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Samsung lithium-ion cell to recharge to 80 percent in 20 minutes

Samsung lithium-ion cell to recharge to 80 percent in 20 minutes

The limitations of current lithium-ion battery-cell technology pose a hindrance to more widespread adoption of plug-in electric cars. Relatively short ranges and long charging times accorded by current lithium-ion cells still limit the appeal of electric cars in the minds of many new-car buyers... read more

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Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

Will 3-wheeled so-called 'autocycles' break out this year? We're skeptical

Three-wheeled vehicles have never been remotely popular in North America, but some new makers of these unusual vehicles are hoping for a resurgence of interest. Falling into... read more January 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car wins North American Car of the Year award

Media days at the Detroit Auto Show always open with the announcement of the year's North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, and this year is no exception. But... read more January 9, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

VW ID Buzz concept: all-electric Microbus could arrive in 2022

If you pronounce the word "buzz" with a German accent, it sounds like "bus"—which is almost surely why VW's second all-electric concept vehicle is called the Volkswagen... read more January 8, 2017 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

How much have electric-car battery costs fallen? This much!

High costs of lithium-ion battery cells have been one of the main hindrances to large-scale electric-car adoption, as they typically lead to higher purchase prices for... read more January 8, 2017 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

Emission updates for 2015 VW, Audi 2.0-liter TDI diesels OKed by regulators

The $14.7 billion diesel-emission settlement among Volkswagen and regulatory agencies required VW to buy back or modify almost half a million TDI vehicles from model years... read more January 7, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Next Nissan Leaf, Faraday at CES, electric Fords, Tesla Autopilot update: The Week in Reverse

Which U.S. automaker dropped some bombshells about its future plans for electric cars, and Mexico too? And what did we learn at the gigantic Consumer Electronics Show in Las... read more January 7, 2017 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Next Nissan Leaf, Tesla MO update, IN electric-car fee: Today's Car News

Today, the next-generation Nissan Leaf will have a range of 200 miles or more, Tesla is allowed to re-open its three Missouri stores, and Indiana considers an annual fee for... read more January 6, 2017 by


 
wind farm

Clean energy to grow, coal to fade, regardless of Trump EPA plans

President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicates that his administration will... read more January 6, 2017 by


 
Indianapolis, by Flickr user ellenm1 (Used under CC License)

Indiana too slaps electric cars with $150 fee for not using gas

Indiana may soon follow Michigan in implementing fees for electric cars, with the stated goal of helping to pay for road repairs. Michigan is now adding fees for electric... read more January 6, 2017 by


 
Chrysler Portal concept, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

Chrysler Portal concept: all-electric minivan for CES offers some self-driving (specs updated)

It was widely rumored that Chrysler would reveal an all-electric minivan at this week's Consumer Electronics Show—and now we have the details. But the Chrysler Portal... read more January 6, 2017 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

UPDATE: Tesla can still sell cars in Missouri stores, pending appeal, after dealer lobby lauds victory

Just as the new year began, Tesla was dealt a fresh setback in its campaign to make its electric cars directly available to customers throughout the U.S. Tesla's license to... read more January 6, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Next Nissan Leaf: ProPilot self-driving included, 200-mile range or more confirmed

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn today confirmed that a second-generation Nissan Leaf electric car is coming "in the near future," though he didn't specify a date or model year. The... read more January 5, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance

Detroit Auto Show preview, Tesla Gigafactory cell production, German VW lawsuits: Today's Car News

Today, we preview the green cars of the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, Tesla begins lithium-ion battery cell production at its "Gigafactory," and German diesel owners sue... read more January 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

Explaining how Honda Accord Hybrid system works: video

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan returned last year, ending a one-year hiatus for the model. The new version uses an updated version of the two-motor hybrid... read more January 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

What will you be driving 10 years from now? Poll results

With news stories literally every day about autonomous vehicle tests, and the growing number of plug-in electric vehicles on sale, the future is ... well, up in the air... read more January 5, 2017 by


 

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