Electric Vehicles

Nissan CEO driving self-driven car

Self-Driven Car Implementation Hinges on V2V WiFi Spectrum

Self-Driving Cars have been in the news lately and one key ingredient in the mix is becoming an issue. Turns out back in 1999 the FCC granted WiFi Spectrum to the auto industry and now technology has changed everything. At odds are the self-driving cars made by tech industry heavyweights Google and Apple compared to Nissan, Ford, GM and others. The prize now is the WiFi Spectrum and the tech industry has eyes on the automakers allocation.
2016 Nissan Leaf Redesign Concept

2016 Nissan Leaf Redesign Concepts Found

Earlier I wrote about some design and concept changes that could be part of the 2016 or 2017 Nissan Leaf. While many people do not appreciate the current Nissan Leaf design, there are those that appreciate the design elements like the headlights that have a very distinct reason for looking the way they look. Either way, whether you love the Nissan Leaf’s current design or not, there have been some concept visions of found online that show some interesting ideas as to what the Nissan Leaf could become.
Tesla Model X

Am I the only one who thinks the Tesla Model X is a move in the wrong direction?

If Elon Musk wants to make Tesla a mainstream car, is it going to the wrong direction with Model X? People are hoping for a Tesla model that will cost less than $30,000 and go 200 miles on a single charge, while Tesla is coming up with a Model X, which costs $132,000 and going to $144,000 with upgrades.
BMW i8

Who is the BMW i8 really for?

Which one would you choose if you were in this buyers marketing group of cars? If you were to segment the $100k plus car segment, which one would the BMW i8 actually be a part of? Super Premium Hybrid Sports Car Market, maybe? Put it up against the Fisker Karma, the Porsche PanAmera S E-Hyrbrid? If you are ready to purchase a new car in this segment would styling alone be the deciding factor? Would overall performance be the key indicator of your purchase decision?
Tesla Model S

Really: What Are The Problems You See With Tesla Model S?

Hello everyone, in one of the car forums a forum member asked about the real limitations of Tesla Model S, which I thought to bring up here in TorqueNews for a discussion. Except the known limitations of the range the charging time, what are the real problems you have encountered while driving or owning a Tesla Model S?
Nissan LEAF

Millions of Miles of Range In A Standard Nissan LEAF

What if you could drive from Maine to Florida and not even need to stop for a charge while driving your Nissan Leaf. Forget about all the EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) that has been installed by Tesla for their Model S Electric Car. Technology is scheduled to be tested in England that will enable just that. Long Distance travel with no stops for charging.
2016 volt debut in blue

4 Key Range Improvements for the 2016 Chevy Volt Confirmed

We knew that the 2016 Chevrolet Volt was getting a new look, a new interior, a new gasoline engine and a new battery system, but General Motors has now confirmed 5 key facts on the new range extended electric sedan – all of which are vastly improved efficiency numbers when compared to the outgoing 1st generation Volt.
Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S

What Will Happen if EV Market Moves Up 1% of The US Car Market

Nissan LEAF and Tesla Model S have started a true revolution as well as the other companies that are producing Electric Vehicles and Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Since the US market has seen the almost exponential growth in both these types of cars what will happen if this car segment moves out from the early adopter phase into the main stream market phase?
blue soul ev low

Learning to Love Electric: A Review of the 2015 Kia Soul EV

I recently had a chance to spend a week driving the 2015 Kia Soul EV and while I have had a variety of other electric drive vehicles with gasoline range extending engines, this was my first extended test time in a true EV – during which I learned the many upsides and the sole downside to daily driving a pure electric vehicle.

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