Electric Cars

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

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 plug-in hybrid. Most observers had assumed the Niro EV would use the same underpinnings as its corporate sibling the Hyundai... read more

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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales in Dec: 2017 set new record, Bolt EV ends strong (final update)

It was clear late last year that the number of plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. during 2017 would set a new record. December is always a strong sales month for all... read more January 5, 2018 by


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

Tesla Model 3 Long Range rating of 310 miles: Is it understated?

Amidst all the coverage on Wednesday of the Tesla Model 3 production numbers, we realized we'd forgotten one piece of the Model 3 saga. That would be the official EPA range... read more January 5, 2018 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

Mainstream media on electric cars: more thoughtful on their growth

As with any innovation, coverage of plug-in electric cars by mainstream media has been, shall we say, variable. Seven years after the first Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt... read more January 5, 2018 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Batteries in autonomous electric cars must be more durable: lithium-ion pioneer

We tend to take batteries for granted. Day after day, we recharge batteries and expect them to work without giving a thought to how they work or to their state of health. But... read more January 5, 2018 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

South Korea to standardize on CCS fast-charging standard used by US, German makers

Buyers of electric vehicles in South Korea won't need to consider the pros and cons of charging standards in the near future. The South Korean Agency for Technology and... read more January 4, 2018 by


 
Bus in Shenzhen, China, By GEei Ginhee wins (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0]

Shenzhen now uses only electric buses: 16,500 of them

Over the last few years, the Chinese government has begun to push electric vehicles with all its might. In addition to incentivizing the purchase of electric vehicles, the... read more January 4, 2018 by


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

What topic should we have covered less in 2017? Twitter poll results

Over the nine years this site has published daily news about green cars, the focus of our coverage has shifted significantly. In February 2009, when we started daily... read more January 4, 2018 by


 
Teaser for Kia Niro EV concept debuting at 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

Concept for Kia Niro EV all-electric wagon to appear at CES

We've long known that the Kia Niro wagon would get an all-electric version to accompany the 2017 Niro Hybrid and the just-launched 2018 Niro Plug-In Hybrid. The... read more January 4, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 and Model S in Tesla assembly plant parking lot, Fremont, CA, November 2017

Tesla delivers 1,550 Model 3s in Q4; Models S, X over 100,000 in 2017

Tesla reported its fourth-quarter global deliveries on Wednesday, saying it delivered 1,550 Model 3 electric cars between October 1 and December 31 last year, but built 2,425... read more January 3, 2018 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

No, electric cars (still) aren't crashing the grid. Again.

Remember all those brownouts we experienced last week because everyone plugged in their electric cars? No? Oh right, that didn't happen. It still isn't happening. And it's... read more January 3, 2018 by


 
Smart crash test

Insurance claims on electric cars vary hugely, though perhaps predictably

When buying a car, one point to consider during the process should be insurance costs. Aside from any finance or lease payment, and fuel costs if you cover lots of miles in a... read more January 3, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf electric car, test-driven by Shiva of Fremont, California, Oct 2017

2018 Nissan Leaf: an early Leaf driver's impressions (he has a Tesla too)

First sales of the 2018 Nissan Leaf, the second generation of the pioneering electric car, should come this month. But Nissan has quietly been showing the 2018 Leaf to... read more January 2, 2018 by


 
Allego 175 kw Ultra-E Charging Station in Germany

Europe takes the lead in very fast electric-car charging

Europeans will soon have the opportunity to enjoy quiet, emission-free, long-distance motoring with far shorter charge times when driving electric cars along Germany's... read more January 2, 2018 by


 
2018 BMW i3s

2018 BMW i3s: range, efficiency lower for sportier model of electric car

As a given generation of any vehicle ages, German companies in particular often spice up the allure of the aging car with new and sportier versions. Porsche is a master at... read more January 2, 2018 by


 
Fisker EMotion

Before Fisker EMotion luxury electric sedan debut, founder touts future solid-state battery

As they say, it's what's inside that counts. That's doubly so for Fisker, Inc., the second auto company founded by famed automotive designer Henrik Fisker. The first declared... read more January 2, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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