Electric Cars

 
Socket to me: MyChevy app tells Bolt EV drivers where to charge

Socket to me: MyChevy app tells Bolt EV drivers where to charge

Too many apps! That's one of the complaints electric car drivers have about charging electric cars. With the time it takes to charge one of the biggest complaints is mapping your way to a charger only to arrive and find it's occupied or out of service. Now General Motors has forged an agreement... read more

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2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs Leaf: A first look at the differences

Earlier this week, at an event coordinated with the Consumer Electronics Show, Nissan introduced the Leaf Plus, a new longer-range of Nissan’s compact electric car. The... read more January 10, 2019 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long-Range RWD

Was 2018 the peak for internal-combustion car sales?

Electric-car sales are growing. Total car sales around the world are shrinking. Put the two together, and the conclusion from many analysts is that sales of cars powered by... read more January 10, 2019 by


 
2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, 2020 Mini Cooper S E, more fuel-cell semis: Today's Car News

Mini plans to revive its electric hatchback as a sporty electric model for the 60th anniversary of the original. New charging agreements aim to make charging easier and... read more January 9, 2019 by


 
eMotorWerks JuiceBox wall mount charging Tesla Model X

eMotorWerks lays groundwork for vehicle-to-grid charging

At first glance, a new business agreement between home charger manufacturer eMotorWerks and utility software provider LO3 Energy sounds strictly like the stuff of dull... read more January 9, 2019 by


 
Mini Electric concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

2020 Mini Cooper S E: Speedy electric hatchback due for Mini's 60th birthday

As one of the pioneers of electric cars, Mini isn't content to build a more efficient, emissions-free version of its basic hatchback when it develops its first production... read more January 9, 2019 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt charging at Electrify America 350 kw charger at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.

One-step Plug&Charge coming to (Electrify) America

It's easy to plug in an electric car. What trips up many new electric-car drivers is paying to charge. At some charging stations, drivers pay by the kilowatt-hour. At others... read more January 9, 2019 by


 
2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus revealed: 226-mile range, quicker acceleration

Nissan unveiled Tuesday a new version of the 2019 Leaf electric car, called the Leaf Plus or Leaf e+, that can go well over 200 miles on a charge. Although such a model has... read more January 8, 2019 by


 
Toyota Research Institute simulation of actual 3-car crash, to test Guardian active-safety system

Tesla sales, VW tech, electric Harley-Davidson: Today's Car News

With final sales reports out from the whole auto industry, we built some context around Tesla's end-of-the-year sales numbers. The Model 3 is setting the pace among luxury... read more January 8, 2019 by


 
Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle

No more rumble: Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle arrives in August, costs more than $30,000

Forget loud pipes, the latest Harley-Davidson hums decisively as the rider cranks the accelerator grip. The iconic American motorcycle company has teased its efforts to... read more January 8, 2019 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars outside dealership    [photo: Patrick Reid]

What effect will lower tax credits on Tesla and GM plug-ins have? Twitter poll results

For a bunch of electric-car owning acolytes, our readers are surprisingly sanguine about the reduction and eventual expiration of plug-in tax credits on electric-car sales... read more January 8, 2019 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

Leading the way: Tesla trounces luxury competitors in year-end sales tally

Now that Tesla has released its final sales numbers for the end of last year, we finally have a yardstick to measure the company’s sales success. In the third quarter... read more January 8, 2019 by


 
Volkswagen MOIA electric ride-pooling van

Volkswagen buys wireless car service from Volvo

In automotive electronics news that doesn't come from this week's CES, Volkswagen announced late last month that it is buying wireless automotive technology from Volvo. The... read more January 8, 2019 by


 
Byton M-Byte concept

Tesla factory and screen interface, Byton back at CES: Today's Car News

Patent filings show new features that may be coming to updated Model S and Model X cars later this year. Chinese startup automaker Byton makes another appearance at CES. And... read more January 7, 2019 by


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

Tesla breaks ground on China factory for Model 3 and Model Y

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter Sunday night that the company would break ground on its new Chinese factory on Monday. Musk said the plant, known as Gigafactory 3... read more January 7, 2019 by


 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Which company will sell the first personal-use electric pickup? Take our Twitter poll

If electric cars are going to take over from internal combustion machines, they will need to be offered in the most popular types of vehicles—and that means pickups... read more January 7, 2019 by


 

 
 

 
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