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Electric cars are presented as a solution for society’s needs to curb emissions and reduce petroleum consumption, but are they really environmentally friendly? The way researchers try to answer this question is by a “cradle-to-grave” life cycle analysis. This normally takes into account three phases – 1) the manufacturing process, 2) a car’s life in […]

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Nobody has proven electric cars unequivocally less environmentally friendly than gas and diesel cars but that does not stop people from throwing what they can on the wall to see what sticks. It’s effectively propaganda, and you the general public are the target. Of course it does not declare itself as propaganda, but you may […]

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There was a time when electric vehicles were considered slow and boring. Apparently, things can change in just five years, because now, some electric vehicles are straight ludicrous when it comes to straight-line acceleration. Tesla has added a “ludicrous mode” for its Model S that gives the sedan the capability of going 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, which […]

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Tesla has an announcement to make today. The American electric automaker hasn’t so much as teased why it’s holding a press conference at 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET, but it does have quite a bit that it’s working on. CEO Elon Musk might finally reveal the production Model X, and could detail when […]

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Do you ever wonder whether it matters for the environment what kind of car you drive? According to the U.S. EPA, a plug-in hybrid like a Ford Fusion Energi can save 7,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) tailpipe emissions per year compared to a 26-mpg non-hybrid Fusion, or enough to plant 79 trees. This is […]

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Introduced last fall, the 2015 Kia Soul EV makes an arguable case to go electric with good utility and the highest EPA-rated range among all EVs not named “Tesla.” Like any car, the all-electric version of Kia’s second-generation Soul comes with pros and cons though, and arrives at a transitional time for evolving EVs three […]

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The Tesla Model X is expected to go on sale in three to four months. The American electric automaker’s CEO, Elon Musk, confirmed the news during the company’s annual shareholder meeting, adding that Tesla will also let some drivers begin testing an autopilot feature at the end of the month. The Tesla Model X crossover […]

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Just the idea of a 200-mile-range, mid-$30,000 electric car hoped to be on sale in another 18 months has made the Chevy Bolt disruptive before it even gets here. First-generation EVs priced in the same vicinity with 76-93 miles EPA-rated range do boast happy customers, but many people are perched on fences, waiting for something […]

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Last month Nissan sold its 175,000th Leaf since launch and the Renault-Nissan Alliance now outdistances the nearest automaker globally by more than three-to-one cumulative electric vehicle (EV) sales. The automaker headed by pro-EV CEO Carlos Ghosn accounts for 238,000 units or about 47 percent of the cumulative total of all electric cars sold in the […]

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There are an even dozen electric vehicles (EVs) offered in the U.S. and their sales range from quite respectable to so little as to give fodder to critics. As a type of vehicle, EVs are a slim minority of the U.S. sales total at 0.40 percent but they have an outsized reputation and more EVs […]

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