Innovative Arizona Utility Program Rents Your Roof For Solar Power

Innovative Arizona Utility Program Rents Your Roof For Solar Power

The proliferation of home solar power systems has some utilities worried about potential damage to their business models. And charging an electric car with renewable energy from solar panels remains the low-carbon ideal for many green-car buyers. Now, a new initiative in Arizona shows that it's... read more

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2013 Nissan Leaf

Does Quick Charging Hurt Battery Life? Total Miles Are More Important

Some electric car makers, notably Nissan with its Leaf, make recommendations that owners don't charge too frequently using quick-charging stations. The belief is that the... read more March 19, 2014 by 

Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tucson Wants Tesla Gigafactory, Gives Formal Proposal To Electric-Car Maker

Tesla Motors recently announced plans for a battery "Gigafactory," which is to provide enough lithium-ion cells to allow it to build a projected 500,000 electric cars per... read more March 18, 2014 by 

2013 Tesla Model S

Dumb Laws From States Banning Tesla Sales

You've probably heard of electric-car maker Tesla Motors. What you may not know is that several states ban the company from opening its Tesla Stores and selling you its Model... read more February 18, 2014 by 

Road trip on historic U.S. Route 66 (Images: Antony Ingram)

August Electric Vehicle Meet In CA: Batteries Only (No Volts Allowed)

This August, a group of electric vehicle drivers will travel from Mexico to Canada up the West Coast as part of the BC2BC annual all-electric vehicle rally. To celebrate, the... read more February 7, 2014 by 

Nissan Leaf: Lost Battery Capacity

Despite AZ Woes, Most Nissan Leaf Batteries Fine, Survey Shows

Last summer wasn't easy for Nissan or its electric car, the Leaf. A spate of owners in Arizona discovered they were quickly losing battery capacity, far earlier than Nissan... read more January 14, 2013 by  7

Steve Marsh's 2011 Nissan Leaf: 11 Months, 36,000 Miles

Nissan Buys Back Leaf Electric Cars Under Arizona Lemon Law

Yesterday, a local news station in Phoenix, Arizona, confirmed that Nissan has agreed to buy back wilting Leaf electric cars from their owners under the state’s Lemon... read more September 28, 2012 by  14

2012 Nissan Leaf 4-door HB SL Instrument Cluster

Leaf Owners Ratchet Up Attack On Nissan Handling Of Battery Loss

It’s been six days since results of an independent test were published showing that Nissan Leaf electric cars in hot climates were suffering from premature range loss... read more September 26, 2012 by  8

Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Nissan Suggests Leaf Battery-Capacity Loss Due To High Miles: Exclusive

It's been a few months now since reports of losses in battery capacity in Nissan Leaf electric cars began to filter out of Arizona. Owners have complained to Nissan's... read more September 22, 2012 by  110

Nissan Leaf: Lost Battery Capacity

Nissan's Mark Perry: We're Investigating Arizona's Wilting Leafs

More than two months after a few Nissan Leafs in Arizona began to lose capacity bars in the extreme heat and suffer premature battery aging, Nissan has started formal... read more July 18, 2012 by  9

2011 Nissan Leaf SL

More Nissan Leaf Battery Loss, Nissan Doesn’t Blink

Last week, Nissan gave an official response to the handful of Arizona drivers of its 2011 Leaf electric car that had experienced the first signs of battery capacity loss. A... read more June 20, 2012 by  61

2011 Nissan Leaf

Arizona Considers Charging Electric Cars Tax At 1.43¢ Per Mile

For many years, Arizona was considered an electric-car friendly state, thanks to California-style tailpipe emissions and mandates which required automakers to sell a certain... read more February 6, 2012 by  35


Arizona Dumps Stricter CA Emissions Standards Over Electric-Car Rules

California has always led the nation in mandating reduction of tailpipe emissions and development of low- and zero-emission vehicles. For several years now, states have had... read more January 12, 2012 by  10


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