Electric Cars

 
Electric-car tax credit retained in Congressional tax reform bill: confirmed (update)

Electric-car tax credit retained in Congressional tax reform bill: confirmed (update)

We'll likely never know whether it was the influence of auto lobbyists, pressure from the actual public, or a letter signed by two dozen mayors. But however the sausage was made, it appears that the U.S. income-tax credit for purchase of a plug-in electric vehicle will not be killed after all... read more

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Akio Toyoda, President, Toyota and Kazuhiro Tsuga, President, Panasonic

Toyota, Panasonic agree to study prismatic battery cells for electric cars

For the 20 years since the introduction of the Prius, Toyota has enjoyed the first-mover advantage in hybrid cars, and leveraged those green credentials to boost public... read more December 15, 2017 by


 
2016 BYD Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, made in China

Why China will beat U.S. in electric-car battle: urgency, regulations

As the electric-vehicle market matures and more global automakers commit to building battery-powered cars, one driving force has emerged to lead the pack. With apologies to... read more December 14, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 found on Craigslist

Electric car buyers' struggle: practicality vs luxury, Chevy vs Tesla

Competition for the title of most popular electric car has sparked a long and highly charged race between Tesla and Chevrolet. Though these brands offer vastly different... read more December 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

22 mayors join letter urging electric-car tax credit retention by Congress

Two bills from the Senate and House of Representatives that would radically reform U.S. tax policy for the first time in three decades are now being reconciled by a joint... read more December 13, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Volt

Which plug-in hybrid would you buy today if you had to? Take our Twitter poll

This has been something of a plug-in hybrid month. Last week we got our first drive in the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, which we felt was the first affordable car with... read more December 13, 2017 by


 
ChargePoint Express Plus modular DC fast-charging system for electric cars, launched at 2017 CES

Do cities have enough electric-car charging stations; are highways the 'last hurdle'?

The availability of charging stations for electric cars, or lack of it, is often cited as one of the primary reasons holding back widespread adoption. After all, if you're... read more December 13, 2017 by


 
Uniti One Electric Car

Uniti electric city car debuts, with free charging in Sweden

If you're looking for an electric car that comes with free charging but a Tesla is either undesirable or financially out of reach, freshly launched upstart Uniti is offering... read more December 12, 2017 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Musk confirms Tesla is designing its own computer chip for self-driving cars (update)

Early last year, with promises of self-driving cars in owners' hands well before any competitor, development of the Tesla Autopilot system for the maker's electric cars was... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car     [photo: Chris Neff]

2017 BMW i3 REx: drive review of range-extended electric car

When the history of modern electric cars is written, the BMW i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly. Its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell, aluminum... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

These six states have the highest electric-car adoption rates in the country

By now, many people would likely produce the correct answer when asked, Where in the U.S. are electric cars most popular? That would be California, which last year had almost... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S battery pack teardown: frame from YouTube video by JehuGarcia, Feb 2017

Lithium-ion battery packs now $209 per kwh, will fall to $100 by 2025: Bloomberg analysis

Battery-pack prices are the lowest they've ever been, and like a yoga-obsessed limbo contestant, they're primed to go even lower. A report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
1973 Volkswagen Thing

An electric Thing? VW Thing could return as EV, chairman says (or electric Beetle)

As it gears up for volume production of battery-electric cars starting in 2019, Volkswagen Group spends a lot of time talking to the press about its future plans for the... read more December 10, 2017 by


 
XING Miss R Lithium-Ion Battery Pack

New approach to electric-car battery cooling: immerse cells in coolant

Regardless of how your vehicle is powered—whether it be an internal-combustion engine or a battery pack powering an electric motor—most powertrains have a common... read more December 8, 2017 by


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

Big global companies launch EV100 effort to add electric vehicles, charging stations

If you want to make electric vehicles the new normal, why not turn boring delivery vehicles into zero-emission boxes? That's the plan of The Climate Group's new EV100... read more December 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, first drive, New York City, April 2017

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Oct 2017

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Europe's October electric vehicle sales saw significant growth versus a year ago as 56 percent more battery-electric and... read more December 8, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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