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How high a hill could recharge a coasting Tesla electric car completely?

How high a hill could recharge a coasting Tesla electric car completely?

One of the benefits of electric cars is that slowing down becomes a useful activity. Regenerative braking recovers energy normally lost as friction heat, as it does when the accelerator pedal is not pushed and the car is coasting. In some cars, regeneration is aggressive enough to allow "one-pedal... read more

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2017 Chevrolet Volt with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker

2017 Toyota Prius Prime vs 2017 Chevrolet Volt: plug-in hybrid video test

They're two high-volume plug-in hybrids, but they take different approaches to energy efficiency. The Toyota Prius Prime, new for 2017, is the plug-in version of the world's... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Jeep Compass Limited

2017 Jeep Compass launched in LA, new small SUV for growing Jeep lineup

Jeeps are no longer exclusively classic SUVs (and actually haven't been for a while now). Despite some grumbling from fans, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) division has... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Jaguar I-Pace electric concept at LA Auto Show: video walkaround

Electric vehicles are hardly a new concept any more, but they've largely been the province of Nissan and Tesla. Add another nameplate to that battery-powered mix. The future... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Chevrolet Bolt EV: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2017

Each year, Green Car Reports chooses a new car, or a family of cars, as the best green car introduced in that model year. In 2011, our very first award, we picked the... read more November 14, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid: video road test

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a new plug-in version of the fourth-generation Prius hybrid launched last year. It succeeds the previous Prius Plug-In Hybrid, but it's a much... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
Teaser for Faraday Future electric car debuting at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

Faraday Future electric crossover teased before CES debut (video)

Faraday Future will unveil its first production electric car at CES in January, and last week it released a short teaser video previewing that vehicle. The short video... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: video review of 238-mile electric car

From the outside, this car looks like a tall hatchback, not all that remarkable, maybe a bit bigger than some of the smallest cars around. But from the moment you open the... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2016/2017 Formula E Hong Kong ePrix

How Formula E electric-car series could make road cars better

The adage "racing improves the breed" is often used to justify automakers' participation in motorsports. The implication is that technology developed for racing, and tested... read more October 13, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S P100D on the drag strip

How fast IS a Tesla Model S P100D? How about 0-to-60 in 2.5 seconds?

Last month, Tesla Motors announced new 100D versions of the Model S and Model X. A battery-pack capacity increase of 10 kilowatt hours over the previous 90D versions brings a... read more September 27, 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


 
2017 Karma Revero - first official photo

2017 Karma Revero: first official photo of rebooted Fisker Karma released

As the 2017 Karma Revero gets closer to its official launch later this year, its maker has released the first official photo of the luxury plug-in hybrid sedan. The rebooted... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW 330e

BMW 330e plug-in hybrid ads: no wait for Tesla Model 3 needed

The Tesla Model 3 electric car, which its maker says will launch late next year with 200 miles of range and a $35,000 price, has caused a few shock waves across the car... read more August 8, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

When to use Tesla's Autopilot system, and when not to use it

A fatal May 7 crash now under investigation by the NHTSA has generated plenty of discussion about the capabilities and limitations of Tesla's Autopilot system. Since... read more July 26, 2016 by


 
Atieva electric van "Edna" drag races Tesla Model S and Ferrari California T

When a Tesla Model S and Ferrari drag-race an electric van...what happens?

It's become apparent fairly recently that electric cars are particularly well suited to drag racing. Their instant torque gets the cars off the line very quickly, and... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S 'swimming' through flooded underpass, June 2016  [YouTube video by Sanzhar Altayev]

Tesla Model S can float, for short periods: Musk (video)

It's a grainy, jittery 44-second mobile-phone video, with the Blue Danube Waltz in the background. And it's suddenly relevant because that master of publicity, Tesla Motors... read more June 20, 2016 by


 

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