Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)

 
2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs. 2011 Nissan Leaf: 5 takeaways over 8 years

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs. 2011 Nissan Leaf: 5 takeaways over 8 years

When a completely new vehicle is introduced, it's generally around for five to seven years before an entirely redesigned generation of that vehicle is launched. By that measure, the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus we reviewed earlier this week is ancient, with a basic structure in its ninth model... read more

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace, photographed outside Tesla Store, Mount Kisco, NY

2019 Jaguar I-Pace gets official range, MPGe ratings

Now that it has finally delivered the first retail example of its I-Pace, Jaguar has released official range and MPGe estimates for this new luxurious electric crossover. As... read more October 18, 2018 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla secures site for Chinese factory

In the midst of escalating trade wars, Tesla is moving ahead with its plans to build a factory in China. The company announced on Wednesday that it signed a "land transfer"... read more October 18, 2018 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW i4 will resemble 4-Series Grand Coupe–with big battery

BMW plans to launch perhaps its most mainstream electric car, the i4, in 2021, about a year after the iX3 electric crossover utility goes on sale. BMW chairman Harald... read more October 18, 2018 by


 
2019 Jaguar I-Pace, photographed outside Tesla Store, Mount Kisco, NY

2019 Jaguar I-Pace real-world review: 3 days with the sexy electric crossover

To the world’s surprise, the first all-electric luxury utility vehicle to follow the Tesla Model X into production did not come from the German makes of Audi, BMW, or... read more September 27, 2018 by


 
2019 Kia Niro EV

Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019

Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. The move comes just over a decade before India... read more June 16, 2018 by


 
Byton K-Byte concept

Chinese electric-car startup Byton reveals its second concept: a Level 4 self-driving sedan

Just months after debuting its first concept vehicle, Chinese electric-car startup Byton on Tuesday took the wraps off a second model that it says previews a... read more June 13, 2018 by


 
Chevy Bolt EV

Automakers make plea to 9 state governors to help boost electric, zero-emissions car sales

Seeking to kick-start electric car sales outside of California, the lobbying group that represents a dozen automakers said Monday that it sent letters to nine state governors... read more June 13, 2018 by


 
Byton SUV concept

Chinese electric-car builder Byton says it raised $500 million

A $500 million infusion from investors including an automaker and a major battery supplier could help Chinese electric-car startup Byton put its cars on the road by the end... read more June 11, 2018 by


 
2017 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

Volvo ditches diesel, but will half its cars be electric by 2024?

Volvo says it is going all-in on electric cars in an effort to turn the company into something of a Tesla alternative. To that end, the company has announced that half its... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
2012 Nissan Leaf SL electric car, owned by Shiva of Fremont, California, Oct 2017

Nissan begins offering rebuilt Leaf battery packs

Starting this month, Nissan has begun offering rebuilt battery packs for the older Leafs, filling a gap for drivers of older cars whose packs have begun to run down. The... read more May 14, 2018 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Software Changes Since 2012 (UPDATED)

Even though the Tesla Model S has retained its same basic shape since it went on sale in 2012, what's going on under the hood has been anything but stagnant. The automaker's... read more May 11, 2018 by


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

7 things we learned in 9 years, and where green cars are headed

More than four years ago, this site looked back at its first five years of coverage to assess what had changed—and what we'd learned. Now, we're repeating the exercise... read more May 8, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Some Chevrolet Bolt EVs get new battery pack for sudden loss of power: here's why

It's every electric car owner's nightmare: the car indicates that remaining range has suddenly plummeted to zero, the battery pack stops providing current, and the car won't... read more April 17, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Some Tesla Model 3 cars haunted by "phantom touch" and "vampire draw" (updated)

At this point, the variable build quality of early Tesla Model 3 electric cars has been well documented. One of the main issues is the "phantom touch" on the car's... read more April 16, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, VW e-Golf compared to Renault Zoe: what UK test reveals

The redesigned 2018 Nissan Leaf emerged into a changed market, with 300-mile, $100,000 electric cars available and a host of direct competitors with far more range than the... read more April 16, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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