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

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 electric cars than comparable internal-combustion models. But electric-car battery prices are falling fast, according to one recent... read more

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Prototype for Lucid electric car due in 2018

Lucid (nee Atieva) to build luxury electric cars in Arizona factory

Lucid Motors has become the latest startup automaker proposing to build electric cars in the U.S. The company—formerly known as Atieva—says it plans to break... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
At the groundbreaking for Faraday Future's production facility in North Las Vegas (April 13, 2016)

Faraday Future halts factory work, hopes to resume early 2017 (update)

Faraday Future's ambitious plans to launch a production electric car in less than two years appear to have hit a snag. Before the Chinese-backed startup can begin production... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S undergoing assembly

Tesla's new manufacturing chief has a lot on his plate (Model 3, mostly)

Tesla Motors is facing a huge increase its production output in order to meet the ambitious goals set by CEO Elon Musk. He says he expects the company produce 500,000... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Electric cars will require 10,000-plus job cuts at VW, says HR chief

As it works to pull itself out of the quagmire of the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, VW Group has ambitious plans to add more electric cars to its lineup. Right now, the... read more November 1, 2016 by


 
At the groundbreaking for Faraday Future's production facility in North Las Vegas (April 13, 2016)

Faraday Future imperils electric-car factory, misses payment to contractor

The Faraday Future company has said it aims to put its first electric car into production within two years. To achieve that goal, the company is building a new factory in... read more October 25, 2016 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Which country or region will make the most electric cars in 2025? Poll results

Plug-in electric cars are going to be a bigger part of the vehicle mix in future than they have been to date. That much is abundantly clear. Electric cars are one of four... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Electric cars necessary to protect Mercedes jobs, says labor leader

Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler is pushing for more electric cars, and that has the company's labor leaders thinking about how such a shift might affect its workers. Electric... read more September 20, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford Focus

Small cars leave U.S.: Ford to build next Focus in Mexico (Model E too)

They may be known as the "Detroit Three," but the biggest U.S. automakers are exporting production of small cars elsewhere. Ford confirmed yesterday that it will move... read more September 15, 2016 by


 
BMW i8 Protonic Red Special Edition, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Samsung Hungarian battery plant to open in 2018, perhaps for BMW electric cars?

Anticipated increases in electric-car production in 2018 and later now have battery suppliers scrambling to add manufacturing capacity. One of the major players is Korean... read more September 2, 2016 by


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

Tesla now 'driving force' behind San Francisco area manufacturing

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has had many interesting and unexpected effects in its decade of existence. It's launched a series of electric cars with 200 miles or more of... read more August 12, 2016 by


 
2012 Fisker Karma from the Rogers' Classic Car Museum collection

Karma, Faraday plan large Chinese electric-car factories

China is the world's largest new-car market, and generous government incentives have made it a particularly strong market for vehicles that plug in. To take advantage of that... read more August 11, 2016 by


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

Tesla Gigafactory energy: no solar panels yet, but no natural gas at all

Tesla has officially opened its lithium-ion battery cell "gigafactory," but the company still has substantial work to do. It must ramp up cell production in order to help... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW likely to build electric cars in North America by 2020: executive

As it works to recover from the diesel-emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen's future plans include quite a number of new electric cars. The company has said it will... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car to enter production in October

General Motors has followed an aggressive schedule for the launch of its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. After unveiling the production version of the 200-mile electric... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW's big electric-car pledge: LG Chem, Panasonic possible battery partners (updated)

Volkswagen is reportedly considering building its own battery factory as part of a large commitment to electric cars. The company is targeting sales of more than 1 million... read more July 18, 2016 by


 

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