Chevrolet Bolt

How General Motors Will Beat Tesla on Electric Vehicles: Profits

CEO Mary Barra said GM's upcoming electric vehicles are being designed with an emphasis on profitability, something that has eluded Tesla so</b> …

Tesla

Three big things for the EV charging industry

The electric vehicle industry is at a tipping point – and it needs three key actions to reach its immediate goals, Anne Smart, the VP for public …

Employment

A legendary auto exec says Tesla is doomed — and he could be right

• <b>Former GM exec Bob Lutz has been skeptical about Tesla's future for years.</b>• <b><br>He had a front-row seat for GM's 2009 bankruptcy.</b>• <b><br>Tesla's cash position means that it could struggle to stay afloat amid a US sales downturn.</b><p>Former GM executive Bob Lutz returned to Tesla-skeptic mode last week and said that …

Tesla

Connecticut Announces $2M for Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

On Friday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that the state is continuing to strengthen efforts to promote the sale of electric vehicles …

Electric Vehicles

How does the new Tesla Roadster stack up against today’s supercars?

Elon Musk has a talent for unleashing bombshell surprises, and he definitely topped himself with the unexpected reveal of the second-generation Tesla …

Autos

Autoweek Says Chevy Bolt Is Arguably Best Electric Car On Market

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV<p>Autoweek believes that the Chevy Bolt may not be the best small car on the market today, but it sure is today’s best EV.<p>As far …

Electric Vehicles

The Big Problem With a China-Made Cadillac Hybrid

<i>This article originally appeared on The Drive.</i><p>Hewing to hometown tradition, the Cadillac CT6 is built mainly in Detroit, in the same temporarily …

Trucks

GM's Car Revs Quietly in the Shadow of Tesla's Truck - Bloomberg Gadfly

She didn't unveil a nuke-proof truck. Nor did anyone call on her to become emperor. Yet I think Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors Co., actually had a …

Tesla

7 Things Ev Most EV Owners Have in Common

Two days ago I did a little survey asking Electric car owners about some of the most common things Volt and Bolt owners and other EV owners have in …

Electric Vehicles

Screw The Chevy Bolt Crossover, GM Is Working On An Electric Sports Car

The Chevy Bolt is fine and nice, and the CUV or crossover teased by Mary Barra at Barclay’s Auto Conference this week will probably be fine and nice. …

Electric Vehicles

What we can learn from BMW's trademark for iX3 name

We’ve known for some time that BMW would be making an electric variant of the new X3. It only makes sense, as customers are looking more and more at …

Autos

Chevy Bolt Owners Have Only One Complain, But Hey, This Is Not a Buick EV

The front seats of the Chevy Bolt are not really comfortable. They are OK, but I wish Chevy would improve them a little bit. I did a little research …

Electric Vehicles

Automakers Rush To Build EVs And Worry How Many People Will Buy

There is a disconnect in government policies around the major industrial countries that nevertheless points to automakers making huge investments in electric vehicles at the behest of governments, but then potentially choking on unsold inventories or facing a legion of frustrated drivers who also …

Electric Vehicles

What you need to know before buying an EV

It's an exciting time for the automotive world. Over the past 15 years, cars have gone from relatively dumb machines that get us to our destinations to electrified, connected gadgets. In the coming decade, the technology being developed by traditional automakers and nascent upstarts will not only …

Electric Vehicles

GM says next-gen electric cars will cost less, go farther

General Motors is telling investors its next generation of electric vehicles will cost the company 30 percent less than current ones, making them profitable after the new version debuts in 2021.<p>CEO Mary Barra made the forecast at the Barclay's Global Automotive Conference in New York on Wednesday. …

Electric Vehicles

How to set up a public electric vehicle charging station, the fast charging edition

So far, when businesses have looked at installing electric vehicle charging, most have opted to go for slower, Level 2 charging which provides most …

Electric Vehicles

Robin Hood Rides Again: Lifting The Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

The recently issued House GOP tax overhaul bill proposes to eliminate the $7,500 federal tax credit for battery electric vehicle (BEV) purchases. This subsidy was introduced in 2012 and applies only to the first 200,000 BEVs sold by each manufacturer.<p>A smaller tax rebate has been available for …

Electric Vehicles

The badass new Corvette isn't part of GM's 'all-electric' future

GM might be positioning itself for an all-electric future, but it's still producing stupidly-fast supercars like the gas-powered 2019 Corvette ZR1.<p>GM …

Electric Vehicles

Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and EV Buyer's Guide: Which one do you want?

Making sense of these three high-tech powertrains.<p>If you're shopping for a new vehicle these days, there's a litany of acronyms, buzzwords, and technobabble to further complicate an already difficult decision. But if you're looking at a green powertrain, you have three basic choices to compare: …

Electric Vehicles

Pedro Arrais review: 2017 Chevy Bolt is the electric car to beat

To say that the all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is a game-changer would be an understatement. It might be the breakthrough car that propels the …

Electric Vehicles

Excellent Chevy Bolt Video Review and Road Test by Alex on Autos

Alex on Autos produces excellent car reviews. "I disagree with one comment though about level 2 charger being required. It is not required and the …

Electric Vehicles

2017 Car of the Year runner-up: The Chevy Bolt is a masterpiece

<i>A masterpiece.Hollis JohnsonEditorial note: Business Insider will name its 2017 Car of the Year on November 14, based on 15 finalists. Each day this week, we're taking another look at the five vehicles that were runners-up. So far, we've revealed the Acura TLX A-Spec and the 2018 McLaren 720S. Now</i> …

Electric Vehicles

Tax Overhaul Is Planned for 2018, Leaving Just a Few Weeks to Prepare

Fewer tax breaks for homeowners. No deduction for state income taxes. A higher bar for charitable write-offs. No “personal” exemption. No alternative minimum tax.<p>Republican leaders in the House and Senate have proposed different bills to overhaul the tax code, but both sweep away or limit many tax …

Retirement

Finnish nickel producer aims to tap electric vehicle boom

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's Terrafame nickel mine is planning to start producing material for electric vehicle batteries by 2020, the company said on Friday.<p>The mine, formerly known as Talvivaara, has been under government control since 2015 after years of losses and production problems. It …

Electric Vehicles

In Defense of the Electric Car – part 3

<b>Guest essay by John Hardy</b><p>Full disclosure: I own an electric car, and I think they are useful for city transportation. However, having owned one for a …

Electric Vehicles

One of these 15 finalists will become Business Insider's 2017 Car of the Year

2018 Acura TLX A-Spec<p><i>Hollis Johnson</i><p><b>Engine tested:</b> 3.5-litre, 290-horsepower V6<p><b>Base price:</b> $US35,000<p><b>Why it's here:</b> Ben Zhang and Matt DeBord drove the …

Trucks

Tax plan could pump the brakes on CA's electric car market

<i>A Tesla Model S sedan plugged into a charging station outside of the Tesla Factory in Fremont.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images</i>David …

Tesla Model S

Navya unveils its self-driving taxi

The latest self-driving vehicle is making the steering wheel and the brake pedal a thing of the past.<p>Navya, a French technology company, unveiled a self-driving sedan Tuesday, and it doesn't have the usual feature of a driver's seat.<p>Production of the six-passenger electric vehicle will begin in …

Transportation

Tesla Week: Model 3, Elon Musk Get Banged Up By Media After Earnings Report

Tesla faced withering cynicism from the media this week, driven by uncertainty about the Model 3.<p>The cynicism/criticism was especially intense because during the third quarter the company was only able to make 260 of its first mass-market vehicle. Green Car Reports said, “Just 260 Tesla Model 3s …

Tesla

Actually, Eliminating the EV Credit Could Help Tesla

The new tax-reform bill has some clear losers. Take home builder Toll Brothers, which tumbled after the bill was announced Thursday, and rightly so. …

Electric Vehicles