More rumors that Apple is working on becoming an automaker, or at least an automotive supplier, have bubbled up thanks to a report out of China. Chinese publication Yicai Global says the tech giant is working in secret with a Chinese battery manufacturer – Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) – on research and development for […]

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If a disinformation and error-filled video co-sponsored by a front group for oil merchants the Koch Brothers has its way, people will want to think twice about “dirty” electric cars. Making the rounds by a coordinated effort including sponsored Facebook posts widely disseminated, and being picked up here and there by media, the video decries […]

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If the Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius are presented as solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions, it may be a toss-up which one wins. This is according to the U.S. EPA’s fueleconomy.gov website which lets consumers determine tailpipe plus upstream emissions, and the difference on a nationally averaged basis is negligible, while regional variations see […]

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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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Earlier this month, Apple and Google both announced plans to kill off their self-driving car projects in favor of focusing on developing the underlying technology. But it’s a little weird that one announcement came so close on the heels of the other. Apple’s Project Titan, formerly a self-driving car project, will presumably continue to compete […]

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Although the Trump administration has retracted a commitment to previously settled mpg regulations, consumers overwhelmingly want things to move ahead. This is just one of several findings of a non-partisan survey from Consumers Union supporting CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) rules set by the Obama administration, and put on hold at the behest of automakers. […]

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Ladies and gentlemen, start your … electric motor? That could one day be the future command spoken at the beginning of automobile races. Or maybe not – after all, one of the appeals of racing is the sound of high-strung internal-combustion engines at full throttle. But there’s almost certainly a place for electric cars in […]

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Wireless charging for EVs has long been sought after. A group at Stanford University is trying to finally achieve that goal. Right now, wireless charging is a pretty limited technology. A few modern vehicles offer wireless smartphone charging, but the range is limited – the phone must be placed in a certain spot. Wireless charging […]

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EV fans tend to have an affinity for ads promoting their preferred cause, Tesla has had its share of volunteers posting home-made video spots, and since March there’ve been dozens of new ones waiting for Tesla to judge them. In case you haven’t heard, the sudden onslaught of creativity was prompted by a 10-year old […]

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Who killed the electric car? Most of us know that phrase as the title of a documentary that explores factors that limited production of EVs, specifically General Motors’ EV1. The actions of automakers, specifically those of GM, are one of those factors blamed in the film. Now one of today’s key figures in the EV […]

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