George Parrott, Contributor
With the big upturn in electric-car adoption driven by the Tesla Model 3, incoming Kia and Hyundai options, and the highly competitive Chevrolet Bolt, many drivers will be moving to vehicles that...
Tesla Model 3 vs Model S: Tighter dragstrip times, sharper traction system
Tesla claims some astonishingly quick acceleration times, and for some of us, testing and verifying those times are part of the fun.
To do that, the drag strip is the only safe and fully reliable...George Parrott
Tesla Model 3: impressions of a BMW i3 driver (and reservation holder)
Getting an opportunity to road test and review a Tesla Model 3 electric car has thus far proved a very difficult task.
Since the Model 3 launched in July, Tesla has only been delivering them to...George Parrott
Tesla Supercharger electric-car charging sites in CA surge (photos)
In January 2016, before the public introduction for pre-orders of the Model 3, Tesla had 585 Supercharger locations around the world.
By the end of June 2016, that number had climbed to 655. Then...George Parrott
Chevy Bolt EV: nationwide sales moved up to August for electric car
A slow Chevrolet Bolt EV rollout across the U.S. has frustrated electric-car advocates in many states toward the end of the list.
While the first Bolt EVs were delivered in California last December,...George Parrott
Why Tesla Model 3 should use standard model-year changes: opinion
Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has always followed a different path than the rest of the automobile industry.
Among the ways it has violated industry convention is ignoring annual model changes and...George Parrott
The original Tesla Model S P85D is quick, but it has now been superseded by the P90D, with its even more outrageous “Ludicrous” option.
To lessen the sting for early P85D adopters, Tesla...
Creeping Toward KITT? Now Tesla Can Be Summoned And Park Itself (Video)
Tesla Motors continue to add self-driving capabilities to its Model S electric car at a breathtaking pace, and the company announced yet more this past Sunday.
This latest software upgrade, Version...George Parrott
Drag-Strip Test Of Top Tesla Model S Cars: P90D Vs P85D Vs P85+ (Video)
Tesla Motors has built a strong reputation for performance, starting with its first Roadster and then its Model S P85 and P85+ sedans, before moving to the dual-motor P85D and most recently the...George Parrott
Electric Cars At Local Dragstrip: 8 Models, One Afternoon, Results Vary
By this point, many of us have seen videos and articles showing Tesla Model S high-performance versions running against loud and smoky gasoline cars.
But these have almost always been a single Tesla...George Parrott
Price Of Electric-Car DC Fast Charging Varies: Sacramento A Test Case
While fast charging for electric cars is still nonexistent--or just starting to roll out--across much of the country, California leads the way.
And the state capital of Sacramento now has such...George Parrott
Drag-Racing My Tesla P85D: 71-Year-Old Novice Hits The Strip (Video)
It had been more than 50 years since I'd been to a drag race--back in what now seems almost like the very dawn of motoring.
Back then, I just watched.
Yet here I was, just a month ago, behind the...George Parrott
One of the main advantages of the Tesla Model S is its relative freedom from “range anxiety,” at least in the 85-kilowatt-hour battery pack of the higher-end versions.
Rated by the EPA at...
UPDATE: Tesla's First Solar-Powered Supercharger-Store-Service Center Now Open
Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has rapidly been opening Supercharger DC fast-charging stations throughout the U.S. and outside the country.
But despite its goal of providing solar-generated...George Parrott
Is Tesla Model S P85D The World's Fastest Sedan? Top Speed Test Needed
Even 10 years ago, the idea of a “family sedan” that could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds was something between a rarity and a fantasy.
Even more delusional was the...George Parrott
Why I Had To Trade My Tesla Model S For A Brand-New P85D
Last October, Tesla announced an all-wheel-drive version of the Model S electric car, with up to a mind-boggling 691 horsepower, and said deliveries would start as early as December—only a two...George Parrott
Honda Opens Demonstration Smart Home, With Fit EV Electric Car In Garage
Most of us think "Honda" and bring up economy cars, perhaps lawnmowers, or even portable generators. Complete houses aren't usually on the list.
Yesterday, though, the Japanese carmaker opened its...George Parrott
Will National Parks Become A Black Hole For Electric-Car Visitors?
Thousands of Tesla Model S electric-car owners are now likely planning their summer road trips, enabled by a fast-growing network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations.
But it turns out that at...George Parrott
Nissan launched its 2011 Leaf, the world's first modern mass-production all-electric vehicle, more than three years ago. The first U.S. delivery was in December 2010 in California.
But sales have not...
Tesla Model S Road Trip: 1,200 West Coast Electric-Car Miles
Once Tesla Motors built out its Supercharger network of quick-charging stations along Interstate 5, my wife and I decided to drive from our home in Sacramento to Portland in our new 2013 Tesla Model...George Parrott
$199-A-Month Lease On 2012 Ford Focus Electric Matches Nissan
The battle of low-cost electric car leases has expanded: Ford is now enticing new customers to its 2013 Ford Focus Electric with offers as low as $199 per month.
Nissan has attracted new customers...George Parrott
Tesla Model S 'Get Amped' Tour: 5,000 Test Drives In Sight
From Los Angeles to Toronto, from Miami to Seattle, Tesla has been taking a fleet of its new 2012 Model S sedans around the country to offer short test drives to 5,000 current depositors and...George Parrott
Secret Buyer Study: Infiniti Considers Electric Sports Car
EDITOR'S UPDATE: Four days after this article went live, Green Car Reports was contacted by Morpace, the company that conducted the study. Their representative informed us that all study panelists...George Parrott
2012 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Offered At Up To $5,000 Off
If you're in the market for a 2012 Nissan Leaf, you may find some surprisingly good deals available on the highest-volume battery electric car sold in the U.S.
Sales of the Leaf this year have...George Parrott