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How to recharge an electric car in the middle of nowhere: Amazon drone?

How to recharge an electric car in the middle of nowhere: Amazon drone?

Amazon, once a humble bookseller, now dips its toes into numerous technology realms. Its next potential act? Perhaps it will be drones that can charge electric cars on the fly. The online retailer and technology company filed an application to patent a drone specifically built for electric-car...

November 10, 2017 by -
 
2018 BMW X3 prototype

BMW to debut electric-car concept at LA show; electric Mini makes U.S. debut

BMW will use media days at the Los Angeles auto show, which begin on November 29, to unveil a new electric car that's never before been seen. The electric model that will... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai Ioniq

Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018: Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai is known in the auto industry as an aggressive and very capable competitor, and the world's largest makers watch it closely and take it very seriously. The company... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Odds for auto startups are incredibly high; can Tesla beat them?

Much of the energy and growth in the U.S. economy comes not from large corporations but from small startup companies, as economic data shows. By now, the model of a young... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
Donald J. Trump in November 2016       [photo: The Trump Organization]

Syria to sign Paris Climate pact, leaving US alone; Trump disinvited from climate summit

Following President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Accord—a global pact to reduce carbon output and curb climate... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW battery-sourcing ethics highlight cobalt-mining issue for electric cars

Electric cars provide a zero-emission driving experience, but one of the most important raw materials for their batteries—cobalt—has a supply chain that needs... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
Renault Symbioz self-driving car concept

Electric-car sales, Porsche profits, more Hyundai-Kia electrics, Best Car To Buy finalist: Today's Car News

Today, we've got plug-in electric car sales reports from both the U.S. and Canada, greater production of electric cars by Hyundai and Kia, a look at legendary Porsche... read more November 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car and 2018 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Oct 2017: Chevy’s dominant duo

The dominant duo of the Chevy Volt and Bolt EV continued their winning ways in the Canadian market for new plug-in electric cars during October. Chevrolet sold 424 Volts to... read more November 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018: Nissan Leaf

If any electric car aside from the Tesla Model 3 can be called "long-awaited," it would be the redesigned 2018 Nissan Leaf. First thought to arrive as a 2016 model, it was... read more November 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai Kona

Electric Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro production to rise again: report

Both Hyundai and Kia planned to approach the electric and plug-in car market aggressively, but now the Korean siblings plan to boost production even over totals announced... read more November 8, 2017 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Porsche will thrive, remain profitable when sports car are electric: CFO

Luxury and sports car maker Porsche isn't concerned with the sweeping changes vehicle electrification will bring. In fact, the brand believes it will maintain its steady... read more November 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales for Oct: new Bolt EV record, Prime and Volt tied

Chevy did it again. More specifically, GM delivered 2,781 Chevrolet Bolt EVs to buyers during October, a new high for its 238-mile electric car, and the highest reported... read more November 8, 2017 by


 
Toyota Concept-i Ride, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

2018 Nissan Leaf, electric van with drone, GM and Nissan vs tax bill, new Twitter poll: Today's Car News

Today, two carmakers push back against killing the electric-car tax credit, an electric delivery van with a drone option, the 2018 Nissan Leaf assessed, and a new Twitter... read more November 7, 2017 by


 
Workhorse N-Gen electric delivery van

Workhorse N-Gen electric parcel van comes with optional drone delivery

Workhorse, best known for its forthcoming W-15 range-extended electric pickup truck, today revealed its newest vehicle. The N-Gen electric van will tackle the important... read more November 7, 2017 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

GM, Nissan push to retain EV credit; tax bill also targets renewables, helps nuclear energy

The United States tax code hasn't seen a major overhaul in decades, and the current Congress—along with the Trump administration—may be learning, or re-learning... read more November 7, 2017 by


 
Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Which maker will sell the first affordable AWD electric SUV? Take our Twitter poll

Utility vehicles are hot. There's no denying it. The best-selling passenger cars in the U.S. have been mid-size sedans like the Toyota Camry for a couple of decades, but now... read more November 7, 2017 by


 
This is an Audi S1 on tracks

Europe fast charging, EVs cleaner everywhere, Trump vs science, IIHS loves Ioniq: Today's Car News

Today, we've got reports on a couple of significant analyses, one on electric-car emissions and the other on climate change; a new app for EV charging from EVgo; a new... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
Greenhouse-gas emissions of battery-electric vehicles globally in MPG equivalent [U of Michigan TRI]

Electric cars emit less carbon than average U.S. new car, everywhere in the world

When electric cars first arrived in 2011, it was a reasonable question: Aren't you just shifting emissions from the tailpipe to the smokestack? The answer is yes, but the... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf at evGo fast charger at Livingston Mall, Livingston, NJ   [photo: John Briggs]

EVgo adds mobile app for electric-car charging network access

One way for electric-car charging networks to make the public charging experience more user-friendly is through the use of smartphone apps to replace the RFID cards that... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
Global carbon dioxide emissions, 1850-2030 [CO2 Information Analysis Center, World Energy Outlook]

Climate change all manmade, say actual scientists: awkward for Trump science deniers

When the Environmental Protection Agency quietly issued its new four-year plan in mid-October, the phrase "climate change" did not appear anywhere in the 38-page document. It... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
Ionity multi-brand European charging network

BMW, Mercedes, Ford, VW, Audi launch Ionity high-power fast charging across Europe

A group of automakers in Europe announced on Friday they will launch "Ionity," a network of high-power fast-charging stations to build out the continent's infrastructure for... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
 

 
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