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2014 BMW i3 REx Vs Mountain, Clunkers Vs Electric Cars, Cheap Solar Energy: Today's Car News

2014 BMW i3 REx Vs Mountain, Clunkers Vs Electric Cars, Cheap Solar Energy: Today's Car News

We're back from the Labor Day holiday with the latest green-car news. Find out how a range-extended 2014 BMW i3 REx does on a mountain climb, learn about California's latest clean-air initiative, and see why UBS thinks electric cars will make residential solar energy practical for more people. All...

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Schneider EVlink 30 Amp Generation 2.5 240-Volt Level 2 charging station for plug-in electric cars

Electric-Car Charging Station Prices Fall: 30 Amps For $500 (Through Sep 30)

When plug-in electric cars came on the market less than four years ago, the first 240-Volt home charging stations carried four-figure price tags. Now a handful of models cost... read more 16 hours ago by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander Concept-S plug-in hybrid sketch

Mitsubishi Plans Sporty Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Concept For Paris Auto Show

Rubbing salt in the wounds of U.S. customers as-yet denied access to the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, Mitsubishi will show a concept car based on the model at the upcoming Paris... read more 17 hours ago by 


 
2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3 REx 38-HP Range Extender Vs. 14,000-Foot Mountain: Who Wins?

Steep climbs are the enemy of electric car drivers. While modern electric vehicles are more than capable of powering up a hill, with ample torque, the effect on a car with... read more 17 hours ago by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Has Tesla 'Proved Electric Cars Are Better' If Public, Industry Don't Know It Yet?

When industry analysts, financial analysts and the motoring press have all lavished praise on a car, there's a fair chance it's a pretty good car. That's the case for the... read more September 1, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla In Deal To Build 400 Charging Stations In China

The Chinese market has become vital for many global automakers. For some, it's a haven of high sales numbers to offset struggles in markets like the U.S. and Europe. To... read more August 31, 2014 by 


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Gas Prices Fall For Labor Day With Oil Supplies Ample

If you're getting out on the road this Labor Day weekend visiting friends or family, you may be pleased to hear it'll cost you a little less than it did this time last year... read more August 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

The Future Of Volt And Leaf, VW e-Golf Priced, Electric-Car Hamsters: The Week In Reverse

We look ahead to the next Volt and Leaf, get a first look at the only seven-passenger plug-in hybrid, and a price for the Volkswagen e-Golf. And guess who's using hamsters to... read more August 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

2016 Chevy Volt Range Extender, Tesla Hunger Games, Toyota Hybrid Sales: Today's Car News

Today we have stories on three big green-car names. Find out why the 2016 Chevrolet Volt could get a 75-horsepower range extender, and why states may be stuck in a "Hunger... read more August 29, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

2016 Chevy Volt Range-Extending Engine To Have 75 HP?

Electric power is only one part of the Chevrolet Volt equation. While it's a part that covers two thirds of all Volt miles driven, the other third is handled by its... read more August 29, 2014 by 


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car

Renault To Show 117 MPG Concept At Paris Auto Show To Hit French Target

Europe's CO2-based taxation system means consumers already have access to a wide range of highly efficient vehicles. There are stricter targets on the horizon however, and... read more August 29, 2014 by 


 
GE WattStation Electric Car Charging Station

In CA, Renters Can Now Install Electric-Car Charging Stations

For many drivers, a home charging station is necessary to make electric-car ownership feasible. For people who don't own a home in which to install a charging station, that... read more August 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Prius C

Toyota Continues To Dominate Global Hybrid Sales (No Surprise There)

Hybrid sales might have been slow to take off in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but there are no such concerns these days. In the first half of 2014, Japanese automaker... read more August 29, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

'Tesla Hunger Games': Are States In 'Race To Bottom' For Gigafactory?

Electric-car makers don't normally draw comparisons with dystopian autocracies. But as five states compete to host Tesla Motors' massive battery "Gigafactory," some are... read more August 29, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan Price, Tesla Battery Cost, Lighter Cars: Today's Car News

Today we look, both directly and indirectly, at Tesla's future. See why the Toyota hydrogen fuel-cell sedan could target the Model S, and how the electric-car maker's battery... read more August 28, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan at Aspen Ideas Festival  [photo: Riccardo Savi]

Will The Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan Target The Tesla Model S?

Imagine a smooth, quiet, comfortable largish sedan that emits nothing, with a range of 250 miles or more--one that pegs its driver as a person in the vanguard of advanced... read more August 28, 2014 by 


 
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