Tag: electric vehicles

125 Posts

Pondering the Life of My Prius' Battery
Oct 03, 2019

Pondering the Life of My Prius' Battery

Dear Car Talk

Their healthy track record should ease this owner's mind.

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Put Your Tesla to the Test
Sep 13, 2019

Put Your Tesla to the Test

Dear Car Talk

Go ahead--enjoy the acceleration of your Tesla!

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Electric Vehicle at a charging station
Feb 12, 2019

Can a Car Be Too Quiet?

Dear Car Talk

How automakers cure those sneaky EVs

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Electric Cars Are a Good, Lower-Maintenance Option
Dec 04, 2018

Electric Cars Are a Good, Lower-Maintenance Option

Dear Car Talk

John wants a low-maintenance runabout. Will an EV work for him?

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 Series-Hybrid Purist Searches for a Car
Jul 31, 2018

Series-Hybrid Purist Searches for a Car

Dear Car Talk

What's available now, and what's ahead?

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Formula E race car in Red Hook, Brooklyn
Jul 19, 2018

The E in Formula E Stands for "Excitement"

Jim Motavalli

OK, OK, it actually stands for "electric." It's catching on, as Formula E rounds out its fourth season with growing support and fast-paced action--even without big gas engines.

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The Bollinger B1, an electric SUV prototype
Jun 19, 2018

The Car vs. SUV War Is Over, and SUVs Won

Jim Motavalli

The aerodynamic crossover rules America, and its taking over the rest of the world too. But the basic box that started the SUV craze lives on, including in all-electric form.

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Can Solar Panels Extend an EV's Range?
May 15, 2018

Can Solar Panels Extend an EV's Range?

Dear Car Talk

Solar panels on cars are a good idea--but aren't practical yet.
 

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Three Chinese-built electric cars
Apr 30, 2018

Checking Out China's Electric Cars

Jim Motavalli

Kicking the tires and testing the batteries at a race track near Beijing.

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Wireless charging station for an electric BMW
Mar 01, 2018

Our Incredibly Exciting Future With Wireless Self-Driving Cars

Jim Motavalli

Coming this year and next are BMWs, Porsches and Mercedes-Benzses that can charge hands-free. It's a big step toward autonomous EVs.

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