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Electric cars can do more for the environment than cut back on air pollution and fossil fuel use -- they can make sweltering summers more bearable, too. Researchers have determined that EVs create a cooling effect in urban areas, since they aren't producing heat that builds up in traffic jams. Tha...

March 22nd 2015 at 3:53am 0 Comments
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If you drive an electric car, you're probably all too familiar with range anxiety -- the fear that you'll travel too far and find yourself stranded by the side of the road. Tesla drivers may not have to worry about that for much longer, however. The EV maker's Elon Musk is teasing a media event on...

March 15th 2015 at 10:39am 0 Comments
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Chicago now serves as home to an Uber fleet comprised of 25 all-electric cars. They're not Tesla Model S vehicles like that Uber ride Engadget's editors hailed back in 2013, though -- they're BYD e6 EVs straight from China. Uber has teamed up with Chinese automaker BYD or "Build Your Dream" in an...

March 15th 2015 at 8:03am 0 Comments
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If you want an all-electric SUV, you don't have many options right now, although Tesla's Model X is on the horizon. Audi will have an answer if you're willing to wait, though. The company's engineering lead, Ulrich Hackenberg, has revealed that the company is planning to launch an electric "sports...

March 11th 2015 at 7:40pm 0 Comments
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Tesla hasn't had the easiest time selling electric cars, but things have been especially rough in China. The company has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it's cutting jobs in the country (180, according to the Economic Times) following slow sales. A spokesperson is adamant that the EV m...

March 9th 2015 at 9:50am 0 Comments
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Audi has gone to this year's Geneva Motor Show with new versions of its Q7 SUV and R8 sports car in tow: electric-powered versions, that is. The new Q7 E-Tron Quattro looks very similar to the regular Q7, but it's actually a plug-in hybrid that has an electric-only range of 34 miles, thanks to its...

March 4th 2015 at 8:32am 0 Comments
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The UK's Donington Park racetrack was chosen as the official home of Formula E last year, so it was only fitting that the final race of the inaugural championship be held in Blighty, too. The plan has always been to close out the season in London, but you can't exactly turn part of the capital int...

February 20th 2015 at 12:38pm 0 Comments
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In today's Apple Car rumor update, Bloomberg has chimed in with sources spouting more knowledge about the "Titan" electric vehicle project supposedly under way in Cupertino. According to the report, the team is up to about 200 people, with experts on batteries and robotic technology joining recent...

February 19th 2015 at 6:58pm 0 Comments
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Did you hear that Apple might be working on a car, or at least something that heavily involves cars? It's reportedly already got quite a team working away at the project. But, those employees had to come from somewhere, right? According to a lawsuit from electric car battery maker A123 Systems, Ap...

February 19th 2015 at 5:48am 0 Comments
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Those ages-old rumors of Apple working on its own cars may have some merit after all. Wall Street Journal sources report that Cupertino has "several hundred" staffers working on an electric car project nicknamed Titan. It's supposedly early days (a release would be "several years" away), but the c...

February 13th 2015 at 6:47pm 0 Comments
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If you didn't think that Tesla's Model S P85D was bonkers enough, you're in for a treat. Elon Musk has revealed that the already speedy electric sedan is getting a software update that will improve its 0-60MPH acceleration time by a tenth of a second, to 3.1 seconds. That may not sound like much,...

January 29th 2015 at 6:55pm 0 Comments
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If someone tells you he's been sleeping in a car, you'd most likely think he's either traveling on a budget or going through a rough patch. And, you know what? Either answer's probably true -- unless he meant he's been renting a Tesla Model S to sleep in from Airbnb for $85 a night. Because, yes,...

January 25th 2015 at 8:27pm 0 Comments