Eric C. Evarts, Contributor
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...
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
What matters most when fast-charging an electric car on a road trip? Twitter poll results
Last week, after being deluged with comments about our long-distance drive in an Audi E-tron, we asked our audience what parameters are most important to them when fast-charging on a road trip.
Audi,...Eric C. Evarts
Volkswagen ID R record, Hyundai Kona Hybrid, dual home charger: Today's Car News
The Volkswagen ID R set another record for electric cars. Hyundai announced a Kona Hybrid for Europe. Our writer ran into an emergency when even a long-range electric car couldn't do what was needed....Eric C. Evarts
Home station from Clipper Creek will charge two EVs
Update: This story has been udpated to correct the typical range calculation from overnight 16-amp charging.
Every new electric car needs a charge point. For many years since the introduction of EVs,...Eric C. Evarts
Volkswagen ID R sets new EV lap record at Nürburgring
Volkswagen's new ID R electric race car continues setting records.
After obliterating the record climbing Pikes Peak—not just for electric cars, but for all cars—last June, on Monday, the...Eric C. Evarts
Hyundai announced on Monday that it will introduce a new hybrid version of its Kona small SUV in Europe.
The model follows the standard Kona and the Kona Electric, which went on sale in Europe last...
Tesla pickup details, no diesels too many, NYC clean taxis, extension cords: Today's Car News
In a podcast over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk released a few more details about the Tesla Pickup. A report shows higher-mpg taxis have had a beneficial effect on New York City air quality. US...Eric C. Evarts
Musk teases Tesla truck, opens Chinese Model 3 orders at lower price
In an appearance on a "Ride the Lightning" unofficial Tesla podcast this weekend, CEO Elon Musk got a little more specific about the company's highly-anticipated upcoming pickup truck.
He confirmed...Eric C. Evarts
Too many British EV owners charge with extension cords. Do you? Take our Twitter poll
Every automaker that builds electric cars states clearly warns against using extension cords to charge their cars.
Yet a new British survey of 1,500 owners shows that three-quarters of them do,...Eric C. Evarts
NYC taxi mpg requirements also cut pollution, study confirms
New York City's efforts a decade ago to clean up pollution from old taxi models has worked—mostly—a new study shows.
The study, by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of...Eric C. Evarts
Rolls-Royce guns for electric airplane speed record
When most people think of Rolls-Royce, they think of ultra-luxury cars, not airplanes.
But a separate Rolls-Royce, spun off of the automaker in 1971, makes aircraft engines. And that company plans to...Eric C. Evarts
China threatens to tax key electric-car ingredients in the expanding trade war. Republicans and Democrats are surprisingly unified about electric cars in the U.S. And British Columbia is doing its...
British Columbia bans most gasoline and diesel cars after 2040
British Columbia has followed through on a plan to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040.
On Wednesday, the province passed the Zero Emissions Vehicles Act, which requires that...Eric C. Evarts
EVs could get more expensive as US trade war heats up
As the U.S. government's trade war with China heats up, it looks like it soon might spill over into electric cars.
Chinese state-run media outlets have begun threatening that the government will...Eric C. Evarts
Sea level rise by 2100 could be double previous estimates, scientists predict
The consequences of global warming could be twice as bad as previously suggested, according to a new report published last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Using new...Eric C. Evarts
Tesla Model S update, Model Y decision, Nissan Leaf ad, Nio delays: Today's Car News
A new ad likens the Nissan Leaf to a wingsuit. Chinese startup automaker Nio will delay introducing a car in the U.S. beyond 2020. Chevron staged a campaign to lobby against new EV chargers in...Eric C. Evarts
Chinese automaker GAC teams up with Nio for EV, postpones US launch
Nio last week announced a joint venture with state automaker GAC to sell electric cars in China.
It's especially of interest in the U.S. because both companies have their sights set on selling...Eric C. Evarts
Astroturf lobbying organizations have been a fixture of the EV opposition and anti-climate-action movement—indeed of American politics—for a long time.
A new report in the Arizona...
VW's batteries, Bosch's pivot from diesel, US climate change reports: Today's Car News
The Trump administration takes aim at the government reports that justify climate action. Volkswagen struggles to secure enough batteries for its mass-market EVs. German diesel supplier Bosch plans...Eric C. Evarts
What kind of EV incentives are most effective? Twitter poll results
Last week, we looked at how Norway went from subsidizing the sale of a few electric cars to making it normal to buy an electric car, and wondered how they did it.
It took not only tax abatements and...Eric C. Evarts
Trump administration takes aim at National Climate Assessment
As the Trump administration works to reverse efforts across the government to reduce climate change, the biggest thorn in its side has perhaps been the quadrennial National Climate Assessment, a...Eric C. Evarts
$50 billion VW battery plan could need revamp after Samsung cuts back
Volkswagen, with its plan to build 22 million new electric cars across 70 models by 2030, is ground-zero for concerns over battery supplies.
As more automakers get serious about building lots of...Eric C. Evarts
Byton details, GM chargers, Opel electric, what readers want in fast charging: Today's Car News
GM is planning an electric-car charging network. Chinese self-driving electric-car startup reveals more details about its upcoming models. Opel announces its first independent electric car. And our...Eric C. Evarts