Here's why electric vehicles need different tires

Green Car Reports

In electric cars, it's not just the powertrain that is different. Electric cars require special tires for a variety of reasons, tire manufacturer Continental said in a press release Friday. It's the tires.

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Neighborhood Electric Cars

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

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Colorado adopts California electric vehicle mandate

Green Car Reports

For months, Colorado lawmakers and businesses have taken sides at a figurative continental divide—and not far from the real one—over whether (and how) the state might join California’s Zero Emissions Vehicle program and its corresponding electric-car mandate.

Best Electric Vehicle Motor Yet

Electric Cars are for Girls

This AC electric vehicle motor really IS as good as you've heard, and it's changing the electric car conversion game

2011 151

FIat Chrysler and iPhone maker head toward electric-vehicle venture

Green Car Reports

If you thought the idea of a Sony electric car at CES 2020—hypothetical as it might be—earlier this month was wild, what about the idea of Fiat Chrysler working together with Foxconn to develop electric cars?

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

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen sees an electric vehicle bounce after the pandemic. 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. Electric vehicles need different tires versus vehicles powered by.

2020 86

Germany set to boost buyer incentives on electric vehicles

Green Car Reports

As Volkswagen's ID 3 production EVs begin to roll off the assembly line, Germany is looking to grease the skids for electric-car hopefuls with increased subsidies for electrified vehicle buyers over the next 5-10 years.

2019 83

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC, Borgward electric cars, and cleaner electric vehicles: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Chinese automaker Borgward wants to sell electric cars in the United States. Electric cars have gotten even cleaner in 2018. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC makes its public debut. And the results are in from one of our latest Twitter polls. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC made its public debut at the 2018 Paris

2018 69

Renault opens its first electric-vehicle-only showroom, in Sweden

Green Car Reports

How to sell electric cars in these early years poses a quandry for all automakers. Tesla chose to avoid existing franchised dealerships and set up its own "stores," where shoppers can learn about plug-in electric vehicles, and their advantages, and have questions answered by Tesla representatives. Renault dealers Sweden plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) education Young Buyers

Wheego Electric Cars Fade From Market; China Is The Future, Company Says

Green Car Reports

With hundreds of thousands of plug-in electric cars from established automakers (and Tesla) on North American roads, most earlier startup carmakers have now largely faded away. One is Wheego Electric Cars, which took the same approach as Coda: Adapt a Chinese-built vehicle with a battery pack and electric running gear installed in the U.S.

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Kandi electric car open to US orders August 18, with $20,499 starting price

Green Car Reports

When will electric vehicles be priced as low as comparable gasoline vehicles—or even lower than them? Those who closely follow EV adoption have been asking that question for years.

2020 112

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle: Dead or Alive?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Does the neighborhood electric vehicle have a place in today's high-speed electric car world? I think it does, and even has the potential to save lives

Electric Cars Facebook Photo Contest!

Electric Cars are for Girls

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.

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Electric Cars Facebook Photo Contest!

Electric Cars are for Girls

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 Car Sharing

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

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 114

Mazda MX-30 electric car: Gas version shown before EV reaches target market

Green Car Reports

Electric vehicle enthusiasts prefer EVs that weren't designed to have full-sized gasoline powertrains.

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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.

2016 75

Nissan LEAF first electric car to pass 400,000 unit sales

Green Car Congress

The Nissan LEAF is the first electric car to surpass 400,000 sales. Introduced in 2010 as the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF has led the way in making the excitement and convenience of electric driving accessible to non-luxury buyers.

2019 145

VW is planning to build 50 million electric vehicles

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen already had ambitious goals to ramp up electric-vehicle production to a rate of up to three million EVs annually by 2025, and potentially hit 10 million vehicles around 2027 if all goes right. But its plans look even more bullish on electric cars, considering the number of vehicles it's now supposedly signed up to build over a longer.

2018 88

Colorado takes first step toward California electric-vehicle mandate

Green Car Reports

Electric cars aren't just for the coasts anymore. Colorado took its first step Thursday toward becoming the 10th state to follow California's zero-emissions vehicle mandate, which would require automakers to sell electric cars there. At an event where he rolled up in an electric car, Colorado's Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order aimed.

Volkswagen details the foundation for 10 million electric vehicles

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen last week laid out the basics for its set of electric-car components that plans to use to underpin a million new all-electric vehicles each year by 2025. With those components on the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB), VW claims that it has the first pure-EV platform designed for high-volume production.

2018 88

Electric Car Conversion Kit (for beginners)

Electric Cars are for Girls

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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New Electric Cars, Public Safety, and Emergencies

Electric Cars are for Girls

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a high-voltage electric car got into a high-speed crash?

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Apple CarPlay will help BMW i4 electric car find chargers along the way

Green Car Reports

BMW confirmed Monday that many of its vehicles in the near future will use two useful tech pieces just announced by Apple.

2020 89

Electric car buyers' struggle: practicality vs luxury, Chevy vs Tesla

Green Car Reports

Competition for the title of most popular electric car has sparked a long and highly charged race between Tesla and Chevrolet. Though these brands offer vastly different versions of electric vehicles, they seem to be the two dominating electric vehicle sales in 2017. Reports show that top monthly electric car sales rotated between the Chevy Volt. Chevy Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 72

2018 BMW i3 electric car range adds sportier i3s version

Green Car Reports

While the 2018 BMW i3 will formally debut next week at the Frankfurt auto show, the company has released details ahead of time on the updates to the lineup of its compact electric car. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 REx

2017 68

Commentary: Nissan ends war over electric-car charging standards, as Tesla stands apart

Green Car Reports

Such was the case, it seems, in the battle between CHAdeMO and CCS as a standard for electric-vehicle fast-charging in the 2010s. Beta might have been better from the start, but that didn’t keep it from winning a videocassette recorder war over VHS back in the 1980s.

2020 110

Chinese investors make 'long bets' on electric-car companies

Green Car Reports

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. China plug-in cars Smith Electric Vehicles Wheego Electric Cars Investmentcompanies.

2016 63

Electric cars about to be profitable, says India's Mahindra

Green Car Reports

The market for electric cars continues to grow, but vehicles powered by fossil fuels remain dominant across the globe. Many analysts believe electric cars will reach price parity with vehicles powered by internal-combustion engines sometime within the next decade. Indian maker Mahindra, however, says its own small, limited-range electric cars are. India Mahindra plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) reva

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Chinese electric-car builder Byton says it raised $500 million

Green Car Reports

A $500 million infusion from investors including an automaker and a major battery supplier could help Chinese electric-car startup Byton put its cars on the road by the end of next year, the company said Monday. China Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BytonByton said that its big investors—Chinese state-owned automaker FAW Group, Chinese lithium-ion battery developer CATL, and Chinese.

2018 70

Germany on track to become biggest electric vehicle market in Europe

Green Car Reports

Up until the past year, Norway was seen as a fringe case for electric-vehicle adoption, a nation in which widespread incentives had led to a situation in which there are more electric-car owners and drivers, per capita, than anywhere else in the world.

2019 83

Beyond Tesla, electric cars lose value faster than other vehicles

Green Car Reports

Lower maintenance and repair needs plus lower energy costs can make a very convincing case for electric car ownership. Then, electric vehicles have an issue that can.

2019 109

Ford plans to revamp Michigan plant for 2023 electric car production

Green Car Reports

Ford Motor Company yesterday announced a plan to build future electric vehicles at a Michigan plant that currently makes the Ford Mustang. Ironically, the plant won’t be where Ford will ramp up production next year of its Mustang-influenced all-electric performance SUV; but the move represents an important shift for Ford. Electric Car Mach 1

2019 84

Kia electric car: 300-mile range, 20-minute fast-charging, arriving by late 2021

Green Car Reports

With Kia’s Plan S, revealed in January, the South Korean brand became much more committed about going electric and committing to a significant volume of electric vehicles in the future.

2020 114

Electric Cars - Yes We Can!

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[©Nikki Kahn - The Washington Post] East Coast - Along the route President-elect Obama rode on his way to DC, electric car activists spell it out. Tags: train route yes we can barack obama electric cars drive change charge baby charge battery electric car

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2018 Nissan Leaf teaser: electric car will 'amaze your senses'

Green Car Reports

With the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car due to be unveiled to the world in Japan on September 6, the company continues to release bits and pieces of teaser information. It also provided a photo of the electric hatchback's rear corner, showing a very different taillight.

2017 83

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: first teaser photo (headlights!) emerges

Green Car Reports

Sometime within the next few months, the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will be unveiled to the world's media. The second generation of a pioneering plug-in vehicle that launched affordable all-electric cars on the global market. DON'T MISS: 2018 Nissan Leaf: more spy shots of electric car's second generation The. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 77

Long-range Cadillac SUV to lead GM's next electric-car push, in 3 years

Green Car Reports

On Sunday night, General Motors showed renderings of a future long-range, all-electric SUV to be offered roughly three years hence by its Cadillac luxury brand. The look at the brand's first battery-electric vehicle came as part of the 2019 Detroit auto-show debut for the 2020 Cadillac XT6, a three-row crossover utility vehicle powered by a very. Detroit Auto Show Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2019 87

Volkswagen ID electric car production date now set: November 2019

Green Car Reports

Since the Dieselgate scandal broke more than two years ago, Volkswagen has spent a great deal of time talking about its plans for electric cars. It has rolled out three concept vehicles within the new Volkswagen ID family, and discussed its dedicated electric-car architecture that will underpin all of them. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Volkswagen ID

2017 73

Why We Call Out Compliance Cars Among All Electric Vehicles

Green Car Reports

So when our reader Brian Lakatos wrote to ask us about the tone of recent coverage of electric cars, we responded at some length--and then decided to turn the response into an article. California plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car Chevrolet Spark EVOften reader comments raise issues that are worth covering for a broader audience.

2015 81

Electric car sales in Germany finally start to soar: Tesla leads

Green Car Reports

It's starting to look like China will lead the world in adoption of plug-in electric cars, but which carmaking nations will follow it? While electric cars were launched simultaneously in Japan and the United States, Europe lagged somewhat behind. Europe Plug-In Hybrids Germany plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger

2018 86

Survey: Americans losing interest in electric vehicles

Green Cars News

There has been a fundamental decline in interest in plug-in electric vehicles between 2011 and 2012, according to a new survey. Electric cars Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Chevrolet Volt electric cars electric vehicles green cars plug-in electric vehicles plug-in hybrid

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