rated by the EPA, and most people focus on that combined figure, though an individual's use may greatly affect the car's actual... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

Electric-car noise rules to be canceled under Trump deregulation plan?

Modern electric cars have been on U.S. roads for seven years or so, and owners love their smooth, quiet, close to noise-free operation. That silence has been a bone of... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla extends free Supercharger use to all current owners (updated)

Tesla has bestowed upon its current owners a sought-after perk previously reserved for early adopters: free Supercharging. Last year, Tesla announced it would begin charging... read more June 25, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE, Willamette Valley, Oregon, June 2017

Bolt EV safety, 2018 Camry Hybrid driven, EPA vs California, Tesla Autopilot video: The Week in Reverse

Why did one Tesla electric-car owner post a video of his car running under the Autopilot driver-assistance software? What crucial step has EPA chief (and climate-science... read more June 24, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting in 2017

Tesla music, 2018 Leaf self-driving, renewable battle, Chargeway electric-car signs: Today's Car News

Today, one of the better electric-car ideas we've seen in years, a Tesla question about music, a scientific controversy turned bitter, and a bit more information on the... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
Chargeway electric-car charging symbols for Chevrolet Volt, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S

Chargeway: the best electric-car idea you've never heard of

Pretty much everyone knows how to put fuel into a conventional car. You pull up to the pump, open the vehicle's fuel door, put a credit card into the pump, select diesel or... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Scientists debate: could renewable energy entirely replace fossil fuels in U.S. by 2050?

Scientists generally debate their studies and projections in relatively civil language, but perhaps the currently adversarial tenor of U.S. politics has spilled over into... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf ProPilot Assist

Latest teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf shows ProPilot Assist self-driving capability

Nissan has begun to release a slow trickle of information about the 2018 Leaf electric car, but the latest teaser has nothing to do with its zero-emission powertrain... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Why would Tesla want to start its own streaming music service?

It seems every other day Tesla CEO Elon Musk has news about the next big project for the electric-car maker. This time, the news is about a project that seems relatively... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Hydrogen Hyundai, Tesla changes, states vs Trump, Mercedes electric plans: Today's Car News

Today, we've got news about an important change at Tesla, a future hydrogen Hyundai, another electric-car concept from Mercedes-Benz, and how states may battle Trump efforts... read more June 22, 2017 by


 
Electric motor, shown in 'How Does an Electric Car Work?' video by Patreon

Video explains how electric cars work, battery and motor technology included

While many drivers generally understand the concept of an electric car, understanding generally stops there. It's a car, and you plug it in to get power to run it. That's... read more June 22, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

States have a battle plan if Trump rolls back fuel-economy, emission rules

The Trump Administration has had a challenging start on numerous fronts, but its work to slash emission rules and eliminate regulations continues. The EPA administrator... read more June 22, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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