Electric Cars

 
BMW Vision Next 100 concept

Will BMW's new flagship be an electric car?

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is currently igniting the hearts and wallets of a portion of the car-buying public that is interested in putting an electric vehicle in their garage or driveway. Those are car buyers that the traditional automakers are paying close attention to, or should be if they're not... read more

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2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla targets 90,000 cars this year, 500,000 as early as 2018

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has said multiple times it plans to produce 500,000 electric cars per year by 2020, but now the company believes it may hit that goal a little... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
Magnesium battery diagram

Magnesium may provide key to smaller, denser batteries

Researchers at the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) in Michigan have made a discovery that could lead to batteries that are smaller and cheaper to produce... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model X HEPA filter

Tesla's HEPA air filter "hundreds of times" more effective than standard units

Electric car brand Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] says it is developed a HEPA air filtration system designed to clear up the outside world before it enters a vehicle's cabin. The... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
Elon Musk confirms Ludicrous Mode for the Model 3 via Twitter

Elon Musk confirms Ludicrous Mode for Model 3

The hype surrounding the Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model 3 is undeniable. It has received an astounding amount of interest in the form of 400,000 or so pre-orders. People... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 preview

BMW’s i3 broke new ground for the German automaker when it first hit the scene three years ago. The car remains unique in the market in that it combines a carbon... read more May 1, 2016 by


 
LeEco LeSee concept, 2016 Beijing Auto Show

LeSee concept heralds new electric car from China's LeEco

While the world debates whether American tech giants Apple and Alphabet (Google’s parent company) are actually developing cars, Chinese rivals have been upfront with... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford Focus Electric, from presentation on Ford electrification plans, Dec 2015

Ford confirms 200-mile electric car in the works

Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] Focus Electric will offer a 100-mile range when the 2017 model rolls in later this year, up from 76 miles at present. However, with the... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained discusses wireless charging

How electric cars can charge wirelessly

If you have an electric vehicle, it's a given that you'll have to find an outlet so you can regain those precious electrons. Your car runs on electricity, after all. How else... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
Karma Revero

Fisker Karma to return this year as Karma Revero

The long road to getting the Fisker Karma back in production is approaching its end. It was in early 2014 that China’s Wanxiang bought the remains of Fisker, including... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla's upgraded Model S is the first 300-mile electric car

The first mass-production electric car to boast a highway range greater than 300 miles on a single charge is here. It's the 2016 Tesla Model S 90D. Tesla's updated Model S... read more April 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Honda Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid coming in 2017

Honda’s new Clarity Fuel Cell will soon be joined by plug-in hybrid and battery-electric variants. The Clarity Fuel Cell goes on sale in late 2016. It’s powered... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
LeEco LeSee concept, 2016 Beijing Auto Show

Faraday Future’s Chinese backer unveils Tesla Model S-rivaling electric sedan concept

Chinese tech giant LeEco has unveiled a striking concept previewing a new electric car that could potentially rival the Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S or its successor. The... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla to offer free Autopilot month-long trial for current owners

Owners of Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S and Model X electric vehicles who didn't pony up for the automaker's Autopilot semi-autonomous system can test it out for a month... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf, Denver, Colorado, Mar 2016  [photo: owner Andrew Ganz]

Dutch look to ban gas, diesel car sales by 2025

The parliament of the Netherlands has passed a motion which would require that all new cars sold by 2025 will have to be electrified in some way, rather than fueled solely by... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  March 2016

Tesla Model 3 pre-orders approach 400,000

It’s now been two weeks since Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] started taking pre-orders for its upcoming Model 3. After the first week, CEO Elon Musk confirmed that 325,000... read more April 15, 2016 by


 
 

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