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Six electric cars that are less efficient than a Toyota Prius

Six electric cars that are less efficient than a Toyota Prius

We usually think of automotive energy efficiency in terms of miles per gallon, but that isn't adequate for cars with plugs. For battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids, the EPA has created a surrogate measure for how many miles a car powered by a battery can go on the amount of energy that's... read more

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2016 Tesla Model X

New Tesla Model X overreach fix: removable mesh to block sun

The Tesla Model X is set apart not only by its electric powertrain, but by several dramatic design flourishes. These include the famous Falcon doors, as well as a windshield... read more June 27, 2016 by


 
Electric racer Grimsel sprints to 62 mph in just 1.513 seconds

Electric racer goes 0 to 60 mph in 1.5 seconds, built by students

A group of Swiss students have built an electric car that can out accelerate even the quickest supercars. The tiny electric car reached 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) from... read more June 27, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i8

BMW i8 prototype to drop engine, go all-electric: report

BMW's next all-electric car could be a variant of the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe. The German carmaker currently offers only one all-electric model—the i3... read more June 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Diesel-electric hybrid Jaguar 'J-Pace' test mule spotted in U.K.

Many hints have emerged recently to indicate that Jaguar will soon launch an all-electric SUV to compete with the Tesla Model X. Now Jaguar engineers have been spotted... read more June 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC  -  First Drive  -  April 2016

Mercedes electric SUV concept for Paris: what we know so far

Mercedes-Benz is expected to debut an electric SUV concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show this fall. The concept will likely preview one of what could be up to four... read more June 24, 2016 by


 
Maserati Alfieri concept, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Could an electric Maserati compete with Tesla? FCA chief mulls it over

The success of the Tesla Model S has spurred established German luxury carmakers to plan numerous plug-in electric models of their own. But could Silicon Valley carmaker... read more June 24, 2016 by


 
Battery storage system electrified by BMW i

BMW electric-car batteries to be used as home energy-storage devices

Tesla Motors was the first carmaker to branch out from selling electric cars to offering standalone battery packs for energy storage, but others have followed the company's... read more June 24, 2016 by


 
2012 Nissan Leaf in the autumn outside Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [photo: Ricardo Borba]

Electric cars a key part of climate-action plans in Ontario, Quebec

In the past two months, the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec announced aggressive climate-change policies, both featuring strong plug-in electric vehicle support... read more June 23, 2016 by


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

Which countries have plans for all new cars to be electric, and when?

Plug-in electric cars currently make up a fairly small percentage of the millions of new vehicles sold globally. But within the next two decades, they may be the only new... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Virginia dealers double down on Tesla attack, demand probe of sales

Tesla Motors continues to battle Virginia car dealers over the opening of a second company-owned retail store in the Old Dominion State. In March, the Virginia Automobile... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Rogue

Nissan Juke, Rogue crossover SUVs to offer all-electric versions?

It's a frequent complaint from car shoppers: all the affordable electric cars are small hatchbacks or sedans, but I want an SUV. Indeed, there's only one all-electric... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Toyota hints it may be more friendly toward electric cars: report

Toyota has shown very little interest in battery-electric cars. The company has taken the position that hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains are more practical choices... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
Tesla gigafactory, March 2016, shown in drone footage posted to YouTube by Above Reno

Panasonic to build electric-car battery cells at Tesla gigafactory this year: report

Panasonic is currently Tesla's sole supplier of battery cells for its electric cars, and a partner in the carmaker's massive lithium-ion cell "gigafactory" in Nevada. The... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Next Nissan Leaf confirmed for 60-kwh battery, 200 miles of range

The second-generation Nissan Leaf will have a range of at least 200 miles, provided by a new battery pack with a capacity of 60 kilowatt-hours. This will help the next... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
Hollywood Electrics Racing motorcycle, 2014 class winner at Pikes Peak

Electric motorcycles return to Pikes Peak to race into the clouds

Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern front range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The peak is 14,115 feet (4,300 meters) high, and the road to the top is 12.42... read more June 21, 2016 by


 

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