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Audi Q6 Electric 'SUV Coupe' Arrives In 2018 Or 2019: CEO

Audi Q6 Electric 'SUV Coupe' Arrives In 2018 Or 2019: CEO

It's now clear that we'll see a slew of all-electric luxury vehicles with ranges of 200 miles or more from German makers Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz starting in 2017 or 2018. What's less clear is whether those vehicles will be developed as electric cars from the ground up or whether they'll be... read more

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2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Why Nothing Competes With Tesla Today, Plug-In Hybrids Included

Two years ago, the launch of the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid produced the first ostensible large luxury plug-in sedan competitor to the Tesla Model S electric car. The... read more April 24, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Getting More Electric Cars On Roads Faster: Recommendations From NRC

Government incentives and support programs have been helpful to the proliferation of electric cars, but a new report says there remains more to be done. In a report released... read more April 24, 2015 by 


 
Hybrid supercapacitor developed by UCLA

Hybrid Supercapacitor Gives Energy Density Of Lead-Acid Batteries (Video)

The need to increase electric-car ranges and decrease charging times has led to huge amounts of research into improved battery chemistries. But why stop at the stuff that... read more April 23, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Hey, Media: Electric Cars Aren't Hybrids, The Difference Matters

It all started with an article by Edmunds that boiled down to "owners of green cars are trading them in for SUVs in record numbers." That may be true--and it has since been... read more April 23, 2015 by 


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

Electric-Car Fast Charging: California CCS Sites Two Years Behind CHAdeMO

DC fast-charging stations greatly increase the convenience of owning an electric car--but they're still far scarcer than slower, 240-volt Level 2 charging sites. Even where... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Green-Car Buyers More Likely To Pay Cash For New Vehicles: Report

We're not entirely sure what it has to do with Earth Day, to be honest, but here's an odd little statistic. Turns out that buyers of green cars--whether they're hybrids or... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
State map showing where Tesla Motors can (blue) and can't (red) sell cars [Mojo Motors, Apr 2015]

Where Can Tesla Legally Sell Cars Directly To You? State-By-State Map: LATEST UPDATE

Every month, and often more frequently, a new story appears about the state-by-state battle between Tesla Motors and auto-dealer lobbyists. In some states, Tesla is permitted... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
Ashley Horvat, photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Transportation

Oregon's Electric-Car Czar Heads For PlugShare After 5 Years

For the past couple of years, Oregon has been unique among the states that promote electric cars. That's because it created a position within its Department of Transportation... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
Frame from video of Energica Ego electric superbike drag-racing various competitors, Apr 2015

Energica Ego Electric Superbike Beats 2 Teslas, Ferrari In 1/4-Mile (Video)

Energica recently released a video that puts its Energica Ego electric superbike in direct competition with a variety of well known high-powered cars and motorcycles. The... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet FNR concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

Green Cars At Shanghai Motor Show: Plug-In Hybrids Aplenty

China's status as the largest new-car market in the world means the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show is now as important for car shoppers outside the country as it is for those... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 
Aoxin Ibis electric car. Photo by CarNewsChina.com.

China To Top U.S. Electric-Car Sales? Why Stats Don't Compare

Not all electric vehicles are created the same--and that's an important point to keep in mind when you read stories about how China's electric-car market is set to overtake... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

2015 Chevy Volt: Big Clearance Sale Before New 2016 Model Includes $249 Lease

Before a new model of car can go on sale, carmakers and dealers have to clear inventory of its predecessor. It's not uncommon for carmakers to offer significant discounts on... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 
Kandi electric car (Image: Kandi Technologies Group)

Cue Kandi Store Jokes: Small Electric Car Goes On Sale In China

Kandi Technologies Group operates a car-sharing service in China that dispenses electric cars from vending machines. But now it plans to move into retail sales. So it looks... read more April 20, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Motor Trend 'Car of the Year' ceremony in New York City, Nov 2012

Tesla Had A Deal To Sell Itself To Google Til Musk Walked Away

Like any startup company, Tesla Motors has had crises where the electric-car maker came very close to financial collapse. One was in 2008, when its Roadster model was late in... read more April 20, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt Order Guide: Options, Trim Levels...But No Prices Yet

These days, waiting for a new car is akin to the anticipation surrounding a Hollywood blockbuster. First come the teases, then more substantive trailers, perhaps followed by... read more April 20, 2015 by 


 

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