Sure, an affordable electric car can go a long way towards helping the US achieve energy independence and wresting its citizens away from fossil fuels. But if Elon Musk really wanted to solve our transportation problems, he’d be designing an electric bus. If his comments at a conference today are true, Musk is doing…
You know what’s hard? Trying to get anyone to say anything remotely critical about the Tesla Model 3. Everyone wants it to succeed because electric vehicles are good, and affordable electric vehicles are even better. But the Model 3 cannot be the hero for the US’s energy woes if we don’t fix a few serious problems…
The Tesla Model 3, Elon Musk’s electric “everyman” car, has landed in Southern California. With any luck, it should be shipping out to its first new owners by the end of 2017. Well before that, we got to spend a few sweet seconds in the passenger seat, and here’s what it felt like.
Tesla is finally taking the wraps off the Model 3, its first mass-market electric vehicle priced at an affordable $35,000. The car is expected to push EVs into the mainstream and reduce carbon emissions around the world. The only downside? Many cities don’t have enough charging stations to support widespread adoption…
California residents interested in electric vehicles should probably head out to the dealership this week, if they’re on the higher end of the income spectrum—starting March 29, the state’s rebate program for EVs will put an income cap on getting any money back at all.
The two staunch conservatives running multibillion dollar company Koch Industries are involved in creating an advocacy group tasked with taking down electric vehicles, The Huffington Post reports. Thought cars were your escape from 2016 politics? Ha.
As the leaders of 196 countries negotiate a carbon emissions goal for the planet to prevent an environmental apocalypse, the real work will fall to the companies that will need to deliver change to consumers. And no single person is doing as much to help change our energy consumption as one Elon Musk.
It has recently come to my attention that used Nissan Leafs are tremendously cheap. Insanely cheap. Ridiculously cheap. So cheap that there are couples currently browsing the aisles at Bed Bath & Beyond, saying to one another: “Honey, should we get these hand towels? Or a used Nissan Leaf?”
The first Tesla Model X full-electric SUVs have hit the road this week, and we got a a little time to shake it down all the way to 80 MPH in the company parking lot.
Los Angeles is working hard to reduce its carbon footprint, and a new city-operated fleet of electric vehicles is going to help it do so. Mayor Eric Garcetti has just announced his intentions to lease 160 pure battery EVs — a move that would position LA as proud owner of the largest electric fleet in the nation.
One of the biggest concerns with electric vehicles is whether they’ll be able to hold enough juice to get you from A to B. But what if we didn’t have to worry, because we could charge our cars on the highway? England will soon be pilot-testing tech that could lead to EV charging lanes.
Don't let the grille, trim pieces, lights, Land Rover badge, or BMW badges(?) fool you, the Longer Yuelang X1 is clearly a completely original design. Yessir. Definitely not a Range Rover. Hahaha look how cute!
America's roads and infrastructure are partially funded by gasoline taxes. So what happens when electric vehicles are adopted en masse? According to research out of Carnegie Melon University, a loss of nearly a billion dollars in tax revenue in less than a decade.
Japanese automakers have been shoving all sorts of devices into vehicles, especially kei cars, for years now. We've seen many a wacky concept come out of design studios, and a surprising number of them have actually made it into production. Well, Nissan may have just taken it to a whole 'nother level with their new…
Volkswagen has announced plans to invest in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, but it's a paltry $10 million and it's only good through next year.
Swedish truck company Scania will test a wirelessly charged electric-hybrid city bus in the city of Södertälje starting in June 2016 using a cutting edge bus stop that can add enough power for a complete journey in just six to seven minutes.
Small, weird-looking smartcars are nothing new; there are plenty of them on the road, especially in cities where space is at a premium. But Toyota has launched something that makes great use of its zippy 3-wheeled i-Road vehicles: a new car-sharing service that integrates with a city's existing transit system.
What's Formula E like in person? One Jalopnik reader went to Donnington for testing and found out.
Because battery technology still relatively sucks, electric vehicles like buses that have to run all day long usually stay tethered to a spiderweb of overhead cables. But as an alternative to that costly infrastructure, researchers at the EPFL have developed an electric bus that can recharge itself at every stop in as…