Electric Cars

New wind and solar power costs less than keeping old coal running

New wind and solar power costs less than keeping old coal running

From an environmental standpoint, it's rare that buying something new can have a lower impact that keeping whatever's old. But that's what's happening with renewable energy now, according to a new report published by Energy Innovation. For most of their history, the knock on renewable wind and... read more

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2019 Chevrolet Volt

10 lessons from the short life of the Chevy Volt, 2011-2019

On February 15, GM ended production of the innovative Chevrolet Volt with little fanfare. Over two generations and nine model years, the company sold more than 150,000 of the... read more March 28, 2019 by

Drive.AI self-driving car in Arlington, Texas

Record-high emissions, battery-life predictions, EV racing: Today's Car News

The promoter of racing's wackiest series wants to include EVs. A new report from the International Energy Agency shows greenhouse gas emissions set new records in 2018. And... read more March 27, 2019 by

Tesla Model Y

Which electric SUV would you buy? Twitter poll results

Our readers are nothing if not Tesla fans. After Tesla introduced its more-affordable SUV, the Model Y, earlier this month, we revisited the question of which electric SUV on... read more March 27, 2019 by

Lithium-ion battery cells

Researchers learn how to better predict battery degradation

Some electric-car owners go to great lengths to preserve the battery life in their electric cars. Others just plug them in every time they're finished driving and charge them... read more March 27, 2019 by

Smokestacks pollution air quality

Global warming emissions hit record level in 2018, IEA reports

The International Energy Agency reported on Tuesday that global warming emissions reached a record level in 2018, despite efforts in the U.S., Europe, and China to reduce... read more March 27, 2019 by

Tesla LeMons

Could grassroots racing bridge the electric-car culture clash?

The daily news cycle already provides plenty of fodder for taking sides for or against electric cars. In the real world it’s just not that polarizing. Most people who... read more March 27, 2019 by

Electra Meccanica eRoadster, an electric Intermeccanica Speedster replica

Tesla upgrades, Nissan Leaf Plus drive, more Volvo plug-ins: Today's Car News

The first features of Tesla's Full Self-Driving Capability are starting to show up in customers cars. The Nissan Leaf Plus goes long on range, light on charging worries... read more March 26, 2019 by

Volkswagen ID Buggy concept

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

When Volkswagen introduced the ID Buggy concept at the Geneva auto show earlier this month, it also presented an interesting proposition: The company suggested that it would... read more March 26, 2019 by

Tesla Model 3 Enhanced Summon video still [by YouTuber  Nagaraj Kelageri]

Tesla starts Hardware 3 rollout: Enhanced Summon, red-light warnings

Like Teslas rolling through parking lots on their own, the self-driving future is inching closer. This week, Tesla owners began to experience new features of the company's... read more March 26, 2019 by

2020 Volvo XC90

Volvo to boost plug-in hybrid production to 25 percent of fleet

While other automakers are moving away from plug-in hybrids to electric powertrains, Volvo is finding unexpected success with its lineup of plug-in hybrids. At a recent... read more March 26, 2019 by

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus  -  Driven, March 2019

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus: Drive review of long-range electric car

If more power, a 226-mile range, and a $39,405 base price—before considering the full $7,500 federal EV tax credit you can still get—collectively seems like the... read more March 26, 2019 by

Teaser for Canoo concepts

Tesla service, Faraday Future lifeline, EV sales, Canoo: Today's Car News

In an effort to speed up wait times at its service centers, Tesla is eliminating regular annual service visits for its cars. Canada is planning on launching its first... read more March 25, 2019 by

Faraday Future FF91 prototype

Faraday Future gets new money from gaming company to build in China, and the US

The shame of Faraday Future's financial struggles is that it has what looks to be a viable new electric car, not just on paper, but ready to roll on the road—in... read more March 25, 2019 by

2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018

Forecast: In 2030, gasoline will still power 7 out of 10 new U.S. vehicles

Given the daily churn of electric-car announcements, major manufacturing investments, and battery supply-chain news, it could be a little hard to understand one reality-check... read more March 25, 2019 by

Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]

Canada plans its first nationwide EV tax credit

Just as President Trump is threatening to eliminate the plug-in vehicle tax credit in the U.S. through his latest budget proposal, Canada is planning to implement its first... read more March 25, 2019 by



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