Nissan has sold more electric cars than any other automaker, and it is quietly confident that it will be able to match Chevy and Tesla with a longer-range electric car of its own.
Tesla's stand at the Detroit Auto Show included both its newest and highest-performance version of the Model S--the P85D--and the standard S85D model. The two cars on display represented the first time that the latest versions of the Tesla Model S had appeared at any global auto show.
The 2016 Chevy Volt, which will be unveiled this morning at the Detroit Auto Show, is sleeker, has more electric range, and is projected to get higher gas mileage than its predecessors. The 2016 Chevy Volt will go on sale in the second half of 2015.
Gas prices are 40 percent lower than they were six months ago and under $2 per gallon in several states. But the low gas prices don't mean talks of raising the Federal gas tax are any more popular.
The so-called electric highway in Washington and Oregon state now has one of the largest and most useful concentrations of DC fast-charging stations. These DC quick-charging stations allow electric car battery packs to recharge up to 80 percent of capacity in half an hour or less.
The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show brought a big announcement from Toyota: the automaker will make more than 5,600 patents on fuel-cell technologies available, free of royalty payments, to transportations companies . Toyota termed its offer as 'opening the door to the hydrogen future.'
German luxury carmakers are finally taking notice of the success of the Tesla Motors Model S. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche are all planning for electric cars that will compete with Tesla Motors.
Germany currently offers few incentives for electric cars, but the government hopes to change that policy – including the construction of a large network of electric car charging stations.
Tesla supporters commonly assume state auto-dealer lobbyists work with Republican legislators to enact laws banning direct sales of Tesla's electric cars to retail buyers. But is it true?
The notion that electric car sales will plummet with the arrival of vastly lower gasoline prices has been floating around lately. But for many reasons, it's not a foregone conclusion that plug-in electric car sales will fall just because gas prices have gotten lower.
The Tesla Model X won't go on sale for a while yet, but it may have a hidden talent: towing. While aftermarket hitch kits have been offered for other electric cars, the Tesla Model X will be the first one available with a factory-installed hitch.
Tesla Model S owners are still in love with the electric car more than two years after its launch. The Tesla Model S sedan topped Consumer Reports' annual customer satisfaction ratings this year, just as it did last year.
Both Tesla and BMW have come up with their own models of electric cars and approached the market differently but their paths may eventually converge. As electric cars become more mainstream, both carmakers may compete head to head when they broaden their lineups, creating more opportunities for overlap.
The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle will carry a sticker price of $57,500 when it launches in the US late next year, Toyota said today. Production of the 2016 Toyota Mirai will start slowly, with just 700 to be built for global sale during calendar 2015.
Tesla got an unexpected defense from AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson, who called auto-dealer efforts to ban all direct sales by Tesla Motors state by state 'unnecessary protectionism.' Still, Jackson called the automaker's direct-sales model 'inefficient'.
The Tesla Model S P85D got a gushing road test from Motor Trend this week. Among the highlights was the Tesla S P85D's acceleration, which was faster than the legendary $1 million McLaren F1 supercar.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI, along with the rest of the Golf lineup, is on the shortlist of the best cars to buy in 2015. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf range also includes the e-Golf, the first plug-in electric car that VW has ever sold in the U.S.
Nissan Leaf broke its own record for most electric cars sold in the U.S. in a single year, with two months of sales still left to go. October saw deliveries of 2,589 Leafs, bringing the year-to-date total to 24,411.
Gas prices are the lowest they've been in four years. The highest US gas prices are in San Francisco, while commuters in one Southern city are paying just $2.73 a gallon.
The Tesla Model S will be added to the Netherlands' Taxi Electric fleet, giving travelers the opportunity for a somewhat more luxurious ride. The Netherlands follows Norway, where Tesla Model S taxis are already operating.