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The average electric vehicle requires 30 kilowatt-hours to travel 100 miles – the same amount of electricity an average American home uses each day to run appliances, computers, lights and heating and air conditioning.
Volkswagen intends to invest $50 billion in the electric and autonomous car technologies expected to reshape the industry – and said it would make battery-powered vehicles more accessible to mass-market auto buyers by selling its new I.D. compact for about what a Golf diesel costs.
Beneath the hoods of millions of the clean electric cars rolling onto the world’s roads in the next few years will be a dirty battery.
Being home to Europe’s biggest rock collection has finally come in handy for Sweden amid the global race for the scarce metals that power electric cars.
As Uber tries to build its reputation as a good citizen, it’s unveiling a new plan: get its drivers to adopt electric vehicles instead of driving cars that burn gasoline.
In 2007, Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a law that said cities, counties and other local governments and entities had to switch their vehicle fleets to run solely on electricity or biofuel by June 2018. That’s right now. And the city of Spokane has exactly one electric vehicle.
In his last big presentation as CEO of Fiat Chrysler before retiring, Sergio Marchionne announced a big investment push to make more electrified cars, while acknowledging that traditional engines will continue to dominate production for some time.
Teslas and Nissan Leafs are likely to become a much more common sight on the world’s roads in the next two years, the International Energy Agency says.
Washington state’s sales tax exemption for new electric vehicles is expected to end sometime this summer after efforts to extend the break stalled during the recent legislative session.
General Motors is telling investors its next generation of electric vehicles will cost the company 30 percent less than current ones, making them profitable after the new version debuts in 2021.
Western governors say electric vehicles will be able to travel easier across 5,000 miles of highway under a new agreement promising to build a network of charging stations in seven states. The governors of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming announced Wednesday they had signed a memorandum of understanding...
Electric vehicle drivers in the center of the state should have some of their “range anxiety” eased with plans for nine new fast-charging stations.
DETROIT – Around the world, support is growing for electric cars. Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. China has set aggressive targets for electric vehicle sales to curb pollution; some European countries aim to be all-electric by 2040 or sooner. Those lofty ambitions face numerous challenges, including one practical consideration for consumers: If they buy electric cars, where will they charge them?
U.S. Highway 2 across the Washington Cascades from Everett to Spokane now has the distinction of being the first electric-vehicle-friendly scenic byway in all of America. Numerous charging stations are in place across the span of snow-capped mountains, raging rivers, deep gorges, quaint towns and miles of wheat.
Avista Utilities has opened a new fast charging station in Rosalia.
Electric car maker Lucid Motors said Tuesday it will build a manufacturing plant in Arizona that will begin production in 2018 as it looks to compete in the fast-growing market for luxury electric vehicles.
Volkswagen’s personnel chief has been quoted as telling a German newspaper that the transition to electric cars will ultimately cost a “five-digit number” of jobs at the company.
Carmakers are finding the Paris auto show , held in a city whose mayor wants to ban diesels to reduce pollution, as a fine place to show off new zero-emission electric vehicles.
Route 66, the historic U.S. highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs and 1957 Cadillacs traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, is turning green.
The recent hoopla around Tesla’s planned Model 3 might lead one to think electric-car sales are surging. They’re not.