Electric Cars

Tesla & Toyota Getting Back Together?
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»

Tesla Model X
Eight States Join Forces To Put 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles In Service By 2025

Back in 2011, the federal government announced new fuel economy standards affecting U.S. fleets through the year 2025. But a handful of states aren't satisfied with combustion engines boasting 54.5 mpg: they want to put millions of battery electric and other zero-emission vehicles on American roads...Read More»

2014 Nissan Leaf
Study: Electric Car Shoppers Younger & Wealthier Than Hybrid Shoppers

At first glance, you might think that hybrid and electric car shoppers would be cut from the same cloth, demographically speaking. But a new study from Experian Automotive suggests that the two are, in fact, quite different. MUST SEE: 50 Years Of The Ford Mustang: Video To reach that conclusion...Read More»

2014 Nissan Leaf
The 16 Plug-In Electric Cars You Can Buy (Or Can't) For 2014

Electric cars may still seem futuristic, but there are actually 16 different plug-in models you can buy today. Availability depends a lot on where you live, though. Several of them are so-called compliance cars, offered only in California and a handful of other locations to meet that state's...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
AAA Study: Electric Car Range Drops Up To 57% In Extreme Weather

We've known for some time that battery range in electric vehicles can fluctuate in response to temperature. However, studies and simulations have produced varying estimates of how much range owners can expect to lose. New tests conducted by AAA aren't the final word on the matter, but they could...Read More»

Tesla Model X
2015 Tesla Model X: Electric Crossover Will Be All-Wheel-Drive Only

Tesla Motors' second mass-produced all-electric vehicle, the Tesla Model X crossover, is less than a year away from production. But we're already gleaning some new details about this model. As our companion site Green Car Reports recently learned, there won't be a two-wheel-drive version of the...Read More»

Orlando Electric Car Charging Station
Electric Car Etiquette: Is It Okay To Unplug Someone's Vehicle So You Can Power Up?

No doubt about it, electric cars are coming -- and with them, an increased demand for charging stations. In fact, in some parts of the country, the lack of charging options for EV owners has given rise to a phenomenon known as "charge rage". Should we be worried? The problem stems from the...Read More»

2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive  -  Quick Drive, May 2013
Will Low Resale Values Spoil The Cost Benefits Of Electric-Car Ownership?

What do the Nissan Leaf, Fiat 500e, and Smart Fortwo Electric Drive (ED) all have in common? Yes, they're all electric vehicles; but they're also among the models estimated by Kelley Blue Book to have the highest five-year depreciation, among all 2014 model-year vehicles. It's a potentially harsh...Read More»

BMW Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid
Study: Consumers Very Interested In Electric Cars & Hybrids. Diesels, Not So Much

Last week, we told you about a new study commissioned by Audi, which proves that consumers want to see more diesel vehicles in U.S. showrooms. That struck us as awfully convenient, since Audi has been trying for years to persuade Americans that diesels provide the improved fuel economy and reduced...Read More»

2013 Audi TDI range
Audi Gets Snippy, Publishes Survey To Prove That Americans Want Diesels, Not Electric Cars

Due to environmental concerns and increasing government regulation, automakers around the globe are working to create vehicles that achieve greater fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Many automakers are relying on hybrid and electric technology to reach those goals, but not Volkswagen: VW and...Read More»

Ford Fusion Energi charging.
Electric Car Adoption Lagging Because Drivers Have Nowhere To Park & Charge Them

Sales of electric cars are slowly picking up, but fans of vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S often wonder why the numbers aren't improving faster. A new study from Carnegie Mellon University provides an answer, and it has everything to do with parking. The study was conducted by...Read More»

Kia Soul EV camouflaged prototype
Kia Soul Electric Car: More Details Emerge

Last month, we told you about the all-electric Kia Soul, which is set to arrive in the U.S. during the 2014 calendar year. At the time, that was about all we knew. We'd been given no details about the car's battery, range, pricing, on-sale date, or any other important stats. Now, however, Kia has...Read More»

Hevo wireless electric car charging station
That's Not A Manhole Cover, It's An Electric Car Charger

Fully electric cars and range-extended vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, and Chevrolet Volt have only been on the market a few years, but it's pretty clear that they're on the front line of an automotive revolution. For that revolution to be successful, though, automakers need to...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul
Electrified Kia Soul Arrives In 2014

If you like your cars small, boxy, and infested with CGI hamsters, the Kia Soul is right up your alley. But what if you also enjoy cars that are fully electric and emissions-free? As of next year, Kia will have you covered there, too, thanks to the upcoming Kia Soul EV. Kia promises that the new...Read More»

2013 Tesla Model S
Rent A Tesla Model S At Hertz

Visiting San Francisco or Los Angeles and want to appear a tech trend-setter? If you don't mind shelling out a higher premium, you now have the opportunity to rent a Tesla S from Hertz. The all-electric luxury sedan is only available at the San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX) airports. The...Read More»

Screencap from Tesla website, included in complaint to California DMV from dealers
California Dealers Accuse Tesla Of 'Misleading' Customers With Financing Promises

Honestly, Tesla can't catch a break. First, it had to make a fully electric car that didn't look like a doorstop or a computer mouse from 1997. No small task, that. Then, it had to find a few backers, which caused consternation in some corners. And then it had to jump perhaps the biggest hurdle of...Read More»

2013 Tesla Model S
Saturday In San Diego: Test Out An EV At Electric Vehicle Day

At the turn of the 21st century, hybrids were brand new, and car customers were curious but wary. More than a dozen years later, models like the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight have become old hat. Electric vehicles are what's turning heads these days. The fully electric Nissan Leaf and the...Read More»

Volkswagen e-Up!  -  2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
Can VW Become The World's Biggest Electric Car Maker, Too?

Say what you will about Volkswagen, but the company isn't afraid of setting big, bold goals for itself. Several years ago, VW announced its intention to become the world's largest automaker by 2018. And now, according to Detroit News, it's aiming to be the world's biggest maker of electric cars by...Read More»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.