Zach Bowman, Contributor
The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car.
Only a few hundred were built, back in...
Justice Department sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions (update)
The U.S. Justice Department sued Fiat Chrysler Automobiles yesterday over allegations that diesel engines in its light-duty trucks included equipment to defeat Environmental Protection Agency...Zach Bowman
DC fast charging for electric cars: what's here, what's coming, what's hype?
Drivers who want to use their electric cars for trips beyond a radius from their home charging site rely on DC fast-charging sites.
Now Charged magazine has written a comprehensive guide to the...Zach Bowman
Mercedes launches home energy-storage battery, echoing Tesla
As Tesla regularly points out, the lithium-ion battery cells used in electric cars can also serve in home energy-storage units.
Now, a Daimler company will go up against Tesla in that field under the...Zach Bowman
Musk fires head of automation firm key to Tesla Model 3 factory
Tesla and Klaus Grohmann have parted ways.
Reuters reports Tesla CEO Elon Musk ousted Grohmann over the executives concerns over how his company's legacy clients, including Tesla rivals like Daimler...Zach Bowman
Would weaker EPA rules kill advanced start-stop hybrid systems for U.S.?
Today's political climate has made for fluid motion in regulations, and corporate average fuel economy targets haven't been left out.
Suppliers and automakers have already begun investing heavily...Zach Bowman
The 436 scientists who spend their days testing new vehicles and enforcing environmental rules at the National Fuel Emissions Lab in Ann Arbor, Michigan, face a very uncertain future.
The lab sits in...
Used Tesla Model S values stay higher than expected
A new report from Autolist says the Tesla Model S is faring well as a used car when compared to other luxury models.
On average, the electric car sells in around 87 days, which is about 5 percent...Zach Bowman
Jeep Yuntu Concept for Shanghai may have plug-in hybrid powertrain
The Jeep Yunto Concept made its debut Wednesday at the Shanghai auto show, and it appears to be a plug-in hybrid.
The automaker has been tight-lipped about the concept's drivetrain, but the vehicle...Zach Bowman
Ending tax credits would kill electric-car market, Edmunds says
The electric-car market may be in for a serious downturn when current federal tax incentives end, assuming the Trump administration declines to extend them, according to a new analysis.
In 2010, the...Zach Bowman
Most Fords will be hybrid or electric by 2025 ... in China
Ford has aggressive electrification plans for China.
In a recent announcement, the U.S. automaker said that 70 percent of the vehicles it sells in the country by 2025 will be hybrids—either...Zach Bowman
2017 Tesla Model X electric-car pricing, feature changes
Tesla has released updated pricing and features for its 2017 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover utility vehicle, including lower prices for both the 75D and 90D models.
Like the changes released at...Zach Bowman