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Hybrid market share peaked in 2013, down since then

Hybrid market share peaked in 2013, down since then

What's a "green car"? Is it a hybrid? A zero-emission vehicle? One that plugs in? Or just one that uses less fuel than other cars in its segment? It's a perpetual conundrum, for Green Car Reports among others, but it illustrates one of the longstanding challenges in the field. Will the market for... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

How to figure out if your local Chevy dealer carries the Bolt EV electric car

The first few Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars were delivered in California's Silicon Valley more than a month ago, marking the start of what will be a nationwide rollout... read more January 20, 2017 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla Autopilot investigation closed by NHTSA, will continue to monitor

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) closed its investigation into the fatal Florida crash last May of a Tesla using the company's Autopilot... read more January 20, 2017 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

Challenging Arthur Little study on electric-car emissions: questionable assumptions

Transitions into new technologies always generate confusion and misinformation, and certainly that has been the case with modern electric cars. Buyers, automakers, and... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
GreenTech Automotive MyCar

GreenTech Auto shutters its doors, closes Mississippi factory

The harsh reality of high costs and the inexorable heft of the auto industry have claimed another electric-car startup. GreenTech Automotive opened a plant in Mississippi in... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model X vs Tesla Model S drag race screencap

Tesla reverses recent limit on lifetime full-speed launches (updated)

Tesla uses over-the-air software updates to quickly add new features to its electric cars, or to correct problems without the need for customers to bring their cars to... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Mirai

Toyota Mirai touted in ad on electric-car charging station

How do you advertise new and innovative zero-emission vehicles, whether they're electric or fuel-cell cars? It's a question that's bedeviled carmakers and their marketers... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Faraday Future FF 91 electric car to cost almost $300,000?

At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Faraday Future released a number of details about the FF 91, its first production electric car. It quoted a range of 378 miles... read more January 18, 2017 by


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

VW Group plans 8 plug-in electric cars for China

As it works to recover from its diesel emission scandal, the Volkswagen Group is rapidly embracing electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1 million electric... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
Nissan Sway Concept  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos

2018 Nissan Leaf: what we know so far about next electric car (updated)

The Nissan Leaf is by far the highest-volume electric car ever sold, with total sales now having passed 250,000 units. First launched in 2011, the Leaf got some updates for... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Electric Car Price Guide: every 2017 all-electric car, with specs (updated)

It's a hot topic whenever anyone mentions electric cars: pricing. Many electric cars are more expensive than their regular counterparts, though in general they cost far less... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
ChargePoint Express Plus modular DC fast-charging system for electric cars, launched at 2017 CES

ChargePoint launches Express Plus modular fast-charging hardware

It's an interesting moment to contemplate the future of DC fast charging for electric cars right now. Electric cars with 200 miles or more of range are starting to hit the... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
2016 Renault Zoe electric car

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Nov 2016

In the waning months of 2016, no dramatic changes occurred in European plug-in electric car sales. The established players remained on top of the sales charts, in virtually... read more January 16, 2017 by


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

When can I buy a Chevy Bolt EV electric car? See state-by-state schedule

Last month, the first Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars were sold in California's Silicon Valley. Electric-car advocates and buyers across the U.S. now want to know when they... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

How high a hill could recharge a coasting Tesla electric car completely?

One of the benefits of electric cars is that slowing down becomes a useful activity. Regenerative braking recovers energy normally lost as friction heat, as it does when the... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
Tesla Supercharger stations at Harris Ranch, California, in April 2013  [photo: TeslaTap.com]

Tesla releases Supercharger electric-car fast-charge prices

Tesla announced in November that it would end free unlimited use of its Supercharger DC fast-charging stations. Now that the cutoff point for that perk has arrived, the... read more January 13, 2017 by


 

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