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Electric cars can be 'contagious,' DoE says (solar panels too), but why?

Electric cars can be 'contagious,' DoE says (solar panels too), but why?

The word "contagious" is often used to describe diseases, but not all contagions are necessarily bad. Studies have found that solar panels can be "contagious," for example. In other words, a homeowner is more likely to install solar panels on their house if their neighbor has done so. CHECK OUT... read more

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2016 BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance (Chinese spec)

BMW X1 plug-in hybrid SUV for China only, not North America

BMW is making another addition to its growing roster of plug-in hybrids, but this one won't be sold in the U.S. Unveiled at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show last week, the BMW X1... read more September 8, 2016 by


 
Samsung SDI battery plant in Xi'an, China

Samsung wants to be major battery player, just like LG Chem

The market for lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars is currently dominated by a handful of companies. Korean electronics giant Samsung hopes to become one of those... read more September 8, 2016 by


 
Opel Ampera-e

Opel Ampera-e ad highlights 'fun to drive' aspect of electric cars

General Motors' European marketing people appear to be taking a different tack with the upcoming Opel Ampera-e electric car. Set to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show later... read more September 8, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

Plug-in electric car sales for August: Volt sells at twice Leaf rate (updated)

While U.S. vehicle sales last month are expected to fall overall as data rolls in, August has traditionally been a very good month for sales of plug-in electric cars. The... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Versa Note

Range-extended electric Nissan Note to launch in November?

Nissan is known for its all-electric Leaf, but the Japanese automaker may also begin offering electric cars with gasoline-powered range extenders. Late last year, a report... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

What's the minimum electric-car range for mass acceptance? Poll results

The handful of mass-priced electric cars offered 200 miles or more of range scheduled to launch over the next two years will clearly bring one question to the forefront. How... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
Modified Tesla Model S owned by Will.i.am.

This may be the most horrifying Tesla Model S electric car in the world

When it comes to modifying cars, the sky's the limit. Given enough cash, car modifiers will go to extraordinary lengths to improve the performance of stock vehicles, or... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC  -  First Drive  -  April 2016

Daimler to launch at least six electric cars, perhaps even nine

In response to the success of Tesla Motors, established German luxury automakers are getting serious about electric cars. Audi and Porsche are both planning new all-electric... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, August 2016: Volt laurels

The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid followed July's record-setting 385 Canadian sales with 421 units in August—the first time any plug-in electric vehicle had topped the... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Does the Chevy Bolt EV make the Chevrolet Volt irrelevant? Is that a problem?

Sometime during the last three months of this year, the first 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be delivered to its buyer in a blaze of flash photography and publicity. The... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors production line for Tesla Model S, Fremont, California

Musk begs Tesla staff to cut costs before company raises cash

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is on a mission to show positive cash flow in the third quarter of 2016. The carmaker has yet to turn a profit, and is currently in the midst of... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf on scenic drives in Europe

Nissan Leaf electric car on scenic coastal, rural drives in Europe: video

Summer may be coming to an end, but it might still be possible to squeeze in a road trip. At least, that's the message Nissan seems to be sending its European customers. The... read more September 5, 2016 by


 
DC fast-charging site in Nebbenes, Norway [photo: Norsk elbilforening]

World's largest fast-charging site opens in Norway: 28 electric cars can charge, all standards included

Norway has once again proven to be the friendliest place in the world for electric cars. The country where plug-in cars make up a higher proportion of new-car sales than any... read more September 2, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

What it took to buy an electric car in Texas: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to locate and purchase or lease a Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid somewhere in the heart of Texas oil country. Hoping to make... read more September 2, 2016 by


 
BMW i8 Protonic Red Special Edition, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Samsung Hungarian battery plant to open in 2018, perhaps for BMW electric cars?

Anticipated increases in electric-car production in 2018 and later now have battery suppliers scrambling to add manufacturing capacity. One of the major players is Korean... read more September 2, 2016 by


 

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