August 26th, 2020 | by Danny Parker
This is part 4 of a four-part series on CleanTechnica. Read parts one and two and three for much more background on the topic — both the space history and the pitch for Tesla Pilot Mode
August 16th, 2020 | by Danny Parker
How do we find out how we are doing in any endeavor in a complex machine? The need is for specific performance data that allows an informed decision — at least, if we wish
July 14th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
Early this morning in Munich, BMW Chairman Oliver Zipse presented an update on the BMW iX3 full electric SUV due out later this year
June 10th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
The following chart from Transport & Environment is a gem. It's a great chart to explain that battery electric vehicles are, by far, our most efficient automobile option, and clearly the future of transport
November 9th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range + is now the most efficient electric car sold in America according to the EPA. A exact scale model replica of the Roadster 2.0 is now available to order online from Tesla.
October 9th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Bosch has a new silicon carbide semiconductor it says transmits electricity 6% more efficiently than conventional chips can do. That could translate into longer range and lower prices for electric cars.
August 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
For some buyers, the savings on fuel and maintenance costs is one of the motivations for buying an electric vehicle. Those who actually own one know that the main advantage of going electric is the superior driving experience. However, the savings certainly offset the higher purchase price of an EV, and in some cases may result in the total cost of ownership being lower than that of a comparable legacy vehicle
July 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Electric vehicles offer large cost savings over traditional gasoline-burning vehicles. That’s simply because electric vehicles use electricity as fuel instead of gasoline. Electricity is much cheaper than gasoline, making it much cheaper to recharge a car than to refill a car
October 31st, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The Tesla Model X is 23% more efficient than the Jaguar I-PACE according to German YouTube channel NextMove. That makes the Model X the preferred electric car choice for long distance travel.
September 17th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
One of the many reasons we love electric vehicles (EV) is, presumably, because we love efficiency. Compared to the woefully pushy, but highly asthmatic, internal combustion engine (ICE), the electric motor "suffers" from the opposite problem — it's too darn efficient. In fact, it's so efficient that it needs to tune down. A gasoline engine requires better airflow, less friction, again and again just to make it 40% efficient (and only within a restricted RPM range) whereas an electric motor is easily 85% efficient. Must we go on? Jaguar just showed how efficient the electric drivetrain is
September 16th, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
In the coming months, with some timing and volume variations by region, you will be able to choose from many affordable, generous range, compelling, and all-around-capable EVs that are coming on to the market. Whilst the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range is arguably the most keenly anticipated of the bunch, all of these EVs are great cars, much better than any fossil fuel vehicle (FFV) equivalent
August 19th, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
New aggregated data from the gurus over at A Better Route Planner show that Tesla Model 3 efficiency is the highest of any production car at highway speeds, with outstandingly low energy consumption. This outstanding efficiency, combined with great supercharging speeds, makes the Model 3 the best road tripping EV in production
June 30th, 2018 | by Andy Miles
This question required a lot of technical research on a wide range of cars to come up with an answer. The basic idea is that an EV is there to convert electrical energy into kinetic energy, or less technically, electricity in for miles of travel out.
March 10th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Have you heard or read that electric cars are no more efficient than gasoline or diesel powered cars? That myth is one of the easiest to explode. Quite simply, it's not even remotely true.
November 26th, 2017 | by Andy Miles
Someone asked me for precise figures in the difference, in range, between driving slower, driving faster, and driving behind a large vehicle to reduce air resistance. I had to confess that I couldn't give him precise figures, as I had based my article just on my experience of driving an EV for a couple of years and noticing a definite difference in range in those three scenarios. I decided that, rather than leaving it open, I would perform some road trials to see exactly what the difference was
September 6th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Williams Advanced Engineering has created a new electric car scalable chassis that is lightweight and efficient.
June 11th, 2012 | by Breath on the Wind
In commerce, a black knight is someone who makes an unwelcome takeover bid. John Petersen is not an EV supporter. Rather, his disclosure exudes a contempt for the EV that is pervasive throughout his work, while he admits to previous commitment to lead-acid batteries and a present ownership in Axion Power. A recent article throws down the gauntlet as he tries to take over the EV conversation: the Black Knight rides again.