​Why Tesla's Plan To Eliminate 'Range Anxiety' Doesn't Matter

When I wrote up the review of the Tesla Model S P85D I omitted one important detail: range. It was a bit of an experiment. I wanted to see if people would freak about not including something that, in internal combustion cars, rarely gets mentioned. It didn't happen, and I think that's important, particularly given… » 3/19/15 2:00pm 3/19/15 2:00pm

Tesla's Cure For Range Anxiety Is An Idiotproof Navigation Update

Tesla's big announcement to end range anxiety with a software update basically makes it impossible for a driver to run out of range unless they're wearing diapers. » 3/19/15 12:22pm 3/19/15 12:22pm

Nissan rescues dead electric cars with gas-guzzling diesel trucks

The Nissan Leaf electric car's advertised purpose is protecting the environment. But with an advertised range of 100 miles-per-charge and a propensity for running out of juice early and with little warning, the company's solution in Japan involves chucking that "save the earth" nonsense out the window in favor of a… » 6/08/11 10:30am 6/08/11 10:30am

Can An Electric Car Run Out Of Gas?

This photo of a GM-owned Chevy Volt being towed away for unknown reasons raises an interesting question: can it be a considered an electric car if it can run out of gas? [via NickBunkley] » 1/03/11 1:30pm 1/03/11 1:30pm

Nissan Considering Week In Real Car For Anxious Leaf Owners

As if getting several thousand dollars in government aid wasn't enough, future Nissan Leaf buyers may also get a free week or two in a gas-powered car courtesy of Nissan. How many anti-anxiety treatments do electric vehicle buyers need? » 10/08/10 3:00pm 10/08/10 3:00pm

GM Hedges On Chevy Volt's All-Electric Range: Now 25 To 50 Miles

General Motors has tweaked the Chevrolet Volt's calling card of a 40-mile range on electric power alone, now saying the Volt could do up to 50 miles or as few as 25. Still no range anxiety, right? [GM-Volt.com] » 9/23/10 5:30pm 9/23/10 5:30pm

Tesla Owners Have The Smuggest Vanity Plates

This collage of license plates came from a March gathering of Tesla Roadster owners, including the aforementioned LOL OIL. Group smug, anyone? » 9/13/10 1:00pm 9/13/10 1:00pm