Electric Cars

Blink charging network joins interoperability push

Blink charging network joins interoperability push

Beginning in early 2019, all 135,000 users of the Blink charging network will soon be able to use other charging networks as part of their membership, while Blink’s chargers will be open to easy access by a wider range of drivers with other charging-network membership cards. The... read more

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2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM wants Trump administration to consider national electric-vehicle mandate

The term “hail Mary” might be appropriate for what General Motors, led by chief executive officer Mary Barra, is attempting at this stage of the federal... read more October 26, 2018 by

ORNL wireless charging demonstration

Wireless charging could widen efficiency edge over cords, suggests DOE lab

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory last week announced they've managed to transfer 120 kw of power at an efficiency of 97... read more October 26, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S loses spot on Consumer Reports’ recommended list

The Tesla Model S has slipped back off Consumer Reports recommended list, due to a dip in reliability, as the consumer organization assesses it. Suspension problems are to... read more October 26, 2018 by

Volvo invests in Freewire

Volvo goes off the grid, invests in mobile-charging experts Freewire

Volvo Cars has announced an investment in Freewire Technologies, a company that emphasizes mobile charging solutions. Freewire earlier this year attracted a $5 million... read more October 25, 2018 by

Carbon fiber structural battery

Could carbon-fiber electric-vehicle bodies double as ‘mass-less’ batteries?

Automakers seem to be in agreement that the ‘skateboard’ location for heavy battery packs—low and wide beneath the passenger floor—is the ideal layout... read more October 25, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 range-efficiency edge is a serious market strength

Although Tesla may still sometimes be finding its way in terms of how to build cars themselves, it retains a distinct advantage over pretty much every other automaker in one... read more October 25, 2018 by

Uber electric car

Uber to bank London surcharge toward electric vehicles for its drivers

Uber announced Tuesday that it will levy a surcharge for its ride-hailing passengers in London. The goal: to get 20,000 drivers to go all-electric by the end of 2021, on the... read more October 24, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Lower-cost Tesla Model 3: Does 260 miles, $46K before incentives split the difference? [Updated]

UPDATE: Tesla originally rolled out the Model 3 Mid Range at a base price of $45,000 on 10/18. Less than six days later it's raised the price $1,000, and we've adjusted the... read more October 24, 2018 by

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM confirms it will reach EV tax credit ceiling this year—then phaseout begins

Beginning next April, buyers of General Motors’ electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids won’t be getting the same break on their purchase as those who buy those... read more October 24, 2018 by

Dyson Automotive Manufacturing facility  -  Singapore  -  rendering

Dyson plans to build its electric car in Singapore

Dyson, the British maker of premium vacuum cleaners, aims to enter the electric-car arena—and it’s chosen Singapore as the global assembly site. The company... read more October 24, 2018 by

Tesla Motors production line for Tesla Model S, Fremont, California

Tesla Model 3 teardown underscores missed opportunities

Last year employee parking lots overflowed at Tesla’s Fremont, California, plant. By comparing the headcount of Tesla's factory at present versus historically... read more October 23, 2018 by

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Mercedes invests in pilot program to keep fuel cells alive

Mercedes-Benz is launching a new trial for fuel-cell cars in Germany, with aims to study real-world use patterns. Mercedes will begin leasing its GLC F-Cell fuel-cell SUVs to... read more October 23, 2018 by

North Carolina State University fast charger is much smaller, half the cost

New fast charger is more efficient, smaller, and half the cost

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a 50-kw fast charger that they say costs half as much as conventional DC fast chargers, is more efficient, and... read more October 23, 2018 by

Nissan prototype 60-kWh battery pack  -  Nissan Technical Center, October 2015

Report: Battery production could offset emissions gains from electric cars

A new report shows that emissions from producing large battery packs for electric cars could cancel out improvements from their low emissions for years. The report comes from... read more October 23, 2018 by

BMW and Nissan electric car fast-charging station

How soon can all new-car sales realistically be electric? Take our Twitter poll

Israel and Britain recently joined a growing list of countries that plan to phase out sales of gas and diesel cars and trucks. Most of the countries have set a target date... read more October 22, 2018 by



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