electric cars

Electric car charge-station payment systems may lack basic security measures

Just a PSA: If you charge your car regularly at a public charge station, you might want to keep an eye out for fraudulent charges on whatever card you use to pay for it. Researchers have found that so

Ford will boost electric vehicle spending to $11B and offer 40 electrified models by 2022

Ford Motor will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022, said chairman Bill Ford at the Detroit Auto Show today. This is a huge increase from the $4.5 billion by 2020 the auto

Carmakers rushing to defend the EV tax credit in face of proposed cut

The electric vehicle tax credit won't die without a stirring defense -- major automakers are moving their considerable lobbying might behind defending the credit, according to Automotive News, in the

Didi Chuxing will build its own electric vehicle charging network

Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-sharing company, will form a joint venture to build its own charging network for electric cars. In an announcement today, Didi Chuxing co-founder and chief executi

London puts new hybrid electric black cabs on roads ahead of larger rollout

London is staring up a pilot test of its electric black cabs (via Engadget), otherwise known as the TX5, after first revealing the vehicles back in 2015. The cars have 70 miles of pure EV range on the

LG to open Europe’s largest EV battery factory in Poland next year

LG is opening Europe's largest factory for building lithium-ion batteries destined for use in electric cars, the company announced. Its LG Chem division is going to open the doors for the facility in

Crunch Report | Facebook Fixing Its Election Ads Problem

GM is hoping to have 20 new electric vehicles by 2023, Uber is partnering with Westfield Malls to offer pick-up spots and lounges and Facebook is hiring 1,000 more people to help combat election ad in

Tesla made only 260 Model 3 cars in Q3, but is ‘confident’ it can fix bottleneck

Tesla has released its quarterly vehicle production numbers for the third quarter of 2017, which it says was its "all-time best quarter for Model S and Model X deliveries" -- but it was not a great qu

Quick-charging battery startup StoreDot gets $60M on $500M valuation led by Daimler

As we continue to see a proliferation of wireless connected devices make their way into the mainstream consumer electronics market, there has been growing attention on a key issue that will be central

Watch Nissan debut its new 2018 LEAF electric car live right here

Nissan's new LEAF is making its official world premiere today at 5:30 PM PDT (8:30 PM EDT). That's when we'll get the first detailed look at the car, though we've seen some teasing images of headlight

BMW adds a sport package to the i3 electric vehicle

The BMW i3 will soon be available with a sport package that adds a few ponies, sportier wheels and a slightly different look to let other drivers know you’re serious about not using gasoline. Th

New Smart Fortwo EV: fewer dollars, more miles

Mercedes-Benz announced the price of its new electric 2017 Smart Fortwo: $23,800 for the hard-top coupe and $28,000 for the cabrio with a sliding canvas roof. The new coupe's price is $1,200 less than

Renault ZOE writes On the Road fanfic, becomes first AI hipster

An all-electric Renault ZOE is writing fan fiction based on Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road" to demonstrate how far modern EVs can travel on a charge. It's also a celebration of the novel's sixtieth

Char.gy taps into lampposts to charge your electric car

If you have a garage with a power socket, an electric car makes an awful lot of sense. If you park on the street, however, the infrastructural challenge of keeping your electron-powered vehicle topped

Tesla wants to offer vehicles with one price, including insurance and maintenance

Tesla has begun offering customers in Asia a package that includes in the purchase price the cost of insurance and maintenance, the company noted on its earnings call today. This is how they'd like to

GM said to be fielding thousands of self-driving test Bolts with Lyft in 2018

Self-driving fleets of cars might be sharing the streets with human drivers sooner than many thought; Reuters reports that GM will field "thousands" of self-driving electric test vehicles, primarily b

Here’s how Chevrolet built a practical electric vehicle with the 2017 Bolt EV

Chevrolet said it was going to bring an affordable, long-range electric vehicle to market – and it did, with the 2017 Bolt EV. I visited Palo Alto to find out more about the Bolt EV, and the tech b

Here’s what the back of Fisker Inc’s EMotion electric sport sedan looks like

Henrik Fisker’s newest electric car company, Fisker Inc., continues the gradual reveal of its first car, the EMotion. I certainly have a lot of feelings looking at this — feelings like sk

AeroVironment: official charger of the Chevy Bolt

The 2017 Chevy Bolt is coming to California and Oregon before the end of 2016, and along with it comes its very own official charger from AeroVironment. The company’s EVSE-RS charger has been av

NextEV isn’t giving up on auto ownership

Padmasree Warrior, CEO of NextEV, took the stage at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show to make a case for car 3.0. Noting the car of the future is likely to be electric and connected is not radical, but W
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