Electric Cars

 
Dealers start to worry about ebbing repair income from electric cars

Dealers start to worry about ebbing repair income from electric cars

The average vehicle on U.S. roads these days is more than 10 years old, despite three successive years of record new-vehicle sales. That's a result not only of the 2008-2010 recession but also vastly more durable and reliable vehicles compared to those of previous decades. All of those vehicles... read more

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Jaguar I-Pace prototype

2019 Jaguar I-Pace to debut before Geneva; cold-weather testing video released

Jaguar Land Rover was a relatively late arrival to the luxury electric-car game, revealing its plans in the form of a concept car only at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. But... read more January 31, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Nissan and partners have now sold 540,000 plug-in electric vehicles

Of the 90 million or so new vehicles sold globally last year, plug-in electric cars made up only a tiny proportion, roughly 1 percent. But the auto industry works on long... read more January 31, 2018 by


 
2017 Fiat 500e

Used Fiat 500e electric cars outside California: is service an issue for buyers?

So you've always wanted to drive a battery-electric car, but you're a frugal and sensible shopper who's noticed that prices of used electric cars are remarkably low. And you... read more January 31, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid charging at office park, Santa Cruz, California, Dec 2017

US climate action requires electric cars; utilities doing their part already

The subject of carbon dioxide emissions is hardly a simple one, especially when it comes to electric cars. They may not have tailpipes, but the electricity generated in order... read more January 30, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car after snowfall, Glacier National Park [photo: D Gadotti]

Chevy Bolt EV electric car range and performance in winter: one owner's log

The arrival of the first affordable long-range electric car on the market has naturally led some owners to push the car in a way that they might not do with a plug-in car... read more January 30, 2018 by


 
Nissan Leaf in Scotland

Scotland power boss: Peak charging could cause grid problems

Vastly greater numbers of electric cars on United Kingdom roads could pose problems for the power supplies used to recharge them—if, that is, they all plug in during... read more January 30, 2018 by


 
2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Edition

What percent of US full-size pickup trucks will plug in by 2025? Twitter poll results

If the U.S. is serious about reducing carbon emissions from road vehicles—under the current administration, the jury remains out—pickup trucks are key. More than... read more January 30, 2018 by


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

GM suggests Congress fund EV charging, Toyota asks for hydrogen fueling support

It's now abundantly clear that Tesla has created the roadmap on how to build a widespread DC fast-charging network that lets electric-car drivers travel long distances, even... read more January 30, 2018 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

CA needs 5 million zero-emission cars by 2030; will it reach 1.5 million by 2025?

Last Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown said in his annual State of the State address that California would need 5 million zero-emission vehicles on its roads by 2030 to meet its... read more January 30, 2018 by


 
Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

Porsche Mission E electric sedan buyers want, expect fast "Turbo Charging"

Possibly no German carmaker was more shocked by the emergence of the Tesla Model S in 2012 than Porsche. Each of Porsche's models was a top performer in its segment for... read more January 29, 2018 by


 
Georgia state capitol (pic by Andre M. via Wikimedia)

Georgia to take second try at electric-car tax credit after killing first one

Several years ago, Georgia offered a generous state-tax credit for purchase of a zero-emission vehicle, and its sales of electric cars boomed. When state politics interceded... read more January 29, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Looking at leases on 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: how do they stack up?

This past Tuesday, the 2018 Nissan Leaf—an entirely redesigned second generation of the pioneering electric car—officially went on sale in the U.S. It's quicker... read more January 28, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car gets 151-mile EPA range rating

When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car was unveiled last fall, the company said it would have a range of "140 miles or more." That had risen to "150 miles or more" by the end... read more January 27, 2018 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

NHTSA to investigate Tesla Model S on Autopilot that hit parked fire truck on freeway

Investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are scheduled to examine the crash of a Tesla Model S that hit a fire truck parked on a California... read more January 26, 2018 by


 
Footage from June 2016 LAPD announcement of lease for 100 BMW i3 electric cars [CBS Channel 2, LA]

LAPD's unused electric cars gather dust sitting in garage, but why?

Anyone who remembers the epic, metallic-tasting, technicolor smog in the Los Angeles Basin found into the 1990s understands why air quality matters there. While the worst of... read more January 26, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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