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22 mayors join letter urging electric-car tax credit retention by Congress

22 mayors join letter urging electric-car tax credit retention by Congress

Two bills from the Senate and House of Representatives that would radically reform U.S. tax policy for the first time in three decades are now being reconciled by a joint committee from both houses of Congress. No public hearings on those bills have been held in either chamber, and the legislation... read more

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2017 Kia Soul EV

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for December 2017

If you're looking to give the gift of efficient motoring this holiday season, numerous manufacturer incentives are available this month that'll save you from breaking the... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Musk confirms Tesla is designing its own computer chip for self-driving cars (update)

Early last year, with promises of self-driving cars in owners' hands well before any competitor, development of the Tesla Autopilot system for the maker's electric cars was... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car     [photo: Chris Neff]

2017 BMW i3 REx: drive review of range-extended electric car

When the history of modern electric cars is written, the BMW i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly. Its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell, aluminum... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S battery pack teardown: frame from YouTube video by JehuGarcia, Feb 2017

Lithium-ion battery packs now $209 per kwh, will fall to $100 by 2025: Bloomberg analysis

Battery-pack prices are the lowest they've ever been, and like a yoga-obsessed limbo contestant, they're primed to go even lower. A report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
1973 Volkswagen Thing

An electric Thing? VW Thing could return as EV, chairman says (or electric Beetle)

As it gears up for volume production of battery-electric cars starting in 2019, Volkswagen Group spends a lot of time talking to the press about its future plans for the... read more December 10, 2017 by


 
XING Miss R Lithium-Ion Battery Pack

New approach to electric-car battery cooling: immerse cells in coolant

Regardless of how your vehicle is powered—whether it be an internal-combustion engine or a battery pack powering an electric motor—most powertrains have a common... read more December 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

Big global companies launch EV100 effort to add electric vehicles, charging stations

If you want to make electric vehicles the new normal, why not turn boring delivery vehicles into zero-emission boxes? That's the plan of The Climate Group's new EV100... read more December 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, first drive, New York City, April 2017

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Oct 2017

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Europe's October electric vehicle sales saw significant growth versus a year ago as 56 percent more battery-electric and... read more December 8, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Volkswagen ID electric car production date now set: November 2019

Since the Dieselgate scandal broke more than two years ago, Volkswagen has spent a great deal of time talking about its plans for electric cars. It has rolled out three... read more December 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Nov 2017: the vaulting Chevy Volt

A record 582 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids were sold in Canada last month, two months after Chevy delivered a then-record 483 Volts in September. The achievement is even... read more December 7, 2017 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Judge sides with Tesla, slams dealer association in Missouri

Since Tesla began selling electric cars directly to customers throughout the U.S., the electric-vehicle maker has had to play franchise-law whack-a-mole in multiple state... read more December 7, 2017 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace undergoes final validation testing in Los Angeles

Jaguar I-Pace electric car testing: 200 cars, 1.5 million miles, and counting

Jaguar’s upcoming first entry into electric vehicles is undergoing final validation in Los Angeles, a year after the British brand revealed the I-Pace Concept at the... read more December 7, 2017 by


 
Honda Sports EV concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Not just Porsche: Honda wants 15-minute fast charges for electric cars too

With Porsche promising ultra-fast charging for its Mission E electric car, Honda isn’t going to let the German automaker keeps its 15 minutes of charging fame. Honda... read more December 6, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

How many Model 3s will Tesla deliver by Dec 31? Twitter poll results, again

What a difference a few months makes. In June, one month before the delivery of the first 30 Tesla Model 3, we polled our Twitter followers on how many of the lower-priced... read more December 6, 2017 by


 
Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi, Roadster battery claims prove puzzling: beyond current knowledge?

Since Tesla’s reveal of its new Semi and Roadster models, many technical analysts have been left scratching their collective heads. How can Tesla promise performance... read more December 5, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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