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GM ignition recall prompts investigations, Tesla sales

GM ignition recall prompts investigations, Tesla sales

Recalls are a fact of life in the automobile business.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
New York car dealers press for ban on Tesla's direct sales

New York car dealers press for ban on Tesla's direct sales

ALBANY, N.Y., March 14 (UPI) -- New York auto dealers want the state to ban the direct sale of Tesla all-electric cars to shoppers.

Ariz., Nev., N.M., Texas finalists for Tesla battery-making plant

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. said Wednesday the four finalists for its new battery pack manufacturing plant are Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.

Charge 'sharing' by electric cars could ease strain on power grid

BURLINGTON, Vt., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- While electric vehicles are good in terms of reduced oil consumption and air pollution they may strain an aging U.S. electrical infrastructure, researchers say.
Chicago Auto Show, Tesla's cross country trek

Chicago Auto Show, Tesla's cross country trek

The Chicago Auto Show is known as a "consumers" show, and this year it's good to be in the market for a new vehicle.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Britain announces plan to become world leader in electric cars

LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Britain announced a program, backed by major vehicle manufacturers, with a goal of making the country a world leader in electric cars.
Increased electric car usage will not reduce greenhouse emissions

Increased electric car usage will not reduce greenhouse emissions

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Despite attempts to increase the use of electric cars, new research suggests that even if there was a sharp increase in such vehicles by 2050, these efforts would not significantly bring down emissions.
Ananth Baliga
Corvette Stingray, Silverado pickup earn top honors

Corvette Stingray, Silverado pickup earn top honors

Trucks made as much news as cars at the Detroit auto show -- but no automaker made more news than General Motors.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Tesla breaking into Chinese market

BEIJING, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Rising demand for luxury cars in China could provide a profitable environment for electric car maker Tesla, the head of a Chinese trade group said.
Fast-chargers may boost plug-in electrics, LA Auto Show

Fast-chargers may boost plug-in electrics, LA Auto Show

Range anxiety and the extra cost of battery technology remain among the biggest obstacles to wider adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Tesla Fires spark U.S. investigation; shares extinguish slightly

Tesla Fires spark U.S. investigation; shares extinguish slightly

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Tesla is under investigation after three electric Model S fires in a five-week span, bringing the new-age automaker into increased skepticism from the government, and from investors.
Sonali Basak
Self-healing electrodes promise better batteries for phones, cars

Self-healing electrodes promise better batteries for phones, cars

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A self-healing battery electrode could bring a new generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices, U.S. researchers say.
Eight U.S. states in agreement to promote zero-emission vehicles

Eight U.S. states in agreement to promote zero-emission vehicles

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The governors of eight U.S. states say they'll use their states' tax and budget powers in an effort to put 3.3 million zero-emissions cars on the road by 2025.

Electric vehicles seen as future racetrack competitors

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Already noted for saving gasoline and having zero emissions, electric cars have a new goal, a U.S. expert says -- success on the world's racetracks.

California's new Bay Bridge opens with fanfare

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- California's new Bay Bridge opened one day earlier than announced after 11 years of construction -- more than twice as long as anticipated, officials said.
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An electric car is an alternative fuel car that uses electric motors and motor controllers instead of an internal combustion engine (ICE). Currently, in most cases, electrical power is derived from battery packs carried on board the vehicle. Other energy storage methods that may come into use in the future include the use of ultracapacitors, or storage of energy in a spinning flywheel.

The term electric vehicle is often used, implying, in context, an electric road vehicle, though in its broader sense it covers all vehicles with electrical propulsion including trains and trams.

Vehicles that make use of both electric motors and other types of engine are known as hybrid electric vehicles and are not considered pure electric vehicles (EVs) because they operate in a charge-sustaining mode. Hybrid vehicles with batteries that can be charged externally from an external source are called plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and become pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs) during their charge-depleting mode. Other types of electric vehicles besides cars include light trucks and neighborhood electric vehicles.

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