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Tesla's New Powerwall Batteries: 7 Or 10 kWh For $3,000 Or $3,500

Tesla's New Powerwall Batteries: 7 Or 10 kWh For $3,000 Or $3,500

Last night, as promised, Tesla unveiled the new, non-automotive product line it had previously teased--confirming that the carmaker will enter the energy-storage business. Under the Tesla Energy brand, the electric-car manufacturer will also sell lithium-ion batteries for utilities, businesses, and...

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Gas pump

Will Fuel Economy Rules Require Future Cars To Use Premium Gas?

Carmakers are pursuing continual fuel-economy gains to meet the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.5 mpg set for 2025. Their engineers work to squeeze every... read more April 30, 2015 by 


 
NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Suppose Two-Thirds Of Gas Stations Gave Away Free Gasoline...

Wouldn't it be great if two out of every three times you pulled up to a gas pump, you didn't have to pay anything for your fuel? That's the equivalent of what electric-car... read more April 30, 2015 by 


 
2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V Subcompact SUV Starts At $19,995, On Sale May 15

The 2016 Honda HR-V subcompact crossover goes on sale May 15, and we now have full pricing information. The base price is $19,115, but a mandatory $880 destination fee brings... read more April 30, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars: Defining Battery-Electrics, Plug-In Hybrids, Range-Extended & More

With an ever-growing landscape of plug-in electric vehicles, there is now more potential than ever for confusion among potential buyers. To the casual observer, the umbrella... read more April 30, 2015 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90 Excellence

Third Row Seats, Good Gas Mileage: What Are Your Options?

If you need to fit more than five into your vehicle—even just sometimes—and the thought of getting less than 25 miles per gallon in daily driving repulses you... read more April 30, 2015 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station on NY-to-FL road trip [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Valet Mode Hides Away All The Fun

As arguably the coolest, most cutting-edge car in the world, the Tesla Model S electric car attracts a lot of curiosity and envy from other drivers. What self-respecting car... read more April 30, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

European Buyers To Skip Over Hybrids, Go Straight To Plug-Ins

While hybrid cars have had a good 10-year run in North America as the most fuel-efficient alternative, Europe never warmed to hybrid-electric powertrains. With roughly half... read more April 29, 2015 by 


 
2015 Fiat 500e

Tesla Home Batteries, CAFE Explained, Washington Electric Cars: Today's Car News

Today, we discuss Tesla batteries for energy storage, the real meaning for the 54.5 mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) target for 2025, and why electric-car loving... read more April 29, 2015 by 


 
1975 Enfield E8000 ECC "Flux Capacitor," by Flickr user Mark Skinner (Used under CC License)

Tiny 40-Year-Old Electric Car Now As Fast As Tesla Roadster

The era of the modern electric car essentially began in December 2010 with the launch of the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. But there were many electric cars before that... read more April 29, 2015 by 


 
Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

Tesla's Big Bet: Batteries For Energy Storage A 'Major New Product'

Tomorrow night, if its strong hints are accurate, Tesla Motors will announce that it plans to offer lithium-ion battery packs for home and business energy storage. Such... read more April 29, 2015 by 


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

Let's Be Clear: Real 2025 Gas-Mileage Goal Is 40 MPG--Or So--Not 54.5 MPG

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025, but the current average for new vehicles isn't even close to... read more April 29, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

Washington State Loves Electric Cars, But Gets Very Few: Here's Why

When it comes to states friendly to electric cars, Washington is pretty close to the top. It has one of the highest percentages of registered plug-in electric cars in the... read more April 29, 2015 by 


 
Large switch at photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Clean-Energy Growth, Oil Industry Stagnation, Toyota Electric Cars In China: Today's Car News

Today, we have reports on growth in clean energy for electricity generation, and encouraging signs of electric-car adoption. Also, see why Toyota may have to build the... read more April 28, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

China To Force Toyota To Build Electric Cars It Loathes

Toyota has been more than abundantly clear in its belief that the best approach to reducing fuel consumption and offering zero-emission vehicles lies in a combination of its... read more April 28, 2015 by 


 
Vauxhall Ampera

Big Oil To 'Lose Control Of Auto Industry': Energy Conference

It's not uncommon for media commenters to look at electric-car sales numbers, only to conclude that the segment is teetering on the brink of death. Electric cars will never... read more April 28, 2015 by 


 
 

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