Electric Cars

Koch Brothers Want To Kill The Electric Car Again (And They'll Spend $10 Million A Year To Do It)
Koch Brothers Want To Kill The Electric Car Again (And They'll Spend $10 Million A Year To Do It)

It seems fairly clear to most observers that petroleum's days are numbered, and that cars of the future will run on electricity. There's plenty of debate about where that electricity will come from -- batteries? fuel cells? -- but when you have conservative performance and luxury marques throwing...Read More»

Aston Martin RapidE concept
Aston Martin RapidE Electric Car Will Be Co-Developed With Faraday Future Sibling

Performance brands haven't always been excited about the transition to electric cars. Many seemed to fear a loss of power, terrified by the thought of producing stylish-but-pokey golf carts for the well-heeled. Then came Tesla, which showed everyone that electric cars could be very, very powerful...Read More»

Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept
Faraday Future's 1000-HP Electric Car: Should Tesla Be Worried?

Last August, we told you about Chinese entrepreneur Jia Yueting, who had vowed to launch an electric car company that would rival Tesla Motors. In November, we told you that Yueting had made good on at least part of his promise by founding Faraday Future, which was planning a $1 billion...Read More»

Oil well (photo by John Hill)
OPEC Laughs In The Face Of Electric Cars

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has issued its annual World Oil Outlook report, and to absolutely no one's surprise, it's pretty optimistic about the future of fossil fuels. Among OPEC's big predictions: 1. By the year 2040, 94 percent of vehicles that roam the world's...Read More»

Elon Musk
Elon Musk Wants California To Forgive Volkswagen For Dieselgate (But There's A Very Big Catch)

The ongoing Dieselgate scandal has thrown Volkswagen into an administrative, public relations, and financial crisis. But while many residents of Planet Earth seem eager to shove Volkswagen under the bus, the automaker received a vote of support from 45 entrepreneurs and investors, who asked...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Volt
2016 Chevrolet Volt Video Road Test

It's only in its second generation, but it's fair to say the Chevy Volt is one of the most important vehicles ever built in America. Now it's time for Volt 2.0, and it's better in every way. Will that be enough to keep eco-friendly drivers steering in the direction of Chevy showrooms? We get some...Read More»

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
2017 Honda Clarity Preview Video

​ Will hydrogen really be the fuel of the future? Honda thinks it might, so it's putting down some serious money to develop its second fuel-cell powered production car--but it's also hedging its bets for electric cars and plug-in hybrids at the same time. We got our first look at the Clarity at...Read More»

I-95/395 reversible HOV lanes, located in the middle of the freeway (pic by Mariordo at Wikimedia)
How Do You Encourage People To Buy Hybrids & EVs? Offer HOV Lane Access

Not so long ago, many analysts and eco-advocates were bemoaning the slow adoption of hybrids and electric cars. The sales stats just didn't make sense: consumers prioritized fuel economy, prices of hybrids in particular had become very competitive, and most folks agreed that cutting emissions was...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»

2016 Nissan Leaf
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»

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