Electric Cars

General Motors, Nikola announce partnership that will include electric pickup truck
General Motors, Nikola announce partnership that will include electric pickup truck

General Motors and Nikola announced Tuesday that the two automakers will partner on future vehicles for both automakers, including a pickup truck powered by hydrogen or batteries. That pickup, the Nikola Badger, will be unveiled later this year and GM will begin production of that truck in 2022...Read More»

Hyundai announces Ioniq brand dedicated to EVs
Hyundai launching dedicated EV sub-brand, Ioniq 5 electric crossover arriving in 2021

Hyundai announced Monday that it’s launching a dedicated electric-vehicle brand called Ioniq. The Ioniq brand will include three new models—with nomenclature that uses even numbers for sedans and odd numbers for SUVs. First up are the Ioniq 5 crossover, arriving in fall 2021, and the...Read More»

Cadillac Lyriq concept
2023 Cadillac Lyriq sings a new tune for GM's electric car program

Cadillac debuted the 2023 Lyric electric crossover SUV on Thursday, heralding a new direction and design language for GM's luxury brand. The five-seat mid-size crossover aims for an estimated 300-mile range, and takes the lead in transitioning Cadillac to an all-electric vehicle brand by the end of...Read More»

2021 Audi E-Tron
2021 Audi E-Tron SUV starts for $8,800 less, gets more range

The 2021 Audi E-Tron electric SUV will be available in a less expensive base model with more electric range compared to last year, the automaker announced Wednesday. New for 2021 is an entry-level Premium trim that matches the trim hierarchy of other Audi vehicles. It starts at $66,995 including...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model Y
First drive: 2020 Tesla Model Y charts an electric crossover-SUV course

The Model Y compact crossover might not be the best Tesla, but it’s the one that best advances Elon Musk’s goal of the mass adoption of electric vehicles. With a sporty crossover profile that’s all the rage, strong performance, plenty of range, and an advanced but simplified...Read More»

2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback
2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback earns Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

The 2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback electric crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick+ for acing all crash tests and having advanced safety features that rated "Superior," the IIHS announced Monday. New for 2020, the E-Tron Sportback is as much wagon as SUV, though Audi and other German automakers are...Read More»

Nissan Ariya
2022 Nissan Ariya electric crossover undercuts Tesla Model Y

The 2022 Nissan Ariya electric crossover SUV will have an EPA-targeted 300-mile range and start at around $40,000, the automaker announced Wednesday. The five-seat battery-electric crossover showcases Nissan's ambition to outdo not only the Tesla Model Y and its 291-mile range and $50,000 price...Read More»

Tesla Model Y
Tesla lowers Model Y price to $51,190, raises price on Autopilot

Tesla dropped the price of the Model Y small crossover on Saturday just months after the electric car went on sale. The Model Y Long Range dropped $3,000 to start at $51,190, including a destination fee of $1,200. The price of the Model Y Performance dropped $1,000 to $61,190. Tesla's federal tax...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model S with EPA-rated range of 402 miles
Tesla Model S: 402-mile range exceeds many gas cars

Tesla continues to lead the charge for electric vehicle range. The Tesla Model S Long Range Plus sedan has an unprecedented 402-mile rating, the American automaker announced on Monday. The EPA has yet to confirm the rating of the range leader, but in a post on its site, Tesla claims it is "an...Read More»

2020 Mini Cooper SE
First drive: 2020 Mini Cooper SE comes with a big but

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE electric vehicle comes with a big but. It’s cute, it’s punchy, it’s distinct, it’s versatile, but... But. The range is only 110 miles. That’s a but so big even Sir Mix-a-Lot ain’t down with that. That “but” narrows the...Read More»

Teaser for Cadillac Lyriq electric cossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platform
GM ushers in new era of electric cars with 2022 Bolt EV, GMC Hummer, Cadillac Lyriq

General Motors doubled down Wednesday on its commitment to electric vehicles and announced new EVs from Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC, and Buick coming within two years. “Thousands of GM scientists, engineers and designers are working to execute an historic reinvention of the company,” GM...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
2020 Hyundai Ioniq EV gets boost in range and price

The refreshed 2020 Hyundai Ioniq electric vehicle goes further on a single charge but costs more than last year's model, the automaker announced Wednesday. The front-wheel-drive compact sedan, which also comes as a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid, has a larger battery pack to boost range from 124 miles...Read More»

2020 Nissan Leaf
2020 Nissan Leaf revealed: Electric car offers more tech and better safety features for less money

When it arrived nearly a decade ago, the Nissan Leaf electric hatchback had a bulbous shape, spartan interior, and 73 miles of range. On Friday, Nissan debuted the 2020 Leaf with standard 8.0-inch touchscreen, front and rear automatic emergency braking, and a base range of more than double the Leaf...Read More»

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S
First drive: The 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S boosts Porsche into electric era

Reports of the Porsche Taycan have evoked the kind of superlatives that can only overstate. Porsche’s first electric vehicle has been called game changing, the future, and, of course, a Tesla killer. It’s even been posited that the Taycan (pronounced TIE-khan) will not only outperform...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC
2020 Mercedes-Benz ECQ starts at $68,895

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC will launch at $68,895 (including a $995 destination fee) early next year, the company announced Wednesday. The EQC is the first dedicated EV from the flagship Mercedes brand, and the first of its EQ range of models to be introduced for wide consumption. While the...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (European spec)
Hyundai set to lead the charge on hybrid, plug-in, fuel cell, and electric vehicles

Hyundai plans to launch 13 more alternatively-fueled vehicles by 2022, bringing its total number of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell, and electric vehicles to 16. With the announcement on Thursday, the South Korean automaker is poised to lead all Asian automakers and compete with luxury...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV charging at Electrify America site, Kelso, Washington
US Sen. Schumer proposes up to $5,000 cash back to trade in old gas cars for electric cars

New car buyers could get up to $5,000 cash or more to trade in old gas cars for plug-in hybrid, electric, or fuel-cell vehicles, according to an ambitious proposal by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer. In an op-ed published late Thursday in The New York Times, the top Senate Democrat from New York proposed a...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV  -  IIHS passenger-side small overlap front test
2019 Chevy Bolt gets a lower safety rating from IIHS

Chevrolet's all-electric Bolt EV received a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when it debuted for the 2017 model year, but newer models no longer qualify for this coveted title. The Bolt received a "Poor" rating for both of its available headlight configurations...Read More»

2021 Kia Soul EV first drive
New car buyers avoid electric cars because of cost, range, infrastructure, according to report

More than 1,500 car shoppers said they avoid electric cars because they're too expensive, don't offer a usable range, or because they don't have access to a charger, a new report found. The survey, conducted by Autolist.com, collected responses from 1,567 car shoppers and asked shoppers the reasons...Read More»

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