Electric Cars

 
2018 Nissan Leaf electric car gets 151-mile EPA range rating

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car gets 151-mile EPA range rating

When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car was unveiled last fall, the company said it would have a range of "140 miles or more." That had risen to "150 miles or more" by the end of last year, and now we have the final confirmed figure. The EPA combined range rating for the second-generation Leaf is... read more

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2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW says it can build electric cars and regular ones on same platforms: interview

As the auto industry plans more electric cars in higher volumes for the 2020s, one of the great debates is whether they will need to be designed from the ground up solely for... read more January 25, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid charging at ChargePoint station, Santa Cruz, California, Dec 2017

What's the right ratio of public charging stations to plug-in electric cars sold?

Electric vehicles still make up just a tiny slice of the vehicles on the road across the United States. Still, with impending regulations and more longer-range electric... read more January 25, 2018 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf, Denver, Colorado, Mar 2016  [photo: owner Andrew Ganz]

Colorado moves to put more electric cars onto state roads faster

A state at the forefront of U.S. electric-vehicle adoption has set an ambitious goal of nearly 1 million plug-in electric cars on its roads by 2030. Colorado, which counted... read more January 25, 2018 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Changing tires on Chevy Bolt EV electric car: your range, grip, and noise may vary

One of the many tactics used by carmakers to boost efficiency in their vehicles is fitting low-rolling-resistance tires. Specially designed to reduce the energy wasted as... read more January 25, 2018 by


 
2018 Jaguar XJR575

2020 Jaguar XJ luxury sedan to be reborn as all-electric Tesla Model S competitor

Almost since the two legendary British brands were brought together in 1998, Jaguar has played second fiddle to its sibling Land Rover. The maker of traditional, sporty... read more January 24, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Los Angeles auto show

Volkwagen ID electric cars need names, but do these two work?

Volkswagen continues to invest heavily in a future of plug-in electric vehicles as it attempts to clean the diesel soot from its face following its emissions-cheating... read more January 24, 2018 by


 
Production of first NEVS 9-3 at plant in Tianjin, China is celebrated

How many billions are going into electric cars, globally? Guess the number...

Countries around the world—especially China, France, the U.K., and Norway—are aiming to phase out the sale of new fossil-fuel vehicles entirely between 2025 and... read more January 24, 2018 by


 
2017 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car     [photo: Chris Neff]

Today's BMW i3 to evolve into lower-tech, higher-volume 2022 BMW iX1 SUV: report

Model naming conventions that are clear, consistent, and easy to understand across decades are a crucial part of explaining a vehicle lineup to buyers. By and large, German... read more January 24, 2018 by


 
Achates 2.7-liter opposed-piston gasoline compression-igntion engine in Ford F-150 test pickup truck

More efficient gas engines as well as electric cars required to cut carbon emissions

As nations, automakers, and utilities contemplate how to tackle climate change in real terms, a perfect storm of competition is brewing that will—ideally—produce... read more January 23, 2018 by


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

Tesla met promises in first 10-year Master Plan; Musk to stay 10 more years

At this point, a majority of the global auto industry agrees that Tesla and its electric cars have had a remarkable impact in less than 10 years. Founded 15 years ago by two... read more January 23, 2018 by


 
2018 BMW X2, 2018 Detroit auto show

BMW will have 25 electric cars, plug-in hybrid models by 2025

The last 12 to 18 months have seen a slew of global automakers promising rafts of new plug-in electric vehicles on sale by deadlines set several years into the future... read more January 23, 2018 by


 
Nissan Energy Solar

What maker offers electric cars, plus solar panels and energy storage, beside Tesla?

While Tesla may be the automaker most known for marketing home-solar equipment, it's actually not the only player on the block. Japanese automaker Nissan previously offered... read more January 23, 2018 by


 
2019 Ram 1500, 2018 Detroit auto show

What percent of US full-size pickup trucks will plug in by 2025? Take our Twitter poll

The big announcements at this year's Detroit auto show, now open to the public, were pickup trucks, one from each of the three U.S. automakers. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado... read more January 23, 2018 by


 
Byton concept first ride

Byton electric SUV promised for 2019 at $45,000 after CES debut: first-ride video

It's rare that automakers let journalists or potential buyers drive or even ride in development prototypes. It's not unknown: Chevrolet did it with development versions of... read more January 22, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid charging at Crevier BMW, Santa Ana, California, Dec 2017

PG&E launches program to install 7,500 electric-car charging stations in California

Finding a charging station will soon get a lot easier—at least in California. America's largest electric-vehicle market will see a significant boost in the number of... read more January 22, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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