Electric Cars

2016 Nissan Leaf Electric Car Now Rated At 107 Miles On A Charge
2016 Nissan Leaf Electric Car Now Rated At 107 Miles On A Charge

In the 2016 Leaf, Nissan has just announced something that may get a lot more households interested: a longer driving range. Thanks to a battery upgrade, this hatchback will be the first affordable all-electric model with an official EPA range of more than 100 miles on a charge. The upgraded...Read More»

Tesla Model X shown on configurator - Image via Tesla Motors Club
Tesla Model X Pricing: Debut At $133k, Ludicrous Speed Optional

Tesla Motors has revealed debut pricing for its 2015 Tesla Model X crossover vehicle—via its Model X configurator. While these prices are even a bit higher than Tesla had previously hinted, so far the lineup only includes the top 90-kWh Model X Signature Series. The base MSRP for the Tesla...Read More»

Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Want A Chevrolet Bolt? You May Be Able To Get One Sooner Than You Thought

When the Chevrolet Bolt was unveiled earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, General Motors said that the long-range, all-electric hatchback would roll into showrooms during the 2017 calendar year. According to Auto News, though, Christmas may come earlier than expected for electric car fans...Read More»

2012 Nissan Leaf electric car - net pricing shown on Nissan website
Used Electric Cars: Quick Guide For Getting The Best Deal

If you think that electric-car ownership is beyond your financial reach, think again. Due to a matter of supply and demand, and a flood of used models entering the market, electric vehicles (EVs) like the Nissan Leaf are remarkably affordable. This summer, and likely into the fall, there’s a...Read More»

2013 Ford Focus Electric
Like Tesla & BMW, Ford Is Sharing Electric Car Technology With Rivals

In June of 2014, Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk did something highly unusual: he unlocked Tesla's patent box and offered to share the company's electric car technology with other automakers. The following month, BMW did the same thing. ALSO SEE: Fiat Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne Wanted To Merge With...Read More»

2016 Cadillac ELR
$75,000 Cadillac ELR Coupe Price Was Too High, Exec Admits

The Cadillac ELR, GM's extended-range electric luxury coupe, looked promising at first. It married the Voltec powertrain of the Chevrolet Volt with sleeker styling and a more upscale interior. But when the ELR went on sale late in 2013, one thing immediately overshadowed all of its good points: The...Read More»

NRG eVgo electric-car charging station
Electric-Car Incentives: Oregon Charges Up, As Georgia Pulls The Plug

Electric cars have operating costs far lower than those of gasoline vehicles. And even considering the point-of-source emissions of power plants that make the grid power EVs are plugged into, they’re cleaner, more energy-efficient picks for the future—especially if they can meet your...Read More»

Chen Mingqiao, designer of China's first 3D printed car (unveiled March 24, 2015)
3D-Printed Car Hits The Road In China, At A Cost Of $1,770: Video

3D printing began as the geekiest, moonshot-iest of activities. As scale and quality have improved, though, people and businesses in the mainstream have become excited by the very real possibilities offered by 3D printers. ALSO SEE: Dodge Challenger Vs. Ford Mustang: Compare Cars The auto industry...Read More»

Sir Richard Branson (photo by Flickr user Stemoc)
Richard Branson & Virgin Preparing For Battle With Elon Musk & Tesla

Tesla Motors has been having one hell of a week. First, the electric car company was green-lighted to do business in New Jersey, then it unveiled "Range Assurance", a system that claims "to end range anxiety" for good. CHECK OUT: Tesla Reveals Trip Tools: Do They Quash Electric-Car Range Anxiety?...Read More»

Tesla Model S  -  Trip Planner feature
Tesla Reveals Trip Tools: Do They Quash Electric-Car Range Anxiety?

Tesla Motors and its CEO Elon Musk already have what might be the best solution for so-called “range anxiety.” The all-electric Tesla Model S already has the longest range of any all-electric model on the market—of 270 miles, in its high-performance P85D form. READ: Richard...Read More»

Porsche 918 Spyder, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
New Porsche Model May Take On Tesla

In the field of electric cars, Volkswagen has lagged behind the competition. Its Audi sub-brand made some headway with the e-tron family of vehicles, but the ride has been bumpy. Generally speaking, when VW has dreamed of higher fuel economy, it has envisioned a future full of diesels. Even to this...Read More»

Apple CarPlay.
Pundits Predict A Silicon Valley Takeover Of The Auto Industry: Are They On To Something?

If you've been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, here are a couple of things you should know: Llamas went on the lam in Arizona and have since been apprehended. If anyone asks, the dress is blue. Apple is almost certainly building an autonomous, electric car. ALSO SEE: Nissan Leaf Vs...Read More»

Liviu Tudoran's "Apple iMove" design study
Of Course Apple Is Building An Autonomous Electric Car. The Question Is: Should It?

Over the weekend, news broke that Apple is seriously investigating the possibility of creating an all-electric, autonomous car. People the world over seemed shocked and awed, but among those who've been paying attention, the revelation isn't too surprising. DON'T MISS: Self-Driving Cars Could Slash...Read More»

Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car Production Begins In Michigan In 2016

For those who've gazed upon the cute, chunky, Chevrolet Bolt electric car concept and wondered if it will ever go into production, today's your lucky day. According to Auto News, the Bolt is slated to hit the assembly lines late next year, in advance of its 2017 debut. READ: GM's Total Bill For...Read More»

BMW turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine
Report: By 2017, Fewer Than Half Of U.S. Cars Will Run On Conventional Gasoline Engines

If we've learned anything from the rosy, sci-fi predictions that emerged from the Space Race of the mid-20th-century, it's that human beings can be very optimistic when thinking about their future. Decades after The Jetsons forecast flying cars and 2001: A Space Odyssey promised interplanetary...Read More»

2015 Nissan Leaf
How Do Electric Cars Get Cleaner With The New Year?

If you’re buying a new gasoline vehicle, you’d best be happy with its emissions and efficiency today. Because as the vehicle ages, it’s not going to get much better than this. ALSO SEE: Six Most Affordable Vehicles With Third-Row Seating That’s actually not true with battery...Read More»

BMW 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype
BMW Adding Plug-In Hybrid Options For Best-Selling Models

Today, BMW announced that it will soon offer plug-in hybrid variants of its most popular models. The news comes in the midst of several unveilings, including a 3-Series plug-in prototype and a new generation of BMW hybrid concepts set to debut at the company's facility in Miramas, France. All...Read More»

Elon Musk Shows Akio Toyoda 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5
Tesla & Toyota Getting Back Together?

For several years, Tesla Motors and Toyota had a thing going on. The affair started in 2010, when the two automakers began collaborating on the Toyota RAV4 EV. Last May, Tesla and Toyota announced that they were breaking up, but according to Auto News, Tesla CEO Elon Musk may soon try to rekindle...Read More»

2015 BMW i8
Following In Tesla's Footsteps, BMW Offers To Share Electric Car Technology

Well, this is interesting: according to Auto News, BMW wants to share its electric-car technology with other automakers. Why is that interesting? Because Tesla Motors did something very similar last month. Was BMW inspired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk's (nominally) altruistic act? Or is BMW trying to...Read More»

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