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Tesla Model S Radio Flyer: Ludicrous Mode For Junior

Tesla Model S Radio Flyer: Ludicrous Mode For Junior

Now there's a Tesla electric car for people that aren't even old enough to drive yet. Radio Flyer collaborated with Tesla to make a Model S for kids, and it could be the perfect way to indoctrinate tomorrow's potential electric-car buyers while they're young. Unlike many other toy cars, Radio Flyer... read more

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Consumer Reports tests Tesla Model S "Summon"

Tesla Adds Safety Provisions To 'Summon' Self-Driving Feature

Tesla is deploying software modifications for its "Summon" autonomous-driving feature in response to criticism from Consumer Reports. After testing the system on its own... read more February 16, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model X vs Tesla Model S drag race screencap

Tesla Model X Vs Tesla Model S: Ludicrous Drag-Strip Faceoff (Video)

We've seen plenty of videos of the Tesla Model S showing its taillights to other cars in drag racing--sometimes even embarrassing some expensive supercars. But how well can... read more February 15, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car  [November 2015]

Next Volkswagen e-Golf To Have At Least 200 Miles Of Range

When it launched in fall 2014, the Volkswagen e-Golf electric car all but duplicated the Nissan Leaf in range and efficiency: 83 miles and 116 MPGe against the Leaf's 84-mile... read more February 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S 90D during Southern California test drive  [photo: David Noland]

Old Vs New: 2016 Tesla Model S 90D Compared To Original Version

In a week or so, my 2013 Tesla Model S, now fitted with an 85-kilowatt-hour battery, will wind up its third year of residence in my driveway. It just finished its third... read more February 12, 2016 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model 3 Unveil On March 31, Deposits Accepted That Day

Tesla Motors held its quarterly conference call yesterday for its fourth-quarter and 2015 full-year financial results, and some of the numbers weren't great. But for eager... read more February 11, 2016 by


 
Opel Ampera-e

Chevy Bolt EV To Be Sold In Europe As Opel Ampera-E Electric Car

When the first-generation Chevrolet Volt debuted just over five years ago, General Motors created a version for Europe called the Opel Ampera. It was essentially identical to... read more February 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Once Again: Electric Cars Have Lower Lifetime Carbon Emissions

Battery-electric cars produce no direct carbon emissions from driving, but those are not the only potential source of emissions related to these vehicles. The lifetime carbon... read more February 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

GM Willing To Sell Chevy Volt's Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain To Other Makers

The biggest challenge in introducing new technologies is getting to the volume production that permits economies of scale for expensive components. Toyota is now nearing 9... read more February 10, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Valentine's Day video screencap

Valentine Extravaganza: Red Roses In Maroon Tesla Model S (With Disclaimers)

The "Summon" feature now available on the Tesla Model S has been hailed as an important technological breakthrough on the long march to fully autonomous cars. But apparently... read more February 10, 2016 by


 
Georgia license plate

Georgia Electric-Car Fee Cut From $200 To $75 By Proposed Bill

For a couple of years, Georgia offered an example to the rest of the nation on how a seemingly unlikely state could boost electric-car sales. Then it all came crashing down... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

LG Chem's Large Battery Plant In China Took Less Than 2 Years

Korean firm LG Chem has made significant headway in the electric-car battery market by adding up contracts from a large contingent of automaker customers. While Panasonic and... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X European Buyers Will Have To Wait For Chinese

The first Tesla Model X electric crossovers were delivered to a handful of U.S. customers at a flashy event last fall. And now the company is ramping up production to fill... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Cadillac ELR

Cadillac ELR Is Walking Dead (But May Be Great, Rare Used Car)

You almost have to pity the Cadillac ELR range-extended electric coupe: It's a very pretty car with luxurious appointments, but no one wants to buy it. And if the rumors that... read more February 8, 2016 by


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

How Many Electric Cars Does California Buy? One-Third To One-Half Of All Of 'Em

It's no secret that California is considerably more enthusiastic about electric cars than the rest of the nation. Policies put in place to promote plug-in cars--and a... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept

Bentley To Be Fourth VW Group Brand To Offer Electric Car

If an electric Audi is good, then an electric Audi plus an electric Volkswagen plus an electric Porsche plus an electric Bentley must be better, yes? At least, that would... read more February 8, 2016 by


 

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