Sebastian Blanco, Contributing Writer
Karma Automotive doesn't have just one vision for its future. It has three.
The Southern California automaker unveiled a trio of new vehicles at the Shanghai auto show this week, ranging from a...
NIO aiming to innovate with battery cooling, patents suggest
As it works toward an entry in the U.S. and works on a next generation of vehicles that may be sold here, China's NIO is thinking a lot about batteries getting hot—more specifically, how to...Sebastian Blanco
Chinese automaker Borgward built gasoline vehicles in order to sell EVs in America
Borgward is unorthodox even among the rapidly evolving cast of 21st-century automakers. It’s a Chinese company, with German heritage, that now wants to bring electric cars to the U.S.
What happens to electric-car sales when tax credits sunset? Each maker differs
Toward the end of last year, electric-car shoppers began to think about a U.S. market without the $7,500 federal tax credit for their purchases of plug-in vehicles.
While the tax credit ended up...Sebastian Blanco
Troll of the month: France gives grants to US climate scientists imperiled by Trump
It's a high-level troll, and an expert one.
French president Emmanuel Macron announced in December that his country would offer grants totaling $70 million to 18 climate scientists, 13 from the U.S.,...Sebastian Blanco
California leads US in electric-car use, planning: here's what others can learn
Electric-car leadership isn't only about getting the vehicles on the roads.
Charging infrastructure, tax incentives, and a passionate fan base for cars that plug in are all important to build a...Sebastian Blanco
Just one year into the Trump administration, numerous high-level government officials have denied, downplayed, and eliminated government mentions of climate change and its effects.
The man running...
Tesla gives in, adds local charging ports on Chinese Model S, Model X electric cars
The national EV charging network in China is growing by leaps and bounds, but that expansion has not been as standardized as in the U.S. or Europe.
According to an article in October by Electrek, the...Sebastian Blanco
Big global companies launch EV100 effort to add electric vehicles, charging stations
If you want to make electric vehicles the new normal, why not turn boring delivery vehicles into zero-emission boxes?
That's the plan of The Climate Group's new EV100 organization, launched in...Sebastian Blanco
Global carbon emissions to rise after staying flat for three years: report
Here’s some not-good news: After three years of minimal growth, global emissions of carbon dioxide are on the rise.
So much so that we’re looking at new record highs, according to the...Sebastian Blanco
Exxon isn't afraid of electric cars: only 6 percent of global vehicles by 2040, it says
Despite a bit of typical oil-company bluster, Exxon may be a little bit worried about electric cars.
Not a lot, perhaps, but if you read between the lines, then maybe a smidge.
According to Energy...Sebastian Blanco
Startup Byton: electric cars aren't the innovation; connectivity, personal tech features are
Electric-car startup Byton understands that the road to success is littered with plenty of broken-down dreams.
The new EV company's executives, though, figure things are different now, to the point...Sebastian Blanco
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 than 150 Supercharger...
Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept electric SUV for Tokyo Motor Show
The Tokyo Motor Show is a chance for Japanese automakers to show off what they've been working on in secret labs and design studios.
At the Mitsubishi booth this year sits an aggressive-looking...Sebastian Blanco
VW targets Tesla with both barrels, views electric-car maker as important rival
The list of people and companies who want to be or want to make the "Tesla Fighter" is long and storied.
Volkswagen has had some good things to say about the California-based electric-car maker, but...Sebastian Blanco
RPM Act in Congress would legalize emission defeat devices, for racing only (supposedly)
It’s being called “DIY Dieselgate,” and it could make the air people breathe a lot dirtier.
An entire section of the automotive industry—racing—has been exempt from the...Sebastian Blanco
Old Nissan Leaf vs new Chevrolet Bolt EV: owners weigh in
Sometimes, the best information comes straight from the horseless carriage-owner’s mouth.
If you want to learn just how good or bad an electric vehicle is, it makes sense to ask people who live...Sebastian Blanco
Electric cars win on energy efficiency vs hydrogen, gasoline, diesel: analysis
If you want to drive the absolute cleanest car possible – and if you’re reading this site, we’re willing to wager that you do – then you need to calculate the total...Sebastian Blanco
Not too many people will ever drive the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the plug-in hybrid version of the company's mid-size crossover utility vehicle.
So it was fitting that the company launched...
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV starts at $35,500; aggressive prices for plug-in hybrid SUV
Trying to beat luxury competitors who've been at the plug-in hybrid SUV game for a couple of years, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be aggressively priced, according to an announcement on...Sebastian Blanco