Why Nothing Competes With Tesla Today, Plug-In Hybrids Included Electric Cars April 24, 2015

Why Nothing Competes With Tesla Today, Plug-In Hybrids Included

Two years ago, the launch of the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid produced the first ostensible large luxury plug-in sedan competitor to the Tesla Model S electric car. The Porsche is a plug-in hybrid...

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Hybrid supercapacitor developed by UCLA

Hybrid Supercapacitor Gives Energy Density Of Lead-Acid Batteries (Video)

The need to increase electric-car ranges and decrease charging times has led to huge amounts of research into improved battery chemistries. But why stop at the stuff that... read more April 23, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Hey, Media: Electric Cars Aren't Hybrids, The Difference Matters

It all started with an article by Edmunds that boiled down to "owners of green cars are trading them in for SUVs in record numbers." That may be true--and it has since been... read more April 23, 2015 by 


 
Audi sustainability chief Reiner Mangold and German Education Minister Dr. Johanna Wanka

Audi Produces e-Diesel Fuel From Water, CO2, Renewable Energy

Cars are getting more efficient, but the fuels that power them may soon change too. That's especially true when it comes to diesel, where the loose "biodiesel" category is... read more April 23, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt with owner Ben Rich and electric-car advocate Tom Moloughney

Chevy Volt Vs Mitsubishi i-MiEV: This Volt Uses Less Gas Than Electric Car, Data Shows

When I traded in my 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car for a 2014 Chevrolet Volt, I wrote an article with the bold prediction that I would now use less gasoline even though... read more April 23, 2015 by 


 
2001 Honda Insight

Tesla MD Sales, 2015 MINI Cooper 4-Door Review, Hybrid Repair Costs: Today's Car News

Today, we have the story behind the bill allowing Tesla direct sales in Maryland, a gas mileage review of the 2015 MINI Cooper 4-Door Hardtop, and a new study charting hybrid... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 MINI Cooper S 4-Door Hardtop, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

2015 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door: Gas Mileage Review

In various forms, the MINI has been with us for more than half a century--but its image has always been shaped by the two-door model. The original BMC Mini had two doors and... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

Electric-Car Fast Charging: California CCS Sites Two Years Behind CHAdeMO

DC fast-charging stations greatly increase the convenience of owning an electric car--but they're still far scarcer than slower, 240-volt Level 2 charging sites. Even where... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Green-Car Buyers More Likely To Pay Cash For New Vehicles: Report

We're not entirely sure what it has to do with Earth Day, to be honest, but here's an odd little statistic. Turns out that buyers of green cars--whether they're hybrids or... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
State map showing where Tesla Motors can (blue) and can't (red) sell cars [Mojo Motors, Apr 2015]

Where Can Tesla Legally Sell Cars Directly To You? State-By-State Map: LATEST UPDATE

Every month, and often more frequently, a new story appears about the state-by-state battle between Tesla Motors and auto-dealer lobbyists. In some states, Tesla is permitted... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

How Maryland's Tesla Sales Bill Really Got Passed: Its Sponsor Tells The Story (Video)

Last week, barely minutes before it adjourned, the Maryland House of Representatives passed a bill authorizing Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars from up to four stores... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
2005 Toyota Prius

Hybrid Car Repairs Getting Cheaper, But Not For Regular Cars

While hybrid cars have been on U.S. roads in large numbers for over a decade, their reliability and repair costs may still spook some potential buyers. The innards of a... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 

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