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Gas Prices Don't Affect Electric-Car Sales: Finally The Word Gets Out

Gas Prices Don't Affect Electric-Car Sales: Finally The Word Gets Out

When it comes to electric cars, conventional wisdom states that sales will inevitably decrease alongside gas prices. After all, the argument goes, if buyers can't expect to save as much by cutting fuel costs, they'll be less inclined to buy a plug-in, right? DON'T MISS: Once More: Low Gas Prices... read more

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

Tesla Gigafactory Spending, Carbon-Capturing Power Plant, Koch Brothers Back Direct Sales: Today's Car News

Today, find out how much money Tesla has spent on "Gigafactory" construction in Nevada so far, see details of a new carbon-capturing power plant in Mississippi, and find out... read more February 18, 2015 by 


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

Strange Bedfellows: Consumer Groups, Koch Brothers Unite To Back Tesla Stores

War makes strange bedfellows. Over the past decade, the Koch Brothers have become a major political force, funneling money from their family company into organizations that... read more February 18, 2015 by 


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Coal Power Plant That Can Capture Carbon To Open In Mid-2016

As more plug-in electric cars hit the road, the infrastructure used to generate electricity will need to be increasingly scrutinized. The most straightforward way to get... read more February 18, 2015 by 


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, outside Reno, Nevada, Jan 6, 2015  [photo: Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Gigafactory Spending: So Far, $50 Million-Plus--And Much More To Come

Just outside Reno, Nevada, work on Tesla Motors' massive lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory" continues. The plant meant to supply large quantities of battery cells for future... read more February 18, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Tesla Battery Life, 2015 Chevy Colorado Demand, New U.S.P.S. Mail Truck: Today's Car News

Today we look at Tesla Model S electric-car battery life, anticipated demand for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck, and the U.S. Postal Service's plan to... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S in Albuquerque's 'snowstorm' during NY-to-California road trip  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Battery Life: How Much Range Loss For Electric Car Over Time?

One of the things electric-car owners worry about is long-term battery degradation. It’s a well-established fact that lithium-ion batteries gradually lose capacity as... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado GearOn Edition, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Smaller Chevy Colorado Pickup A Hit: Plant Adds 3rd Shift To Meet Demand

It's often hard to tell if a new model is a success after just a short time on sale, but a boost in production is usually a good sign. General Motors is increasing production... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
U.S. Postal Service Grumman "Long Life Vehicle"

U.S.P.S. 'Long Life' Vehicles Last 25 Years, But Age Shows Now

Snow, rain, heat, and gloom of night may not keep U.S. Postal Service mail carriers from their rounds, but their trucks are another story. After more than 25 years in... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Roadster 3.0 Update: San Jose To LA Without Recharging

Back in December, we first received confirmation of the "3.0" update for the Tesla Roadster, the electric-car maker's very first product, sold in the U.S. from 2008 through... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Tesla P85D Vs Dodge Hellcat Rematch, Fossil-Fuel Agitprop: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: lithium-sulfur batteries hold promise for electric cars, a Dodge Challenger Hellcat driver recovers from his loss to a Tesla Model S P85D, and a... read more February 16, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S drag-races 2015 Dodge Challenger Palm Beach Intl Raceway, Hellcat, Jan 2014  [YouTube]

Hellcat Driver Who Lost Drag Race To Tesla P85D Ready For Rematch

Last month, a Tesla Model S P85D electric car stormed silently to a drag-race victory over a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, and became the talk of the Internet. The... read more February 16, 2015 by 


 
Screenshot from "Breaking Up With Fossil Fuels Is Hard To Do," video: Environmental Policy Alliance

Adorable, Helpful Fossil Fuels Are Your Loving Girlfriend--Don't Betray Her: Video

The Soviets used to call it agitprop--various forms of media and art with an explicitly political message--but now it's paid for by large corporations, to backstop their... read more February 16, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D  [photo: owner George Parrott]

Tesla Trade-In, Kia AWD Hybrid, Fiat 500X Spy Shots: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Why did our Tesla-owning author trade in his perfectly good Model S electric car? And which carmaker's executive all but confirmed our theory about some spy shots we ran?... read more February 15, 2015 by 


 
Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

Advances In Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Offer Promise For Electric Cars

Commercial uses of the element sulfur date back centuries, but it may be the key to a new generation of batteries with high theoretical energy density and relatively low... read more February 14, 2015 by 


 
Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Tesla Energy Storage, Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV, Japan Hydrogen Push: Today's Car News

Today we cover Tesla's plan to sell batteries for home energy storage, the Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV plug-in hybrid's appearance at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, and an effort... read more February 13, 2015 by 


 

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