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US Electric Car Sales — Up 44% In November

Also published on CleanTechnica and our Electric Car Sales page. The top 5 electric car models continue to dominate US electric car sales … for now. The Chevy Bolt hitting the market is sure to shake things up a bit, particularly as production ramps up and GM offers the car beyond California and Oregon. However, […]

December 3rd

500,000 Electric Cars Now On European Roads (Charts)

A total of 91,300 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in Europe through the first 6 months of 2016, making for a 21% year-on-year increase (as compared to the same time period in 2015), according to the most recent figures from EV Obsession and CleanTechnica partner EV Volumes. In this context, “plug-in electric vehicles” refers to all-electric (EV) and plug-in […]

August 20th

Redhill Resources Acquiring Lincoln Lithium Project

Redhill Resources Corporation has entered into a propriety option and assignment agreement that will see it acquire full rights, titles, and interests, in and to the Lincoln Lithium Property in Nevada, according to a new press release from the company. Notably, the property encompasses 3200 acres of claims in the Big Smoky Valley; roughly 225 […]

June 4th

Volkswagen BUDD-e Looks Cool, But Yet Another Concept Rather Than Production EV

Originally published on CleanTechnica. To say that Volkswagen has struggled in the last few months would be an understatement. The company and associated automotive brands were found to have intentionally bypassed emissions controls for the vast majority of diesel engine-based vehicles produced since 2008. Since the news broke, the conglomerate has suffered massive turnover in […]

January 9th

Chevy Bolt Is Here

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Just before CES officially opened this week, Faraday Future showed off its first concept to the world. It was arguably the most hyped launch in the history of electric vehicles, with teasers surfacing at a regular frequency leading up to the big reveal. At the event, Faraday Future reiterated over and […]

January 8th

Porsche Mission E Is Go, Development Accelerated

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The Porsche Mission E concept looked like a killer electric car when it was announced earlier this year and had gearheads the world over drooling at the possibility of an electric powerhouse juxtaposed with the infamous road-hugging handling of a Porsche. The contrast seemed to start early cries of the Mission E […]

December 8th

Google Awarded 2 New Patents For Self Driving Car Technology

Two new patents were recently awarded to Google that are related to its autonomous car technology, according to recent reports. The two new patents are for: interior design elements, and for external screens and speakers. The first patent pertains mostly to the sorts of design changes that are necessary if one is to remove the interior […]

December 4th

Germany May Finally Support Electric Cars

Despite being home to a huge domestic auto industry that includes juggernauts like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, Germany offers little in the way of incentives for plug-in car buyers. There are fewer than 5,000 public charging stations across the entire nation, which has hindered sales of cars like the BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf. But […]

Team Drives Tesla Cross Country In Record Time

Perhaps the biggest advantage the Tesla Model S has over other electric cars isn’t its longer range, but its comprehensive and fast-charging Supercharger network. Tesla wants owners to be able to drive anywhere, including straight across the country, as Tesla demonstrated last year. Many Tesla owners are doing just that, sometimes even in record time. […]

April 29th

BMW i3 Sales Take Off

The Nissan LEAF took the show in August, with a record-breaking sales month. However, that was almost expected based on its performance in previous months. I think the biggest positive surprise this month was the big jump in sales of the BMW i3. BMW i3 sales in August were approximately triple what they were in […]

September 5th

Why Do Lithium-Ion Batteries Degrade When Charged?

We all know that over time, the ability of a battery to hold a charge diminishes with repeated recharged. But we haven’t known exactly why that is, especially in lithium-ion batteries, the cornerstone of the electric vehicle industry, until now that is. Gizmodo reports that researchers seem to have figured out the physical properties of lithium-ion battery […]

Refuel and TMC Team Up For Awesome EV Event

Two of the biggest clubs in the EV world are teaming up for a motorsports event like no other. Refuel and the Tesla Motors Club Connect have joined forced to take over Laguna Seca Raceway on July 20th for an EVs only event day. For the past six years, Refuel has serve as a force […]

Puerto Rico Wants The Chevy Spark EV

Rumors have been swirling that the Chevy Spark EV could soon get a national rollout as dealers seem eager to get their hands on the little EV. Already Chevy dealers in Ohio and Connecticut are showing interest in the Spark EV, and apparently so is a dealership in Puerto Rico. That’s the word from the […]