Electric Car Facts and FAQ

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Electric car facts and frequently asked questions from the e-mail bag. There's no such thing as a dumb question

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Electric Car Conversion Kits

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Wondering where the best places are to get electric car conversion kits? Here are a few of my favorites

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Ford Mustang Mach-E: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021

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The idea of applying the Mustang’s pony car heritage to Ford’s first widely available electric vehicle, the Mach-E, might seem like sacrilege to some, or the smartest product decision of the decade to others. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy Winner Best Car to Buy 2021

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BMW Electric Car: The i3

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The BMW electric car offering from BMW group is called the i3, and wow, it is really a head-turner

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Ford Mustang Mach-E: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

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The idea of applying the Mustang’s pony car heritage to Ford’s first widely available electric vehicle, the Mach-E, might seem like sacrilege to some, or the smartest product decision of the decade to others. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2021

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Alphabet Soup: Electric Car Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Wondering about all those strange letters of the electric car world? I'm about to explain them

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Electric Car Charging: We Can Do This!

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So you've got a new (or new to you) electric car. Welcome to the world of electric car charging What are you going to do when your battery runs low?

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Polestar 2: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

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Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2021Take a performance heritage, a focus on sustainability, Swedish engineering at the core, and an interface that’s all about “Hey Google,” and you’ll end up with a beeline to the Polestar 2.

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Volvo Cars launches all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge; all cars to be pure electric by 2030

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Volvo Cars launched the battery-electric Volvo C40 Recharge; based on the CMA vehicle platform it is the first Volvo model designed as pure electric only. By 2025, Volvo Cars aims for 50% of its global sales volume to consist of fully electric cars, with the rest hybrids.

Volvo XC40: Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

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The brand’s first electric vehicle, the Volvo XC40 Recharge, is a finalist for Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2021

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Toyota RAV4 Prime: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

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It’s the quickest-accelerating vehicle in Toyota’s lineup, excluding its sports cars. Best Car To BuyThe Toyota RAV4 Prime is all sorts of things, all at once.

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Karma GS-6 pricing, Alpha Jax EV rally car, Mirai and Toyota EVs: Today’s Car News

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This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsAlpha Motors shows us how retro-cute EVs can be styled for America. Karma prices the GS-6 plug-in hybrid. Virginia signs on with California standards. And the Toyota Mirai has us thinking about the brand’s upcoming EVs.

Used Electric Cars

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For the first time in around 80 years, it is possible in many parts of the world to buy a used electric car

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VW electric convertible, Volvo C40 Recharge debut, Nissan e-Hybrid efficiency: Today’s Car News

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This and more, here at Green Car Reports. There aren’t any mass-market convertible electric cars. Today in Car NewsNissan hits a 50% thermal efficiency with an engine set for hybrid duty. Volvo reveals the first EV for its lineup that won’t get a gasoline equivalent.

Tesla Model Y: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

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Best Car To BuyA series of pandemic-related delays means that we close 2020 without as many new fully electric models on the market as we anticipated at the beginning of the year.

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With electric trucks and SUVs coming, is it time to reevaluate what a green car means?

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Over the past ten years, the green-car landscape has made progress in fits and starts. Since the 2011 Nissan Leaf that we named our original Best Car To Buy—rated at just 73 miles—electric cars have evolved rapidly.

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Lucid Air delay, Ford battery supply, Kia Sorento Hybrid first drive: Today’s Car News

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This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Michelin has looked to its Formula E racing experience in designing a strong street tire for sporty electric cars while also keeping the carbon footprint low. Today in Car NewsWe drive the Kia Sorento Hybrid. Lucid delays its Air sedan.

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Neighborhood Electric Cars

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Neighborhood electric cars like the Zenn, high-speed three-wheeled electric cars, and low-speed electric vehicles all fit here

Electric Car History

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Ever wonder about electric car history, and how the gasmobile ate up the electric car's market in the US

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Apple car, Lexus motor tech, hydrogen fuel-cell tax credit: Today's Car News

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Apple's reportedly working on an electric car. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Apple is reportedly planning to launch an electric car with game-changing battery technology, Reuters reported on Monday. The car is said to arrive in. Today in Car News

Greenest cars; Foxconn and Fisker; American-made raw materials for EVs: Today’s Car News

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Fisker and Foxconn are potentially partners for a new urban electric car. And Tesla isn’t quite among the greenest cars on the 2021 version of a well-respected list. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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@LATimes The Real News Is The More Expensive Gasoline Is The More Electric Cars Get Sold. #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Top 7 Best, Classy and Fastest Electric Cars In Today?s World

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With the technology that the automotive industry has today, it is not surprising to see cars out performing records on an annual basis. Over the years, we were made to believe that petrol is the best option to run cars. However, modern engineering has been able to change this notion by introducing the fastest electric cars. Why make electric cars? Electric cars in the long run can be cheaper. There are many hesitations though when it comes to electric cars.

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After COVID delay, Volkswagen expands WeShare electric car sharing to Hamburg

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The Volkswagen Group is expanding its WeShare electric car sharing project to Hamburg later this week; the pilot project launched in Berlin in 2019. —Philipp Reth, CEO of WeShare, Volkswagen’s car sharing service. Car Sharing Electric (Battery) Europe

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Volvo XC40 Recharge: Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

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The brand’s first electric vehicle, the Volvo XC40 Recharge, is a finalist for Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2021

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Sono solar car, VW ID.4 coasting, Mercedes EQS Hyperscreen: Today’s Car News

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Sono Motors is preparing to show the next version of its solar car. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsVolkswagen says why there isn’t one-pedal driving on the ID.4.

Nobody Said, “Hey You’re Really Great At Driving A Car, You Should Do This For A Living”

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Tesla battery shift, Apple Car in Georgia, home charging, GM Super Bowl ad: Today’s Car News

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And will the Apple Car be built in Georgia. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsGM challenges Norway, where it used to sell EVs. Tesla shifts to lithium-ion accessory batteries. EV drivers are happiest with wallbox chargers.

MEB electric catamaran, Porsche-inspired sports car, carbon fiber and range: Today’s Car News

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Today in Car NewsNissan looks at reducing its manufacturing footprint, and Jaguar Land Rover aims at freeing up more space and weight for an EV range boost. A niche EV company teases its skateboard platform with a Porsche 356 tribute.

EV tires, German automakers chase Tesla, electric cars at the drive-in: Today’s Car News

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And electric cars go together with one of this summer’s big trends: the drive-in movie. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsVolkswagen sees an electric vehicle bounce after the pandemic. German automakers react to Tesla’s market surge.

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Hyundai battery leasing, Mercedes EV timeline, Bolt EV and Mach-E deals, Today’s Car News

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Today in Car NewsIncentives are making both the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV and 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E the same or less as the 2022 Bolt EV and EUV, respectively. GM has a fix for 2017-2019 Bolt EV models and their hobbled charging. Mercedes is saying no to an all-electric timeline.

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Tango Electric Car

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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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Model Y and Model 3 price cut, tailpipe emissions, Ford EV plans: Today’s Car News

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Emissions is important to car buyers. And Ford pushes toward making its cars in Europe all-electric. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Ford is making a $1 billion push toward all-electric cars for Europe by. Today in Car News

Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021: What didn't make the cut

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On Tuesday we took stock of this year’s 5 Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy finalists, and several models were conspicuously missing from the list due to later-than-anticipated delivery starts. Best Car To Buy

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California clean cars opposition, Karma GS-6, Best Car To Buy tech: Today’s Car News

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And our Best Car To Buy shortlist is at the tech forefront. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsEight automakers still oppose California’s right to set its own vehicle emissions rules and mandate EVs.

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Electric Car Sharing

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Marc Geller mentioned a few minutes ago on Twitter that he rented his electric vehicle to a Canadian through a peer-to-peer car sharing service called Getaround. I love this idea for getting people into electric cars! Might not be available for sale in your neighborhood, but if you happen to be visiting San Francisco you can rent one for a while, and see how you like it. They have gas-guzzlers too, of course, but.Tesla roadster, anyone?

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US-bound Toyota EVs, battery supplier drama, EVs not the whole solution: Today’s Car News

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This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car Newselectric vehicle battery supply is in upheaval due to an ITC ruling. Toyota reveals two electric vehicles, and we sum all we know about them so far. And is a U.S. shift to electric vehicles enough to achieve climate goals?

Volvo Cars to triple electric car production capacity in Ghent after strong year of electrified car sales

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Volvo Cars is tripling electric car manufacturing capacity at its plant in Ghent, Belgium as it prepares to meet fast growing demand for its Recharge line-up of chargeable cars. The share of Recharge cars as a percentage of total sales more than doubled in 2020, compared to 2019.

Electric cars from BlueIndy car sharing now face the crusher

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Dozens of electric cars from the defunct BlueIndy car-sharing service were sent to a scrapyard, as the City of Indianapolis mulls what to do with leftover charging stations, according to local news reports. The Bollore BlueCars—purpose-built for BlueIndy and other car-sharing services operated by France's Bollore Group—are waiting to. Car Sharing

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High Voltage Wire Gauge Size for Electric Car

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What type of wire is required or recommended for the primary power from the battery to the controller -then to the motor? must it be shielded? does it

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Most Popular Electric Car Motors

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There are a lot of electric motors out there, but just a few make up the majority of electric car motors being used today

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Electric Police Car

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Opel has come out with a range-extended electric police car (a plug-in hybrid, like the Chevy Volt) for the European market. The advantage of electric police cars, according to the report, is that they can be silent and sneaky. I wish folks would make up their minds on whether the silent factor is a good thing or not, I'm getting whiplash. 36 thousand Euros after the VAT, though? Good luck with that

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Electric Cars Facebook Photo Contest!

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Do you have a favorite photo of your electric car? (.or Photo with the most likes gets to be April's Electric Cars are for Girls FB cover photo or whatever other electric vehicle you happen to have!) Come on over to Facebook by Mar. 31 and enter it into the cover photo contest.

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