article thumbnail

MIT analysis finds current EVs could replace ~90% of personal vehicles now on the road based on driver’s energy consumption

Green Car Congress

A study by a team at MIT has concluded that roughly 90% of the personal vehicles on the road in the US could be replaced by an electric vehicle available on the market today, even if the cars can only charge overnight. MIT Associate Professor Jessika Trancik, corresponding author of the paper published in Nature Climate , noted that this would more than meet near-term US climate targets for personal vehicle travel.

2016 150
article thumbnail

Ford confirms construction of Rouge EV center to be home of electric F-150; production by mid-2022

Green Car Congress

The all-electric F-150 will feature dual electric motors targeted to deliver more horsepower and torque than any F-150 available today, the fastest acceleration, and the ability to tow heavy trailers.

2020 329

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

article thumbnail

Electric Car Buyer’s Guide: 7 Steps to Find The Best EV for Your Life

EV Life

According to a recent study , the average American driver saves $1,117 per year on fuel and maintenance costs when they switch from a gas car to an electric one. You may be surprised by the number of sedans, SUV/crossovers, and hatchbacks available.

2020 82
article thumbnail

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Electric Cars

DIY Electric Car

The modern electric car is cost-effective and at the same time it has lower maintenance cost. Most of the electric cars available today are 2 seaters and it can get quite uncomfortable if a third person tries to squeeze in. Lo and Behold! The future is here. Yes, we''re talking about the electric car. This modern marvel has actually been around for quite some time. However, it is only recently that cost effective electric cars have started getting manufactured.

2013 109
article thumbnail

Volkswagen showcases inductive charging w/ “power lift”, autonomous and semi-autonomous capabilities & gesture control at CES

Green Car Congress

Today, on all Volkswagen vehicles with an electric or plug-in hybrid drive system, the battery charging status is indicated in the instrument panel or via LEDs near the charging socket. It can accurately log whether the charging power listed for the station is actually available. Today, the e-Remote app can already be used in the e-Golf to access data and perform functions such as starting, heating and cooling, or battery charging. Touchscreen personalization.

2015 263
article thumbnail

Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

Green Car Congress

Since the energy density of liquid fuels is unchallenged by any other form of energy carrier we have today, we will have to continue to use liquid fuel to support our society as we know it. Gasoline/diesel fueling stations to replenish the liquid fuel for these engines are readily available. A thinking person should ask, “How did the Leaf owner travel the unaccounted miles, the ones that were not e-miles?” There are trucks and buses being converted commercially today.

2015 300