Electric Cars

 
Tesla offers some employers at-work charging stations, for its cars only

Tesla offers some employers at-work charging stations, for its cars only

Today, most people charge their electric cars at home, overnight. That's much harder for residents of multiple dwellings or those without dedicated off-street parking, increasing numbers of whom instead recharge during the day while parked at their workplace. Now Tesla plans to make it easier for... read more

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2018 Renault Zoe electric car in Purple Blackberry paint color

2018 Renault Zoe electric car: more powerful motor to go with last year's bigger battery

The subcompact Renault Zoe hatchback has been Europe's best-selling electric car for several years now. Last year, sales soared after it received a major upgrade to its... read more February 21, 2018 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Where will we see the most electric-car innovation? Twitter poll results

Innovation can be a hard concept to define as it relates to electric cars. Sure, there are the powertrains and structural designs of the vehicles themselves—including... read more February 21, 2018 by


 
Oslo street scene: Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model S, July 2015

Nissan, Tesla surpass 300,000 electric cars; one started later, one did it with a single model

Only two automakers have built and sold more than 300,000 battery-electric cars to date. One is from Japan, the other from Silicon Valley. And each can claim a specific... read more February 20, 2018 by


 
Opel Ampera-e

Opel to swap Ampera-e (aka Bolt EV) for all-electric Corsa model in 2020

It's been six months since General Motors completed the sale of its Opel division in Europe to PSA Group, the French parent of the Citroën, DS, and Peugeot brands. With... read more February 19, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model S

Will Tesla Model S be a "collector car"? Tuckers are, but Kaisers aren't: why?

Startup carmaker Tesla is just coming up on the 10th anniversary of its first delivery, the first of the 2,500 Roadster two-seat electric sports cars that launched it into... read more February 18, 2018 by


 
Rendering of Renault Electric Vehicle Experience Center, opened in Taby Centrum, Stockholm, Feb 2018

Renault opens its first electric-vehicle-only showroom, in Sweden

How to sell electric cars in these early years poses a quandry for all automakers. Tesla chose to avoid existing franchised dealerships and set up its own "stores," where... read more February 16, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

California now testing pre-approved electric-car rebates in San Diego

It's clear that incentives to buy specific cars work best when they can be applied directly at the time of sale. That's why purchase rebates are widely preferred by... read more February 16, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla now makes almost 1,000 Model 3s a week, Bloomberg tracker estimates

Production numbers for Tesla electric cars have always been slightly murky. The company announces deliveries only quarterly and refuses to break them down by country, meaning... read more February 16, 2018 by


 
2019 BMW i8 Roadster, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

2019 BMW i8: larger battery, more range, plus new Roadster priced from $164,295

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... read more February 15, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

EVgo, Chargepoint annual reports show growth in electric-car charging

Seven years and almost 800,000 cars after the first modern electric cars went on sale, there's still a lot wrong with the national charging infrastructure in the U.S. There's... read more February 15, 2018 by


 
Faraday Future plant in Hanford, California

Faraday Future promised $1.5 billion, says FF 91 will arrive by end of this year

Starting a car company is not only very, very hard—as Tesla, Fisker, and many others testify—but requires breathtaking sums of money. Now struggling Faraday... read more February 15, 2018 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Self-driving Tesla to make LA to NYC trip this year, Musk says, without lidar

In June 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced he would drive a Tesla Model S electric car across the U.S. to show off the company's new Supercharger fast-charging network... read more February 14, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

What will get more people to consider electric cars? Twitter poll results

Just shy of 200,000 plug-in electric cars were sold in the U.S. last year, their seventh year on sale. That's the highest number yet, but still just a little more than 1... read more February 14, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S 100D on cross-country trip from New York to California  [photo: David Noland]

Life with Tesla Model S: coast to coast in a new 100D (and how it differed from my old 85)

One of the reasons I traded in my 2013 Tesla Model S 85 last summer for a new Model S 100D was to get extra range. The newer car’s 100-kilowatt-hour battery gives it an... read more February 13, 2018 by


 
2018 Fiat 500e

2018 Fiat 500e preview

When the Fiat 500e electric minicar launched in 2013, its range was rated at 87 miles, but its most distinctive feature was its wickedly fun-to-drive character. Six years... read more February 13, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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