Electric Cars

 
2019 BMW i8: larger battery, more range, and new Roadster

2019 BMW i8: larger battery, more range, and new Roadster

BMW is breathing some fresh air into its three-year-old alternative flagship to improve performance, increase range, and add some style. Revealed at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the i8's mid-cycle refresh increases its battery capacity from 7.1 kwh to 11.7 kwh, improving the car's fairly paltry... read more

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2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf preview

The 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car represents the second generation and a thorough redesign and update of the highest-selling electric car in the world. Although we still... read more November 29, 2017 by


 
Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept

Even supercar maker Lamborghini may go electric, and it's a very cool concept

Lamborghini, the Italian purveyor of V10- and V12-powered supercars, has teased a fully electric performance machine for the first time in its 54-year history. Unveiled at... read more November 29, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car tested by Motor Trend

Within the last week, we wrote that not one major automotive media outlet had independently tested the less-expensive and higher-volume Tesla Model 3. That changed on Monday... read more November 29, 2017 by


 
Tacita electric-motorcycle lineup

Electric motorcycle news: Tacita Electric Cruiser, Energica, KTM, Alta, DigiNow fast charging

New electric motorcycles have recently come onto the market, powered by new technologies in batteries, motors, and charging that make them more capable than their... read more November 29, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Crozz concept

Volkswagen ID Crozz electric SUV to launch in US in 2020

A production vehicle based on the Volkswagen ID Crozz all-electric compact crossover will be launched in the U.S. market during 2020, VW said. The announcement came at a... read more November 28, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Where will EVs have the highest market share in 2025? Poll results

How, where, when, and to what degree electric cars will increase their share of the world's billion-plus vehicle fleet is a topic of much debate these days. Combined with... read more November 28, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV preview

The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is now arriving at Chevy dealers with no major changes—though drivers may find the heated steering wheel now turns itself on and... read more November 28, 2017 by


 
Renault Samsung SM3 ZE electric car, sold in South Korea

Renault Samsung SM3 ZE electric sedan: battery upgrade gives 130-mile range in Korean tests

Frequently, cars withdrawn from one market live on in another, sometimes for years. Those vehicles may even be upgraded with newer technology in the older body. Consider that... read more November 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

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

More than five months ago, before the 2017 Tesla Model 3 officially launched, we published the results of a poll asking how many of the lower-priced electric cars would be... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
Chinese electric-car startup SF Motors headquarters

Chinese electric-car startup SF Motors bought Tesla founder's battery-tech firm

Although Elon Musk is the name now associated with Tesla, the current CEO was not a founding figure in the electric-car startup. That honor goes to two men, Martin Eberhard... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf in front of Longfellow Bridge, Boston [photo: John Briggs]

Car dealers are woefully unprepared for electric vehicles: study

Yet another study has revealed that many dealerships across the United States still don't prioritize electric cars and haven't prepared for their growth. The latest report... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
Video review of 2017 Tesla Model 3 electric car by Matt Pressman, Evannex [frame from YouTube video]

Tesla Model 3 video review compares lower-priced electric car to Model S

There have been no full reviews of the 2017 Tesla Model 3 to date by automotive media outlets, meaning professional test drivers spend a few days with the car putting it... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
U.S. Postal Service Grumman "Long Life Vehicle"

U.S. Postal Service urged to choose electric delivery trucks

The current fleet of delivery trucks used by the United States Postal Service have stood the test of time, but their high maintenance costs mean it's time to retire the... read more November 26, 2017 by


 
Estimated U.S. energy consumption in 2016  [graphic: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory]

U.S. energy sources and uses: everything you need to know in one lovely chart

One of the interesting side effects of plug-in electric cars turns out to be a greater awareness of energy sources and uses. A 2012 California study, for instance, showed... read more November 23, 2017 by


 
TurboCord Dual 120V and 240V adapter

Dual-voltage electric-car charging cords: plug confusion for 240 volts?

When the first few thousand electric cars went on sale in California in the mid- to late 1990s, they used various different charging methods, each with its own dedicated... read more November 22, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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