Electric Cars

 
Plug-in electric car sales for Sep: Bolt EV hits new monthly high (final update)

Plug-in electric car sales for Sep: Bolt EV hits new monthly high (final update)

The world has changed since last month's report on U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars. China has officially said it is considering dates for ending sales of new vehicles with gasoline or diesel engines. Even if that date proves to be 15 or 20 years in the future, the country's government has... read more

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Cummins Urban Hauler Tractor concept

Electric trucks to grow fast from now through 2030: report

In the coming years, the world's auto industry will continue to shift its product mix to electric and electrified vehicles to meet growing concerns over carbon emissions and... read more October 4, 2017 by


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

New York, New Jersey get serious about electric cars

While parts of the federal government focus on sustaining fossil-fuel energy, numerous states are enacting new policies and programs to boost electric cars. California tends... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S 100D   [photo: David Noland, owner]

Tesla Q3-2017 deliveries: Model S, Model X strong; Model 3 misses goal

The quarterly delivery and production figures from Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla are eagerly followed when they emerge a few days after the end of a quarter. On... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
Bollinger B1

Bollinger B1 all-electric utility truck: 10,000 signups since launch

The Bollinger B1 electric utility truck, designed by a small startup company in upstate New York and unveiled in late July, appears to have hit something of a chord. The... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Crozz II concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

World's 3rd largest battery firm may ally with VW for electric cars in China

Many automakers have announced they will electrify entire vehicle portfolios in the years to come. With more electrified cars on the road, battery production will become... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car with future GM electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, Oct 2017

GM to launch two new electric vehicles within 18 months, 20 by 2023

General Motors said on Monday it will unveil two new battery-electric vehicles within the next 18 months, and will offer 20 electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles globally... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

ChargePoint launches electric-car charging activated by smartphone

Electric-car charging network ChargePoint has announced a new feature that allows electric vehicle (EV) owners to begin charging their car using near-field communication... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
Hyperloop One concept drawing for system bridging Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Electric-car incentives added in, remarkably, oil-rich Dubai

Dubai, the second largest sheikdom in the United Arab Emirates, has introduced new incentives in an attempt to make electric cars more desirable. Battery-electric and plug-in... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW i3 and 2014 Tesla Model S   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Will Tesla steamroller German luxury makers? Perhaps not

It has become an article of faith among some Tesla fans and owners that the company will inevitably rise to compete with and ultimately defeat the titans of the global auto... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

BMW i3 electric car quirk: no AM radio offered, but why? (update)

The BMW i3 electric car is a tour de force of advanced engineering--and it was the most energy-efficient car sold in the U.S. in 2014 and 2015. Its body shell is made of... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
Beijing smog

China electric-car rules to start in 2019; aggressive totals are world's highest

You may not have heard it happen, but the global automotive industry changed forever on Thursday. China released its plan to require substantial sales of plug-in electric... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging

BMW, Mercedes to offer wireless-charging options for plug-in hybrids next year

Every one of the modern electric cars on the market for almost seven years requires plugging in a cord to recharge the battery using grid electricity. Inserting the cord into... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
James Dyson

Dyson electric car for 2020 draws executives from Aston Martin, Tesla

Dyson, the British appliance company best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, has cleared up speculation that has persisted for nearly 10 years. Founder and chief engineer... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Prototype

Toyota electric-car tech to come from venture with Mazda, Denso

Very little is known for sure about the long-range electric car Toyota will launch around 2020. Over the last two years, the company—by far the industry's strongest... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV starts at $35,500; aggressive prices for plug-in hybrid SUV

Trying to beat luxury competitors who've been at the plug-in hybrid SUV game for a couple of years, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be aggressively priced, according... read more September 27, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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