Electric Cars

 
Supplier tests compact 100-kwh battery pack in BMW i3

Supplier tests compact 100-kwh battery pack in BMW i3

Using new battery-pack architecture, BMW battery supplier Lion Smart has crammed triple the battery capacity into a BMW i3s. Lion Smart's 100-kilowatt-hour battery gives the little city car a range of 435 miles on a charge, in the same footprint as the original battery pack. Lion Smart has... read more

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Honda Clarity lineup at Honda R&D Center, Tochigi, Japan, June 2017

Battery electrics steal sales from hybrids

Strong sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in California seem to have a downside. According to an analysis by the California New Car Dealers Association, all of those... read more September 6, 2018 by


 
2020 Tesla Roadster at 2018 Grand Basel show - Image via Bluewin

The new 2020 Tesla Roadster that wasn't in Switzerland

Tesla made a lot of noise about a big surprise it planned for the Grand Basel auto show, a celebration of architecture and design in Switzerland's northern industrial city... read more September 5, 2018 by


 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

It's a long(er) story? 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC scraps 200-mile range estimate

On Tuesday, Mercedes-Benz revealed initial specs for its EQC mid-size electric SUV, with a quoted range of 200 miles from an 80-kilowatt-hour battery pack. Now, perhaps... read more September 5, 2018 by


 
Jaguar E-Type Zero

Should classic cars be converted to electric power? Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports readers sometimes leave themselves open to having extreme viewpoints. Such were the results of last week's Twitter poll, when we asked: "Should classic cars... read more September 5, 2018 by


 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC specs revealed (Updated)

Mercedes-Benz released initial specs of its newest electric car, the EQC crossover SUV, Tuesday in Stockholm. Mercedes estimates that the EQC will offer about 279 miles of... read more September 4, 2018 by


 
2004 Toyota Corolla, 2006 Toyota Prius, 2015 Nissan Leaf outside home    [photo: John C. Briggs]

Will electric cars eliminate conventional hybrids from the market? Take our Twitter poll

A new report from California shows electric cars are replacing hybrids—not conventional, gas-only cars—on the roads. There could be many reasons for that, but the... read more September 4, 2018 by


 
Charging Chevy Bolt EV before trip across Maryland   [image: Brian Ro]

GM working on ultra fast charging system for electric cars like the Chevy Bolt EV (Updated)

Automakers are in a new race, not for miles per hour on a track or the street, but in miles per hour regained while an electric car is sitting at a charger. GM is the latest... read more September 4, 2018 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy race car dynamic debut during 2018 Formula E Berlin ePrix

Formula E develops new off-road Extreme E racing series

Formula E, the first all-electric worldwide racing series, plans to expand beyond street racing to remote parts of the planet with a new series. Called Extreme E, the new... read more September 2, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQC prototype testing in Black Forest

Mercedes-Benz EQC, Byton M-Byte, Faraday's Future, fuel-economy demands: The Week in Reverse

Which company started testing new electric cars in China? What's different about a new travel trailer in Europe? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here... read more September 1, 2018 by


 
Byton M-Byte electric SUV prototype

Byton begins road testing its electric car in China

Chinese electric-car startup automaker Byton has begun testing its upcoming M-Byte electric car in China, the company said Tuesday. The company introduced the car at the... read more August 31, 2018 by


 
Dyson Hullavington campus for electric car development

Dyson plans to build electric-car test track in Britain

In another step to show it's serious about building an electric car, Dyson, the British vacuum-cleaner maker, has laid out plans to build a test track in Britain. Reuters... read more August 31, 2018 by


 
Energy losses from internal combustion car [Source: DOE]

Fact of the week: Internal combustion cars still waste 70 to 88 percent of energy

Conventional cars manage better fuel economy every year. According to the latest Department of Energy "Fact of the Week," though, their efficiency ranges from... read more August 31, 2018 by


 
2017 Ford Focus Electric window sticker showing 115-mile range rating

Americans still want better fuel economy, survey says

Just as the Trump administration moves to roll back fuel economy standards, a new survey shows that Americans are dissatisfied with the fuel economy their cars already get... read more August 30, 2018 by


 
Tesla Powerpacks

California report links emissions reductions to economic growth

A new report on pollution, economic growth, and renewable energy in California sheds new light on the link between emissions regulations and economic growth ahead of the... read more August 29, 2018 by


 
Dethleffs e.Home Coco electric camping trailer

German RV maker builds electric camping trailer

Electric cars are great for efficiency. They're less adept at pulling heavy loads at highway speeds and the extra power needed to pull a trailer can quickly drain batteries... read more August 29, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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