Electric Cars

 
Ford's future 300-mile all-electric performance SUV: what we know

Ford's future 300-mile all-electric performance SUV: what we know

Lots of automakers wish they could get a bite of Tesla’s business. Ford first said more than a year ago that it would launch a long-range battery-electric vehicle, describing it as an SUV with 300 miles of range. But the company is late to the game. Longer-range compact hatchbacks from... read more

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Woman with smog mask (pic by Nicolò Lazzati on Flickr)

Why the future of electric cars depends on China's war on pollution

Roughly half of everyone alive in the U.S. today has never experienced really bad smog. Those over, say, age 45—big-city residents and Angelenos especially—may... read more March 15, 2018 by


 
Mitsubishi eX Concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

In what segments will electric cars do best by 2025? Take our Twitter poll

Over the last several years, U.S. sales of utility vehicles, from small crossovers to hulking truck-based SUVs, have surged. Meanwhile, passenger cars—sedans... read more March 15, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X

Electric car sales in Germany finally start to soar: Tesla leads

It's starting to look like China will lead the world in adoption of plug-in electric cars, but which carmaking nations will follow it? While electric cars were launched... read more March 14, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

VW Group has nailed down $25 billion of batteries for electric cars, it said today

For a company that has only two battery-electric models in production, both several years old, VW Group spends a great deal of time talking about electric cars. The company... read more March 13, 2018 by


 
Prototype plug-in electric delivery van with fuel-cell range extender to be tested by UPS in 2017

UPS says 50 Workhorse plug-in hybrid trucks cost no more than regular delivery vans

For almost a decade, commercial-fleet managers have acknowledged that electric truck are much cheaper to run per mile than the diesel equivalents they now use. But justifying... read more March 13, 2018 by


 
2018 Fiat 500e

Underestimating electric cars was a mistake (in China), says FCA's Marchionne

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has large challenges, even nine years after it was formed when the Italian company Fiat took over the bankrupt U.S. maker Chrysler. While its Jeep... read more March 12, 2018 by


 
Smog in Delhi, India (by Flickr user Mfield)

India plan for converting to electric cars by 2030 may get trimmed, a lot

Two years ago, the government of India proposed a remarkable and ambitious goal: make every new vehicle coming onto its roads electric by 2030. The plan was largely a... read more March 12, 2018 by


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

More ways to get $10K off BMW i3 electric car: new utilities add discount

How badly do you want to buy a BMW i3 electric car? Initially, it looked like you'd have to move to areas of California where Southern California Edison would be your... read more March 11, 2018 by


 
2018 Hyundai Elantra

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for March 2018

Not a lot has changed since last month: Buyers continue to move from passenger sedans to crossovers and trucks, and gasoline remains relatively cheap. That means you can pick... read more March 9, 2018 by


 
Electric-car wells-to-wheels emission equivalencies in MPG, Mar 2018 [Union of Concerned Scientists]

Electric cars got even cleaner in a year, new grid data shows

More good news about electric cars in the U.S.: the emissions associated with the electricity used to charge them have fallen. Again. Based on the latest data on powerplant... read more March 9, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Mercedes-Benz takes the electric car plunge, but diesel is here to stay

Daimler AG executives said Tuesday that diesel power for Mercedes cars is here to stay, even as electric cars and electrified mobility spreads throughout its passenger and... read more March 9, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla Model 3 quality is terrible, but will it matter to buyers?

So we've finally had the chance to spend time with a 2018 Tesla Model 3, courtesy of a generous and devoted Green Car Reports reader. We'll have our first-drive report and a... read more March 8, 2018 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

If you own an electric car, what's your at-home charging from? Twitter poll results

Over the years, we've noted the paucity of solid data on the intersection of home solar energy and driving plug-in electric cars. A California-only study from 2012 still gets... read more March 8, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production

Chevy Bolt EV production to grow, GM to work for single set of fuel-economy rules: CEO Barra

General Motors CEO Mary Barra told energy conference attendees in Houston on Wednesday the automaker would increase production of its newest electric vehicle, push for a... read more March 7, 2018 by


 
2018 BMW i3s

2018 BMW i3s first drive review: sportier and nearly as efficient

BMW's Test Fest in Palm Springs, California, at The Thermal Club attracts a broad range of cars. The star of the show is the 600-horsepower 2018 BMW M5. But before I can test... read more March 7, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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