Cars, of all kinds, can be dangerous. Gasoline cars are filled with highly flammable liquids and hot bits that move really fast. Electric cars are full of unholy trapped lightning. But where does rational caution stop and fear mongering begin? Let’s see if we can figure this out.
According to a Chevrolet dealer in Southern California, the all-new, all-electric Chevy Bolt will not be available for pre-order until November of this year—three months later than the original August date announced at the vehicle’s launch, according to a report by CleanTechnica.
If you’re considering buying an electric car, but just aren’t sure if an electric car will be able to do what you need, you can stop wondering, because some researchers you’ve never met have already figured it out for you: it’ll work. Well, at least for nearly 90% of you.
Some genius Canadian tuners wired up two Chevy Volt battery packs to a Tesla’s powertrain, and shoved it all into a lightweight a kit car. The result: a car severely in need of some stickier rear tires.
Mercedes is reportedly planning to spin-off a new, all-electric sub-brand for its electric vehicle efforts, similar to BMW’s i-brand. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Mercedes is an automaker with a history full of great names, which is exactly why they shouldn’t try anything new.
This is probably not Audi’s next Tesla rival. But it looks so good that it simply must be shared with you, the reader, so that you may join me in wishing it into reality.
When you’re the only Tesla owner in your entire city, in your entire region, things can get strange. For instance, your regional utility can end up building a charging station just for you alone.
The biggest downside to electric car ownership for the average person is typically range anxiety. In a gasoline-powered car you can just stop at one of the thousands of thousands of gas stations worldwide—which is what makes a gas station the perfect location for Tesla’s growing Supercharger network.
Last month we reported that Kip Ewing, one of the top people responsible for the Ford GT, had dipped out of the program, but we didn’t know where he was headed. Now we know that he went to rebuild Fisker at a company now called Karma.
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chyrsler, recently sat down with CAR Magazine to talk about the automotive industry over some lunch. A snippet of the chat revealed that, despite Tesla’s recent success with the Model 3 reveal, he doesn’t think electric cars will pan out in the future.
To make up for its Dieselgate emissions scandal, Volkswagen will start churning out electric vehicles. That means the company needs crap-tons of lithium-ion batteries. To get them, the German automaker is contemplating building its own version of Tesla’s “Gigafactory” battery plant, German newspaper Handelsblatt…
One of the biggest disappointments in the automotive industry is in charging electric cars. A new report states that Apple is getting involved and it might just become even more of a shitshow.
Nothing is easy. That’s the big takeaway here. Almost every system we encounter is full of unseen complexity. A great example of this is found in a new study that suggests that electric and hybrid vehicles may actually produce as many atmospheric toxins as combustion cars. How can this be, if they produce no exhaust?…
When the press met the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt, test pilots came back with pretty much unanimously good first-impressions. I finally got the chance to live with the car for a few days, and it’s not some novelty—it’s simply a solid little people-mover.
A San Diego-based EV conversion company salvaged a charred Ferrari (they had many to choose from) by turning it into what the company claims is the first fully electric Ferrari, a 415-horsepower electric tire-crusher. It’s glorious, if a little blasphemous.
The 2017 BMW i3 will be available with a new 33 kWh battery, increasing the car’s max pure-electric range to 114 miles. That’s a 50 percent battery bump translating to an extra 33 miles of drivable distance.
It turns out that 2016's best electric car-related Internet prank isn’t the Tesla Model 3 after all. (Don’t worry, you’ll be able to buy one someday. Really, you will.) It was this, the shockingly elaborate website for the Chevrolet Jolt, a car that is 100 percent not real.
The oil economy will come to an end at some point. This, we know. We don’t know too much about the details of that inevitability, such as when it could happen, or what would cause it. Up until now, most figured it’d be from running out. But according to this video explanation from Bloomberg, the electric car could…
Last year, Ford said it would set aside $4.5 billion to add 13 hybrid and electric cars by 2020, a move that would help the company meet emissions regs. Then last week, Ford admitted “no immediate plans” to go toe-to-toe with Tesla. Now, a new report from Autonews quotes CEO Mark Fields, saying the blue oval will…