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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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

2019 148

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

2019 135

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?

2018 153

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

2014 156

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

2022 Ioniq 5 revealed: Retro-styled electric car leads a New Wave of EVs

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The electric car revealed by Hyundai early Tuesday morning is shaping up to one of the most important new models in the South Korean company’s 45 years of making cars.

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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Lucid is considering an electric-car plant in Saudi Arabia

Green Car Reports

Lucid Motors is in talks to build an electric-car factory near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg first reported Thursday. This would be Lucid's second factory, alongside the Arizona plant that is scheduled to start churning out Air luxury sedans this spring.

Survey: Americans expect more electric-car range than before pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic hasn't changed Americans feelings about electric cars, but car shoppers do expect more from EVs, according to a new J.D.

2020 91

Sparrow Electric Car

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The Sparrow electric car was featured in Austin Powers 'Goldmember'. Groovy, baby

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

Green Car Congress

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. Around 800 electric ID.3

2019 96

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

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2018 109

Electric Car Conversion

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The electric car conversion is the world's best kept secret! You can buy them already done, or you can do it yourself

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?

2011 182

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

2011 194

Electric Cars Facebook Photo Contest!

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

2012 182

Electric Cars Facebook Photo Contest!

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

2012 182

Build Your Own Electric Car

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You can build your own electric car. It's not rocket science, and there are conversion kits available

2011 180

The most important electric cars for 2020

Green Car Reports

Electric-car debuts continue apace for 2020, and not one on our list feels like a rush job from any of their respective automakers. That’s because mainstream electric cars have become deliberate automobiles themselves. No longer relegated to low-volume “compliance cars” or hurried powertrain swaps, the electric cars on our list

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Electric cars are better for drive-in movies

Green Car Reports

And the best kind of modern vehicle to take in a drive-in movie is an electric car. One of the greatest comebacks in this trend-breaking year has been the resurgence of the drive-in movie.

2020 111

Electric Car Batteries: Lithium!

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Best electric car batteries for conversions are LiFePO4 prismatic cells. Interview with Lithium Storage and EVTV on the marriage of lithium and EVs

2011 146

Electric Car Conversion Books

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Electric car conversion books are the place to start if you want to build an EV, or convert a gas car to electric

Let's Talk About Electric Cars Book

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I''m happy to announce the release of our new book, called "Let''s Talk about Electric Cars: 8 Most Inspiring Interviews".

2013 182

Sony Vision-S electric car starts public road tests in Europe

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One year after its unveiling at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Sony Vision-S electric car is now testing on public roads. Sony didn't provide much other detail on how things were progressing with the car.

2020 99

Zap Electric Cars

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My favorite of the Zap electric cars is a zebra-striped Xebra. Sure, they do other paint jobs.but WHY

2012 118

Electric Car Battery Chargers

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Electric car battery chargers are expensive, and for some reason are the last thing folks want to spend money on

2012 120

QuantumScape battery tech: A fast-charging electric-car game-changer?

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Volkswagen-backed startup QuantumScape on Tuesday revealed new data showing the capabilities of its solid-state battery tech. Several companies are working to develop solid-state batteries, which use a solid electrolyte instead of the liquid or gel used in current lithium-ion battery cells.

2020 97

New Hyundai Electric Car

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Apparently Hyundai has abandoned their hydrogen delusions and decided that there might be a future in electric cars, after all. This came from the GM-Volt website (thanks to Seth Leitman for tweeting it). 99 mile range on lithium ion batteries, same supplier as the Volt, but 0-60 in 15 seconds? I had a pony when I was a kid that could move faster than that;

2009 182

Texas Instruments tech claimed to boost electric car range, downsize onboard chargers

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The company you probably once knew for its calculators and computers is still around—developing critical components for electric-car chargers.

2020 95

Apple partner Foxconn might build Fisker electric car for global markets

Green Car Reports

a collaboration that could see the Taiwanese firm building Fisker electric cars for global markets beginning in 2023. On Wednesday the two companies announced a memorandum of understanding for a jointly-developed "global electric vehicle project," to be manufactured by Foxconn

BMW has made 200,000 of its quirky i3 electric cars

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BMW reported Tuesday that it had built its 200,000th i3 electric car since the start of production in 2013.

2020 77

The best-driving sedan Toyota already makes is an electric car

Green Car Reports

The 2021 Toyota Mirai I drove a few weeks ago adds to the hydrogen conundrum of the past several years—that there can exist some truly great-driving vehicles available in a small region in only one state. Yes, California and its 44 or so hydrogen stations.

Formula E electric-car racing busts 5 persisting EV myths

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Despite the growing number of electric cars in production, EVs are still new and different to most drivers. Ignorance of the technology has allowed various electric car myths to persist. Formula E—the all-electric racing series—put together this video busting five EV myths that just don't seem to go away. One myth is that electric cars.

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Hyundai and Apple are in talks to jointly develop self-driving electric cars

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Hyundai has disclosed that it’s among the companies vying for a potential tie-up with Apple that would result in jointly developed autonomous electric cars. self-driving cars

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

2018 130

Toyota Scion IQ Electric Car - 2012

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Toyota's in the electric car game , if a little late. And no, it's not a hybrid, either! Have a look

2011 182

New Hyundai Electric Car

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Apparently Hyundai has abandoned their hydrogen delusions and decided that there might be a future in electric cars, after all. This came from the GM-Volt website (thanks to Seth Leitman for tweeting it). 99 mile range on lithium ion batteries, same supplier as the Volt, but 0-60 in 15 seconds? I had a pony when I was a kid that could move faster than that;

2009 172

Electric Car Conversion Kit (for beginners)

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Which electric car conversion kit is best for beginners? Answer: These pre-made kits from Canadian Electric Vehicles are just about plug and play

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Spurred by gas rationing, Peugeot made hundreds of electric cars during WWII

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Electric cars have been around longer than many people think. In 1941, faced with German occupation and gas rationing, Peugeot developed a small electric car called the VLV. About 80 years ago, for example, Peugeot made hundreds of them.

2020 107

Tony Hayward's New Electric Car!

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How about an electric car? What sort of going away present do you give a guy who's resigning from his post at BP after spilling all their shareholders' oil into the Gulf? Lemme think.Hey, I've got it! It only takes 25,000 signatures to get him the keys

2010 181

Electric Car Motors: Horsepower

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For electric car motors, the first question is usually "Horsepower

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