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Electric Car Charging: Convenience, Reliability, Accessibility, & Future Needs (CleanTechnica EV Driver Report)

May 31st, 2017 | by Zach

It was with a great degree of curiosity that we explored EV charging experiences and needs by type of EV and region for our latest EV report. What's the story for Tesla drivers, non-Tesla fully electric car drivers, and plug-in hybrid drivers? What's the story for Americans vs Europeans? We already covered the desire and demand for fast charging and superfast charging in a previous section, but we dive much more into other charging matters here. Jump down below the line for the results


Keolis Navya Autonomous Electric Shuttle Starts Year-Long Pilot Test

May 23rd, 2017 | by EV Expert

A long battle in Montréal (Canada) between two international bus companies with a penchant towards autonomous e-mobility has finally ended. The Keolis et Transdev (Keolis vs Transdev) is over for now, as Keolis was selected to deploy its autonomous electric minibus. It will test its Navya shuttle for one year in real-life conditions


BMW Turns Light Poles Into EV Chargers

May 22nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

A year ago, BMW's carsharing program known as ReachNow folded up shop in San Francisco and moved to Seattle. The service began with 370 cars, including electric BMW i3 sedans and conventional 3 Series and MINI offerings. A year later, the ReachNow fleet has grown to more than 700 cars and expanded to Portland and Brooklyn. It now has more than 50,000 members


The Truth About Tesla Battery Lifespan: An Owner Data Analysis

May 22nd, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The largest single chunk of the cost of a Tesla is the battery, which also poses a single point of failure risk for Tesla owners. Buyers are typically not worried about an event-based failure, even though fires could certainly be a concern, but rather about the degradation of the battery over the life of the vehicle. With EV drivetrains expected to last much longer than their fossil fuel–fired counterparts, the life expectancy of the battery becomes a looming maintenance expense waiting to hit and has everyone asking, "How long will it last?"



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