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When will major buyer demand for electric cars arrive? Poll results

When will major buyer demand for electric cars arrive? Poll results

With modern electric cars about to enter their eighth year on sale, they remain a tiny fraction of the North American and global markets. While plug-in models now make up almost 1 of every 20 vehicles sold in California, in the U.S. overall and globally it's more like 1 percent. The hurdles to... read more

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016

What's the lowest acceptable gas mileage for a compact SUV? Poll results

We've driven a lot of compact crossover utility vehicles in recent months. It's a hot category in the new-car market, with all light trucks getting better fuel economy than... read more May 8, 2017 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Is China more important to the future of electric cars than the U.S.? Poll results

Many U.S. car buyers still aren't aware that the Chinese market surpassed North America in volume and importance fully a decade ago. Similarly, in advanced automotive... read more May 2, 2017 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

How likely is it China will outpace the U.S. in electric-car adoption? Poll results

China is the biggest new-car market in the world, and has been since 2010. The world's largest country also has some of the smoggiest cities on the planet, and that's a... read more April 25, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

Is the science of climate change open to debate? Poll results

It's mixed news these days for those concerned about continuing manmade climate change. On the one hand, global carbon emissions were flat for the third year in a row... read more April 19, 2017 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

After Tesla, which automaker is best in electric cars? Poll results

Regardless of the number of cars they've sold—fewer than the Renault-Nissan alliance—Tesla is undoubtedly the best-known electric-car maker in the world. It... read more April 12, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

When will it be unacceptable to drive a car with a tailpipe? Poll results

No vehicle on earth is entirely free of emissions; even electric cars charged on renewable energy have emissions associated with their manufacturing. Those emissions... read more April 4, 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


 
2017 Toyota Mirai

What's the most important fuel-cell car so far? Poll results

About 600,000 plug-in electric cars have been sold in the U.S. in the past 10 years. The number for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles is lower: as of the end of last month, it's... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
Rendering of BMW i5 electric crossover utility vehicle, from patent drawings [Indian Autos Blog]

Which luxury brand will do best in electric cars? Poll results

Within the next two years we will see new all-electric luxury cars from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz appear in actual showrooms. All four of those makes have shown... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Will plug-in hybrids catch on faster than electric cars? Poll results

There are essentially two types of electric cars on sale today. Battery-electric vehicles are powered only by a battery, while plug-in hybrids have an engine to supplement a... read more March 2, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Which type of car will go all-electric the fastest? Poll results

One reason cited for the slow, if growing, penetration of plug-in electric cars in the U.S. is that they're not available in all segments and body styles. With the exception... read more February 24, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3

What will a fully-loaded Tesla Model 3 cost? Poll results

Now that the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV is arriving in more dealers each month, anticipation fever has turned to the Tesla Model 3. (There's a new generation of the Nissan... read more February 7, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

How important is fast-charging to sell electric cars? Poll results

Those unfamiliar with electric cars often don't know that several different types of battery charging exist. Overnight recharging at home can be done either with 120-volt... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

When will you buy your last-ever gallon of gas? Poll results

Well, never let it be said that this site's readers don't practice what they preach. We asked our Twitter followers when they thought they would buy their very last gallon of... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot engaged during cross-country record attempt

When will you buy your first fully autonomous car? Poll results

While electric cars received a disproportionate amount of media attention over the last five years, the focus is now turning. At the recent Consumer Electronics Show and... read more January 12, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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