Electric Car Facts and FAQ

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

2019 135

Used Electric Cars

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

2014 203

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

Electric Car Charging: We Can Do This!

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

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

@LATimes Charles Fleming’s Hit Piece On Electric Cars Reveals His Own Epic Ineptness. #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 142

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.

2019 114

Formula E electric-car racing busts 5 persisting EV myths

Green Car Reports

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. One myth is that electric cars.

2020 113

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

Creative Greenius

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2018 142

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

Green Car Reports

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 105

Sparrow Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

2012 178

Tires and wheels can have a huge effect on electric car range

Green Car Reports

When driving an electric car, it's important to consider the only part of the vehicle that actually touches the road. Tires can have a major impact on electric car range.

2020 113

Volkswagen ID.3 electric car gets range-extending rubber

Green Car Reports

electric car sports special tires to help extend its range. The Volkswagen ID.3 The Turanza Eco tires were specially engineered for the hatchback, and feature lower rolling resistance and lower weight than previous rubber, according to manufacturer Bridgestone.

2020 86

Sweden's Northvolt will make $2.3B of electric-car batteries for BMW

Green Car Reports

As it ramps up electric-car production, BMW has inked a battery-supply deal with Sweden's Northvolt. BMW plans to buy 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) of batteries from Northvolt beginning in 2024.

2020 114

Let's Talk About Electric Cars Book

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

2013 237

Tango Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

It's small, but don't be too quick to judge the Tango electric car by its size

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Zap Electric Cars

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

2012 154

In 2019, electric car chargers grew by 60% as EV sales rose just 6%

Green Car Reports

For many households, public charging infrastructure is necessary for electric cars to replace gasoline vehicles, while for companies or utilities, electric cars are necessary to support such an infrastructure.

2020 112

Top reasons to lease an electric car

Green Cars News

Two-thirds of people expect electric cars to be the norm and referred to simply as cars by the year 2030, according to Go Ultra Low

2020 58

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

High Voltage Wire Gauge Size for Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

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 169

Most Popular Electric Car Motors

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

AAA electric-car subscription venture: $11 per day, only in Sacramento

Green Car Reports

AAA and Electrify America have partnered on an electric-car subscription venture in California. Under the program, AAA Car Subscription now has 55 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf hatchbacks available for long-term rental in Sacramento, the two companies announced via press release Tuesday.

2020 68

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

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

Electric Car Conversion

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

Toyota Scion IQ Electric Car - 2012

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

2011 237

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

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

Dyson electric car would have had 600-mile range, founder claims

Green Car Reports

British inventor and entrepreneur James Dyson made headlines with plans to develop an electric car, only to scrap the project in October 2020.

2020 87

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

Want to help build a VW electric car?

Green Car Reports

The automaker is letting visitors to its "glass house" factory in Dresden, Germany, help build e-Golf electric cars. If you like DIY projects, Volkswagen has an offer that might interest you.

2020 81

Electric Car Batteries: Lithium!

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

Report: Kia high-performance "halo" electric car due in 2021

Green Car Reports

Kia's next electric car could take a very different route from its previous EV models, according to a new report. Due to arrive in 2021, it will be distinct "halo" model positioned above the current Niro EV and Soul EV, reports Autocar.

2020 101

1,000-mile electric car unveiled: Aptera returns 10 years later

Green Car Reports

What's the minimum necessary range for an electric car? So the idea of an electric car with 1,000. The world's auto industry seems to have settled on 200-plus miles for North America and 300 kilometers (160 miles) or more for European and Asian markets.

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Electric Car Conversion Books

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

Toyota's First Electric Car?

Plugs and Cars

is reporting: "Toyota's iQ-based electric car, due to be launched in 2010, will get its own body style to create a stand-alone model which will become Toyota’s first all-electric car" (emphasis added.) Autocar.co.uk

2009 130

Stylish Citroën ë-C4 electric car detailed, positioned for Europe

Green Car Reports

Citroën is launching an all-electric version of its C4 compact hatchback as part of a redesign of the model. The electric Citroën ë-C4 swaps the internal-combustion engines for an electric motor, which drives the front wheels

2020 83

How the Sono Sion electric car will use every body panel as a solar panel

Green Car Reports

In a sea of electric-car startups, Sono Motors has no problem standing out. And the car will be made with China’s NEVS at. The Munich-based company aims to build an unpainted plastic-paneled, solar-cell-covered urban hatchback primarily for Europe.

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