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Charging An Electric Car: Why It Takes More Energy Than Your Battery Holds

Charging An Electric Car: Why It Takes More Energy Than Your Battery Holds

Pumping more gasoline into your car than the tank can supposedly hold would be quite disconcerting. Yet with electric cars, the idea of supplying more energy than your battery’s capacity is an entirely normal scenario—one that you should get used to. Last year, one of the leading... read more

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2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars: What's Needed To Eliminate Gasoline, Diesel In 25 Years

More than four years after the first modern electric cars went on sale in significant numbers, concerted efforts by carmakers, governments, and assorted advocates have... read more May 11, 2015 by 


 
2015 Lexus CT 200h

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For May 2015

Green cars can save their owners money by using less fuel, or--in the case of all-electric cars--none at all. But as with any other car, the lack of fixed prices means there... read more May 11, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

Tesla Energy: What We Learned About Powerwall Demand On Q1 Results Call

The quarterly earnings calls held by Tesla Motors are always a chance to hear CEO Elon Musk describe the Silicon Valley carmaker's operations and outlooks. But last week's... read more May 11, 2015 by 


 
NASA battery-powered airplane 'Greased Lightning'

New Battery And Energy Research And Technology: What We're Reading

Modern electric cars have been on sale for over four years, and in that time they've proven that battery power works in the real world. Now, they're being joined by the first... read more May 10, 2015 by 


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

Which Electric Car Dominates Sales In New York State?

When it comes to determining electric-car sales, monthly figures published by carmakers are the most readily-available resource. But they aren't necessarily the sole sources... read more May 9, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X prototype in Culver City, California [photo by Instagram user jmtibs]

Tesla Model X, Model 3, Gigafactory: What We Learned On Q1 Results Call

The quarterly earnings call held Wednesday afternoon by Tesla Motors is always a chance to hear how CEO Elon Musk views the operations of his carmaking company. But the call... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 Buick LaCrosse

GM To Fall Short Of 500,000 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Goal For 2017

In November 2012, General Motors announced a goal of putting 500,000 electrified vehicles on the road by 2017. That encompasses any type of vehicle that uses electricity as... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt on display at Disney World Test Track exhibit  [photo tweeted by 'Schmoofy']

2016 Chevy Volt To Get California Carpool Lane Access

Access to the carpool lane in California with only a single occupant has proven to be one of the more effective incentives to get the state's drivers to buy electric cars... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S Drift

Tesla Model S Drifting Shows Wild Side Of Electric Cars (Video)

Numerous drag-race videos have proven that the Tesla Model S P85D can take on just any challenger in a straight line. But what about other forms of automotive hooliganism?... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Apr: Pace Continues Steady: FINAL UPDATE

Sales of plug-in electric cars in April held few real surprises, coming in at about the average rate of previous months. The now-aging Nissan Leaf saw deliveries of 1,553... read more May 7, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus Electric

Green-Car Decline: Combined Hybrid, Electric Sales Started Falling Last June

Since U.S. gas prices began falling last year, there's been much discussion about their effect on sales of hybrids and electric cars. The knee-jerk response of many analysts... read more May 7, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla Acquires Michigan Tool & Die Maker To Boost Electric-Car Production

As it seeks to expand its electric-car production, Tesla Motors may also be attempting to bring more of that process in-house. Carmakers are backed by a complex chain of... read more May 7, 2015 by 


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Elon Musk arrives in a Tesla Roadster

Has Elon Musk Cut Tesla's 2015 Electric-Car Guidance A Bit, Maybe?

After the New York financial markets close this afternoon, Tesla Motors will release its first-quarter financial results and its quarterly letter to shareholders. The company... read more May 6, 2015 by 


 
Slide from 'The Future of Transport: Challenging Perceptions,' Shell Oil presentations, Apr 2015

How Shell Oil Sees The Future Of Energy And Vehicle Fuels In 2050

It's always good to understand how the huge global energy industry views the worlds of today and tomorrow. At last month's Shell Eco-Marathon fuel-efficiency competition... read more May 6, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

Tesla Didn't Invent Home Energy Storage, Has Many Competitors

Like almost everything else related to the company, its venture into energy storage is generating plenty of publicity for electric-car maker Tesla Motors. The new product... read more May 6, 2015 by 


 

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