Electric Cars

Pending homologation, Qiantu K50 electric sports car will be assembled in Washington state

Pending homologation, Qiantu K50 electric sports car will be assembled in Washington state

The glamorous, supercar-shaped, Chinese-built Qiantu K50 that was shown last week at the New York auto show garnered much attention and likely changed some attendees’ conceptions of what kinds of vehicles might be imported from China. Importing the K50 directly from China isn’t what... read more

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Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y might be made in California after all

Tesla hasn’t yet decided on a production location for its Model Y crossover that it plans to deliver in fall 2020. In Wednesday’s quarterly financial call, CEO... read more April 24, 2019 by

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV at Whole Foods, Frisco, Colorado

Colorado bill aims to fine ICEholes who block charging spots

As one of the top states in the nation for electric-car sales, Colorado hopes to do something about charging problems. In the state's General Assembly, the House passed a... read more April 24, 2019 by

Sono Sion solar assisted electric car

Solar-boosted Sono Sion electric car will be made in Sweden at former Saab plant

German automaker hopeful Sono Motors announced last week that it intends to assemble its solar-assisted electric car, the Sion, at the former home of Saab Automobile in... read more April 24, 2019 by

Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Ford invests $500M in Rivian to tackle Tesla, future electric vehicles

Electric vehicle company Rivian announced on Wednesday that Ford has invested $500 million in it, in return for Rivian's help developing a new electric Ford model. Rivian... read more April 24, 2019 by

2019 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S and X get big range boost, and Standard Range versions return

Tesla announced a 10-percent improvement to the top driving range for both its Model S fastback and Model X crossover Tuesday—resulting in what it claims will be... read more April 24, 2019 by

Tesla Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada

Tesla self-driving, battery production challenges, Qiantu K50: Today's Car News

Tesla announced plans to launch its self-driving network, and a report showed problems with battery production at Panasonic's battery-supply operations in Nevada. We took a... read more April 23, 2019 by

Volkswagen ID Roomzz concept

Which EVs were you most interested in seeing at last week's auto shows? Twitter poll results

Last week at the Shanghai auto show, Infiniti rolled out its new Qs Inspiration electric sports sedan. Chinese startup EV-maker Nio, so far known for its SUVs, its supercar... read more April 23, 2019 by

Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada [CREDIT - YouTube user California Phantom]

Report: Tesla-Panasonic battery waste could lead to battery flaws

Tesla's manufacturing struggles to build the Model 3 at its Fremont, California, factory have been well documented. The same can't be said for its partner Panasonic, as it... read more April 23, 2019 by

Qiantu K50 by Mullen, 2019 New York auto show

Qiantu K50: Quirky, curvaceous electric two-seater coming to the U.S. next year?

Frank McMahon, the chief technology officer of California’s Mullen Technologies, didn’t know anything about the exotic-looking, fully electric Qiantu K50 until he... read more April 23, 2019 by

EVgo 350-kw DC fast-charge station, Baker, Calif.

Charging network EVgo goes tagless, tests battery buffers at stations

Updated: This article has been updated to include the specific location of the first charger and detail from the event. At an event in Los Angeles on Monday, EVgo turned on... read more April 22, 2019 by

Car2Go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive in San Diego

Audi E-tron delays, EVgo Autocharge, Hyundai-Kia EV app: Today's Car News

Rivian reveals the company plans six new models. Hyundai and Kia release an app to customize settings and performance for plug-in cars. Audi faces more battery delays for its... read more April 22, 2019 by

2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018

Report: Battery shortages lead to Audi E-tron production delays

Building electric cars is harder than it looks. According to a report last week in the Brussels Times, Audi is delaying the production of its planned E-tron Sportback and... read more April 22, 2019 by

Hyundai-Kia smartphone-based EV performance settings

Smartphone-based customization coming to Hyundai and Kia electric cars

Fully electric cars have a great potential to be customized and personalized, to a level that’s not entirely possible with gasoline models. Unlike anything with a... read more April 22, 2019 by

Rivian R1T

Report: Rivian plans six new models by 2025

Rivian has been taking, not just the electric-car world, but the car world in general by storm with its planned all-electric pickup and SUV. But its plans don't stop there... read more April 22, 2019 by

Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

An Earth Day Twitter poll: When will it be socially unacceptable to drive a car with a tailpipe?

Every year, as Earth Day rolls around, we survey the automotive landscape looking for progress in the industry's efforts to reduce emissions and limit global warming. We've... read more April 21, 2019 by



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