Electric Vehicles

2016 Cadillac CT6

Feds Approve Rear View Video Camera Mirror for Cadillac CT6, Chevy Bolt

General Motors has a high tech rear view camera mirror system for the Cadillac CT6 and the Chevy Bolt, and according to the folks at Autoblog, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has approved this system – opening up a whole new area of interior technology that is sure to quickly spread across the industry.
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The Cadillac ELR is Headed for Extinction and I’m Bummin'

The folks at Automotive News announced yesterday that the extended range Cadillac ELR – essentially the luxury coupe version of the Chevrolet Volt – will not continue on into a next generation and with the ELR being one of my favorite vehicles on the market today – I am sad to hear that the beautiful electric Caddy coupe is headed for the automotive graveyard.

VW Budd-e Concept Looks Promising, But Also Looks Like Kia Soul's Bigger Cousin

Budd-e is unveiled on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It promises to have 373 mile of all-electric range. But since it looks similar to Kia Soul, there is an interesting discussion at Kia Sould EV Facebook page and here are some of the interesting opinions from this public forum.

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Don't Hold Your Breath for an Electric Corvette Stingray

It was discovered recently that General Motors has moved to protect the names Corvette E-Ray and E-Ray for use on an automobile, but I still don’t believe that we will be able to buy an electric-powered Corvette anytime in the near future – so all of those enraged Corvette loyalists can take a nice deep breath.

A Smart Watch for Christmas: Is an EV Next?

One thing is for sure, you can get information about your state of charge for your Ford Electric Vehicles. The Ford Motor company has created an app for the android and apply eco system smart watch families that works together with Ford’s SYNC system. The smart watch app is very practical and useful for checking on the status of the car’s state of charge.

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A Brilliant and Simple Idea To Improve Charging Station Efficiency for Electric Car Drivers

Here is a case. Electric car is parked at a charging station and fully charged. It has been two hours and the owner has not returned yet. Other EVs are not able to charge. What do you do? Here is, what I think a brilliant and a very simple idea charging stations can implement to improve EV charging efficient and avoid issues like this.
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3 Things We Will See Happen, If People Show Demand For Electric Cars

EPA estimate shows the cost of electric cars exceeds the social cost of carbon. If we want to reduce emissions by 80 percent by 2050 governments need to almost completely remove carbon from transportation, this means from electric cars like Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S, Chevy Volt, BMW i3 or Prius Plug In. How do we reconcile this?
Tesla Autopilot

The Reason Why Tesla May Curtail Model S Autopilot Capabilities in The Upcoming Update

A bit of bad news for Tesla Model S owners with autopilot. Looks like Tesla is planning to severely curtail the capabilities of autopilot in the next software upgrade (7.1). Reason is given as 'crazy behavior' of some of the Model S owners abusing the version 7.0 of the autopilot which was released in October, writes one EV owner at Electric Vehicle Assn. of Alberta (EVAA).
Nissan LEAF Double Batter Increases Range

This Company Offers To Install Double Batteries on Nissan LEAF Increasing Range to 160 Miles

A company, named Hybrid Industries, has posted a message on Los Angeles Craigs List offering to install double batteries on any Nissan LEAF increasing range to 160 miles on a single charge. The announcement says they can prove it works. The price is 6,500 dollars and this announcement has promoted an active debate in SF Bay Area Nissan LEAF Owners' group on Facebook.

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