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Why NASA thinks the Tesla Autopilot is a bad idea

Why NASA thinks the Tesla Autopilot is a bad idea

Since news broke last month that the driver of a Tesla Model S running on the Autopilot driver-assistance system died in a crash, the technology has inspired intense debate. Regulators are investigating the crash to determine whether the fault was with the human driver, Autopilot itself—or a... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Volt

Who leads, who lags in electric cars in U.S.? New survey names them

A major obstacle to widespread adoption of electric cars is that they're not offered for sale everywhere. Collectively, automakers offer a significant number of all-electric... read more August 25, 2016 by


 
Opel Ampera-e

2017 Opel Ampera-e (nee Bolt EV) to debut at Paris Motor Show

We already knew that at some point, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car would get a European-market twin, to be called the 2017 Opel Ampera-e. The Ampera-e project was... read more August 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Reactions to Tesla 100D versions less than ecstatic: here's why

Generally, when Tesla Motors makes an announcement about a new product or a future plan, its fans and advocates cheer lustily. The rest of the industry grunts, takes quiet... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
Purported Faraday Future test mule (Photo by Twitter user Everette Taylor)

Is this Faraday Future's all-electric Tesla Model X fighter?

Electric-car startup Faraday Future has the ambitious goal of starting production of its first electric car within two years. So far, though, the company has divulged... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Multi-brand electric-car dealer to open in Canada after Iceland test

With the notable exception of Tesla Motors' company-owned stores, electric cars must compete against internal-combustion models for space and attention on dealer lots. But... read more August 24, 2016 by


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

What should Tesla's next vehicle be after the Model 3 and Model Y? Our poll results

In broad plan, Tesla Motors has stuck by the "secret master plan" it published 10 years ago. It launched the low-volume all-electric Roadster, then the higher-volume Model S... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

What can we learn from electric-car owners in Norway (more than 100K of them)?

Thanks to a combination of government incentives and public enthusiasm, electric cars make up a higher portion of new-car sales in Norway than in any other country. As of... read more August 23, 2016 by


 
Evatran Plugless wireless charger for Tesla Model S

Want to charge your Tesla Model S wirelessly? Soon you can

A handful of Tesla Model S owners will soon have the ability to charge their cars without having to plug them in. Several aftermarket companies have designed wireless... read more August 23, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i3

1 in 6 cars sold in 2020 must be electric to meet fuel-economy rules: study

Several nations have enacted strict fuel economy standards but, for the most part, they have not required automakers to sell electric cars. In the U.S., only the state of... read more August 22, 2016 by


 
Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept, 2016 Monterey Car Week

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept coupe: all-electric powertrain hints at future plans

As the famed Monterey Car Week moves into high gear today, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new concept car: the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. It's not too surprising that a large... read more August 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera

Porsche 911 won't get electric, hybrid versions any time soon

Porsche is among the cadre of German luxury carmakers adding all-electric and plug-in hybrid models to their lineups to better compete with Tesla Motors. The Porsche Mission... read more August 19, 2016 by


 
Zion National Park shuttle bus by Flickr user faungg's photos (Used under CC License)

Will electric buses replace propane ones in national parks (which replaced diesels)?

Electric buses could soon enter service shuttling visitors around a U.S. national park. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is evaluating the possibility of... read more August 18, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla takes dealership fight in Utah to state supreme court

Utah continues to be a battleground in the state-by-state war between Tesla Motors and state auto-dealer groups. Franchised dealers in multiple states have worked to block... read more August 18, 2016 by


 
Sydney Opera House by Flicker user thinboyfatter (Used under CC License)

What would it take to get Australia to 100-percent renewable energy?

What would it take to convert an entire country to 100-percent renewable energy? How about a country that occupies an entire continent? Australian climate think tank Beyond... read more August 17, 2016 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

Oversight of $2 billion VW electric-car funds required, charging companies say

As part of a preliminary settlement over its use illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars, Volkswagen is expected to pay for new electric-car charging infrastructure... read more August 17, 2016 by


 

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