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Life with Tesla Model S: musings on new Tesla Roadster

Life with Tesla Model S: musings on new Tesla Roadster

Like almost everyone else, I was blown away by Tesla’s surprise introduction of a second-generation Roadster at the recent semi-truck reveal event. Zero to sixty in 1.9 seconds, a 620-mile range, gorgeous sleek lines, and a price of $200,000. Mind-blowing indeed. But a few of the new...

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All-electric Vespa Elettrica scooter

Iconic Vespa Scooter, now 70 years old, gets brand-new electric powertrain

The Vespa scooter is undeniably an icon on European streets. For 70 years, Vespas have buzzed about roadways, but the buzz will soon give way to an all-but-silent hum in the... read more November 30, 2017 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla opens second huge China charging station for 50 electric cars

It's only fitting that the country making a monumental push for more electric vehicles is getting the world's biggest Tesla Supercharger stations. Tesla's website shows more... read more November 30, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Half of all Porsches will plug in by 2025, showing importance of electric cars

Its customers and employees know, but the rest of the world may not quite have realized that Porsche will soon sell six separate plug-in hybrid models. They span three... read more November 29, 2017 by


 
2019 Subaru Ascent

LA auto-show cars, Tesla Model 3 tested, electric motorcycles, 2018 Nissan Leaf: Today's Car News

Today, we've got news from the LA auto show, electric motorcycle updates, test data on the Tesla Model 3, and a preview of the 2018 Nissan Leaf. All this and more on Green... read more November 29, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf preview

The 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car represents the second generation and a thorough redesign and update of the highest-selling electric car in the world. Although we still... read more November 29, 2017 by


 
Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept

Even supercar maker Lamborghini may go electric, and it's a very cool concept

Lamborghini, the Italian purveyor of V10- and V12-powered supercars, has teased a fully electric performance machine for the first time in its 54-year history. Unveiled at... read more November 29, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car tested by Motor Trend

Within the last week, we wrote that not one major automotive media outlet had independently tested the less-expensive and higher-volume Tesla Model 3. That changed on Monday... read more November 29, 2017 by


 
Tacita electric-motorcycle lineup

Electric motorcycle news: Tacita Electric Cruiser, Energica, KTM, Alta, DigiNow fast charging

New electric motorcycles have recently come onto the market, powered by new technologies in batteries, motors, and charging that make them more capable than their... read more November 29, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Crozz concept

Volkswagen ID Crozz electric SUV to launch in US in 2020

A production vehicle based on the Volkswagen ID Crozz all-electric compact crossover will be launched in the U.S. market during 2020, VW said. The announcement came at a... read more November 28, 2017 by


 
Trumpchi GS7, 2017 Detroit auto show

BMW i3 stop-sale, electric airplanes, 2018 Bolt EV, electric-car market share: Today's Car News

Today, we've got an unexpected and very specific safety issue in BMW i3 electric cars, a battery boost for a forgotten vehicle, a look at electric airplanes, and a 2018 Chevy... read more November 28, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Where will EVs have the highest market share in 2025? Poll results

How, where, when, and to what degree electric cars will increase their share of the world's billion-plus vehicle fleet is a topic of much debate these days. Combined with... read more November 28, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV preview

The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is now arriving at Chevy dealers with no major changes—though drivers may find the heated steering wheel now turns itself on and... read more November 28, 2017 by


 
World's first electric-plane aerotow with Siemens SPD260-powered Extra 330LE, © Jean-Marie Urlacher

Are electric airplanes actually a real thing?

With electrification spreading through many types of transport, one vehicle still remains largely absent in using electrons for propulsion: aircraft. Automakers have been... read more November 28, 2017 by


 
Renault Samsung SM3 ZE electric car, sold in South Korea

Renault Samsung SM3 ZE electric sedan: battery upgrade gives 130-mile range in Korean tests

Frequently, cars withdrawn from one market live on in another, sometimes for years. Those vehicles may even be upgraded with newer technology in the older body. Consider that... read more November 28, 2017 by


 
Prototype production of battery modules for BMW Group’s fifth-generation electric powertrain

Tesla Model 3 video review, Volvo XC90 plug-in range boost, dealers unprepared for electric cars: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a pair of articles on the Tesla Model 3, including a poll; a quiet but important electric-range boost for the 2018 Volvo XC90 T8; and some (more) bad news... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

How many Model 3s will Tesla deliver by Dec 31? Take our Twitter poll, again

More than five months ago, before the 2017 Tesla Model 3 officially launched, we published the results of a poll asking how many of the lower-priced electric cars would be... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
Chinese electric-car startup SF Motors headquarters

Chinese electric-car startup SF Motors bought Tesla founder's battery-tech firm

Although Elon Musk is the name now associated with Tesla, the current CEO was not a founding figure in the electric-car startup. That honor goes to two men, Martin Eberhard... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
2018 Volvo XC90

2018 Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid SUV: bigger battery, slight range boost

It's a shock to realize that the Volvo XC90 large luxury SUV is now in its third model year. The first new Volvo in more than five years when it debuted in 2016, the... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf in front of Longfellow Bridge, Boston [photo: John Briggs]

Car dealers are woefully unprepared for electric vehicles: study

Yet another study has revealed that many dealerships across the United States still don't prioritize electric cars and haven't prepared for their growth. The latest report... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
Video review of 2017 Tesla Model 3 electric car by Matt Pressman, Evannex [frame from YouTube video]

Tesla Model 3 video review compares lower-priced electric car to Model S

There have been no full reviews of the 2017 Tesla Model 3 to date by automotive media outlets, meaning professional test drivers spend a few days with the car putting it... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
 

 
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