Tag Archives: Electric

Mini will preview electric car with 2017 Frankfurt auto show concept

BMW Group’s Mini brand was an early pioneer of mainstream electric cars. Some readers will recall the brand leased the Hardtop-based Mini E electric car on a trial basis late last decade to help gather feedback from users. The BMW Group used the gathered feedback for the i3 launched in 2014. But with electric cars increasing in popularity, helped along by the ... Read More »

RadCity electric commuter bike review: Affordable, urban, green, and just plain fun

Seattle is a popular city for commuting to work on a bike and in May 2016’s Bike to Work month event, I captured the honors for most miles rode with over 451 miles completed. That month motivated me to continuing biking to work and one year later I took it to the next level with the purchase of my most ... Read More »

‘It’s the future of motor travel’: readers on driving electric vehicles

Øivind Johansen with his e-NV200 charging at Teie, Nøtterøy in Vestfold county. Photograph: Øivind Johansen Amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxides pose a major risk to public health, Britain plans to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040. As part of the government’s much-anticipated clean air plan it has said the move is needed because of ... Read More »

Diesel and petrol car ban: Plan for 2040 unravels as 10 new power stations needed to cope with electric revolution

Plans to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040 in a bid to encourage people to buy electric vehicles are a “tall order” and will place unprecedented strain on the National Grid, motoring experts have warned. Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, has warned that Britain “can’t carry on” with petrol and diesel cars because of the ... Read More »

Why Tesla’s new Model 3 electric car is a vehicle like no other

The Model 3’s roof is a sheet of glass that stretches from the front to almost the boot. The car can rocket from zero to nearly 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds. (Image source: Tesla web site) Tesla’s new Model 3 is more than just a “stripped-down version” of its Model S premium electric sedan. The new launch — the first ... Read More »

ESPIN SPORT ELECTRIC BIKE REVIEW

EsDear Espin: Sorry about crashing your very nice pedal-assist ebike, the new Espin Sport. But thanks for making a tough bike that was still rideable after the crash! More on all that later in our eSpin Sport ebike review. Digital Trends has several daily bike commuters, and we see more and more people with electric bikes — the majority of ... Read More »

Volvo Vows End of Combustion Cars With New Electric Push

(Bloomberg) — Volvo is phasing out cars that rely on combustion engines, with every new model launched from 2019 to have an electric motor, as the shift away from the technology that’s dominated the auto industry for more than a century gathers pace. Promising the “historic end” of cars that only have combustion engines, Volvo Car Group will introduce five electric ... Read More »

Volvo maps the future of electric cars

FILE PHOTO: Volvo logo is seen at the 2017 New York International Auto Show in New York “The company will also offer hybrid options across its product line, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine.” According to a statement, the e-cars will fight for buyers in an increasingly crowded market. Segment pioneer Tesla Inc ... Read More »

Hero Electric Cruz: Review

Hero Electric has introduced the Cruz, its latest offering in the segment of economical electric scooters. Here’s a comprehensive lowdown on what the Cruz has to offer It has been quite a while since e-scooters made any splash in the Indian two-wheeler market. These silent scooters powered by electric drives can sometimes be spotted in various cities where commuters use ... Read More »

How future electric cars could recharge on the road

What if electric cars could recharge while you drive? What if electric cars could recharge while speeding along the highway — freeing drivers to go greater and greater distances without having to stop and plug in? Researchers are working on it. A team from Stanford University reported their latest advance in a research paper published Thursday in the journal Nature. In ... Read More »