Electric Cars

 
Tesla builds Supercharging "moat" to keep out competition: analysis

Tesla builds Supercharging "moat" to keep out competition: analysis

Competitors are coming for Tesla. Just as the young company begins to ramp up production of its bread-and-butter Model 3 to what CEO Elon Musk has called sustainable levels, Tesla's European rivals are beginning to roll out their own electric cars. That has some investors worried about whether the... read more

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e

2019 Land Rover releases pricing for Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid

By 2024, Land Rover will have a whole new lineup of hybrid and electric luxury SUVs. As we learned yesterday, that lineup will include plug-in hybrid and electric versions of... read more August 9, 2018 by


 
Elon Musk at Tesla Model 3 reveal

Report: SEC investigating Musk tweet about taking Tesla private

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that federal financial regulators may be investigating a series of tweets sent by Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggesting that the automaker... read more August 8, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla board confirms it will consider Musk's privatization plan

Six of Tesla's board members issued a statement Wednesday morning confirming that they have been in discussions with CEO Elon Musk about taking the company private. On... read more August 8, 2018 by


 
Sono Sion solar charged electric car

Sono Sion solar car starts testing in Germany

Solar cars are like sunny days—always waiting for tomorrow. Now the dawn may be breaking on that tomorrow with the small, crowd-funded Sono Sion solar car in Germany... read more August 8, 2018 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf Zero Emissions badge

Zero emissions vs. "Hybrid": When is a Nissan Leaf not "green?"

Dedicated reader John Briggs wrote in to Green Car Reports share his unfortunate experience with the airport police in Boston. We found his story so compelling... read more August 8, 2018 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Elon Musk announces he's considering taking Tesla private (Updated)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday he is considering taking the electric car company private. The executive posted on Twitter, "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420 a... read more August 7, 2018 by


 
Jaguar Land Rover electrified vehicle concepts

Refreshed Land Rover lineup to include new plug-in hybrid

Land Rover and its sister company Jaguar each are planning new lineups by 2024 and 2025 respectively. We've heard a lot about Jaguar's plans to launch a gas, hybrid, and... read more August 7, 2018 by


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Final Edition, photograph copyright Damon Lavrinc / AOL

Which modern electric car will be the first classic? Twitter poll results

Electric cars are changing the automotive landscape, technologically and culturally. Those factors are what often make things classic, whether it's in music, architecture, or... read more August 7, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, Six Flags Magic Mountain, California, Dec 2017

The 7 best plug-in cars for students going back to school

Today's environmentally conscious students are thinking more about the environment in the choices they make. They still need to get around, but they may be less likely to... read more August 7, 2018 by


 
2013 Nissan Leaf electric car tested as taxi in New York City, April 2013

Nissan gets new batteries, Tesla lawsuit, Canadian sales, Twitter poll: Today's Car News

Nissan announced Friday that it sold its in-house battery division in a business deal that has been a long time in the making. Electric car sales drop off in Canada after... read more August 6, 2018 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Why Tesla's court battle to sell cars in Michigan could set national template

In a case that could be a bellwether for Tesla, the car company has won some opening skirmishes in its 2016 lawsuit against the state of Michigan, which forbids the company... read more August 6, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]

Post-Peak: plug-in electric-car sales in Canada for July

Sales data for plug-in cars in Canada in June and July show the effect of large purchase incentives. In its first full month of availability in Canada in June, the Tesla... read more August 6, 2018 by


 
BMW i3 electric car charging in 'EV Charging Only' space, Santa Clarita, CA  [photo: Steve J. Myung]

How often do you encounter a public electric-car charger that is out of order? Take our Twitter poll

Spreading electric car chargers will do little good if they don't work. Studies repeatedly show that one of the most important things needed to spread adoption of electric... read more August 6, 2018 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf showing battery pack (Source: Nissan)

Nissan sells its battery business, 225-mile Leaf e-Plus to get LG Chem batteries

When it comes to electric-car batteries, Nissan is no longer going its own way. The company that launched the first modern, mass-market all-electric car has sold its... read more August 6, 2018 by


 
GM Silver Volt converted by Electric Auto Corporation [Credit: AutoHistorian

The first Volt from GM was also a plug-in hybrid, but it was built in 1980

Chevrolet's Volt wasn't the original, or even the first Volt from GM. Electric Auto Corporation receives that distinction for their car built in 1980, at the height of... read more August 5, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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