plug-in cars

 
More details on fast-charging rate in 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car

More details on fast-charging rate in 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car

For a few years now, Tesla has shown what a nationwide network of DC fast-charging sites for long-range electric cars should look like. Its Supercharger network now covers virtually all of the lower 48 states, and until earlier this year, it was completely free to Tesla drivers. The Chevrolet Bolt... read more

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Nissan e-NV200 revolutionizes iconic Harrods fleet

European brands adopt electric delivery trucks: Harrods, Hermes

In the U.S., electric-car advocates and green energy fans have been dealt some setbacks during recent weeks. In Europe, however, the push toward electrification remains as... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQ electric car concept  [photo: Axel Harries]

Mercedes-Benz electric cars to arrive sooner as urgency increases

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is speeding up its shift towards electrification. The auto-maker remains on track to bolster its portfolio with 10 electric vehicles, but... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Lessons learned from early electric car: 2011 Nissan Leaf at 90,000 miles

Being a pioneer isn't easy. When you're pioneering new automotive technology, it can be challenging and sometimes costly. Just ask anyone who owned an early turbocharged... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Elon Musk as stern daddy: no central Model 3 speedo, head-up display for you!

Never let it be said that Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn't a man of strong opinions. His tweets are the stuff of legend, his dismissals of hydrogen fuel-cell cars as "fool cells"... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

Fast-charging a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to go on sale in the U.S. That alone makes it a landmark vehicle, and has... read more March 29, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

Germany, Austria electric-car charging networks improve, fast

Two adjacent European countries are stepping up efforts to improve their public electric-car charging infrastructure. Initiatives in Germany and Austria should see major... read more March 29, 2017 by


 
Section of 2018 Nissan Leaf spy shot  [image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien, as used on Motor Authority]

2018 Nissan Leaf: more spy shots of electric car's second generation

The more camouflaged spy shots that emerge of a car being tested on public roads, the closer it likely is to being introduced. After seven years of the first-generation... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Which electric car will sell best during 2018? Poll results

Next year should be a record year for sales of plug-in electric cars. A new crop of affordable electric cars with 200 miles of range or more will be available, joining this... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
2013 Honda Fit EV

Honda researches high-power electric-car charging, at highway speeds

Even with recent efforts to expand it, electric-car charging infrastructure is nowhere near rivaling the ubiquity of gas stations. But what if electric cars didn't need to... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Soon, 'electric-car range will no longer be a factor,' BMW chief says

Among German luxury brands, BMW was the first to show significant interest in electric cars. It launched its "i" sub-brand in Europe in 2013, and its plans have evolved to... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
Longer-range Renault Zoe electric car, introduced at 2016 Paris Motor Show

Renault Zoe electric-car owners can double their range by upgrading leased batteries

When the updated 2017 Renault Zoe was unveiled last fall at the Paris auto show, it became one of the few electric cars whose range effectively doubled over its model life... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Buick Velite 5 to be sold in China (Chevrolet Volt in North America)

GM confirms Chevy Volt to be sold as Buick Velite 5 in China

In the 20 years since General Motors and its Chinese partner SAIC reintroduced the Buick brand to China, more than 8 million Buicks have been sold in what is now the world's... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Aston Martin RapidE concept

Aston Martin Rapide luxury sedan to go all-electric; cheerio, V-12!

Many luxury automakers are planning new electric cars, both to meet future emissions standards and as a response to the success of Tesla. So far, though, no established... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Free Form Factory Gratis X1 electric jet ski

All-electric personal watercraft launch for quieter lake journeys

Not all electric vehicles have wheels. Electric boats have actually been around for quite awhile, and now a California startup is trying to expand use of electric powertrains... read more March 26, 2017 by


 
Nissan Sway Concept

California conundrum: 2018 Leaf, Bolt EV, or Mirai fuel-cell car?

California is very different from the rest of the United States. All by itself, it's the sixth largest economy in the world. One eighth of all Americans live there. It's home... read more March 24, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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