Tag: electric vehicles

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2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
Feb 17, 2016

E-Golf Extended Test: Can It Hack a New York Winter?

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Volkswagen -- the company -- has 99 problems, conservatively speaking. But VW’s electric car, that is to say the silk blue metallic e-Golf SEL premium we’ve been testing for the past eight months and 11,080 miles, isn’t one of them.  

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Jan 13, 2016

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

Jim Motavalli

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.

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Jan 05, 2016

At CES, Future Visions from Bosch, Faraday and Ford

Jim Motavalli

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.

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Dec 23, 2015

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

Jim Motavalli

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?

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Nov 20, 2015

Turning the Electric Corner at the LA Auto Show

Jim Motavalli

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.

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Nov 09, 2015

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

Jim Motavalli

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.

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Oct 19, 2015

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

Jim Motavalli

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.

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Oct 04, 2015

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

Jim Motavalli

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.

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Sep 16, 2015

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

Jim Motavalli

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

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Sep 08, 2015

The Big Gamble: Supercars Without Track Records

Jim Motavalli

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.

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