Study: Over 15 years Americans save big with an EV, but costs vary widely

2020 Nissan LeafAmericans can save a lot of money by switching to an electric car, but the amount of potential savings seen over the long run varies widely depending on many factors, a study released last month highlights. Car buyers can save between $3,000 and $10,500 on fuel costs alone over 15 years, according to the Department of Energy study (via Axios)...

Tires and wheels can have a huge affect on electric car range

Michelin X-Ice winter tiresWhen driving an electric car, it's important to consider the only part of the vehicle that actually touches the road. Tires can have a major impact on electric car range. Automakers often fit electric cars with low-rolling resistance tires to maximize range, albeit often at the expense of handling, as these tires offer less grip than conventional...

Tires and wheels can have a huge effect on electric car range

Michelin X-Ice winter tiresWhen driving an electric car, it's important to consider the only part of the vehicle that actually touches the road. Tires can have a major impact on electric car range. Automakers often fit electric cars with low-rolling resistance tires to maximize range, albeit often at the expense of handling, as these tires offer less grip than conventional...

Arrival reveals an electric bus that fits right into its stylish EV ecosystem

Arrival electric busAn electric bus is the latest in what the UK-based Arrival calls an "ecosystem" that will also include electric ride-sharing cars, taxis, delivery vans, and charging infrastructure. Sporting the same minimalist design as Arrival's recently-unveiled delivery van, the bus will be priced the same as an equivalent diesel bus, according to the company...

Lightyear tests solar roof tech on a Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 modified by Lightyear for solar roof testingDutch startup Lightyear plans to launch an electric car powered by a combination of solar panels and batteries. That car isn't quite ready for production yet, but Lightyear is testing its solar tech on modified Tesla Model 3 sedans. Lightyear has two of these Tesla research vehicles, numbered 005 and 006, as well as a solar-equipped Volkswagen...

Want to help build a VW electric car?

Volkswagen e-Golf assembly at Dresden If you like DIY projects, Volkswagen has an offer that might interest you. The automaker is letting visitors to its "glass house" factory in Dresden, Germany, help build e-Golf electric cars. As of now, visitors to the factory can get hands on at up to five stations on the e-Golf assembly line, VW said in a press release Tuesday. If you think...

Canadian study: Each EV brings better health, $7,500 in “social benefits”

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EVMany studies have confirmed the health benefits of replacing internal-combustion vehicles with EVs, but a new Canadian study puts a dollar amount on those benefits. A single electric car replacing a gasoline car brings approximately CD$10,000 (about $7,400 at current exchange rates) in "social benefits," according to the study, which was drafted...

Nissan electric ambulance curbs the tailpipe emissions

Nissan NV400 electric ambulanceIn a lung-related pandemic, maybe we should be thinking a little more about how many of our existing emergency vehicles—ambulances specifically—have tailpipes and big diesel engines. Working with the Tokyo Fire Department, Nissan converted an ambulance to electric power. It's not the first electric ambulance, but Nissan claims it is...