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How did Proterra get an electric bus to cover 1,100 miles on a charge? A bigger battery, of course

How did Proterra get an electric bus to cover 1,100 miles on a charge? A bigger battery, of course

The laws of physics tend to be immutable, at least until you get into esoteric disciplines like quantum science. In the case of electric vehicles, one law provides that higher energy capacity in a battery allows a vehicle to travel further. That's the principle electric-bus maker Proterra has used... read more

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Suzuki Every van - DY5W-sport via Wikimedia Commons

Suzuki Every Electric Car Does 800 Miles, Sets New Japanese Range Record

A few years ago, the concept of an electric car achieving 300 miles on a charge was virtually unheard of. That made one duo's achievement in a Tesla Roadster very special... read more November 30, 2013 by

Tesla Model S owner David Metcalf after covering more than 400 miles [photo: Gene Kruckemyer]

How Far Will A Tesla Model S Go? One Owner Did 405 Miles

Back in May, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] released range estimates for the 2012 Model S. While the company predicted that 250-300 miles would be typical for the largest, 85... read more December 10, 2012 by 17

Men's Health 2012 Ford Focus Electric, to be driven from New York to Los Angeles, April 2012

2012 Ford Focus Electric To Do Cross-Country Road Trip

The big worry for battery electric cars is range anxiety, so what better way to shake up that thinking than by driving one cross-country? That's the idea behind a growing... read more April 2, 2012 by 8

2011 Nissan Leaf

Hyper-ranging: Nissan Leaf Owners Take on Mileage Challenge

How far can a 2011 Nissan Leaf really go on a single charge? It’s a question we’re often asked, but one which is particularly difficult to answer since it relies... read more June 9, 2011 by 2



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