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What will get more people to consider electric cars? Take our Twitter poll

What will get more people to consider electric cars? Take our Twitter poll

A recent study from the University of California, Davis suggested that awareness of available plug-in electric cars among potential buyers was no higher in 2017 than it had been in 2014. Worse, only California car owners were surveyed—and that's the state in which roughly half of all the... read more

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai believes electric-car battery prices will stop falling by 2020

The automotive business is one that turns raw materials into highly complex finished goods. When the prices of key commodities—especially raw materials—rise... read more December 15, 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


 
Volkswagen e-Golf recharging at curbside Autolib station, Paris, Sep 2016

UBS study predicts electric-car cost parity in Europe could arrive by 2018

With the prospect of multiple long-range electric cars hitting the market over the next few years, the prediction market is in full swing. Battery costs have fallen faster... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

Chevy Bolt EV costs $28,700 to build, Tesla Model 3 a bit higher: analysis

The costs and prices of electric cars are endlessly debated, not only among owners and advocates but within the industry itself. The cost per kilowatt-hour of electric-car... read more May 21, 2017 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai  -  Quick Drive  -  Portland, July 2015  [photo: Doug Berger]

Is Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell fervor foolish, or foresighted? (with charts)

Toyota's staunch, unswerving support for hydrogen fuel cells has astonished and aggravated many in the electric vehicle community. For some of them, the technology is at best... read more April 24, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Automakers say fuel-economy rules hurt buyers; Consumers Union rebuts the claim

Automaker lobbyists continue to push back against the stricter fuel-economy and emissions standards scheduled to take effect in the U.S. over the next decade. Many of their... read more March 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

When will electric cars cost no more than equivalent diesels? VW says 2025

The point at which electric cars will become truly cost competitive with internal-combustion cars is a subject of vigorous discussion by advocates and skeptics alike. But... read more December 13, 2016 by


 
Ottawa resident Ricardo Borba takes delivery of the first consumer Nissan LEAF in Canada

Canada's first Nissan Leaf electric car driver: still committed after five years

Over five years after they first went on sale, Nissan electric cars have racked up an impressive amount of mileage: more than 2.5 billion kilometers (1.6 billion miles). The... read more September 29, 2016 by


 
2009 Toyota Prius

Toyota hybrid battery replacement cost guide (2016 update)

"Sure, but what do the batteries cost to replace?" is a question frequently posed to hybrid and electric vehicle owners. It's true that batteries aren't cheap, and at some... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S lithium-ion battery pack in rolling chassis   [photo: Martin Gillet via Flickr]

Electric-car battery costs: Tesla $190 per kwh for pack, GM $145 for cells

Lithium-ion cells and the battery packs that hold them are the single most costly part of modern electric cars. And how fast their costs will fall remains the defining factor... read more April 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

How much does electric-car range cost per mile?

When it comes to electric cars, range is a commodity. But how much are buyers paying to increase the amount of driving they can do between charges? We looked at every... read more March 1, 2016 by


 
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

Highest Gas Mileage For The Least Money: We Rate 10 Top Cars

Many new cars get good gas mileage, spread across a wide swath of price points. But for many consumers, gas mileage isn't just about saving fuel--and, for some, cutting... read more February 24, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

GM Willing To Sell Chevy Volt's Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain To Other Makers

The biggest challenge in introducing new technologies is getting to the volume production that permits economies of scale for expensive components. Toyota is now nearing 9... read more February 10, 2016 by


 
2005 Toyota Prius

Hybrid Car Repairs Getting Cheaper, But Not For Regular Cars

While hybrid cars have been on U.S. roads in large numbers for over a decade, their reliability and repair costs may still spook some potential buyers. The innards of a... read more April 22, 2015 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf - battery pack cutaway

Electric-Car Battery Costs Fell 8 Percent A Year For Market Leaders: Study

Five years into the era of modern electric cars, the biggest cost remains the battery pack. Now there's data to confirm that not only are the costs of the battery cells... read more April 14, 2015 by


 

 
 

 
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