Electric Cars

Ford electric SUV could meet 300-mile target, and then some

Ford electric SUV could meet 300-mile target, and then some

Ford has been teasing—even promising—a new Mustang inspired high-performance electric SUV, perhaps called Mach E or Mach 1, that it says will have a 300-mile range. Now the company has announced that the model has earned a 370-mile range rating in the generous European WLTP driving... read more

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2019 Toyota Prius

Toyota shores up against electric-car threat, by sharing hybrid tech

As some of the industry appears to be leapfrogging directly past hybrid vehicles, in favor of battery electrics—GM with its canceled Volt, for example—Toyota is... read more April 3, 2019 by

Volkswagen ID Buggy concept

Which classic VW kit would you like to see revived as an EV? Twitter poll results

Volkswagen is planning up to 70 new electric cars based on its upcoming affordability-focused mass-market MEB platform. But the company itself may not build them all. At the... read more April 3, 2019 by

Potential global pumped hydro storage sites [CREDIT: Matthew Stocks Australian National University)

Pumped hydro could deliver 100 percent renewable electricity

Achieving 100 percent renewable power, as Congressional Democrats' Green New Deal and other proposals around the world envision, will require a lot of energy storage. And... read more April 3, 2019 by

Volkswagen ID Roomz concept for Shanghai auto show 2019

Volkswagen ID Roomzz full-size electric SUV to bow in Shanghai

Last month, Volkswagen announced that it will expand its upcoming electric-car lineup from 50 new models by 2023 to 70 new models by 2028. But it gave no indication what many... read more April 3, 2019 by

2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid, Byton M-Byte, Lightning Strike: Today's Car News

The Ford Escape Hybrid will make a comeback for 2020—with a plug-in hybrid, too. Chinese Tesla rival Byton reveals the M-byte testing in winter. The Lightning Strike... read more April 2, 2019 by

Duff Beer 1981 Jet Electrica 007 (Plymouth TC3)  -  Murilee Martin/24 Hours of Lemons

What kind of racing can best stoke new interest in electric vehicles? Take our Twitter poll

Increasingly, electric cars are taking to race tracks of all kinds to prove themselves not only to their own drivers and other competitors, but also to fans. Volkswagen set a... read more April 2, 2019 by

Lightning Strike

Lightning Strikes twice with second, affordable electric motorcycle

Great as the bike may be, the best thing about the new Lightning Strike electric motorcycle may be its name. Perhaps in an effort to beat the Harley-Davidson LiveWire... read more April 2, 2019 by

Byton M-Byte  -  winter testing, Inner Mongolia

Byton M-Byte electric SUV tackles cold-weather testing, nears production

With a Chinese base and international outposts—tech in California and design in Germany—Byton aims to create a different kind of electric-car lineup. That vision... read more April 2, 2019 by

Grove Hydrogen Automotive fuel-cell car

Chinese fuel-cell cars, lithium-ion battery growth, EPA and health: Today's Car News

A Chinese hydrogen company introduces its own line of fuel-cell cars. A Texas startup plans to make motors more efficient. A report shows more battery production coming... read more April 1, 2019 by

Lithium-ion battery cells

Lithium battery production set to grow 50 percent a year

One of the biggest upcoming challenges for electric cars is having an adequate supply of lithium batteries. A new report by Benchmark Minerals, first cited by CleanTechnica... read more April 1, 2019 by

Linear Labs Hunstable Electric Turbine motor

New electric motor could eliminate transmissions

Update: This article has been updated to clarify some technical details as well as the overall cost savings of the Hunstable electric machine. It isn’t just batteries... read more April 1, 2019 by

President Donald Trump (Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)

President Trump derides electric cars, suggests “one car per family” with Green New Deal

President Trump hasn’t minced his words—or his policy—in declaring that he doesn’t think electric cars are a good idea. At a Thursday night rally in... read more March 31, 2019 by

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus  -  Driven, March 2019

Chevrolet tax credits, Tesla delays, Nissan Leaf Plus range drive: The Week in Reverse

Which new electric car didn't give us any range surprises in a recent test drive? What new features have been enabled on some Teslas? This is our look back at the Week In... read more March 30, 2019 by

2019 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Bolt EV deals, Ram eTorque, in-wheel motors, wind and solar costs: Today's Car News

Ram's new eTorque does more than most mild-hybrid start/stop systems. Chevrolet is making no big sales push at the end of the quarter, despite the expiration of full tax... read more March 29, 2019 by

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

No deal for Chevrolet Volt, Chevy Bolt EV buyers in final days of tax credit

Consumers have less than three days to buy a plug-in Chevy Volt or Bolt EV from GM and still qualify for the full $7,500 federal tax. And yet Chevrolet isn't making any final... read more March 29, 2019 by



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