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Illinois pulls plug on state-funded rebates for electric vehicles

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, United States, Electric Illinois will end its government rebate program for buyers of plug-in vehicles. Continue reading Illinois pulls plug on state-funded rebates for electric vehicles Illinois pulls plug on state-funded rebates for electric vehicles originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for [...]

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Chinese EV makers copy BMW i3, VW Beetle

Filed under: Design/Style, Green, Weird Car News, China, Hatchback, Electric This year’s Shandong EV Expo offers a look at two Chinese vehicles that blatantly take from the design of other models. The JMW2200 wears the face of a BMW i3, and the Videoev is a five-door Volkswagen Beetle. Continue reading Chinese EV makers copy BMW [...]

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Translogic 173: Spira Foam Car

Filed under: Green, Translogic, Videos, Weird Car News, Electric Name a car that can drive into a body of water (or human body) without causing much harm? No, this isn’t an automotive riddle. It’s the vision of Doug Ballard and his Spira foam car. Continue reading Translogic 173: Spira Foam Car Translogic 173: Spira Foam [...]

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Tesla Model X spied up close in California

Filed under: Design/Style, Green, Spy Photos, Videos, Tesla, United States, Crossover, Electric, Luxury Tesla Model X development continues to move forward ahead of the first deliveries expected in the third quarter of 2015. This example was spied driving in California wearing only a little camouflage. Continue reading Tesla Model X spied up close in California [...]

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Is Jaguar testing an electrified XE?

Filed under: Design/Style, Green, Spy Photos, Jaguar, Europe, Technology, Sedan, Electric, Hybrid New spy shots show off an innocuous Jaguar XE that wears an odd emblem on its rear. A blue circle with an E suggests a new hybrid or electric model could be in the offing. Continue reading Is Jaguar testing an electrified XE? [...]

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Porsche wants a better ‘connected car’ [UPDATE]

Filed under: Porsche, Emerging Technologies, Infotainment, Technology, Electric Porsche is putting a greater focus on developing connectivity technology in its vehicles for the future, and the company might be working with Apple and Google on solutions. Also, expect to see more hybrids from the sports car brand in the future, maybe even a full EV. [...]

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Richard Branson and Virgin hinting at a Tesla competitor

Filed under: Green, Motorsports, Videos, Tesla, Technology, Electric, Racing Richard Branson suggested during the Miami round of the Formula E Championship that Virgin could build a car to compete with Tesla someday. Continue reading Richard Branson and Virgin hinting at a Tesla competitor Richard Branson and Virgin hinting at a Tesla competitor originally appeared on [...]

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Tesla banishes range anxiety with Model S software update 6.2

Filed under: Green, Ownership, Tesla, Green Automakers, Green Driving, United States, Emerging Technologies, Infotainment, Technology, Sedan, Electric Tesla’s Model S software update 6.2 adds Range Assurance and Trip Planner to help ease range anxiety, and update 7.0 promises much more exciting tech, like auto steering and semi-autonomous modes. Continue reading Tesla banishes range anxiety with [...]

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Nissan Bladeglider now on the backburner

Filed under: Green, Nissan, Convertible, Concept Cars, Electric The new product planning boss at Nissan is less interested in the BladeGlider concept, and putting it into production isn’t an immediate priority. Last year, the wedge-shaped model was believed to be part of the company’s mid-term plan. Continue reading Nissan Bladeglider now on the backburner Nissan [...]

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BYD to lease 200 E6 EVs to Uber for testing

Filed under: Green, Driving, United States, Hatchback, Commercial Vehicles, Electric Uber is working with BYD to lease the automaker’s E6 five-door hatchback EV to the ridesharing drivers in Chicago, as part of the pilot program. The test already includes about 25 drivers and could grow to around 200. Continue reading BYD to lease 200 E6 [...]

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208k Kia Soul models recalled over broken pedals

Filed under: Green, Recalls, Kia, Hatchback, Electric The Kia Soul – in both gasoline and electric variants – is being recalled due to accelerator pedals that may bend or break. A total of 208,858 vehicles are affected. Continue reading 208k Kia Soul models recalled over broken pedals 208k Kia Soul models recalled over broken pedals [...]

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You Can See The Future From The Cockpit Of This All-Electric Race Car

The formula for Formula racing hasn’t really evolved. F1 continues to be a 200-MPH soap opera and only die-hards pay attention to the feeder series below it. Formula E offers something different. It’s close-quarter racing brimming with cutting-edge technology that, for the first time in decades, is not only approachable, but could be applicable to [...]

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BMW offering glitch fix for i3 with range extender

Filed under: Green, Ownership, BMW, Driving, Maintenance, Safety, Technology, Hatchback, Electric Following a complaint from Consumer Reports, BMW has issued a software upgrade to the range-extended i3 model that alerts the driver of a low state of charge that could affect the vehicle’s acceleration. Continue reading BMW offering glitch fix for i3 with range extender [...]

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