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Tesla Model 3 vs. Polestar 2: How the two electric cars compare

Aaron Cole Feb 27, 2019 Tesla Model 3 vs. Polestar 2 Among electric car rivalries, traditional roles can sometimes be upended. That's the case for the firebrand Tesla Model 3, which plays an unfamiliar role as established rival against Volvo's electric-car upstart, the Polestar 2. The Tesla Model 3 has been on sale in the U.S. since 2017, and the Polestar 2 won't arrive in the U.S. until summer 2020. But the two will square off against each other in price and range, customer experience

Volvo’s Polestar 2 electric car, plug-in Jeeps, Honda e Prototype: Today’s Car News

Eric C. Evarts Feb 27, 2019 Ford crossover EV teaser photo Honda showed off its e Prototype concept for the upcoming Geneva auto show. Volvo unveiled its first all-electric car, the Polestar 2, and we compared it with the Tesla Model 3 Fiat Chrysler announced a new $4.5 million investment to lay the groundwork to begin producing plug-in versions of all of its Jeep products. And our Twitter poll asks if readers are looking forward to home wireless charging for their electric cars.

Zero SR/F electric motorcycle charges in an hour—without the hunt for DC fast chargers

Ben Rich Feb 28, 2019 Follow Ben Zero SR/F electric motorcycle If you already appreciate some of the remote connectivity features and quick charging of a modern electric car, the Zero SR/F electric motorcycle that was revealed earlier this week at last translates much of that to the motorcycle realm. With 110 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque, and a potential one-hour charge time (to 95 percent), this bike is, by the critical numbers, an improvement over the already powerful Zero SR. The extra power will

Nissan Leaf progress, fast electric motorcycle charging, Audi plug-ins: Today’s Car News

Eric C. Evarts Feb 28, 2019 BMW and Mercedes-Benz self-driving car concepts Audi plans to introduce four new plug-in hybrids at next week's Geneva auto show. A drive in the Nissan Leaf Plus reveals how far electric cars have come in nine years. Electric motorcycle maker Zero has a novel way to get faster charging and longer trips on an electric bike. And German prosecutors fined BMW for its diesel emissions—but it may not be what you think. All this and more on

Forget light poles, British firm to build chargers from cable boxes

Eric C. Evarts Feb 1, 2019 Ubitricity electric-car charging cord The future of electric-car charging may be down in the trenches. At least British broadband provider Liberty Global hopes so. The company, which owns Virgin Media, plans to start a pilot project using Virgin Media's cables and trenches that run to thousands of neighborhoods around Britain. Since they already have power, Liberty Global says they can be used to bring that power to charging stations for electric cars. The effort could provide a charging solution

Chargeway Beacon to help shoppers and dealers navigate past EV charging confusion

Bengt Halvorson Feb 1, 2019 Follow Bengt Chargeway Beacon – Forth electric vehicle showcase, Portland Multiple electric vehicles arriving this year promise a driving range of more than 200 miles. While that’s great news, and it’s bound to convince more households to make the jump to a fully electric vehicle—and to take road trips with it—it presents a new challenge to automakers: making public charging options at least as easy to figure out as filling up your gas tank ever was. That’s a role that Chargeway

Tesla squeeze, broadband charging, EV education, EPA science: Today’s Car News

Eric C. Evarts Feb 1, 2019 2020 Subaru Legacy teased ahead of 2019 Chicago Auto Show debut The British parent of Virgin Media plans to use Virgin's broadband wiring to build public electric-car charging stations. Electric-car charging info site Chargeway sets up its first installations in Portland, Oregon. And the EPA appointed a noted skeptic of climate action. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Portland, Oregon, startup Chargeway aims to help electric car owners and potential EV buyers—and dealer salespeople—navigate the sometimes-confusing

Tesla profits, GM doubles down on EVs, Mustang and 911 hybrids: The Week in Reverse

Eric C. Evarts Feb 2, 2019 2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017 Which company showed a new hybrid system this week? What new retro-themed electric car does Volkswagen plan to build? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Feb. 1, 2019. The news this week centered around Tesla, as it often does. On Wednesday, the company announced its earnings for the fourth-quarter of 2018, showing a loss

Ahead of electric-car production, VW demands suppliers cut carbon emissions

Bengt Halvorson Feb 20, 2019 Follow Bengt Volkswagen ID Neo concept, 2016 Paris auto show As Volkswagen ramps up to build a new generation of mass-market electric vehicles in the aftermath of its diesel scandal, regulators and environmental groups will likely be paying close attention to their emissions—especially the emissions created in making them. The Financial Times, in a Sunday report, presented some interesting pieces of information based on an interview with Marco Philippi, the corporate director for procurement for the VW Group, which oversees

Argonne develops lighter, cheaper, more efficient motor for EVs, charging

Eric C. Evarts Feb 21, 2019 Wind farm outside Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada [photographer: Joel Bennett] Saving weight and increasing efficiency and power are among the most common goals for electric-car engineers. The biggest breakthroughs in those specs generally come in batteries. But it's not the only place. Now scientists at Argonne National Labs have developed a lighter, cheaper, and more efficient motor, called HyMag, that can give equivalent gains and could also be applied to renewable energy generation. CHECK OUT: Wind and solar cost