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In Detroit, Electric Cars on the Turntables--Whether the Public Wants Them or Not

01.13.2016
One in three new car sales is now an SUV, but it was plugs that dominated in Detroit. Why, if the public is looking elsewhere? Well, there's a little thing called CAFE, and it means that automakers have to reach 54.5 mpg by 2025. That means electrics and plug-in hybrids.

At CES, Future Visions from Bosch, Faraday and Ford

01.05.2016
A plug-in Batmobile--with no room for Robin--from the upstart Tesla challenger. And from Ford? Alliances and a bid for part of the $5.4 trill.
 

Colorado's Great EV Deal: A $10K Leaf and Plug-In Pale Ale

12.23.2015
Fort Collins, Colorado and Orlando, Florida are "deployment communities" for electric cars, and that includes lots of public charging, EV rental cars, and cheap deals. How does a $24,000 BMW i3 sound?

Turning the Electric Corner at the LA Auto Show

11.20.2015
Plenty of SUVs debuted in LA, but the subtext was a big shift to electrics and plug-in hybrids. Audi, for one, says 25 percent of its sales will be electric by 2025.

This Dune Buggy Is Electric, 3-D Printed and Crowd Sourced

11.09.2015
Local Motors has the Beach Boys on speed dial with its 3-D Swim, a lightweight carbon-fiber battery car with a built-in surfboard. And, yes, its body is 3-D printed atop a BMW i3 chassis.

It's Back to the Future Time, and the DeLorean Is Back (and Plugged In)

10.19.2015
Doc Brown set his Flux Capacitor to October 21, 2015, and that's exactly when a determined team at Queen's College in Belfast (where the original car was built) will unveil an electric DeLorean.

Liftoff! Tesla Debuts its $132,000 Model X (With Bio-Hazard Protection)

10.04.2015
It was a typical Tesla launch--an hour late, but plenty of spectacular features, from a big windshield and a phone holster to those amazing doors. It's only later that you scratch your head over the price and the long delay getting to market.

From Frankfurt's Motor Show: Electric Cars and Luxury SUVs

09.16.2015
Nearly one has an upscale sport utility, and an EV, too. Sometimes they're even the same car.

The Big Gamble: Supercars Without Track Records

09.08.2015
Juan Gallegos is the CEO of a company that makes $200,000 supercars. But before he can sell you one he has to graduate from college. Exotics are great if you don't want to see your car coming and going, but are they a good buy? Here are some huge claims from tiny carmakers, some of which have gone bankrupt.
 

Audi's Long-Range Electric SUV Is Aimed at Tesla's Model X

08.14.2015
The new Audi could have 240 or more miles of all-electric range, which is pretty darned impressive. But it's unclear when it will hit the market.

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