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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Review: Electric all-rounder

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Review: Electric all-rounder

All it took was one road trip and I was a Bolt EV convert. Chevrolet's all-electric car may not be the automaker's first attempt at the category - and indeed it joins the similarly-named Volt hybrid on dealership forecourts - nor the first to market, but it's undoubtedly the first that feels ready not only for electric early-adopters but the mass market as a whole. With range that punches above even the official estimates, an enthusiastic driving style, and that sub-$30k sticker price after subsidies, there's plenty here to like.

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Tesla recalls 53,000 of its 2016 models over parking brake issues

Tesla recalls 53,000 of its 2016 models over parking brake issues

Electric car maker Tesla has announced it's issuing a voluntary recall for its 2016 year models, affecting 53,000 Model S and Model X vehicles. The cause for concern has to do with potential parking brake problems, however there have been no accidents or injuries reported in relation to the issue. The company says it believes the problem to be present in only 2% of the recalled vehicles, but is erring on the side of caution.

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BMW launches first of 100 EV charging stations in US National Parks

BMW launches first of 100 EV charging stations in US National Parks

Electric vehicles are only as great as the charging network available to those who buy them. We've seen different companies roll out charging stations at destinations all over the U.S., and now BMW is adding its name to the list (again) with plans to launch 100 electric vehicle charging stations at National Parks throughout the nation. The first of those 100 planned stations has gone live at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the former home of Edison.

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Tesla drops price on 75kWh Model S, upgrades for 60kWh batteries

Tesla drops price on 75kWh Model S, upgrades for 60kWh batteries

The past few days have seen some pretty big changes to Tesla's EV lineup. Tesla kicked things off by discontinuing its 60kWh Model S, which saw its last day of availability yesterday. Now that it's no longer being offered, Tesla is making some pricing and feature changes to the rest of its lineup.

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Tesla’s electric semi truck will be revealed in September

Tesla’s electric semi truck will be revealed in September

Though Tesla has built its image on electric vehicles aimed at the consumer space, long term success is going to depend on Tesla tackling the commercial space as well. In order to do that, it's going to need to build some bigger vehicles, and we're learning today that we'll see one of them later this year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed on Twitter today that his company will reveal its all electric semi truck in September.

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Watch Lucid Motors Air EV ace its 217 mph performance test

Watch Lucid Motors Air EV ace its 217 mph performance test

Lucid Motors has taken its Lucid Air electric car to the New York Auto Show, and it has a new 217 mph high-speed test under its belt to convince enthusiasts to ignore the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Though it was unveiled in December last year, the NYIAS is actually the Lucid Air's first auto show. Preorders have already begun, though the car itself won't begin deliveries until 2019.

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Honda’s Clarity EV trio is complete: All-electric and Plug-in Hybrid debut

Honda’s Clarity EV trio is complete: All-electric and Plug-in Hybrid debut

Honda's Clarity trio is complete, with the new 2017 Clarity Electric and the 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid joining the existing Clarity Fuel Cell car. Offering less extreme green options than the hydrogen powered car already on the market - albeit in limited areas of California - the two new Clarity variants balance zero-emission range with convenience. In short, if you're not quite ready for fuel cell life, Honda still has a Clarity it'd like to sell you.

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For Zero Motorcycles, a Tesla-sized opportunity to redefine EVs

For Zero Motorcycles, a Tesla-sized opportunity to redefine EVs

Zero Motorcycles may not be the first electric vehicle company that comes to mind when you think of California transportation start-ups, but there's more to the firm than just Tesla on two wheels. Founded back in 2006 in Santa Cruz, CA, the trajectory from passion project to internationally respected bike company has been a rapid one. With a new CEO at the handlebars, and more attention than ever on EVs and the future of transportation, I stopped by to take a tour of the production line and find out more.

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Elon Musk shows Model 3 in action but there’s AWD bad news

Elon Musk shows Model 3 in action but there’s AWD bad news

Tesla's Model 3 is on track to begin production this year, but Elon Musk can't help but tease us with a video of the car in action. The brief clip shows what Musk says is the first release candidate version of the Model 3, which is set to be the electric automakers most affordable car, making what looks to be a speedy getaway. Meanwhile, as usual any glimpse of new Model 3 information has triggered a spate of questions from would-be owners.

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Tesla ending production of Model S 60 kWh

Tesla ending production of Model S 60 kWh

If you're desperate to own a Tesla, on a budget, and can't wait for the Model 3's scheduled release later this year, you better act fast. The iconic electric car-maker has revealed that it's discontinuing the Model S that comes with a 60 kilowatt-hour battery, in other words its cheapest vehicle currently available. The Model S 60kWh has a starting price of $68,000, but once this goes away the lowest-priced option will be the 75kWh version for $74,500 before any tax incentives.

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Lucid Motors’ Air price confirmed as EV maker puts BMW on notice

Lucid Motors’ Air price confirmed as EV maker puts BMW on notice

We knew Lucid Motors' Air was going to come in a super-exclusive, super-expensive configuration, but now the electric car company has spilled the details on its cheapest model. Unveiled back in December 2016, the Air is the first vehicle to use Lucid's modular electric powertrain. A luxury sedan, it'll go head-to-head not only with EV heavyweight Tesla, but BMW and Mercedes-Benz, too.

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The Jaguar I-PACE got loose, and even British weather can’t overshadow it

The Jaguar I-PACE got loose, and even British weather can’t overshadow it

Somebody let the big electric cat off its leash. The Jaguar I-PACE isn't expected to roll into dealerships until the second half of 2018, but the British car company couldn't resist taking it for a spin - in prototype form, at least - on the public roads on its home turf. Turns out, even grim, overcast London can't cast too much of a shadow on what's set to be Jaguar's most important car in decades.

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