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On April 23, 2015
Jeremy McCool is convinced there is a better way to charge electric vehicles in a crowded city than using a wired plug.
Mr. McCool is founder and chief executive of Hevo Power, a Brooklyn-based start-up that is […]
Unlike the Energizer Bunny, battery-powered electric vehicles don’t keep going and going and going.
One of electric cars’ biggest drawbacks is their limited range—the high price of lithium-ion batteries has left manufacturers trying to balance the line between affordability and functionality. Each extra mile of range means more battery power, resulting, for instance, in a near-six-figure […]
(Reuters) – Global automakers are readying a new generation of mass-market electric cars with more than double the driving range of today’s Nissan Leaf, betting that technical breakthroughs by big battery suppliers such as LG Chem Ltd will jump-start demand and pull them abreast of Tesla Motors Inc.
At least four major […]
On March 19, 2015
Tesla Motors’ Model S luxury sedan will be able to steer itself on highways after a software update in about three months, CEO Elon Musk said today.
Speaking in a media call, Musk said the update will also include automatic emergency braking and a warning if a car is coming into a driver’s blind spot, […]
On March 19, 2015
Uber plans to take the Windy City on an environmentally-friendly test drive.
Autoblog reports the ridesharing company is conducting a pilot program in Chicago that tests Chinese brand electric vehicles. The program includes partnering with Chinese auto company BYD and using a test fleet of 200 of the brand’s E6 hatchback. About 25 […]
On March 12, 2015
Kent Crabtree paid $110,000 and waited a year and a half for the delivery of his “Signature Red” Tesla Model S, the high-performance, luxury electric sedan getting rave reviews across the nation.
“It was a leap of faith,” said Crabtree, a Dayton-area software programmer. “I told my wife I was either making the stupidest mistake […]
On March 12, 2015
Erika Bailey-Johnson is one of Nissan’s newest LEAF owners.
The Bemidji resident purchased the electric-only vehicle a few weeks ago, but she’s been a hybrid owner for the last decade. Her previous vehicle was a Toyota Prius.
“I felt good about having a fuel-efficient vehicle, and now the LEAF takes it one step further,” she […]
On February 4, 2015
Washington, DC—Today at greenercars.org, ACEEE released its 18th annual comprehensive environmental ratings for vehicles. The publication of the 2015 ratings coincides with the release of ACEEE’s brand new greenercars.org website that will now offer subscription-free access to all vehicle scores from model year 2000 and later.
On September 11, 2014
The stories abound: A car buyer walks into a dealership, educated about the electric car she wants to buy…and the salesperson tries to convince her she doesn’t want that car after all.
She really wants a gasoline car, he argues.
On September 2, 2014
Electric vehicles are cool. They’re inexpensive to operate, can make our air cleaner, and help reduce the amount of climate change-causing gases released into the atmosphere. But right now, they’re also mostly just for rich people. The initial cost of buying the car, combined with their limited availability, is just too […]