Electric Cars

 
GM promises it can make money on all-electric cars by 2021

GM promises it can make money on all-electric cars by 2021

Radically new powertrains are widely assumed to lose money for the companies that launch them. Toyota's hybrid-electric system, launched in Japan in 1997, likely didn't break even until sometime after the 2004 launch of the second-generation Prius. Long-range battery-electric vehicles are the same... read more

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Tesla Supercharger for city centers

Electric cars will fail, but we'll build them anyway, say global auto execs: KPMG

Juxtaposed against a growing electric-vehicle market in China and increasingly stringent global carbon-emission limits, a survey by KPMG has revealed a majority of global... read more January 12, 2018 by


 
Interior of Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car, to go into production in 2019

Cruise AV, GM's autonomous electric Bolt EV, to go into production in 2019

How comfortable would you be in a taxi or car-service vehicle that had no steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedals? That's the question prompted by a photo that has... read more January 12, 2018 by


 
Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV deliveries start in Europe this fall

The first member of Audi's forthcoming wave of electric cars is expected to start landing in European driveways this fall, possibly neck and neck with the Jaguar I-Pace. The... read more January 12, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Tesla Model 3: what parts breakdown says about high-volume electric car

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has aspirations of vertically integrating his companies as much as possible, trying to avoid traditional suppliers wherever he can. While Tesla has been... read more January 11, 2018 by


 
Genovation GXE

Genovation all-electric Chevy Corvette sports car debuts at CES

The idea of an all-electric Corvette is either either a wonderful marriage of American history and electric performance or complete sacrilege. Love it or hate it, it's now a... read more January 11, 2018 by


 
2018 Smart Fortwo 10th Anniversary Edition

Special-edition 2018 Smart Fortwo electric minicar marks 10 years of two-seater in US

Birthed from the uncommon alliance between watch company Swatch and Mercedes-Benz, Smart's goal was to bring a stylish city car to the masses with a level of personalization... read more January 11, 2018 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche Mission E electric sedan to offer 300 miles of range, 400 hp, at minimum

Though generally mum on details, Porsche has been trickling out tidbits on its forthcoming MIssion E electric sedan since it first unveiled the concept at the 2015 Frankfurt... read more January 10, 2018 by


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

California leads US in electric-car use, planning: here's what others can learn

Electric-car leadership isn't only about getting the vehicles on the roads. Charging infrastructure, tax incentives, and a passionate fan base for cars that plug in are all... read more January 10, 2018 by


 
First 2018 Nissan Leaf produced at assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, Dec 2017

300,000th Nissan Leaf electric car delivered as new version kicks off

Nissan, the first automaker in the world to launch a mass-priced electric car, has a reason to celebrate this week. The automaker said on Monday it delivered the 300,000th... read more January 10, 2018 by


 
2017 Mazda CX-5 First Drive

Mazda rotary engine may find new life in self-driving Toyota e-Palette project

Mazda's famed rotary engine may spin once again. The automaker confirmed the development of a range-extending rotary engine with Toyota for use in a shared future project... read more January 9, 2018 by


 
2017 Kia Soul EV

2018 Kia Soul EV gets bigger battery, range boost from 93 to 111 miles

Updates to conventional cars come in a predictable pattern. Once a new model is launched, it gets only minor tweaks to features, prices, and paint colors for two or three... read more January 9, 2018 by


 
Virginia State Capitol, Skip Plitt/C'ville Photography [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Virginia proposes state-tax rebate up to $3,500 for electric-car purchase

Virginia is for lovers—and it may soon be for lovers of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, too. Virginia House Delegate David A. Reid [D-32nd] has proposed a bill... read more January 9, 2018 by


 
Opel Ampera-e

German magazine compares real-world electric-car ranges, efficiencies in cold weather

It's 41 degrees F outside. Your electric car, rated for 100 miles, has been charging all night in the cold. Ahead of you lies a 80-mile drive. How confident are you that... read more January 9, 2018 by


 
Kia Niro EV concept shown at 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas

Kia Niro EV concept at CES: 238 miles of range from 64-kwh battery

It's well known that a battery-electric version of the Kia Niro will join the lineup soon, completing a range that now comprises the Niro Hybrid and the recently launched... read more January 8, 2018 by


 
Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Half of all new cars sold in Norway last year are electric or hybrid, as diesel ebbs fast

Norway was one of the earliest nations to set a coherent and broad-based national plan to cut its carbon emissions, and then stick to it. For road transport, it plans to... read more January 8, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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