Eric C. Evarts, Contributor
If there are two things you learn about police cars from watching cop shows on TV, it's that they should be both fast and stealthy to sneak quickly into sketchy situations.
What better option than a...
Best deals on plug-in, electric, and hybrid cars for June 2019
This month, rising interest rates and sparse inventories are cutting into the great deals that automakers have recently offered on plug-in and electric cars.
Still, our partners at CarsDirect found...Eric C. Evarts
Have you ever used an extension cord to plug in your car? Twitter poll results
Last week, when a British public safety group noted that up to 75 percent of plug-in car owners there had used an extension cord to plug in their cars, we thought the problem was likely more...Eric C. Evarts
Chinese NEVS buys leading in-wheel electric motor manufacturer
National Electric Vehicles Sweden announced last week that it has bought Protean, a British manufacturer of in-wheel motors for electric cars.
In announcing the tie-up with NEVS, Protean said the...Eric C. Evarts
How can rural drivers contribute to electric driving? Take our Twitter poll
Last week, when we brought you an account of how an electric car wouldn't work in the midst of a medical emergency—in the Midwest, in the winter—boy, did we (and he) get an earful from...Eric C. Evarts
Just like any other big screen, the one that floats in the middle of every Tesla's dashboard (horizontal or vertical), runs software that anyone could, theoretically write.
As it stands now, Tesla...
Fast Tesla chargers, Honda fuel cell recall, Rivian sharing: Today's Car News
Tesla has opened its first Version 3 Superchargers to all Tesla drivers. Honda has recalled 2017 and 2018 Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles. Illinois backtracks on its $1,000 registration fee for electric...Eric C. Evarts
Rivian CEO confirms auxiliary batteries, truck-to-truck charging
The U.S.-based startup electric automaker Rivian is already showing plenty of signs that it's doing things differently than Tesla. While Tesla CEO Elon Musk discusses potential features of the...Eric C. Evarts
Illinois drops proposed $1,000 EV registration fee to $248
The Illinois legislature has backed away from a proposed $1,000 registration fee targeted at electric cars that was met with scorn and opposition from automakers and electric-car advocates.
Instead,...Eric C. Evarts
Tesla opens first 250-kw charging stations at Fremont factory
With Tesla's Supercharger fast charging network, Tesla vehicles can now be charged faster than any other currently available electric car.
That status comes courtesy of eight new Version 3...Eric C. Evarts
Pull-out kitchen confirmed as an option on Rivian R1T electric pickup
Upstart electric truckmaker Rivian has confirmed that it will make an accessory camping kitchen available as an option on its R1T pickup.
The confirmation is a bit surprising. When trying to drum...Eric C. Evarts
Which automakers banded together to put more electric cars in their lineups?
What new tires did General Motors say it aims to put on its upcoming shared electric cars?
This is our look back at the...
Toyota, Subaru plan EV; GM electric pickup; Dear Mr. Trump: Today's Car News
Toyota and Subaru plan a joint electric SUV. One of GM's top executives reveals more details about upcoming electric trucks. A new climate report shows that big companies see opportunity as well as...Eric C. Evarts
GM executive: Electric pickup will be built on EV-specific platform
General Motors president Mark Reuss confirmed Thursday that the company has an all-electric pickup in development and says it will be based on the company's BEV3 platform, expected to debut in a new...Eric C. Evarts
Climate change presents $1 trillion in risk, but more in reward: study
Instead, it takes a strictly capitalist approach. The...Eric C. Evarts
Subaru and Toyota plan joint electric SUVs on flexible platform
What comes next after a partnership for sports cars? Potentially one for an electric SUV.
That's the latest plan from Toyota and Subaru, according to a joint statement from the automakers on...Eric C. Evarts
Renault-FCA deal off; BMW and Jaguar plug in together; help for old Volvos: Today's Car News
BMW teams up with Jaguar Land Rover on electric cars. Fiat Chrysler rescinds its offer to Renault. Karma spreads its dealer network. And a hydrogen shortage is gripping Northern California fuel-cell...Eric C. Evarts
A potential merger between Fiat Chrysler and Renault, which would have involved Japanese partners Nissan and Mitsubishi, is off the table.
Fiat Chrysler withdrew the offer after Nissan, Renault's...
Karma to expand dealerships to 13 US cities, 19 countries by year-end
Karma, the company, is starting its effort in earnest to revive sales of its Revero—the car that started life as the ill-fated Fisker Karma.
According to the federal government, Karma sold 231...Eric C. Evarts
Tesla pricing, Mercedes-Benz EQE, airless tires, fast charging: Today's Car News
General Motors and Michelin are testing airless tires on a Chevy Bolt EV. Plans are revealed for a mid-sized Mercedes-Benz electric sedan. Tesla puts real cash pricing up front on its website. And...Eric C. Evarts
Report: Mercedes-Benz EQE shapes up as Tesla Model S rival for 2022
Mercedes-Benz has begun producing the first of its EQ line of electric cars in Europe with the EQC 400 SUV.
The company has announced that it plans to build 10 new EQ electric cars by 2022, and other...Eric C. Evarts
Tesla gets (more) real with online pricing, downplays gas-price game
It came as something of a breakthrough on Monday when Tesla updated its website to, nearly, put cash prices for its cars up front in its Design Studio—where potential buyers go to configure the...Eric C. Evarts