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Last week at the 9th annual REFUEL all-electric time trials at California’s Mazda Raceway, Billy Kwan grabbed first place in his category driving a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. In the process, he set a new track record at 1:56.619, actually beating every Tesla entry from last year’s race, but not this time. The Monterey track, […]

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is capable of charging up to 20-percent faster than it does on today’s DC chargers, according to initial results in a newly published report from a Canadian research institute. The Bolt’s peak charging rate has been the subject of some speculation. General Motors spokespeople have generally said the Chevrolet Bolt […]

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Volkswagen will rapidly build a nationwide EV charging network at hundreds of sites across 40 states within the next 3 years, according to new plans revealed last week. The new network stands to dramatically expand the long-distance driving utility of current and future all-electric vehicles. With power rates of up to 320 kilowatts, the network […]

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Volkswagen expects to build fast DC charging sites in the U.S. over the next two years that would rival and in some ways exceed today’s Tesla Supercharger network. This news comes via a draft plan released by the California Air Resources Board yesterday in advance of a board meeting later this month. Final approval of […]

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With the dawn of 2017, South Korea’s Hyundai Motors has begun rolling out an ambitious new mainstream line of Ioniq liftback sedans in the U.S. market that goes directly against Japan’s venerated Toyota Prius, king of the hybrids. It’s a battle for efficiency and consumer value between a well-established stalwart and a hungry and ambitious […]

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It turns out that the Chevrolet Bolt EV is better at slipping through the air during high speed driving than earlier reports had indicated. When the Chevrolet Bolt’s 217-mile highway range estimate was published last September it surprised many who thought its boxy aerodynamics would drag down its efficiency at speed. After all, the car’s […]

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Controversial startup carmaker Faraday Future showed off a prototype of its first car yesterday at a large event in Las Vegas amid questions about its ongoing viability. The introduction of the over-1,000 horsepower, autonomous-capable, “FF 91” luxury crossover SUV was held in conjunction with the annual CES 2017 consumer electronics convention. Included in the show […]

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Yesterday Lucid Motors revealed its anticipated electric car with over 400 projected miles of range, blistering acceleration, and intentions to exceed anything Tesla has to offer. The nearly decade-old Silicon Valley startup, formerly known as Atieva, said the Lucid Air “executive class” sedan will create a personal luxury jet “experience.” Mixed in are elegant and […]

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With the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV now on the final home stretch and due in California and Oregon dealers within the next several weeks, a few final mysteries surrounding the car are now being resolved. As the first electric car with over 200 miles range for under $30,000 after a federal subsidy, the Bolt – […]

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DC fast-charge-capable electric cars are already sold in the U.S., many more models are pending, and while advocates have uttered frustration that only Tesla has a nationwide network enabling long-distance driving, this state of affairs may soon be greatly relieved. And the irony is rich. Money from the former purveyors of diesels who once sought […]

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