Electric car battery warranties compared

Green Car Reports

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 capacityWith 15 years of experience in mobile phones and more than that with laptop computers, most buyers know that lithium-ion batteries lose capacity over time. Replacing phone or laptop batteries, generally for less than.

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Advocacy group takes electric cars to Capitol Hill to inform lawmakers

Green Car Reports

The best way to change perceptions about electric cars is to put novices in the driver's seat—quite literally in this sense. The advocacy group Plug In America went to Capitol Hill recently, with a barrage of plug-in electric and pure battery electric vehicles, in an effort to educate lawmakers on their importance. congress Electric Car plug-in cars Plug-in America

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California to test electric-car 'point of purchase' rebate for electric cars

Green Car Reports

It's clear that incentives to buy specific cars work best when they can be applied directly at the time of sale. That's why purchase rebates are widely preferred by electric-car advocates to tax credits, which may take up to 15 months to be usable, depending on the timing of the purchase and tax filing. While the federal electric-car incentive is. rebates California incentives California Air Resources Board CARB plug-in cars

2017 30

Fast-charging a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to go on sale in the U.S. That alone makes it a landmark vehicle, and has led to significant interest in the first electric car that provides comparable range to that of Tesla cars over the last nine years. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS

2017 45

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

Green Car Reports

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. Manufacturing Batteries Study plug-in cars

2017 47

Big energy hugely underestimates electric cars, renewable power

Green Car Reports

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 fuelsBut does the established energy industry view these new developments as a threat?

2017 47

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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. Gasoline emissions oil plug-in cars fossil fuels

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Electric car predictions: panel video from NY Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Every so often, Green Car Reports is asked to take part in panels and industry events discussing the future of advanced auto technologies—particularly electric cars. Videos Future Cars plug-in cars Who Killed the Electric Car

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Plug-in electric car sales to double in 2018: predictions

Green Car Reports

Despite a slower-than-expected start, plug-in electric cars are gaining momentum on the North American market. Not only are sales rising, so is consumer interest: according to a survey by AAA, shoppers’ interest in electric and plug-in hybrid cars is now neck to neck with that of pickup trucks. sales New car sales plug-in cars AAA Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 32

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

Green Car Reports

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. In fact, it's Chevrolet's first-ever electric car: the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. Videos Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2016 52

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

Green Car Reports

Some electric cars use roof-mounted solar panels to provide supplementary electric power. In fact, a solar roof seems to have become an obligatory accessory on electric and plug-in hybrid concept cars. But the idea of a solar-powered electric car is far from new.

2016 61

Honda researches high-power electric-car charging, at highway speeds

Green Car Reports

Even with recent efforts to expand it, electric-car charging infrastructure is nowhere near rivaling the ubiquity of gas stations. But what if electric cars didn't need to stop to charge? DON'T MISS: Honda Clarity EV electric car to have only 80 miles of range: report At the. research plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Inductive Charging

2017 32

China to replace 70,000 gasoline cabs with electric cars

Green Car Reports

China's latest effort to promote electric cars focuses on taxis in its capital city of Beijing. The country that is now the world's largest new-car market already offers generous purchase incentives for electric cars bought by individuals. Now the city also plans to replace its entire fleet of gasoline taxis with electric cars. emissions China taxi plug-in cars fleet

2017 32

30 cities join to explore $10 billion electric-car purchase

Green Car Reports

cities is discussing a major purchase of electric cars for their municipal fleets. government fleet sales plug-in cars cities fleetWhile federal policies to reduce vehicular emissions of carbon dioxide are now back in the limelight, it's a different story on the state and local level. A group of 30 U.S. The cities have jointly asked automakers for cost and feasibility estimates of providing.

2017 39

If autonomous electric cars are coming, why not ships too?

Green Car Reports

Vehicle engineering and development focuses heavily on passenger cars and light trucks, but what about other forms of transportation? In an effort to cut congestion on its roads, the country of Norway is experimenting with the idea of autonomous, electric ships to replace large semi trucks, reports Gas2. Norway Autonomous cars cargo ships Boats

2017 38

Electric cars lead to carmaker job cuts: new flashpoint?

Green Car Reports

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 plantsAutomation has eliminated many of the jobs performed by humans a century ago on the Ford Model T line, and made the rest much less physically punishing for line workers.

2016 46

What Tesla hath wrought: bumper crop of luxury electric cars

Green Car Reports

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. A mix of established automakers and startups looking to emulate Tesla's success are planning a growing array of new models, the. Mercedes-Benz Faraday Future Lucid Motors

2017 38

Wireless electric-car charging: perfect for automated parking?

Green Car Reports

Wireless electric-car charging seems to offer a somewhat more convenient experience. Instead of plugging in a charge cord, drivers simply park their electric cars over a pad, usually on the floor of a garage.

2016 41

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

Green Car Reports

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. CHECK OUT: Electric-Car Charging Station At Gas Station In Tar-Sands Land (Nov 2014). Europe oil plug-in cars charging Shell charging infrastructure gas station

2017 46

How wireless charging works for electric cars, explained

Green Car Reports

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. Wireless charging for electric cars is still in its infancy, but it has the potential to make ownership vastly more convenient.

2016 52

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

Green Car Reports

One of the major tasks of electric-car advocates is getting people used to the idea of cars with plugs. But what if someone has driven only electric cars, and decided to see what an "old-fashioned" internal-combustion car was like?

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This family has two Chevy Bolt EV electric cars, uses no gas at all

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car to offer a range of more than 200 miles, something previously offered only by pricey Tesla luxury cars. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Initially put on sale last December in California, the 238-mile Bolt EV is slowly rolling out across the country and will be on sale in every state by September. How many Chevy.

2017 40

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

Green Car Reports

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 storageThat's led several automakers to experiment with alternative uses for these "second-life" batteries in stationary energy storage. Battery packs can store energy generated by renewable.

2016 42

Much faster electric-car charging: on a fast track

Green Car Reports

Relatively short ranges and long charging times are two of the main factors restraining more widespread electric-car adoption. To address the range issue, automakers are expected to launch a batch of more-affordable long-range electric cars over the next few years, a shift heralded by the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the upcoming Tesla Model 3. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging ChargePoint Network

2017 35

China has licensed 9 electric-car plants, more than U.S. has today

Green Car Reports

Quick trivia question: how many plants are there in the United States currently building electric cars? To be generous, we'll allow both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models. DON'T MISS: Shanghai auto show: China plugs into electric cars in a big way Meanwhile, China—which has a long-term goal. China plug-in cars assembly plantsAny idea? The answer turns out to be four.

2017 35

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

Green Car Reports

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 ZoeThat allowed the company to pass a notable milestone recently. DON'T MISS: Nissan and Renault together now.

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

Green Car Reports

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. On average, most Norwegians drive short distances, meaning the relatively short ranges of the first crop of modern electric cars were never as. Europe Norway plug-in cars transportation policy

Germany, Austria electric-car charging networks improve, fast

Green Car Reports

Two adjacent European countries are stepping up efforts to improve their public electric-car charging infrastructure. Initiatives in Germany and Austria should see major improvements to charging networks in a short period of time, as both countries aggressively promote electric cars in an effort to reduce emissions. Europe Germany Austria plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure

Once Again: Electric Cars Have Lower Lifetime Carbon Emissions

Green Car Reports

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. Critics of electric cars have suggested that emissions related to their construction are. Green Carbon Footprint Manufacturing Plug-In Hybrids Study UCS emissions plug-in cars

2016 47

Nissan's plans: reignite electric-car sales, boost lagging Mitsubishi

Green Car Reports

The Nissan Leaf has been a fading light in the electric car market, but after a few years in the dark, it will soon get a chance to shine once more. Renault Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-NissanDespite a battery capacity increase in 2016 and a quarter of a million in sales since its 2010 launch, the Leaf has been in dire need of a proper trip back to the drawing board. Especially in recent.

2017 28

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

Green Car Reports

It's the long-missing member of the trio, the last of three affordable electric cars with 200-plus miles of range expected to go into production this year. All we knew was that the second generation of the world's highest-volume electric car would have more mainstream styling.

2017 48

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

Green Car Reports

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. But Tesla's network. ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS) Porsche Mission

Speedy growth of electric cars will challenge automakers

Green Car Reports

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. emissions sales New car sales plug-in cars

2017 30

Electric-car market share in 2020: estimates vary widely

Green Car Reports

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 carsIt's a simple question, but at the moment there doesn't appear to be a clear answer.

2017 35

GM goal: profitable, affordable electric cars built in big numbers

Green Car Reports

More than six years after modern electric cars hit the market in volume, many automakers are only now deciding on their strategies. General Motors GM Mark Reuss plug-in cars Profit Mary BarraAutomotive innovation rolls out over many years, usually decades, and usually only a few companies lead. Others hang back, waiting to see if buyers will accept new features, new powertrains, and new types of vehicles.

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2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range

Green Car Reports

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. That includes the Tesla Model S and Model X, starting at about $70,000, as well as several models that are more.

2016 40

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

Green Car Reports

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. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 36

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

Green Car Reports

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. This is the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. Videos plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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