Electric

Electric vehicles use relatively simple motors similar in principle to those that power common, everyday items like power tools and kitchen appliances. Large, complex battery packs usually hold enough electricity for at least a full day's worth of driving and can be charged using regular home outlets or more quickly using dedicated chargers.


2016 Tesla Model S
2016 Tesla Model S
MSRP:
$70,000
Engine:
MPG:
88 City / 90 HWY
2015 Tesla Model S
2015 Tesla Model S
MSRP:
$69,900
Engine:
MPG:
94 City / 97 HWY
2012 Fisker Karma
2012 Fisker Karma
MSRP:
$102,000
Engine:
MPG:
55 City / 54 HWY
2016 BMW i3
2016 BMW i3
MSRP:
$42,400
Engine:
MPG:
137 City / 111 HWY
2016 Nissan LEAF
2016 Nissan LEAF
MSRP:
$29,010
Engine:
MPG:
126 City / 101 HWY
2013 Nissan LEAF
2013 Nissan LEAF
MSRP:
$28,800
Engine:
MPG:
129 City / 102 HWY
Volkswagen could build electric vehicles in North America by 2020

VW reportedly considering Tennessee or Mexico for EV production.

Nothing says 'diesel? What diesel?' like building EVs in the US.
Recharge Wrap-up: Jason Hughes builds 1,000-hp EV, BMW considers Thai battery factory

Samsung buys $449M stake in BYD.

Tesla hacker Jason Hughes is building his own EV with parts from Tesla and Chevy. BMW is considering building a battery plant in Thailand. The amount of Samsung's BYD investment has been revealed.
In deep with a hydrogen vehicle expert: 'There is something different this time'

We sit down for a talk with Dr. Joan Ogden after a ten-year gap.

In which wetake a long look at the development of hydrogen vehicles with someone who's been studying the field for three decades. You're bound to learn something.
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