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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Feb: Cold-Weather Doldrums Continue: FINAL UPDATE

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Feb: Cold-Weather Doldrums Continue: FINAL UPDATE

Winter is always a slower sales time for plug-in electric cars than the warmer months, and last month looks like it won't be any exception. Sales of most of the highest-selling battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models stayed roughly at levels similar to those of January. While a blockbuster... read more

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2013 Tesla Model S in winter, Hudson Valley, NY  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Cross-Country Trip, Without (Many) Superchargers: Days 1-3

With our daughter off to college, my wife and I recently became empty-nesters. Suddenly, there was no more reason to endure the wretched winters in New York’s Hudson... read more March 4, 2015 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

Kia Soul EV A Big Hit In CA; Sales To Expand Sooner Than Planned

Just over a year ago, the 2015 Kia Soul EV was introduced at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show as the Korean brand's first U.S.-market electric car. At the time, Kia said it would... read more March 4, 2015 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Minicar To Start Deliveries This Month: UPDATE

The little Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the smallest four-seat electric car sold in North America, and its sales have been commensurate with its size: low. Since it went on sale more... read more March 3, 2015 by 


 
Aston Martin DBX Concept

All-Electric Aston Martin DBX Crossover Concept: Geneva Surprise

James Bond would probably like this one, for its silent speed and rough-terrain capability. And it's even an Aston Martin. At today's Geneva Motor Show, the British... read more March 3, 2015 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf owned by Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield

Four Years And 70,000 Miles Later, 2011 Nissan Leaf Going Strong

The 2011 Nissan Leaf was the first modern battery-electric car to be offered in large numbers, and it still leads the field in terms of sales four years later. Each sales... read more March 2, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

GM Officially Confirms It Will Build Chevy Bolt Electric Car With 200-Mile Range

Six days ago, Reuters broke the story that GM would indeed build and sell the Chevrolet Bolt electric car, but that production would start late next year--not in 2017 as... read more February 12, 2015 by 


 
First 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell delivered to lessee at Tustin Hyundai, June 2014

How To Test Hydrogen Vs Electric Cars: A Challenge To Automakers (In Our Dreams)

The amount of animus between some proponents of plug-in electric cars and those who support hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles is remarkable, and sometimes disturbing. Each side... read more February 11, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D  [photo: owner George Parrott]

Why I Had To Trade My Tesla Model S For A Brand-New P85D

Last October, Tesla announced an all-wheel-drive version of the Model S electric car, with up to a mind-boggling 691 horsepower, and said deliveries would start as early as... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X CES 2015 walkaround by TechVideo screencap

Why Tesla Model X Electric SUV Is Late: Range, Towing, 'Falcon Doors'

Electric-car fans and Tesla owners alike are eagerly awaiting the debut of the Tesla Model X electric SUV, now scheduled to go into production roughly six months from now... read more February 9, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Breaking: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt 200-Mile Electric Car To Start Production In Oct 2016

The Chevrolet Bolt, a subcompact electric car with 200 miles of range, is to go into production earlier than expected, just 20 months from now. According to a breaking news... read more February 6, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Jan: Winter Slump Sets In

Last year's U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars were the highest on record, but now the traditional winter sales slump has set in with a bang. Electric car sales usually dip... read more February 5, 2015 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S   [photo by owner Gene Rubin]

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales Continue Rise In 2014, To 118,500

Plug-in electric car sales during 2014 rose above the 100,000 level, to total roughly 118,500. Last year's total represents a 27-percent gain over calendar year 2013. It's... read more February 3, 2015 by 


 
2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, 2013 Wheego LiFe electric cars  [photo: Jen Danziger]

Driving Small Electric Cars: What It's Like In The Real World

Reader Jen Danziger explains what it's really like to drive a very small battery-electric car year-round in the Midwest. In the years following my participation in the... read more January 29, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

Is BMW i3 Electric Car Selling Better In U.S. Than Germany?

One of the notable features of last year's electric-car sales was the strong, and so far sustained, sales of the radical new BMW i3 electric car. The little plastic-bodied... read more January 28, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Should GM Name Its Bolt Electric Car The 2018 Chevrolet EV2?

Without a doubt, Chevrolet dominated the news in plug-in electric cars at the recent Detroit Auto Show. It unveiled not only the new 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, but also... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 

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