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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.

Big energy hugely underestimates electric cars, renewable power

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Mass adoption of electric cars and renewable energy could significantly decrease global consumption of fossil fuels. In a recent report, ExxonMobil said coal could continue to provide the majority of the world's electricity-generation capacity in 2040, and that. oil plug-in cars renewable energy energy fossil fuels

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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.

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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.

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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

Electric car predictions: panel video from NY Auto Show

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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?

2017 41

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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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

First Chevy Bolt EV electric car delivered to Canadian buyer

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It proved to be a somewhat drawn-out process overseen by a dedicated electric-car advocate. General Motors Canada Chevy plug-in carsFollowing its launch last month in California's Silicon Valley, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now rolling out in other regions of North America. DON'T MISS: First.

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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.

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When can I buy a Chevy Bolt EV electric car? See state-by-state schedule

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Last month, the first Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars were sold in California's Silicon Valley. Electric-car advocates and buyers across the U.S. now want to know when they too can expect to take delivery of their 238-mile electric hatchbacks.

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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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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.

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

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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

Science Guy Bill Nye buys Chevy Bolt EV, his seventh electric car

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Bill Nye, better known as "The Science Guy" on the popular PBS children's series that bears his name, loves electric cars. He drove one of only a few hundred original GM EV1 two-seat electric cars almost 20 years ago. California Chevy EV1 plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Lucid Air electric car video show luxury sedan on the road

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Lucid Motors, the California automotive startup formerly known as Atieva, unveiled its Air electric car in December 2016.

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Porsche Mission E electric car concept design video

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The Porsche Mission E that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show isn't just another concept car. Videos plug-in cars Porsche Mission E

California's PG&E utility now offers $500 rebate for electric-car use

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In certain states, electric utilities are getting into the business of installing and operating electric-car charging infrastructure. They may build public charging stations, or work with other entities that operate them, but that's usually as far as their efforts to promote electric cars go.

2017 41

This Boston dealer is excited about the electric-car future

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A major challenge for electric-car advocates is finding enthusiastic dealers who are willing to put in the effort to explain and promote them. sales dealers Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships Massachusetts

New York adds electric-car purchase incentives, Minnesota may follow

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Purchase incentives have proven to be a powerful tool for electric-car adoption in those states that offer them. New York has just added budget provisions for an electric-car incentive program during the upcoming fiscal year, and Minnesota is close to passing similar measures as.

How high a hill could recharge a coasting Tesla electric car completely?

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One of the benefits of electric cars is that slowing down becomes a useful activity. Videos regenerative brakes plug-in cars

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Desperate coal company CEO slammed Tesla electric cars as 'fraud'

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In an interview for the CNBC show "Squawk Box," Robert Murray called Tesla and its electric cars a "fraud." He criticized the automaker for failing to turn a profit. plug-in cars renewable energy fossil fuelsThe debate over U.S. coal producer Murray Energy.

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Electric-car 'datathon' to be hosted by White House tomorrow

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The Obama Administration will make at least one more push to promote electric cars as it enters its final two months. The White House will hold its first-ever "Electric Vehicle Datathon" tomorrow, with the goal of devising ways to use data to increase electric-car adoption.

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Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda to run electric-car division

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After years of promoting hydrogen fuel cells while shunning and disparaging battery-electric cars, the company now plans to introduce a mass-market electric car by 2020. Future Cars Akio Toyoda Executives plug-in carsThe fact that Toyota is reportedly only now assembling the team to develop that.

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Nissan emergency truck concept: electric-car battery for rescue power

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At the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany, Nissan demonstrated an alternative use for the lithium-ion battery cells that comprise electric-car battery packs. The Nissan Navara EnGuard concept does not have an electric powertrain, but it does have two onboard battery packs.