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China to crack down on green-car subsidy cheating: report

China to crack down on green-car subsidy cheating: report

Over the past few years, both national and state Chinese governments have heavily subsidized electric cars in an aggressive attempt to promote mass adoption. Electric cars are seen as an important way to combat the country's notorious air pollution, and develop the domestic auto industry. So far... read more

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Teaser photo for next Volkswagen I.D. electric-car concept, to be shown at 2017 Detroit Auto Show

Electric VW Microbus-like concept to appear at Detroit Auto Show

The original Volkswagen Microbus is an iconic design that is still instantly recognizable decades after the last ones were sold in the U.S. That might explain why rumors of... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S for kids by Radio Flyer

Now, a $500 electric Tesla: it's a holiday gift for your kids (video)

With the holiday season in full swing, here's a gift idea that will indoctrinate tomorrow's potential electric-car buyers at a young age. It's a miniature Tesla Model S... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

What effect will Trump presidency have on electric cars? Poll results

It may reflect unshakable confidence in the future prospects of electric cars. Or perhaps it's a lack of conviction that the incoming Trump Administration can have enough... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Bollore BlueCars recharging at Paris curb for the Autolib electric-car sharing service, Sep 2016

BlueLA expands French electric-car sharing service to California

First there was AutoLib, a French electric-car sharing service operated by the Bolloré Group. Then came BlueIndy, the first U.S. franchise of the service, which put... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Michigan state capitol, Lansing (photo by Brian Charles Watson)

Michigan says Tesla sales ban not unconstitutional, responding to lawsuit

Tesla Motors continues to fight for the ability to sell its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan, home of the rest of the U.S. auto industry. The Silicon Valley... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Electric car battery warranties compared

It's one of the most frequently asked questions by anyone hearing about a modern electric car: do I have to replace the battery? With 15 years of experience in mobile phones... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford F-150

XL Hybrids gets big order for pickup truck plug-in hybrid 'upfit'

Improving fuel efficiency doesn't always require creating a new vehicle. XL Hybrids markets modifications that allows fleet buyers to "upfit" their vehicles into hybrids. So... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

Germany may miss 2020 emission targets, government report shows

Ambitious emissions-reduction goals are important, because they allow policymakers to coordinate and focus efforts on a defined target. But the problem with setting lofty... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi electric cars to use Nissan-Renault platforms: report

Now that it has officially taken control of Mitsubishi Motors, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is integrating the smaller automaker's green-car projects with its own... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance

2018 BMW 530e 'iPerformance' plug-in hybrid sedan for U.S. unveiled

The latest model in BMW's expanding lineup of plug-in hybrids sold in the U.S. is a version of its new 5-Series sedan, with a plug. Called the 530e iPerformance, it joins... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
Steve and Janet Wozniak with new 2016 Tesla Model S, December 2016  [source: Steve Wozniak Facebook]

Woz got a Tesla, not a Chevy Bolt EV: Supercharging may be why

In September, Chevy scored quite a publicity coup for its Bolt EV long-range electric car. The car's chief engineer, Josh Tavel, took a pre-production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

Electric Chevy Bolt EV will be GM's first autonomous car

With its EPA-rated 238-mile range and a base price of $37,495, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a serious foray by General Motors into mass-market, long-range electric cars. It... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Norwegian Tesla owners, company settle out of court over performance claims

Norway is widely acknowledged as one of the world's friendliest places for electric cars. A combination of aggressive incentives, public interest, and short average commuting... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

California approves PG&E utility plan for 7,500 electric-car charging stations

California's latest tactic to promote electric-car adoption is to involve electric utilities in the installation and operation of charging infrastructure. Utilities in other... read more December 18, 2016 by


 
Chinese battery electric crossover: BYD e6 test drive, Los Angeles, May 2012

2016 BYD e6 electric taxi gets range increase to 187 miles: Forbidden Fruit

How would you like an all-electric wagon with five seats, a rear liftgate, and 187 miles of EPA-rated range? Sounds pretty good, right? You'd think such a vehicle might sell... read more December 16, 2016 by


 

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