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Monthly Archives: February 2015

THE YEAR OF THE ELECTRIC CAR

THE YEAR OF THE ELECTRIC CAR

Self-driving, gesture-controlled cars may be all the rage at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, but in reality those advances are still years away. A fully automated vehicle will probably not be produced or sold in the next decade. So what’s REALLY the big news story in car tech? Electric. The electric car is finally here, and it’s all grown up and ready for prime time. It all started with the Tesla. Well, it started before then with the Prius and Volt hybrids, but the Tesla Model S is what really got people’s imaginations going. Here was a car that was 100% plug-in electric, that could be charged to near full in only a few hours, that looked good, drove great, and actually had a useable range. Since the first Model S debuted a few years ago, high-end auto manufacturers like BMW and Mercedes have been playing catch-up, and putting out some great cars like the i3 and i8. The only problem? M ... read more