Items tagged with electric-cars

Here’s the setup: Someone stole a Tesla Model S in L.A. and went for a joyride that turned into a police chase and resulted in a horrific multi-car crash. The Model S itself ended up ripping in two, with the front part of the car and the rear completely separated. It looks as if the rear of the vehicle embedded into the side of a building. Worse, the smashed car burst into flames, apparently due to the battery being compromised. Tesla’s battery catching fire after a trauma has been a problem before, and the company re-engineered the housing this spring to better protect the battery... Read more...
There’s definitely a chicken-and-egg problem with getting zero-emission electric cars on the road in that people are reluctant to invest in one if there aren’t many places to charge the things. Unless there is a sufficient number of charging stations here and there, electric car owners simply can’t drive their vehicles very far without running out of juice. The governors of eight states--New York, California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Vermont--have collectively agreed to change that by building more charging stations and developing other infrastructure... Read more...