Electric Cars

PG&E, Tesla team up to boost battery backups for power grid

PG&E, Tesla team up to boost battery backups for power grid

Utilities are racing to expand battery storage on the electrical grid. The latest example is Pacific Gas and Electric Co., which submitted a request Friday to the California Public Utilities Commission to build and install four large banks of lithium-ion battery storage, according to the San... read more

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2019 Chevrolet Volt

2019 Chevy Volt gets faster charging, stronger regen, more luxury features

Updates to the 2019 Chevrolet Volt will help experienced electric-car drivers maximize their electric driving and minimize the times the gas engine needs to run. The biggest... read more June 29, 2018 by

Faraday Future FF 91

Faraday Future gets a $2 billion lifeline to build expensive crossover

Faraday Future, the fledgling Tesla competitor working to build a $300,000 electric SUV, has been thrown a financial lifeline. Evergrande Health, a division of a large Hong... read more June 29, 2018 by

Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure

Tesla Model 3 orders open to all US, Canada buyers

Tesla Model 3 reservation holders who have been patiently waiting for their turn to order their cars just got a chance to move up in line. The company invited all reservation... read more June 29, 2018 by

2014 BMW i3 REx fast-charging at Chargepoint site, June 2016  [photo: Tom Moloughney]

ChargePoint invests in commercial charging for buses, delivery vans, taxis

After opposing the settlement over diesel emissions cheating that led VW to spend $2 billion building out a nationwide network of fast chargers, and suing one of Electrify... read more June 28, 2018 by

Don Garlits sets electric quarter-mile drag racing record

Not exactly top fuel: electric cars come to top-level drag racing

Electric cars have started to dominate racing series from the Pikes Peak hill climb to formula cars to Saturday night grudge matches between Tesla and Dodge Challenger owners... read more June 28, 2018 by

2017 Fiat 500e

New government in Italy plans 1 million electric cars by 2022, could cost $10B

Italy has been an electric-car backwater in Europe, but a new populist government has dramatic plans to change that. According to a Bloomberg report, the new Five Star... read more June 27, 2018 by

Tesla Model S crashed in Ft. Lauderdale, at storage yard

Tesla battery reignites twice after fatal Florida crash: NTSB report

Following a crash in early May that killed two teenagers, the battery in the Tesla Model S the teens were driving reignited twice after firefighters had initially... read more June 27, 2018 by

2017 Honda Pilot

Spy photographer captures Honda Pilot Plug-in Hybrid

Honda has been something of a laggard in the race for electric cars. It looks like that's about to change, if recent spy photos are anything to go by. A shot by spy... read more June 27, 2018 by

2019 Jaguar I-Pace S

JLR to pump money into electric cars instead of diesel

Jaguar-Land Rover said in a presentation to investors Monday that weak demand for diesel-fueled cars has prompted it to increase its investment in electric cars by 25... read more June 26, 2018 by

2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV

Volvo electric car, Audi e-tron delay, VW ID R electric racer record: Today's Car News

Volvo's first electric car will be the XC40 crossover SUV. Audi delays the e-tron debut following its CEO's arrest. Volkswagen smashes the electric-car record at Pikes Peak... read more June 26, 2018 by

2019 Audi e-tron prototype

Audi e-tron electric SUV debut delayed in latest diesel backlash

In the wake of its massive diesel emissions scandal, VW and its luxury brand Audi apologized by promising to deliver electric cars. Now that effort has been delayed by the... read more June 26, 2018 by

Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Volkswagen's ID R Pikes Peak race car shows why you should care about electric car racing

Volkswagen's Pikes Peak hillclimb race car, called the ID R, obliterated the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb's Unlimited class record Sunday by 16 seconds. Its Le... read more June 26, 2018 by

2019 Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40 crossover SUV to be company's first all-electric car

The Volvo XC40 is the automaker's first all-electric car hiding in plain sight, according to the automaker. Volvo's chief designer and Polestar head, Thomas Ingenlath... read more June 26, 2018 by

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, June 2017 road trip from VA to KY and back  [Jay Lucas]

What's the longest trip you've taken in your electric car? Twitter poll results

With summertime road trips in full swing across the U.S., we're sure our readers are joining in. On those trips, many of our readers are driving electric. Americans are known... read more June 26, 2018 by

2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2015 Nissan Leaf belonging to reader John. C. Briggs

Battery-electric vehicle versus plug-in hybrid: why having both makes sense

Not long ago, green car fans had only one choice: a hybrid vehicle like the Prius that gets all its energy from gasoline. Now there is a choice of several pure... read more June 25, 2018 by



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