Electric Cars

2019 Jaguar I-Pace trails Tesla with 234-mile electric range
2019 Jaguar I-Pace trails Tesla with 234-mile electric range

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric car won't go as far on a full charge as a Tesla Model X. Jaguar last week said that the 2019 I-Pace is rated at 234 miles of electric range, a drop of 6 miles its initial estimate for the I-Pace's maximum traveling distance. By comparison, the base Tesla Model X is...Read More»

2018 BMW i3s
Fire risk prompts BMW to recall 3,500 electrified cars

BMW announced Friday that it will recall about 3,500 electrified models to inspect charging cables that may lead to shocks or fires. The recall covers a wide range of plug-in hybrid and fully electric 2018 and 2019 BMW and Mini models. In government filings, BMW said that incorrect electrical...Read More»

VW Electric for All
VW looks back to TDI for pricing on upcoming electric vehicles

Volkswagen, as it develops several vehicles on its new modular electric platform (MEB) and plans dozens more, is looking past Tesla and aiming to go “Electric for All.” The affordability that once made the automaker famous with the original Beetle, the Type 2 "Microbus," and tens of...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric nearly matches Tesla with its 258-mile range

The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric will go almost as far on a charge as a Tesla Model S—and for a lot less money. The EPA said Tuesday that the 2019 Kona Electric will boast a 258-mile range, which gives it the longest electric range of cars offered by full-line automakers. The 2018 Chevrolet...Read More»

2018 Nissan Leaf SL
2018 Nissan Leaf review update: all the daily driver you need

The Nissan Leaf was the first mass-produced electric car in the world, and it will forever hold that title. But times change, and being first in the electric-car race no longer seems to matter. Like personal electronics, electric cars evolve rapidly and render their predecessors outdated with a...Read More»

2018 Nissan Leaf SL
Uber pushing for more electric car rides with driver bonuses, partnerships

Uber said it hears the future coming, and it's relatively quiet. This week the company announced a yearlong program to provide up to 5 million electric-vehicle (EV) rides through its ride-sharing app in a small number of North American cities. The so-called "EV Champions Initiative" will roll out...Read More»

2019 Jaguar I-Pace S
2019 Jaguar I-Pace Vs. Tesla Model X 75D: Compare Electric Cars

It's said comparison is the thief of joy. We're here to steal the joy from Tesla Model X fans. The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is a better electric car, though the Tesla still has a superior charging infrastructure at its back. We give the extraordinary new I-Pace a 9.4 out of 10, compared to the Model X's...Read More»

2018 Tesla Model X
Tesla Model X using Autopilot self-driving tech sped up automatically before fatal crash

A report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board said that a Tesla Model X fitted with the automaker's Autopilot self-driving car tech accelerated on its own before striking a damaged highway barrier near Mountain View, California, in March. The impact killed the Tesla's...Read More»

Electrify America Level 2 chargers with Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf
Texas brings back eco-friendly car incentives

Texas may be the biggest pickup truck market in the country, but the Lone Star State wants its roads to be a little greener in the future. After staying out of the eco-car rebate for the last three years, Texas will reinstate incentives beginning Sept. 1 as high as $5,000 on alternative fuel...Read More»

2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging
BMW's new wireless charging pad turns electrified cars into cellphones

BMW on Monday announced a wireless inductive charging pad available through its accessory department that could spell the end of the road for conventional electric charging cables. The German automaker calls its system Wireless Charging and it allows drivers to park so-equipped vehicles on top of a...Read More»

2018 Tesla Model 3
2018 Tesla Model 3 scores "Superior" rating for its crash-avoidance tech

Though it hasn't yet been subjected to instrumented crash-testing, the Tesla Model 3 has aced its first safety assessment. On Tuesday, the IIHS said that it gave the Model 3 electric car its highest rating of "Superior" in its front crash prevention tests and an “Acceptable” rating for...Read More»

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LA to drop free rides for green cars in carpool lanes

Los Angeles County is making major changes that could have an impact on electric, plug-in hybrid, and hydrogen-fueled car sales in Southern California. Later this year, drivers of those so-called "sticker cars" will no longer be able to drive in carpool and express lanes without at least two...Read More»

2018 Tesla Model 3
Tesla turns to local machine shops to fix parts before they're installed on new cars

Struggling to meet production goals, Tesla is reportedly outsourcing repair of parts—brand new parts, that is—before they are installed on its electric cars. Just 30 minutes from Tesla’s main factory, a machine shop in San Jose, California, has racks stacked with Tesla parts...Read More»

2019 Jaguar I-Pace
2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric car priced at Tesla-rivaling $70,495

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicle will undercut the Tesla Model X when it goes on sale later this year with a starting price of $70,495. That price tag includes a mandatory $995 destination charge. By comparison, the Tesla Model X is priced closer to $80,000, although it's larger than the...Read More»

2019 Jaguar I-Pace
2019 Jaguar I-Pace revealed: Brits put Tesla on alert

Jaguar has emerged as the first major automaker to take on Tesla with a luxurious, dedicated electric car. The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace that debuted Thursday at the assembly plant in Graz, Austria, where it will be built will be capable of driving 240 miles on a charge and can sprint to 60 mph faster...Read More»

2018 Nissan Leaf
NHTSA "quiet car" rules to require hybrid, electric cars to make sounds by end of 2020

Hybrid and electric cars will sneak across parking lots for a few more years. The NHTSA on Monday set a long-delayed deadline for automakers to add sounds to otherwise nearly silent hybrid and electric cars: September 2020. The NHTSA says that automakers will need to fit "alert sounds" to vehicles...Read More»

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda's future gas engines could be cleaner than electric motors

Mazda is already developing a new generation engines that could put internal combustion engines on par with electric vehicles in terms of environmental impact. At a recent technical conference in Tokyo, Mazda’s powertrain managing executive officer Mitsuo Hitomi revealed plans for what Mazda...Read More»

Thor Trucks ET-One
Thor Trucks arrives as the latest electric-semi competitor

While battery-electric cars slowly start to become viable daily transportation options, companies have begun looking to the commercial sector for a similar revolution. Specifically, many companies have their eyes on the semi-trailer truck market and there's a new face in town: Thor Trucks. Thor...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»

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