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Vehicles

Mercedes Remakes the Minivan as an All-Electric Luxury Ride

March 5, 2019

Via: Wired

IT WASN’T SO long ago that if you had a family to haul hither and thither, you got a minivan. In 2000, Americans bought 1.25 million of the things. By 2007, though, that number had dropped to 800,000, and it […]


Vehicles

Two mail giants commit to 100% electric vehicles

March 4, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

Fleet purchasing may turn out to be critical to electrification. There’s little doubt that corporate support for renewables has served as an important backstop against political obstructionism, and we may soon start to see a similar dynamic when it comes […]


Vehicles

Tesla finally releases its ‘affordable’ Model 3

March 1, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

It was a while coming, but this could be a pretty big deal for your average buyer. Ever since Tesla started talking about the Model 3, electric car nerds (and just about everyone else too) has been talking about its […]


Vehicles

Hyundai Nexo Review: The Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Electric SUV

February 22, 2019

Via: Wired

Watching the Hyundai pull into the parking spot, I cringe a bit with the stress that strikes when I feel like I’m holding other people up. The car is wiggling backward and forward, backward and forward, trying to fit into […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Lyft backs lawsuit against EPA fuel economy roll back

February 20, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

Big Auto is increasingly coming up against Big Tech. Most TreeHuggers know that Big Auto is busy opposing fuel efficiency standards, even as they claim to be preparing for an electric future. Fortunately, they are not the only corporate special […]


Vehicles

Why Electric Cars Struggle in the Cold—and How to Help Them

January 30, 2019

Via: Wired

Lately, Tesla has been keen to emphasize the performance of its cars on snow and ice, tweeting out a video of the Model 3 swashbuckling about a winter proving grounds and running a promotion in which customers can win the […]


Vehicles

Mercedes’ EQC SUV Makes Everyday Electric Elite

January 29, 2019

Via: Wired

EVEN THOUGH I’VE spent a lot of time driving electric cars, the acceleration that comes with silent, instant torque can still raise my heart rate and elicit a nervous laugh. But this time, add in the fact that the driver […]


Vehicles

BNEF: 50% of new cars sold will be electric by 2040

January 22, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

I’m not sure if this is encouraging or depressingly unambitious. Recently, I asked whether legacy automakers can survive the switch to electric. Specifically, the question revolves around whether car companies can continue to squeeze value and profit out of their […]


Infrastructure, Vehicles

VW’s EV Chargers Make Paying for Power Easier Than Ever

January 9, 2019

Via: Wired

DRIVERS OF GASOLINE-POWERED cars have it easy. Gas stations are everywhere. Fill-ups take just a few minutes. Drivers of electric vehicles, not so much. Public charging stations are far from ubiquitous, and boosting a battery means spending at least half […]


Vehicles

Teslas completed 70% of taxi rides at Amsterdam airport

December 24, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

This is where electric cars really come into their own. There’s a strong case to be made that private car ownership is an inefficient use of resources, even if those cars are electric. But it’s hard to imagine a world […]