All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Electric Cars’

Electric Cars: Volkswagen Takes On Tesla

Electric cars are still a relatively new market without a lot of competition. For the past few years, all the buzz has surrounded Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors. Now Volkswagen wants in on it. Bloomberg is reporting that Volkswagen has bought a five percent stake in QuantumScape Corp., a company working on batteries for electric cars. Volkswagen wants to put these …

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Volkswagen Passat, Beetle Go Fuel-Efficient

Volkswagen this week announced its 2015 car model lineup. The company is continuing to iterate past models while introducing what could very well be the future of the company. Some of the most popular Volkswagen models will remain largely the same. Certain models of the Volkswagen Passat (the S and Wolfsburg Editions) are getting a new “Technology Package” option that …

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Tesla Confirms Model 3, Its $35,000 Car Slated for 2017

Tesla Motors has confirmed the name of its third-gen electric car. It’ll be called the Model 3 and will retail for around $35,000 – much cheaper than the Model S. Tesla confirmed a report from Auto Express on Twitter, noting that it will hit showrooms after their Model X SUV. Confirmed: Our Gen III car, due out after Model X, …

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Elon Musk Wants to Standardize Supercharger Market

Elon Musk, co-founder of companies such as PayPal, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX (and sometimes known as the modern-day Tony Stark, aka Iron Man), has has fulfilled his promise of “doing something fairly significant on this front which would be kind of controversial with respect to Tesla’s patents”. While he has not decided to release all the patents for his Tesla …

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Wireless Electric Car Chargers Are Coming

Production of electric vehicles is set to take off this year and the technology will make up a large portion of car sales within the next two decades. Along with sales of electric cars, the infrastructure needed for the industry will also be rolling out over the coming years. Beyond even this electric car technology will continue to improve, quickly …

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Electric Vehicle Production to Ramp Up This Year

Millions of electric vehicles are set to hit U.S. and European roads in the coming decade. This trend is already beginning as government mandates and consumer demand catch up to electric car technology. Market research firm IHS today released a new report predicting that electric vehicle production will increase 67% this year compared to 2013. The report estimates that more …

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U.S. Electric Car Sales to Top 2.6 Million by 2022

As consumers begin to view electric cars more favorably, the market for such vehicles has now opened up for manufacturers. As the cost benefits for electric vehicles continues to improve, consumers in North America are now set propel significant growth for the burgeoning industry. Market research firm Navigant Research today released a report predicting that plug-in electric vehicle sales in …

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Over 40% of U.S. Households Could Use Electric Vehicles Without Changing Habits

Though consumers in the U.S. are finally viewing electric vehicles as an option at an expanding rate, less that 1% of Americans are currently driving such vehicles. It will take until Though the range and size of electric vehicles are often cited as a barrier to adoption, a new survey has shown that a large portion of Americans could use …

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Emissions Laws May Push Electric Car Adoption

Though electric vehicles are slowly becoming more popular in western markets, car manufacturers are still being conservative with the technology. This may change rapidly in the coming years, however, as emissions mandates begin to put pressure on manufacturers. Market research firm Strategy Analytics this week predicted that emissions and fuel economy laws will force car manufacturers to move more of …

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Consumers Are Coming Around on Electric Vehicles

As prices drop and technologies improve, electric vehicles are now set to become a mainstay on U.S. roads and even in the U.S. military. Though adoption rates for the technology are clearly on the way up, manufacturers will still have to convince Americans that electric vehicles are cost effective, safe, and reliable. Market research firm Navigant Research today released a …

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U.S. Military to Buy Nearly 100K Electric Vehicles This Decade

Sales of electric vehicles are finally showing promise, with predictions showing the vehicles making up to 7% of the light vehicle market by 2020. Though consumers will undoubtedly find value in ditching gas, it also seems that the U.S. government could cut costs by using electric vehicles as well. Market research firm Navigant Research today released a report estimating that …

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Over 2 Million Electric Cars to Hit Roads in 2020

Hybrid vehicles are becoming the norm in the U.S. and Europe, but fully electric plug-in vehicles are still slowly gaining traction. The reasons for this slow adoption are many, including a low install base of public charging stations and battery technology that doesn’t yet match the milage needed for some people. These factors will change in the coming decade, however, …

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