Tag Archives: Evs

Infiniti’s New Electric Crossover Concept Looks Like the Company’s Smooth Future

We live in a strange era, where both the fifth-generation Toyota Supra and an electric crossover concept from Infiniti are scheduled to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January. One is the revival of an old great, and the other is a look into the future of cars—a future that seems to be full of light-up brand logos.

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Volkswagen’s Electric Onslaught Will Include 15 Million Electric Cars

Volkswagen’s EV onslaught, Carlos Ghosn messiness, General Motors’ Mexican production and more await you in The Morning Shift for Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.

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Did You Work on the Original Chevrolet Volt? We Want to Hear From You

General Motors hyped the original Chevrolet Volt as a world-beating car. Its development took years and was rumored to cost about $1 billion. We were told to expect an all-electric family car that would leapfrog the competition. Instead we got a four-seater hybrid that… didn’t. So what happened?

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GM’s Plant Closures Might Have Broken Its Union Deal

Trump’s tweeting into the void, General Motors is pulling new words out of a hat, and a mainstream automaker just dissed Tesla again. All that and more in The Morning Shift of Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

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Why the Electric Car Revolution Will Start With China

If America won’t get its shit together on EVs, maybe China will do it for us. That and more on The Morning Shift on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.

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Tesla Shows What the Parking Garage of the Future Could Look Like

This is Tesla’s brand new charging station in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong—a site that Tesla calls one of the biggest Tesla destination charging stations on earth, and the very biggest one in Asia. My brother and his friend just stopped by the facility to have a look. Here’s what he saw.

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This EV Nut Built A Range-Extending Battery Pack Trailer 

One of the major complaints people make about EVs is that they have short ranges and long charging times. The second generation Toyota Rav4 EV sold from 2012 to 2015 was no stranger to that complaint, seeing a range of just 103 miles. The Rav4 EV was built in a partnership between Toyota and Tesla, and a total of…

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Why We Don’t Have Crazy Good Five-Minute-Charging Batteries For Electric Cars Yet

Electric vehicle batteries are a problematic business: About half of the carbon generated by building the whole car is dedicated to the lithium-ion cell system, they weigh a lot—the Tesla Model S’ clocks in at 1,200 pounds, even at the smaller 85kWh size—and then there’s charging time, which for your current average…

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I Just Noticed Something Weird: Toyota Doesn’t Sell A Popular, Affordable Electric Car

I don’t know if this has already occurred to all of you out there (particularly if there are any Toyota executives reading this) but Toyota isn’t currently selling a popular, affordable electric car. Weird, right? You’d think if anybody would be doing it, it’d be Toyota.

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The Hyundai Kona EV Gets Rated at an Impressive 258 Miles of Range

The Hyundai Kona EV, the car that forgot to have a face, just got rated by the EPA with an estimated range of 20 miles more than a Chevy Bolt, 107 miles more than a Nissan Leaf, and 52 miles less than the long range Tesla Model 3.

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