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Why My 2014 Chevy Volt Uses Less Gas Than My All-Electric Car Did

Why My 2014 Chevy Volt Uses Less Gas Than My All-Electric Car Did

I recently leased a 2014 Chevy Volt to replace my Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and I expect that it will free me even more from using gasoline than the i-MiEV--which was a battery electric car that used no gas at all. At first glance, this would seem counter-intuitive. The Volt has a range-extending gasoline... read more

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2014 BMW i3

BMW Launches Its Own DC Fast-Charging Station, Priced At $6,500

BMW has launched a new range of DC fast chargers aimed at providing a convenient charging standard for drivers of its i3 electric cars. Developed in conjunction with Bosch... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
First Tesla Model S delivered in Hong Kong

First RHD Tesla Model S Electric Cars In Asia Delivered In Hong Kong

Right-hand drive Tesla Model S electric cars have already begun to trickle out in the United Kingdom, but now they're hitting the Asian markets too. The first Asian... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Hybrid: Ultimate Guide To 50-MPG Mid-Size Hatchback

Toyota's Prius hybrid has undoubtedly done more to raise awareness of green vehicles and improving fuel efficiency than any other single model on sale today. First launched... read more July 25, 2014 by 


 
1,000th body for 2012 Tesla Model S on display at Tesla Motors factory, Fremont, CA, Oct 28, 2012

Tesla Halts Model S Assembly, Prepares For Model X

Tesla Motors has halted production of the Model S electric car while it upgrades the assembly line for its next vehicle--the Model X crossover. A two-week production hiatus... read more July 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla's Important Not Only For Electric Cars But For Silicon Valley: Opinion

The Tesla Model S is undoubtedly an excellent car. It's quick, efficient, looks good to most eyes and can compete with most fossil-fueled equivalents on even footing. READ... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - after delivery

2014 BMW i3: Is Range Extended Version Outselling Battery Only?

The 2014 BMW i3 electric car has a unique feature offered by no other vehicle in the world: Buyers can choose to have it as a battery-electric vehicle, or add an optional... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Is Detroit Responding To Tesla Patent Offer With Collective 'Meh'?

Last month, electric car maker Tesla Motors took the unusual step of opening up its patents to other automakers. Automakers usually guard their patents very closely, ensuring... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid on the Nurburgring

New Kind Of Nurburgring Record: Toyota Prius Plug-In Sets Fuel-Economy Bar

Automakers love to boast about Nürburgring lap times when selling performance cars. Once one of the most dangerous motor racing circuits in the world, it's now a... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

New Name For Tesla 'Third-Generation' Electric Sedan: Model III, Musk Says

It's probably fair to say that model names aren't that important in the world of Tesla Motors. That's a good thing of course--the product itself is much more important. But a... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevy Volt To Get More Efficient, Less Expensive Inverter

General Motors is still hard at work behind the scenes on the next-generation Chevrolet Volt. We won't know full details of the car for some time, but one upgrade it's likely... read more July 14, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2016 Toyota Prius: AWD Still Considered For Next-Gen Hybrid

With a new Toyota Prius on the horizon, rumors abound as to what the next-generation of the world's best-selling hybrid will offer when it's unveiled late next year. Some... read more July 14, 2014 by 


 
Opening graphic on The Oatmeal cartoon describing the joys of owning a Tesla Model S electric car

Musk Continues To Back Nikola Tesla Museum, This Time With $1 Million

Tesla is such a hot topic in the electric car world at the moment, the name itself has almost lost meaning. Luckily, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk still appreciates the value of... read more July 11, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Hack A Tesla Model S And Win $10,000

The word "hack" is a little over-used in today's lexicon, but in the general sense it refers to the process of cracking the software system of a computer, a smartphone--or a... read more July 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR: $75K Electric Coupe Gets Five-Figure Discounts, Already

Ask anyone interested in the Cadillac ELR to name their biggest bone of contention and they'll say one thing: The price. At a shade under $75,000, it's a good $40,000 more... read more July 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Cube

2014 Nissan Cube: The Last Year On Sale For Funky Tall Wagon

While Toyota's Scion xB really invented the modern "tall wagon" category, the runaway sales champion in the segment is the Kia Soul. And among the also-rans sits the... read more July 10, 2014 by 


 
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