Electric Cars

 
Really fast electric-car charging stations coming to a Walmart near you

Really fast electric-car charging stations coming to a Walmart near you

Tired of not being able to find a fast charging station near the stuff you need to buy? Not anymore. Electrify America, an organization born out of the Volkswagen emissions settlement, plans to install an unspecified number of DC fast-charge stations at 100 Walmart stores across the country. Not... read more

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek first drive

Report: Subaru may use Evoltis name for new plug-in hybrid coming next year

Subaru buyers would seem to be the perfect group to be interested in buying plug-in cars: They love the outdoors and want to enjoy it unspoiled. Yet the company has lagged in... read more April 17, 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


 
A Honda dealership in Erie, Penn.

When will buying gasoline cars seem weird? Take our Twitter poll

Earth day is coming up—as it has every year since 1970—and we have a new question for readers this year: When will buying gasoline cars seem weird? Electric car... read more April 17, 2018 by


 
BMW ActiveE electric car in front of old gas pumps, Belvidere, NJ   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

17 states have passed extra fees on electric cars; is that fair?

Nobody likes paying gas taxes, and that seems particularly true for drivers who don't buy gas—such as those who drive electric cars. As legislators have begun to notice... 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


 
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, Hudson Valley, NY, Apr 2018

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: weekend drive review

For several years, the Chevrolet Volt was the sole plug-in hybrid with electric range notably above 20 miles—though it became clear Chevy never figured out how to... read more April 13, 2018 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Electric-car buyers want same things as all car buyers, research shows

It should come as no surprise to readers of this site that people who buy electric cars are normal people. A new study by Simon Fraser University in British Columbia adds to... read more April 13, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 Driving on a Public Road

When will Tesla Model 3 all-wheel-drive, lower-range models be available?

As Tesla ramps up production of the Model 3 and continues to deliver cars to its long list of reservation holders, many buyers are wondering when they will be able to... read more April 13, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model S

Audi, BMW, Mercedes large electric luxury sedans to aim above Tesla Model S?

The Tesla Model S occupies an interesting position among "luxury" sedans and hatchbacks. It's far from the best-equipped vehicle compared to mid-size and full-size... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
wind farm

Energy Dept stops tracking green energy, electric-car progress; NRDC picks up slack

There's a lot of good data to be found in public reports from national labs and other government research papers, but it's not always easy to find or easy to parse. For... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car in Maven car-sharing fleet, Los Angeles [photo: Dan MacMedan fo

GM, EVgo to build Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging network, for Maven drivers only

General Motors has consistently declined to fund public charging stations that increase the utility and long-distance potential of the electric cars it sells. The company... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due in 2019

Tesla Model Y production to start Nov 2019 (also, Musk doesn't have time to shower): reports

Amidst nine months of "production hell" for the Tesla Model 3 electric car, the company's next vehicle has somewhat fallen off the radar. According to a report Wednesday by... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Vacaville, California, before expansion    [photo: George Parrott]

Your predictions for electric-car growth: Twitter poll results

Predictions range all over the map on when electric-car sales are going to take off, depending on whether you're talking to a Wall Street bull or bear, what happens to gas... read more April 11, 2018 by


 
SF Motors SF5

Tesla founder, Chinese company launch SF Motors electric cars

In the beginning, there was Tesla, although it wasn't started by current CEO Elon Musk. While Musk has now become synonymous with the electric-car brand, Tesla was actually... read more April 10, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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