The Kia Soul EV was designed to go the distance. (Fox News Autos) A variety of electric vehicles destined for production debuted at the L.A. Auto Show, running the gamut from a retro minivan to a high-performance sports sedan and a pickup truck from a company you've never heard from before. Kia Soul EV: Kia unveiled the third-generation of America's best-selling subcompact SUV, which will include a long-range battery-powered version that will compete with the likes of the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, not to mention Kia's own Niro EV, with which it shares a powertrain. Kia hasn't said yet how far you'll be able to drive between charges, but the Niro can go 239 miles before you have to plug it in. Video 2020/2021 Rivian R1T and R1s: Startup American automaker Rivian plans to use the same electric platform to build a lineup of high-end pickups and SUVs. It says they'll go as far as 400 miles and be able to accelerate to 100 mph in 7 seconds while offering serious off-road … [Read more...] about L.A. Auto Show: 5 electric cars coming soon
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By Bob Ratterman, Contributing Writer OXFORD — Despite reservations by Miami University, Oxford is going forward with plans for as many as two companies to provide electric scooter (or, e-scooter) service. FIRST REPORT: Butler County’s first shared bicycles and electric scooters coming soon Alan Kyger, the city’s economic development director, confirmed two e-scooter firms — Bird and Lime — had paid a deposit and completed paperwork to register as providers in the city.“I expect there will be an e-scooter program in town this fall,” Kyger said Tuesday, adding it was possible at least one of the firms could be set up by this weekend. Jeremy Lynch, a representative of Bird, was in town Sept. 21 for a presentation to the Student Community Relations Commission to talk about their business model and answer questions about the service. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 McCoy: … [Read more...] about Electric scooters coming to Oxford, despite Miami’s objection
Last Updated Oct 22, 2010 11:03 AM EDT The automobile press had only just begun to get real test drives of the Chevrolet Volt when a highly-charged argument broke out this week: Is the Volt a true electric car? Under the headline "GM Lied," a slightly overwrought reviewer at Edmunds Inside Line said the auto company was telling a fib by claiming in promotions that the Volt was an "all electrically driven vehicle." In fact, said the reviewer, the Volt (at right) is more like a plug-in hybrid. General Motors shot back that the Volt's gas engine has no direct mechanical connection to the wheels but conceded that the gas motor is in effect driving the wheels at times. GM said it had not fully explained the system earlier for competitive reasons while it had patents awaiting approval. Why should you care about this engineering altercation? Two reasons: First, the distinction means the car can go a lot farther before you need to plug it in (or fill it up). Second, because it can have a … [Read more...] about Electric Car Smackdown: The True Cost of Buying a Volt
Last Updated Dec 8, 2010 12:15 PM EST I am cruising through Times Square silently but very, very stylishly in a sleek electric Tesla roadster. Soon you will be able to rent a few of these and many more prosaic electric cars from Hertz at airports and in their car-sharing program in New York City, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. Electric cars are moving toward the mainstream as new models are announced and the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt reach their first buyers this month. The Tesla couldn't show its stuff in slow-mo city traffic. But just a brief clear space is enough to feel the breathtaking acceleration (0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds). Of course, the move toward electric cars is not about speed -- though most have excellent acceleration -- but about high mileage and low emissions. In that realm, the Environmental Protection Agency just announced the official gas-mileage equivalent numbers for the Leaf and the Volt. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with … [Read more...] about Electric Cars: New Models Coming; Volt and Leaf rated Nearly 100 MPG
First it was the mystery car. The Silicon Valley version of a yeti sighting. "Apple is testing a car on the streets of San Francisco!" they screamed -- a self-driving car, they conjectured. Then the rumors turned the corner, from autonomous to electric: Apple wants to "give Tesla a run for its money." And the lawsuit: Apple is poaching battery talent from Tesla. Now, Apple insiders are reportedly saying that yes, an Apple car is in the works, yes, it's going to be electric, and, yes, it's actually coming soon. Sooner than most would have guessed. According to Bloomberg, "people with knowledge of the matter" said that Apple is planning to have electric cars in production by 2020. The timeline is aggressive, especially for a company that has no foothold in the market to start with. But it's Apple, so, you know, rules shmules. The timing would put the company just behind the 2017 releases of the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt, both of which will offer consumers an electric option that … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Apple to release electric car within five years?