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The Coming Era of Long-Range Electric CarsThere is mounting evidence that electric cars will soon enter a new era of much greater consumer acceptance. Unlike the current period—circa 2010 to 2014—in which key vehicle shortcomings were overlooked, the next phase will be based on the toughest reality from the past few years: limited range is crimping sales.
VW Is Auctioning the First E-Golf Electric CarVolkswagen, weeks away from offering the 2015 E-Golf to customers, is putting a new spin on selecting the first buyer of its first electric car by offering it to the highest bidder in a charity auction.
Tesla Reveals All-Wheel Drive and Self-Driving TechnologiesTesla announced Thursday that it will offer all-wheel-drive versions of its Model S electric car. The new offering will slightly increase range by about 10 miles per charge. The addition of all-wheel drive will allow the Model S to handle snowy driving conditions, while boosting 0-60 mph time to 3.2 seconds in the high-performance model.