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Electric car battery warranties compared

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It's one of the most frequently asked questions by anyone hearing about a modern electric car: do I have to replace the battery? lithium-ion battery pack Warranty plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Capacity Loss battery capacityReplacing phone or laptop batteries, generally for less than.

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The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why

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It crops up in comments from electric-car advocates and clean-energy users fairly regularly. And it goes something like this: "Big Oil and Gas are on the verge of collapse, as clean energy and electric cars make them obsolete." DON'T MISS: Electric cars pose little threat to oil demand.

2017 36

How much have electric-car battery costs fallen? This much!

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High costs of lithium-ion battery cells have been one of the main hindrances to large-scale electric-car adoption, as they typically lead to higher purchase prices for electric cars than comparable internal-combustion models. But electric-car battery prices are falling fast, according to one recent study.

2017 47

Six new electric cars coming for 2018 and 2019

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The next couple of years promise to be quite interesting for electric cars. The list includes two affordable 200-mile electric cars: the second-generation Nissan. Mercedes-Benz Future Cars Audi e-tron plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 Porsche Mission E BMW i5

2017 42

Chinese investors make 'long bets' on electric-car companies

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China's aggressive promotion of electric cars is turning into boon for a few U.S. The Chinese government offers generous incentives for new electric cars, and is pushing companies to develop and sell more of them. electric-vehicle companies than they. companies.

2016 40

Kreisel brothers: Austria's secret electric-car weapon?

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Startups such as Faraday Future, Lucid Motors, and NextEV have all announced plans to build long-range electric cars aimed pretty much directly at the Silicon Valley automaker's electric cars. Europe Austria plug-in cars StartupsThere's no shortage of companies trying to replicate the success of Tesla Motors.

Electric car predictions: panel video from NY Auto Show

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Renault Zoe electric-car owners can double their range by upgrading leased batteries

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When the updated 2017 Renault Zoe was unveiled last fall at the Paris auto show, it became one of the few electric cars whose range effectively doubled over its model life. Renault France plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault Zoe battery leasingThat was essentially on par with that.

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It's small, but don't be too quick to judge the Tango electric car by its size

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Shell fuel stations in U.K., Netherlands to add electric-car charging

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Electric cars are often touted as a way to avoid gas stations. But electric-car drivers in certain European countries will soon be going to them to charge. That's because a pair of European oil companies plan to add electric-car charging at certain fuel stations.

2017 46

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: video review of 238-mile electric car

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From the outside, this car looks like a tall hatchback, not all that remarkable, maybe a bit bigger than some of the smallest cars around.

2016 52

Electric cars lead to carmaker job cuts: new flashpoint?

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It takes people to make cars: to lift and install parts, check quality, test-drive them after assembly, and so forth. But electric cars pose a new threat: they will require even. unions Daimler battery pack assembly jobs VW Group plug-in cars LG Chem assembly plants

2016 46

Much faster electric-car charging: on a fast track

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Relatively short ranges and long charging times are two of the main factors restraining more widespread electric-car adoption. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging ChargePoint Network

2017 35

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: first drive review of 124-mile electric car

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For the first six years of electric cars, from 2011 to 2016, we've had a variety of mass-priced cars with ranges of 62 to 107 miles.

2017 49

The Solar Powered Electric Car From Back In 1960 (Video)

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Some electric cars use roof-mounted solar panels to provide supplementary electric power. Green Vintage plug-in cars solar

2016 61

Wireless electric-car charging: perfect for automated parking?

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Wireless electric-car charging seems to offer a somewhat more convenient experience. But what if they didn't even have to do that?

2016 41

Speedy growth of electric cars will challenge automakers

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Estimates of electric-car market share over the coming decades vary wildly, but certain trends seem to be working in their favor. Battery prices should continue to fall, and tougher global emissions standards may put increasing pressure on automakers to build larger numbers of electric cars.

2017 30

Used electric-car batteries should be recycled, not reused: report

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Even after they have degraded too much for continued automotive use, the lithium-ion battery packs in electric cars still have significant useful storage capacity. Batteries lithium-ion Recycling plug-in cars energy storageBattery packs can store energy generated by renewable.

2016 42

2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots: our question on electric car update

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All we knew was that the second generation of the world's highest-volume electric car would have more mainstream styling.

2017 48

Michigan utility cancels electric-car charging stations after opposition

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In multiple states, electric utilities are beginning to establish networks of electric-car charging stations. Last week, local utility Consumers Energy withdrew its request to install public electric-car charging stations at an estimated cost of $15 million. DON'T MISS: California.

How wireless charging works for electric cars, explained

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Today's electric-car drivers are used to plugging them in to recharge, but technology now exists that would allow them to cut the cord.

2016 52

Northvolt: $4 billion electric-car battery plant planned for Sweden by former Tesla execs

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But the automaker has discussed plans for at least one additional Gigafactory, presumably to meet demand for battery cells related to large-scale electric-car production outside the U.S. Europe Batteries lithium-ion battery pack Sweden plug-in cars StartupsGigafactory" near Reno, Nevada.

2017 46

2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: new owner's first impressions

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As the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to hit the market, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has attracted a great deal of attention. It's won numerous awards, including the Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy title, and received rave reviews from a wide variety of media outlets. DON'T.

2017 36

When Electric-Car Drivers Learn How Gas Cars Work: Video

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One of the major tasks of electric-car advocates is getting people used to the idea of cars with plugs.

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Which oil companies invest in renewables, electric-car services?

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If electric cars are adopted by mass-market buyers in years to come, that will lead over time to notably lower oil consumption. Some continue to doubt whether electric cars will constitute a serious threat to their business in the coming decades—but others are branching.

2017 32

Electric-car market share in 2020: estimates vary widely

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Of the new cars sold globally in 2020, what percentage will be electric? Estimates of electric-car market share approximately three years from now vary widely, as do those for periods further beyond that. DON'T MISS: Electric Cars To Be 35 Percent Of Global Sales. sales New car sales plug-in cars

2017 35

Electric-car batteries: $100 per kwh before 2020, $80 soon after?

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Modern electric cars have developed to the point where range itself may become less of an issue than the cost of providing it. Automakers can create longer-range electric cars simply by installing larger battery packs, but that adds significant cost tot he car's single priciest component.

2017 45

World will follow Norway's lead on electric cars, minister says

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When it comes to electric-car adoption, Norway is unique. Electric cars make up a larger share of new-car sales in the Scandinavian country than anywhere, thanks to a very particular combination of factors. Europe Norway plug-in cars transportation policy

Renault delivered its 100,000th electric car on Friday, in Norway

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French automaker Renault hasn't sold nearly as many electric cars as its alliance partner Nissan. But Renault has steadily increased its electric-car sales volumes, particularly in Europe, with its main focus on the subcompact Zoe hatchback. Europe Renault sales Norway plug-in cars Renault Zoe

Porsche's 800-Volt fast charging for electric cars: why it matters

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The future of electric cars for practical transportation relies to some degree on the future of DC fast charging, and how it develops over the next decade. As in other spheres of electrifying transport, Tesla Motors has pointed the way to one vision of the future with its expanding network of Supercharger fast-charging sites.

Electric-car charging station safety: what you need to know

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Like any consumer product, it's important to consider safety when buying a charging station for an electric car. While plugging the vehicle into a station is straightforward, the large amount of current carried over the cord from the power source to the car makes caution worthwhile. plug-in cars charging Charging stations

2017 32

2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range

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In the six years since modern electric cars first went on sale in large numbers, the field has matured significantly. plug-in carsThere are now several models that offer at least 100 miles of range, and many are widely available to consumers.

2016 40

What Tesla hath wrought: bumper crop of luxury electric cars

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More than four years after the first Tesla Model S was delivered, we are on the verge of a bumper crop of luxury electric cars. It may have taken some time, but the auto industry is now reacting to Tesla in full force. Mercedes-Benz Faraday Future Lucid Motors

2017 26

2018 Nissan Leaf: more spy shots of electric car's second generation

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The more camouflaged spy shots that emerge of a car being tested on public roads, the closer it likely is to being introduced. After seven years of the first-generation Nissan Leaf electric car, a redesign is due—some might say overdue. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 30

Industry should standardize electric-car trip data, Ford says

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As in other industries, "big data" is an increasingly common buzzword these days in discussions of electric cars. Last November, several research entities presented relevant data sets and advocated for their use at an electric-car "datathon" hosted by the White House. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Lucid Air luxury electric car: Bloomberg gets brief ride

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When it comes to luxury electric-car startups, hype is the name of the game. plug-in cars Startups Atieva Lucid MotorsLucid Motors unveiled its Air luxury sedan in December, promising a range of up to 400 miles, power of 1,000 horsepower, and cutting-edge technology.

2017 28

Once Again: Electric Cars Have Lower Lifetime Carbon Emissions

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Battery-electric cars produce no direct carbon emissions from driving, but those are not the only potential source of emissions related to these vehicles. The lifetime carbon emissions of electric cars seem to be the question that launches a thousand studies.

2016 47

Challenging Arthur Little study on electric-car emissions: questionable assumptions

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Transitions into new technologies always generate confusion and misinformation, and certainly that has been the case with modern electric cars. Six years after the first modern electric cars. Carbon Footprint emissions plug-in cars wells to wheels Union of Concerned Scientists

2017 30

Electric cars vs bicycles: which has a higher carbon footprint?

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Electric cars are simply nicer and calmer to drive than conventional cars, and as their prices fall, that may be what will lure mass-market buyers over time. Carbon Footprint bicycle carbon dioxide plug-in cars wells to wheelsWhich makes them good for drivers and.

2017 33

California approves PG&E utility plan for 7,500 electric-car charging stations

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California's latest tactic to promote electric-car adoption is to involve electric utilities in the installation and operation of charging infrastructure. California energy policy electric utilities plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure