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Electric cars 'right around the corner' in 1966: what took so long?

Electric cars 'right around the corner' in 1966: what took so long?

Looking at yesterday's visions of tomorrow is always entertaining, from flying cars to cities of the future. In the case of the electric car, there have been two futures: one from 1890 to about 1910, and then another starting 100 years later in 2011. The intervening century saw many, many...

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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid starts at $34,290 with 47-mile range

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will start at a recommended price of $34,290 including delivery, making it the least expensive plug-in hybrid sedan on the market this... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi: 500-mile range, lower running costs than diesel... and it's fast

The long-awaited Tesla Semi electric truck was unveiled Thursday night and it promises to shake up the shipping industry by significantly reducing the cost of transporting... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
2020 Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster is back: 0-60 in 1.9 seconds, 620-mile range

What's old is new again. The Tesla Roadster is back, company CEO Elon Musk revealed Thursday night at a special event in California. Forget about the old, Lotus-derived... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
Hyundai SUV roadmap

Big electric truck, cheaper small cars, Fisker solid-state cells, CARB vs EPA: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a drive report on the largest electric vehicle we've ever piloted, some patents on solid-state batteries from Fisker, California's powerful air-quality... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
Chanje V8070 Class 5 electric delivery van, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 2017

Driving a Chanje electric electric cargo van: very big, far better than diesel

A Class 5 cargo van is a remarkably large vehicle, especially when navigating it through the mixed industrial and 19th-century residential streets of the Prospect Heights... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
Site of new California Air Resources Board headquarters, Riverside, CA, Oct 2017

CARB steps up shadow-EPA role with new building, vehicle testing lab

For 45 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been charged with protecting the U.S. from pollution in its air, water, and land. Under the Trump Administration, its... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze

Discounts soar on many small cars as market stampedes toward SUVs

The market's shift to crossovers and SUVs is well documented, but what may be less well known are the massive discounts some automakers now offer on small cars as a result... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
Fisker EMotion

Fisker still aims at solid-state electric-car batteries, as patents attest

At first, Fisker had promised its upcoming EMotion electric sedan would launch with revolutionary solid-state batteries. The company then backtracked in June, saying the... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM CEO Mary Barra hints at Bolt EV-based crossover SUV, details future electric vehicles

General Motors CEO Mary Barra gave investors a detailed playbook for the automaker's future electric vehicles plans Wednesday, including a possible glimpse at a crossover... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
Arrivo high-speed transport system

2017 VW e-Golf driven, electric-car cargo, Twizy drive, Faraday Future rescue? Today's Car News

Today, we've driven the longer-range 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, Faraday Future may have been rescued, we compare electric-car cargo space, and one writer gets his dream drive in... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai Kona

Eight crossovers, four powertrains, two years; Hyundai outlines new SUV plan

Hyundai announced in Detroit on Wednesday that it would bring to market eight new or redesigned crossovers by the end of the decade. The new utility vehicles will sport a... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2017

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: weekend drive report and range test

The thought came like a flash while on the highway heading into New York's Catskill Mountains: This is what all cars will be like soon. The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
Renault Twizy rented in Bermuda, October 2017     [photo: David Noland]

Life with Renault Twizy: electric bopping around Bermuda

I well remember the first time I saw a Renault Twizy. Wandering along the Champs Elysees in Paris in the spring of 2012, I happened upon a Renault showroom hosting an... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
Electric car cargo space challenge with banana boxes

Cargo space in popular electric cars: this video explains it all

Ensuring electric cars fit the needs of their owners is a requirement for boosting electric-vehicle sales. Adequate cargo space for an owner is necessary no matter what kind... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
Terrafugia TF-X

Electric-bus pledge, why Ioniq and Leaf lost, electric SUVs, climate-deniers embarrassed: Today's Car News

Today, we explain the reasoning behind our Best Car To Buy 2018 award in more detail, take bets on all-electric SUVs, explain how a group of U.S. governors embarrassed the... read more November 14, 2017 by


 
Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Who will sell the first affordable AWD electric SUV? Poll results

Of our eight Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award winners since 2011, five have been compact five-door hatchbacks. It's a good, sensible format, by far the most popular... read more November 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai Ioniq

Why Ioniq and Leaf didn't win: notes on Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, a plug-in version of the much-lauded new minivan, won our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award because it brings a partially... read more November 14, 2017 by


 
ebee streelight charging station

US governors release own plans to cut carbon at climate-change summit

While President Trump has announced the U.S. will pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, the United States cannot formally exit the agreement until November 5, 2020. Despite... read more November 14, 2017 by


 
Volvo electric bus

These 12 cities will buy only electric buses from 2025 on; more expected to join

The mayors of 12 major cities from around the world have taken a landmark step to increase the use of zero-emission public transportation late last month. Mayors of London... read more November 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Beetle

Green-car deals, EPA vs climate action, electric-car tax credit, Best Car To Buy 2018: Today's Car News

Today, after lots of anticipation, we revealed our Best Car To Buy 2018. We've also got possibly good news on the electric-car tax credit, clearly bad news on EPA plans to... read more November 13, 2017 by


 
 

 
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