Electric Cars

China halts production of 500-plus gas-guzzling cars
China halts production of 500-plus gas-guzzling cars

China’s Vehicle Technology Service Center has announced a large-scale stop-sale of various gas guzzling cars, including some that are effective January 1st. The move is part of the Chinese government’s ongoing efforts to curb pollution and promote electric vehicles. All told, carmakers...Read More»

2018 BMW i3 and i3s
BMW issues stop-sale for i3 electric car

BMW has told its dealers to hold all sales of its 2018 i3 electric car due to a compliance issue detected by the NHTSA. The German automaker will also recall about 30,000 examples of the BMW i3. The government agency found during routine testing that the i3 does not provide adequate protection in...Read More»

Solar powered electric-car charging facility, Mitsubishi headquarters, Cypress, CA
Can electric cars be 'contagious'?

When we think about contagious things, we tend to think of diseases. But other things can be contagious, too: dancing, laughing, yawning, and, of course, enthusiasm. That's how some people have begun thinking about electric cars--specifically, by the way that interest and ownership spreads through...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf
Volkswagen Shifts Gears, Vows To Focus More Attention On Electric Cars

When you think of eco-friendly car companies, you may not immediately think of Volkswagen. But that could change if policies proposed by the new Volkswagen Brand Board of Management come to fruition. QUESTIONABLE HISTORY Volkswagen's less-than-green image isn't just because of the ongoing...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»

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»

2015 BMW i3
The Greenest Cars Of 2015

Fuel economy is a broad term in the car world. Back in the day, it just meant gas mileage, and inevitably those numbers were low. Now, it encompasses everything from frugal gas-powered machines, to turbodiesels, to gas-electric hybrids, to plug-in hybrids, to extended-range electric vehicles...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»

Tesla Autopilot sensor system
Tesla To Introduce Auto-Steering Soon—Not Autonomous Driving

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has said that in the next several months, the company will enable technology in its Model S all-electric sedan that may allow you to take your hands off the wheel in some instances. But it won’t be, as has now been widely (and perhaps erroneously) reported, an...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»

2015 Tesla Model S P85D Supercharging in Rocklin, California, Feb 2015
The Car Connection's Best Electric Cars To Buy 2015

Electric cars are a revolution in motoring; they're clean and quiet, and the driving experience can be unbelievably fun and perky. Yet they're certainly not viable for every household. If you've decided to narrow the field of prospects to all-electric vehicles, it's likely you've done a lot of...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»

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