Electric Cars

 
Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Nov 2017: the vaulting Chevy Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Nov 2017: the vaulting Chevy Volt

A record 582 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids were sold in Canada last month, two months after Chevy delivered a then-record 483 Volts in September. The achievement is even more impressive considering Canadian car sales dropped by 15 percent between the two months, as the industry enters its slow... read more

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2017 Tesla Model 3, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

How many Model 3s will Tesla deliver by Dec 31? Twitter poll results, again

What a difference a few months makes. In June, one month before the delivery of the first 30 Tesla Model 3, we polled our Twitter followers on how many of the lower-priced... read more December 6, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Exxon isn't afraid of electric cars: only 6 percent of global vehicles by 2040, it says

Despite a bit of typical oil-company bluster, Exxon may be a little bit worried about electric cars. Not a lot, perhaps, but if you read between the lines, then maybe a... read more December 6, 2017 by


 
UPS electric trike launch in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

UPS to deliver packages in Florida via electric bikes

If you're the type of person that stays at home listening for the UPS truck to arrive as you wait for a delivery, we have bad news for you: that just got a lot more... read more December 6, 2017 by


 
Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi, Roadster battery claims prove puzzling: beyond current knowledge?

Since Tesla’s reveal of its new Semi and Roadster models, many technical analysts have been left scratching their collective heads. How can Tesla promise performance... read more December 5, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales for Nov: Volt vs Prime neck-and-neck, Bolt EV just misses 3K (updated)

Chevy didn't quite pull it off in November, but it could well happen this month in a burst of end-of-year sales. In this case, "it" would be selling 3,000 Chevrolet Bolt EV... read more December 5, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW X3, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW 'i' electric-car sub-brand to expand into SUVs, utility vehicles, with 'iX' models

Before the 2013 launch of its 'i' sub-brand, BMW had secured the names of potential i-branded vehicles by applying for i1 through i9 monikers in 2010. Now the brand has... read more December 5, 2017 by


 
First 2018 Nissan Leaf produced at assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, Dec 2017

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car now rolling off lines in Tennessee

The 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will start to appear at Nissan dealers in January, the company said Monday. That availability came in an announcement that the... read more December 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 electric car online configurator

Configuring a Tesla Model 3: buyer walks through the process with us

Very few of the 455,000 people who put down $1,000 to reserve a place in line for the Tesla Model 3 electric car have received the opportunity yet to configure their cars... read more December 5, 2017 by


 
GM Cruise Automation self-driving Bolt EV

What's a self-driving Chevy Bolt EV electric car like to ride in? Jerky, says one report

While such autonomous players as Uber, Tesla, and Waymo have already opened their car doors to the public, GM's autonomous subsidiary Cruise Automation has held its cards... read more December 4, 2017 by


 
Hyundai Heavy Industries' 50-megawatt ESS

Tesla's huge Australia battery won't last as world's largest: Hyundai in the wings

As Elon Musk basks in the glow of meeting his 100-day challenge to install the world's largest utility battery in South Australia, another company is looking to take his... read more December 4, 2017 by


 
Prototype production of battery modules for BMW Group’s fifth-generation electric powertrain

Ethical sourcing for electric-car minerals: Toyota, Honda, VW, Ford, others sign pledge

As automakers develop more efficient electric motors, EVs pulling electrons from dirtier, coal-powered grids are as clean or cleaner than even the most efficient... read more December 4, 2017 by


 
Teaser image of Byton electric SUV to be launched at CES 2018, Las Vegas

Startup Byton: electric cars aren't the innovation; connectivity, personal tech features are

Electric-car startup Byton understands that the road to success is littered with plenty of broken-down dreams. The new EV company's executives, though, figure things are... read more December 3, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3 and i3s

BMW i3 electric car sales stopped, future recall announced for specific safety concern (updated)

An obscure safety issue has led to a halt in sales of the BMW i3 electric car until further notice. The German maker announced a recall for every single i3 sold in the United... read more December 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

If you plan to buy an electric car, you should do it this month

Common wisdom has it that the last few days of any calendar year are the best time to buy a car. Not only are franchised dealers and their salespeople seeking to close out... read more December 1, 2017 by


 
2020 Tesla Roadster

Life with Tesla Model S: musings on new Tesla Roadster

Like almost everyone else, I was blown away by Tesla’s surprise introduction of a second-generation Roadster at the recent semi-truck reveal event. Zero to sixty in 1.9... read more December 1, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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