2016 Nissan Leaf: How Does It Compare To 2012 Model On Price, Equipment, Range?

2016 Nissan Leaf: How Does It Compare To 2012 Model On Price, Equipment, Range?

The 2016 Nissan Leaf gets a few updates, most notably an optional 30-kilowatt-hour battery pack that allows for a 107-mile range. That's a substantial increase over the 84 miles of the existing 24-kWh pack, which is still available in the base Leaf S. But how does this latest update compare to past... read more

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2013 Tesla Model S and 2011 Chevrolet Volt in garage; photo by George Parrott

Here's Why Electric Cars Will Succeed: Owners Just Adore Them

Imagine you're a carmaker, and you found you could build a type of vehicle that customers all absolutely adored. Not just liked. Not just said, "Yeah, it's fine, it does what... read more February 28, 2014 by 

2012 Vauxhall Ampera

U.K. Plug-In Electric Car Incentives: Why Haven't They Worked?

Sales figures for plug-in cars in the U.S. crossed the 100,000 mark four months ago, but in the U.K., the government has announced that it will end plug-in car incentives... read more October 2, 2013 by 

2012 Tesla Model S

Wait, Tesla Owners And Fans Don't Care So Much About Green?

It's dangerous to assume, as the saying goes. And a lot of assumptions about why people buy electric cars are wrong--including that they only do so because they're "green,"... read more August 8, 2013 by  90

Tesla owners & supporters gather in Statehouse in Austin to support company [photo: John Griswell]

Tesla Loses Legal Battles To Texas, North Carolina Dealers

Win some, lose some. Tesla's had a very good year thus far, but it was recently dealt legislative defeats in two states where it had hoped to sell its electric cars. In... read more June 6, 2013 by  31

Gas pump

Is Right Now The Very Best Time To Buy A Car? Discuss

Slowly, the economic recession is winding down and consumer moods are improving. Plus, today's new cars get better gas mileage than they did just a few years ago. Is this... read more June 4, 2013 by  15

Three Nissan Leafs

Five Ideal Companion Cars To The 2012 Nissan Leaf

You’ve taken the plunge and shelled out anything from $33,000 upwards for an all-electric 2012 Nissan Leaf. Quiet, efficient and full of gadgets, you’ve... read more May 17, 2012 by  18

2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

Electric Cars' Secret Advantage: They're Just Nicer To Drive

Plug-in electric cars are now on sale from several carmakers, and their sales will rise slowly over the next decade. Right now, most of the marketing for those electric cars... read more April 27, 2012 by  58

2009 Toyota Prius

Study Says Hybrid Owners Don’t Always Buy Another Hybrid: Here’s Why

For many years, ever-rising gas prices have encouraged more and more car drivers to make the switch to cars with hybrid drivetrains. But with the first hybrids well over 10... read more April 9, 2012 by  24

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Why Do Buyers Avoid Prius, Electric Cars? It's Styling And Price

According to the ninth annual Avoider study published yesterday by J.D. Power and Associates, many car-buyers avoid green cars because they’re too small, look strange... read more January 27, 2012 by  3

Slide from "Selling Green in Today's Market," GfK Research, October 2010

Why Buy Green Cars? For the Cost Savings, Not the Planet, Survey Says

If you're reading this site, there's a good chance that you're interested in driving green: saving fuel, perhaps reducing the overall impact of your transportation choices on... read more November 3, 2010 by  2


Should You Buy Or Lease Your Electric Car?

If you're reading this website, chances are you're already someone giving some consideration to owning an electric car. If so, great! You're one step further than the next... read more October 14, 2010 by  10

Power plant

Electric Cars Must Pay Higher Taxes To Build Power Plants, Says Power-Plant Builder

With the increase in coverage that electric cars are enjoying in both the motoring and the mainstream press, you might be forgiven for thinking that the future is bright for... read more July 8, 2010 by  13

Closing price of Tesla Motors stock on third day of trading

Why Is Tesla’s Stock Deflating After Only Two Days?

Good news for those of you who shorted Tesla Motors' stock: the electric car company’s shares are already falling in price as the zeal around its $226 million public debut... read more July 1, 2010 by  6

2011 Smart electric drive  -  first drive

Five Things EVs Will Need To Do Before They Become Mainstream.

Let's face it. EVs are still a very small, very niche market. Expensive, short on supply and not even universally supported throughout the USA there are a whole series of... read more June 25, 2010 by  9

nissan leaf ev 013

Nissan, GM Are Right to Quiz Potential Electric-Car Buyers

Nissan has been criticized by consumers and EV owners alike for the online questionnaire that accompanies the signup process for reserving a 2011 Nissan Leaf. As part of the... read more May 11, 2010 by  12


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