Tag: electric vehicles

116 Posts

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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Self driving pizza delivery car
Jan 15, 2018

Detroit 2018: Trucks, Tech and Even Some New Muscle

Jim Motavalli

The 2018 North American International Auto Show shows that the march toward self-driving vehicles is unstoppable, but there are lots of fast cars and gas-guzzling SUVs along the way, not to mention new entries from China.

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In Snow, All-Wheel Drive Beats Two-Wheel Drive
Dec 19, 2017

In Snow, All-Wheel Drive Beats Two-Wheel Drive

Dear Car Talk

No matter the type of drivetrain, your chances of finding traction increase with AWD.

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Woman with electric car, ca. 1900
Dec 18, 2017

What We Can Learn From Our Colorful Electric Car History

Jim Motavalli

Everything old is new again, and EVs are once again heading for world domination. But they were already there in 1900, when they also posted an amazing number of historical firsts. 

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Honda Clarity
Dec 07, 2017

Looking for Clarity: Honda's New Plug-In Hybrid

Jim Motavalli

Seventy-three percent of Americans don't understand how a plug-in hybrid works, but Honda plans to educate them about these nifty cars that solve the range anxiety problem.

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Jim Motavalli, blogger for Car Talk, talking about electric cars
Dec 06, 2017

Our Man at the UN: The Car Blogger Talks About Self-Driving Cars

Jim Motavalli

Given a chance to talk at the UN on my favorite subject, I told the diplomats that autonomous vehicles will also be electric, and that it's critical that they be shared--not privately owned.

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An electric delivery van in Brooklyn, NY
Nov 08, 2017

Here Comes the First Big Electric Truck Fleet!

Jim Motavalli

New EV player Chanje teams with Ryder to put 125 battery-powered cargo vans on American streets. And that's just the beginning.

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Aug 03, 2017

The Tesla Model 3 Arrives, With Elon's Superlatives

Jim Motavalli

The Tesla Model 3, just unveiled, will be the best car in its class by a mile, sport batteries made in the second-largest free-standing structure in the world, and built in a factory that will be pumping out 20,000 cars a month by the end of 2017. Or so says Mr. Musk.

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Formula e race car
Jul 21, 2017

Formula E Battery Car Racing Invades New York

Jim Motavalli

For the first time, electric car racing took place on the streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn. The event sold out, and the cars are coming back. Next step, electrifying the world's auto fleets.

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The Volvo SX90 Plug-In Hybrid
Jul 07, 2017

Volvo’s Bombshell: All-Electric and Plug-In Hybrid by 2019

Jim Motavalli

Volvo is plugging in its entire fleet over the next two years, and France is banning gas/diesel cars by 2040.

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