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Monthly Archives: October 2018

BMW recalls chargers for 2018, 2019 plug-in models

Eric C. Evarts Oct 12, 2018 2018 BMW i3s BMW issued a recall for the charge cords of virtually all the 2018 and 2019 plug-in vehicles it has built for sale in the U.S. According to the recall notice on the NHTSA's website, capacitors in the charge cords could fail, resulting in a shock hazard or a fire. DON'T MISS: Ford recalls Focus Electric, Fusion Energi, and C-Max Energi charge cords The recall affects BMW's plug-in hybrid models. They include the 330e; 530e and 530e xDrive;

UN’s climate catastrophe, Trump’s ethanol, Tesla’s Q3 sales surge: The Week in Reverse

Bengt Halvorson Oct 13, 2018 Follow Bengt Add to circle 2018 Tesla Model 3 Will some very intriguing products from Bollinger Motors and Faraday Future make it to market? Electric-vehicle sales surged to new levels in the third quarter of the year, thanks to Tesla. Will it push even harder to meet a tax-credit deadline? This is Green Car Reports’ look back at the Week in Reverse, for the week ending October 12, 2018. 2018 Nissan Leaf On Friday, we reported on Israel’s plans to end the sales of

Britain cuts incentives for electrics, hybrids

Eric C. Evarts Oct 16, 2018 Shell charging station in Britain (higher res) Britain will end purchase incentives for plug-in hybrids and reduce them for pure electric cars after November 9. In a move that looks like replacing carrots with sticks, the announcement comes two months after the country launched its “Road to Zero” plan to ban sales of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040. Britain's Department for Transport announced on Friday that subsidies for electric cars would be cut by about $1,300 (1,000 pounds),

Jaguar delivers first I-Pace electric crossover in North America

Bengt Halvorson Oct 16, 2018 Follow Bengt Add to circle First Jaguar I-Pace U.S. retail delivery – October, 2018 Jaguar confirmed its first retail delivery of the I-Pace electric crossover Monday, a few weeks ahead of the company’s early November target for retail sales. The I-Pace isn’t late, but a vehicle like it has been a long time coming. It’s the first of what we can rightfully call a rival to the Tesla Model S fastback sedan and Model X crossover, more than six years since

2020 BMW i4, Google Maps chargers, Jaguar I-Pace efficiency, Tesla factory: Today’s Car News

Eric C. Evarts Oct 18, 2018 Mazda Kai concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show Tesla acquires land in Shanghai. Jaguar releases MPGe and range numbers for its new I-Pace electric crossover. Google Maps adds electric-car charging locations. And BMW reveals details of its upcoming electric i4. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla announced it has now acquired the land in Shanghai to build its long-awaited second electric-car factory. The deal, according to reports, is worth about $140 million. Jaguar released final EPA range

Tesla Model 3 shuffle, Jaguar I-Pace delivery, and Hyundai first drives: The Week in Reverse

Bengt Halvorson Oct 20, 2018 Follow Bengt Add to circle Hyundai Nexo Will Tesla see a groundswell of interest in its new, $45k Model 3 Mid Range, and is it doing the right thing in (perhaps temporarily) dropping the Full Self-Driving option from the configurator? And how might Nissan price its upcoming longer-range version of the Leaf electric car? This is Green Car Reports’ look back at the Week in Reverse, for the week ending October 19, 2018 2018 Tesla Model 3 We finished off the week with a

MA updates signs to allow electric-vehicle parking: reader success story

John Briggs Oct 21, 2018 Follow John Massachusetts updates green-car parking signs at Logan Airport [CREDIT: JOHN BRIGGS] Bureaucracies have some funny ways of saying they were wrong and you were right. Even if they can't tell you they made a mistake, it's nice to see them fix a problem they created. The latest bureaucracy to demonstrate this is Massport, which operates the parking garages at Boston's Logan International Airport. Their mistake was issuing me a citation for parking my fully electric 2015 Nissan Leaf

Zinc air battery project claims $100/kwh cost, could be headed to vehicles

Bengt Halvorson Oct 22, 2018 Follow Bengt Add to circle NantEnergy batteries with solar array Until now, solid-state lithium-ion cells have been the likely path forward for battery technology, potentially finding their way into some production vehicles by 2025. But one other battery possibility is increasingly looking viable for the near future: zinc-air. The firm NantEnergy has made some new and exceptional claims about its latest zinc air batteries: that they can be reliably recharged thousands of times, that the tech can be extended to cars

How soon can all new-car sales realistically be electric? Take our Twitter poll

Eric C. Evarts Oct 22, 2018 BMW and Nissan electric car fast-charging station Israel and Britain recently joined a growing list of countries that plan to phase out sales of gas and diesel cars and trucks. Most of the countries have set a target date between 2030 and 2050 to convert all new-vehicle sales to electric power. A few, such as China, have announced plans to set such a date in the future but have not yet determined when it will be. That led us

Tesla Model 3 range-efficiency edge is a serious market strength

Bengt Halvorson Oct 25, 2018 Follow Bengt Add to circle 2018 Tesla Model 3 Although Tesla may still sometimes be finding its way in terms of how to build cars themselves, it retains a distinct advantage over pretty much every other automaker in one respect: superb power management. Buried in the company’s third-quarter 2018 financial results—hailing a profit—were some numbers worth boasting about more openly: That the Model 3, with its new-generation 2170 cells and reengineered power systems, today has a range efficiency of about 4.1