Electric Cars

Follow-up: In the end, I bought a Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid

Follow-up: In the end, I bought a Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid

In an article last fall, I reached out to the GCR readers for a suggestion for what plug-in vehicle I should buy to complement my 84-mile range 2015 Nissan LEAF. The new vehicle, my wife’s car, had to handle a 16-mile daily commute, occasional 300-mile trips to Vermont (a place of few DC fast... read more

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Volkswagen ID Vizzion Concept

Volkswagen quantum computers, Daimler diesel recall, and Tesla tax credits: Today's Car News

Volkswagen wants to use quantum computers to develop tailor-made electric-car batteries. Daimler has recalled hundreds of thousands of diesel cars in Europe. The results are... read more June 12, 2018 by

VW to use quantum computers in electric-car battery development

Quantum computers could make specialized batteries for Volkswagen EVs

Quantum computers could analyze and help build highly specialized electric vehicle batteries in the future, Volkswagen announced this week. Using the highly complex computing... read more June 12, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

When Tesla's tax credits expire, which electric car would you buy? Twitter poll results

Last week, we reported that the federal tax credits for electric-car buyers are about to expire. Once any automaker sells 200,000 electric cars, the credits available to its... read more June 12, 2018 by

Byton SUV concept

Chinese electric-car builder Byton says it raised $500 million

A $500 million infusion from investors including an automaker and a major battery supplier could help Chinese electric-car startup Byton put its cars on the road by the end... read more June 11, 2018 by

WAVE Rally start, Winterthur, Switzerland, June 2018 [WORLDREACH PHOTO]

World's largest electric-car rally kicks off in Switzerland

Undeterred by major automakers that build electric cars by the millions, tinkerers and apostles aren't finished coming up with new ideas on their own. Whether sharing their... read more June 10, 2018 by

Smokestacks pollution air quality

Tesla Model 3 refunds, CO2 to fuel, less harmful batteries, awards, records, and deals: The Week in Reverse

What is the next big innovation in electric car charging? What element is a major battery manufacturer trying to remove from its electric car batteries? This is our look back... read more June 9, 2018 by

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept

Porsche Mission E to be called Porsche Taycan

Porsche announced Friday that its long-running Mission E electric sedan will be called the Porsche Taycan when it starts production next year. The 2020 Porsche Taycan... read more June 8, 2018 by

Waymo self-driving prototype

Waymo purchase of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids may limit consumer access to federal rebate

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google's parent company, Alphabet, put in an order for 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans last week to put into test fleets around... read more June 8, 2018 by

Electrify America 350 kw chargers at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.

More support for electric cars than knowledge or interest, Northeastern study finds

A survey of car buyers has found a surprisingly high level of support for electric cars–but also found limited knowledge, which may be holding some buyers back. The... read more June 8, 2018 by

2019 Kia Niro EV

Kia Niro EV specs revealed at latest Korean car show

The Kia Niro EV made its first appearance at the Busan auto show this week and Kia confirmed the car will offer a battery with up to 236 miles of range. The company showed a... read more June 8, 2018 by

Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Investigators: Autopilot sped up before fatal Tesla Model X crash

A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday said that a Tesla Model X traveling on Autopilot increased the vehicle's speed before it... read more June 7, 2018 by

General Motors Brownstown Township factory for assembly of Chevrolet Volt battery packs

Tesla Mode X crash report, Honda-GM pair up, plug-in deals, more electric trucks: Today's Car News

A report from the National Transportation Safety Board reveals details of a fatal Tesla Model X crash in California. Is Autopilot to blame? Honda and GM are expanding their... read more June 7, 2018 by

Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

GM, Honda partner on next-generation electric-car batteries

General Motors and Honda have announced a partnership to develop smaller, lighter batteries to be used in the next generation of electric cars from both companies. The... read more June 7, 2018 by

Freightliner eCascadia electric semi-truck

Electric trucks coming from Daimler, Freightliner, Volvo, and others

It's not even on the road yet and the Tesla Semi is getting some new competition. German Automaker Daimler, which owns Freightliner, Fuso, and other truck brands, announced... read more June 7, 2018 by

2018 Nissan Leaf with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Molly Pitcher travel plaza, Feb 2018

Plug-in electric-car sales for May: Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius Prime lead

After a slow month in April, sales of the Nissan Leaf came roaring back in May. Nissan sold 1,576 Leafs in May, up from 1,171 the month before. The Leaf also had a record... read more June 6, 2018 by



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