It turns out Honda Urban EV that was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show two years ago to our loving eyes was a prototype of a prototype. Today we’re graced with the next stage in Honda’s retro urban EV prototype evolution, the Honda E prototype, which will be displayed at the Geneva Auto Show…
January 8, 2018
On December 29th, 2017, I took delivery of one of the first non-employee Model 3s. This was a day which many of us early EV drivers have been awaiting for a long time – the realization of Tesla’s “secret master plan” announced more than ten years ago. And now that the car we’ve all been waiting for is finally on the road, here’s my Tesla Model 3 review.
A lot has happened between the institution of Tesla’s master plan and now, and the industry has changed significantly. At the time, basically the only electric cars on the road in the United States were DIY projects, golf-cart-like “neighborhood electric vehicles,” and the few first-generation RAV4 EVs which had made their way into private hands. GM had recently crushed its stockpile of lease-only EV1s.
The “plan” was that Tesla would be an example for the rest of the industry, that they would release a great car and other manufacturers would follow upon seeing that example. The plan would mean more competition as other manufacturers would try to make better and better EVs until they reached parity and eventually surpassed gasoline.
CES is overwhelming to say the least, but we’ve crowned two products with our “Best of CES 2019” awards for their unique contribution to green transportation. Both are 2-wheeled vehicles but they couldn’t be more different. expand full story
December 30, 2018
With every year, buyers have more all-electric vehicle options and 2019 is not going to be an exception.
Here are the new all-electric vehicles coming in 2019. expand full story
July 5, 2018
Tesla’s first generation Roadster had the capacity to output power from the battery pack to something other than its electric motor. The technology is often called vehicle-to-grid or vehicle-to-home and it enables electric car owners to power their home with their electric vehicle battery pack.
The automaker has since dropped the technology for its more mass-market vehicles, but it is making a comeback with other automakers and now Tesla is considering bringing it back too, says Elon Musk. expand full story
December 27, 2017
2018 is shaping up to be another record year for electric car production and deliveries in most markets around the world, but as it stands right now, it doesn’t look it will be “the year” for new electric car models.
Nonetheless, there will be a few new EVs hitting the market and here we take a quick look at them. expand full story
October 27, 2017
Nissan unveiled the next-generation Leaf last month and the automaker has gradually started rolling out the new all-electric vehicle to a few markets.
The vehicle is apparently off to a relatively good start as Nissan confirms that it got 9,000 orders in for the new Leaf in less than 2 months. expand full story
August 17, 2017
Nissan is set to unveil the next generation all-electric Leaf in Tokyo next month, but now we learn they plan to bring it to the US soon after.
The Japanese automaker is taking the next-gen Leaf on tour of eight National Drive Electric Week events in the US. expand full story
July 21, 2017
Once seen as a fad by industry watchers and auto executives, most would now admit that the rise of electric cars seems inevitable. Countries like Norway, where electric cars recently reached 42% of total new car sales, show that it is the future.
The US is definitely trailing behind, but the growth rate is now increasing and with several new electric cars coming to market, it’s likely about to blow up. expand full story
July 5, 2017
Ahead of the September launch of its next generation all-electric Leaf, Nissan has been gradually teasing images and features of the vehicle.
Today, it confirmed that the 2018 Leaf will have autonomous parking as part of ProPilot. expand full story