Most markets are starting to require electric vehicles to make a sound at lower speeds to prevent pedestrian accidents, and Mercedes-Benz is now demonstrating the pedestrian sound for its EQC electric SUV. expand full story
Electric cars Stories July 15
Electric cars Stories July 11
A new report envisions a number of energy scenarios for the UK as it aims for net zero emissions by 2050, and one future path involves using 35 million electric cars to store a large amount of renewable energy.
Electric cars Stories June 26
A barely-disguised Arnold Schwarzenegger touts the “benefits” of gasoline to customers who are interested in electric cars in a fun new ad that aims to increase electric vehicle adoption. But for many EV buyers, the anti-selling EV tactics used by car salesmen might hit too close to home.
Electric cars Stories May 24
A promising electric car-sharing program in a UK town only lasted a few months, as the EVs quickly became a target for vandals who caused “exceptional levels of damage” to the cars.
Electric cars Stories April 22
Electric vehicle detractors are rejoicing after a new study from the Munich-based IFO Institute for Economic Research is claiming electric cars are dirtier than diesel, but the study is already being debunked for being extremely flawed. expand full story
Electric cars Stories February 7
AAA research released a new study about the effect of temperature on electric vehicle range and they claim that the average electric car range drops “41 percent at 20°F and when the HVAC system is used to heat the inside of the vehicle.”
Tesla disputes the claims saying that data from their own fleet of vehicles show that the decrease is not “anywhere near” what AAA is reporting. expand full story
Electric cars Stories August 4, 2018
I have been reporting on electric cars full-time for the past 3 years now. Over 5,200 articles later, I am frustrated by the number of articles I wrote about vehicles you still can’t buy today.
But I think that will change in the next 2 years.
We now know of dozens of electric vehicle programs coming to market in the next few years and we believe they will change the auto industry forever.
Here we take a quick look at the 5 most exciting new electric cars you can buy in the next 2 years. expand full story
Electric cars Stories June 5, 2018
Texas is bringing back its electric vehicle incentive program which offers a $2,500 discount at the purchase of all-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles after a 3-year hiatus. With the federal tax credit, it can add up to $10,000 in incentive on a new EV.
But a lot of EV buyers will be left out of the program since Tesla vehicles are still not eligible. expand full story
The German automotive labor unions have been fearing the electric revolution for a while now – claiming that it could lead to job losses.
They have now released a new study that claims that 75,000 jobs could be lost as the industry switches to electric vehicles. expand full story
Electric cars Stories May 28, 2018
Norway’s electric vehicle adoption rate is so far ahead of most countries that it gives us glimpses into the future of bigger markets – sometimes even decades ahead of time.
Now it is starting to show signs of demand for gasoline and diesel slowing down as electric vehicles are taking over. expand full story