5 electric cars in winter, BMW EV volume, 2019 Toyota Corolla, a little i-MiEV luv: Today's Car News

5 electric cars in winter, BMW EV volume, 2019 Toyota Corolla, a little i-MiEV luv: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a fond look back at the world's first affordable modern electric car, winter EV testing in the snows of Norway, the new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, and BMW's big plans for volume production of plug-in cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A Norwegian club tested five...

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Winter testing of electric cars in Norway by the Norwegian EV Association (Norsk Elbilforening)

Five electric cars tested in cold Norwegian winter: how did they do?

Drivers in the parts of North America that get winter weather are deeply familiar with snow-clogged wheel wells, iced-in wipers, and weak batteries, to list just a few. Our... read more 5 hours ago by

Prototype for production Porsche Mission E

Via update, CAFE support, Costa Rica electric cars, BMW i4 vs Model 3: Today's Car News

Today, we've got electric cars for Costa Rica, support for keeping CAFE rules, a Via Motors update, and the future BMW i4 electric sedan that looks like it will face off... read more March 22, 2018 by

BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show    [photo: Tom Moloughney]

All-electric BMW i4 to be production version of i Vision Dynamics concept

Very few automakers these days build concept cars just for fun, and only occasionally are they pure styling concepts intended to showcase future design language. So when the... read more March 22, 2018 by

Bob Lutz at Via Motors extended-range electric truck conversion launch, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Via Motors to collaborate with Chinese maker Geely on electric trucks

Electric trucks are getting more attention now than they did eight years ago, as the world prepared for the launch of the first modern electric cars to be sold in volume. The... read more March 22, 2018 by

Gas pump

Auto parts suppliers support current fuel-economy rules, overwhelmingly: survey

As the auto industry and environmental groups count down the days until the NHTSA releases proposals to revise fuel-economy standards, surveys show one industry wants the... read more March 22, 2018 by

Arenal volcano, Costa Rica, by Flickr user Adam Baker (Used under CC License)

Mitsubishi helps Costa Rica toward goal of Latin American electric-car pioneer

Costa Rica isn't what you'd call a bastion of automotive sales. Wedged between Nicaragua and Panama, the country is home to 4.8 million people who buy just 154,000 vehicles... read more March 21, 2018 by

Pininfarina H2 Speed concept

2019 Ford Fusion Energi, Nissan electric SUV, Feb plug-in sales, silicon battery anodes: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a longer-range Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid, a breakthrough Nissan electric SUV, some whizzy new battery tech, and our final update on last month's U.S... read more March 21, 2018 by

2018 Nissan Leaf with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Molly Pitcher travel plaza, Feb 2018

Plug-in electric car sales in Feb better than Jan lows, winter doldrums not so bad (final update)

Sales of plug-in electric cars tend to be lower during the winter months, unlike the rest of the market, and February was little exception to that rule, though not as bad as... read more March 21, 2018 by

Prototype production of battery modules for BMW Group’s fifth-generation electric powertrain

Silicon anodes to boost lithium-ion battery capacity within a few years

The main impediment to mass electric-car adoption is price, and the driving force behind that is the cost of lithium-ion battery cells. The performance of those cells... read more March 21, 2018 by

Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan electric crossover utility with AWD will be breakthrough: exec

Could a specific vehicle give electric cars the breakthrough they need to reach the mass market? So far, neither the world's highest-selling battery-electric model—the... read more March 21, 2018 by

Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

In what segments will electric cars do best by 2025? Twitter poll results

As U.S. car buyers increasingly opt for crossover utility vehicles of all sizes over passenger sedans and hatchbacks, that shift has come to pose a problem for electric cars... read more March 21, 2018 by

2019 Ford Fusion Energi

2019 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid gets 25 miles from revised battery

Ford was the first U.S. carmaker to sell a hybrid-electric vehicle, as well as the second to offer a plug-in hybrid. But since 2013, the carmaker hasn't released a single new... read more March 20, 2018 by

Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars

Porsche execs on future electric cars, utilities lobby for EV tax credit, new Twitter poll: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a long and detailed summary of what we learned about Porsche's Mission E and future electric cars, some new lobbying partners to extend the plug-in purchase... read more March 20, 2018 by

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Automakers, electric utilities want electric-car tax credit extended

With Tesla likely to hit 200,000 electric cars sold in the U.S. later this year, it will begin a phasedown process during which the income-tax credits available to its buyers... read more March 20, 2018 by

Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche execs on 2020 Mission E, more electric cars to follow

Auto journalists often relish interviews and roundtable sessions with German executives and engineers. They usually haven't been beaten into submission and forced to stick to... read more March 20, 2018 by

Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

When do you expect to buy your first battery-electric car? Take our Twitter poll

Plug-in vehicles, both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, now represent slightly more than 1 percent of U.S. new-vehicle sales. That number is expected to rise... read more March 20, 2018 by

Pininfarina Sergio concept car

2018 Leaf vs Bolt EV packs, electric motorcycle guide, CA defiant, Model 3 first drive: Today's Car News

Today, we've got our long-awaited drive report on the 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range, a battery comparison for the Bolt EV and new Nissan Leaf, some California defiance, and... read more March 19, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018

2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range: first drive review of 310-mile electric car

“The Tesla Model S was a moment. The Model 3 is a product.” That pair of sentences perfectly summarized the several hours we spent last month with the 2018 Tesla... read more March 19, 2018 by

2018 Zero SR electric motorcycle

2018 electric motorcycle buyers guide

The variety of electric motorcycles on the market has increased dramatically in 2018, and we've seen some significant price drops by two competitive brands. Both Alta Motors... read more March 19, 2018 by

National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

CA attorney general: we will fight looser fuel-economy, emission rules

Last Tuesday, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said the agency does not intend to let California set the agenda for national emission limits on vehicles. He suggested to... read more March 19, 2018 by


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