Electric Cars

 
Why are so many electric cars (still) only sold in California?

Why are so many electric cars (still) only sold in California?

Car buyers don't have to live under California's golden sunshine to want electric cars. Yet, in some months, buyers in California purchase more than half of all the electric cars sold in the U.S. According to reader Mike Kamm (H/T Mike), even several of the electric cars that used to be sold in the... read more

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Prince Harry and new wife Meghan Markle in the Jaguar E-Type Zero concept

Electric Jaguar E-Type whisks royal couple from Windsor Castle

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. All were rolled into one gorgeous bauble leaving Saturday's royal wedding. The light-blue metallic Jaguar... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Elon Musk announces Tesla Model 3 AWD, performance Model 3 specs

It wasn't quite a message in a bottle, but Tesla boss Elon Musk tweeted Saturday night some specifications and a ballpark price for his company's long-awaited all-wheel-drive... read more May 20, 2018 by


 
Building the eRoad Arlanda outside Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden builds life-size slot-car track for long-distance electric-car charging

Like so many things, Sweden is taking a different approach to charging electric cars for long trips. The country has built a 1.2-mile-long slot-car track into a road near... read more May 20, 2018 by


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

Tesla expands Supercharger network as Model 3 rolls out

As Tesla works to ramp up Model 3 output to two-three times the levels of its previous models, the company is apparently anticipating the need for more Superchargers to... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model S purchased with Bitcoins from Lamborghini Newport Beach

Bitcoin processing uses more power than Teslas do, for now

One criticism that doubters level at electric cars is that the electric grid may not have enough power to run them, at least in some places. While those concerns haven't... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

IIHS rates Tesla Model 3 automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning

After a spate of crashes involving drivers using Tesla's Autopilot system, the press is awash in speculation about its effectiveness. Now the IIHS, which rates accident... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
Teaser for BMW iNext debuting in 2021

BMW reveals its self-driving, electric iNext vision for the future

At BMW's annual shareholders' meeting in Germany on Thursday the company released a teaser image of its future iNext electric car. The image shows an SUV silhouette similar... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Report: Tesla moves to set up operations in China

Following a report last year that Tesla has received approval to build a factory in Shanghai, the company is setting up independent operations in China. According to a Wall... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Report: Tesla rejected additional driver sensors for Autopilot

In Tesla’s earnings call last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk addressed a spate of crashes with cars using the automaker’s Autopilot system, noting that the crashes... read more May 16, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 software updates revealed

As Tesla has been working to ramp up assembly of its more affordable Model 3 sedan, the company has also been adding features to existing examples with its over the air... read more May 15, 2018 by


 
Charging 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and 2015 Tesla Model S P85D at home in garage  [photo: Jay Lucas]

How often should Green Car Reports report plug-in sales numbers: Twitter poll results

Last week in our Twitter poll, we asked a different kind of question: how often Green Car Reports readers would like to follow the horse-race of plug-in car sales. A... read more May 15, 2018 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Shoppers in Canada may wait nearly a year to buy new Chevy Bolt EV

The new Chevy Bolt EV was a long time coming, but interested buyers in some parts of Canada may have to wait longer. Kent Wallace reported to us last week that Toronto-area... read more May 15, 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


 
Electrify America Level 2 chargers with Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf

Will 20 percent of Americans buy an electric for their next car? Take our Twitter poll

A new survey from AAA released last week reported that 20 percent of Americans say they plan to buy an electric car the next time they purchase a new car. That contrasts... read more May 14, 2018 by


 
Honda Clarity series with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker at Honda R&D Center, Tochigi, Japan

Electric car recalls and deals, another Tesla crash, how much range is enough: The Week in Reverse

Which electric car can California and Oregon buyers take home for less than $200 a month and get $1,000 for doing so? What electric car war recalled this week? This is our... read more May 12, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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