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Tesla Model S Vs BMW i3: Electric-Car Efficiency Comparison Test

Tesla Model S Vs BMW i3: Electric-Car Efficiency Comparison Test

The EPA has dubbed the all-electric 2014 BMW i3 the most efficient production car sold in the U.S., with an impressive 125 MPGe rating--the best of any electric vehicle. By comparison, my 2013 Tesla Model S with an 85-kilowatt-hour battery is rated at only 89 MPGe. That's a hefty 39-percent... read more

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2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

Hyundai And Kia Target # 2 Slot In Green Vehicles By 2020

While they had to backpedal on misstated gas-mileage figures over the last couple of years, Hyundai and Kia are moving forward with ambitious green-car plans regardless. The... read more November 14, 2014 by 


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

Life With Tesla Model S: Tires Cost Me More Than My 'Fuel' Does

I always knew electric cars were cheap to run, but this is ridiculous. After I bought the first set of replacement tires for my 2013 Tesla Model S (at 26,000 miles), I... read more November 13, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

2015 Kia Soul EV: First Drive Of Newest Electric Car

The hamsters are back in Kia’s ads for its new Soul EV all-electric hatchback. And while their geeky, sexy, danceable 'science experiment' is definitely memorable... read more November 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S 'P85D' all-wheel-drive model

2014 Tesla Model S: Killing 3 Versions, 2 Colors, Some Options

In an effort to simplify its assembly process and boost production rates, Tesla Motors has streamlined its 2014 Tesla Model S electric-car lineup and eliminated several... read more November 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 and 2014 Tesla Model S   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Which Electric-Car Makers Are Serious? U.S. Sales Show Top Three

Two years ago, we pointed out that several electric cars now on sale were purely "compliance cars," built in minimal numbers purely to comply with California rules that... read more November 6, 2014 by 


 
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Range Rover All-Electric Utility Vehicle To Challenge Tesla Model X?

Well, add one more name to the queue of luxury carmakers planning to compete head-to-head with Tesla Motors and its electric cars. According to Britain's Autocar, Range Rover... read more November 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S 'P85D' all-wheel-drive model

Motor Trend Reviews Tesla P85D, Drools & Froths Uncontrollably

Been searching for stratospheric levels of soaring, over-the-top, heavens-rattling hyperbole lately? You will do no better than the recent road test of the Tesla Model S... read more November 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Oct: Leaf Record, Soul EV & e-Golf On Sale: FINAL UPDATE

With two months of sales still remaining in the year, the Nissan Leaf broke its own record for most electric cars sold in the U.S. in a single year. October saw deliveries of... read more November 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

First 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Delivery On Friday; Auction Proceeds To Charity

The electric-car sales figures for October showed that one single 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf was delivered to a buyer last month,--even though the car hasn't yet arrived at the... read more November 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Rated At 83 Miles Range, 116 MPGe

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf is the latest car range to be offered with an electric powertrain as well as internal-combustion engines. Now, the EPA range and efficiency ratings... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric: Range Pack Standard, Styling Update, More Features

After only a few months on sale, Mercedes-Benz's first mass-market electric car will apparently get some noteworthy updates for the new model year. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

2015 Kia Soul EV: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

The fourth of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Kia Soul EV. It's the Korean maker's first-ever electric car sold in the... read more November 3, 2014 by 


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

Were Small Cars Exactly The Wrong Way To Launch Electric Cars?

Historically, most technology innovations in automobiles start at the high end and gradually work their way down the lineup until they've become standard features of even the... read more October 31, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: At Last, Some Maintenance Needed (New Tires)

After 20 months and 26,000-plus miles, I finally spent my first dollar on maintenance for my 2013 Tesla Model S. Almost 2,000 of them, in fact. The total was $1,858--the cost... read more October 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 4-door HB Grille

How Audi, BMW & Mercedes Plan To Compete With Tesla--And Why

We already know that in the next few years, we'll see a slew of mid-size SUVs offered with plug-in hybrid powertrains--most from luxury brands like Audi, BMW, Mercedes... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
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