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Electric Cars Are City Cars? Not In U.S.: They're Suburb Cars Here

Electric Cars Are City Cars? Not In U.S.: They're Suburb Cars Here

Automotive journalists who write about electric cars hear the phrase "city car" a lot. As in, "Battery-electric cars are perfect city cars, but [fill in different powertrain] is required for other uses." There's just one problem: No one in the U.S. has ever turned to their better half and said... read more

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Toyota i-Road urban electric vehicle

Toyota i-Road Electric City Car Undergoes French Car-Share Trials

Toyota might not be convinced by battery electric vehicles but that hasn't stopped the company testing its i-Road urban electric vehicle. Its latest round of testing takes... read more July 1, 2014 by 

Renault Twingo - 2014 Geneva Motor Show live photos

Renault Twingo Live Photos: Smart Forfour Partner Launched At Geneva

The car you see here, the Renault Twingo, will not be sold in the U.S. A car like it will be, though--Smart's next Forfour, and indeed the two-seat Fortwo, have been... read more March 5, 2014 by 

Kandi electric car (Image: Kandi Technologies Group)

Kandi Chinese Electric-Car Sharing Service Expands To Larger Cities

Who says electric cars aren't working in China? Certainly not Kandi, whose electric car-sharing service--that hires out electric vehicles from vending-machine like... read more March 2, 2014 by 

Yamaha Motiv city car concept

More Details On Yamaha Motiv-E, Electric Smart Fortwo Rival For Asia?

The Smart Fortwo is a car that heavily divides opinion. In the U.S, it's been less than successful. Sales have been much better in Europe, but even so other manufacturers... read more March 1, 2014 by 

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

2014 BMW i3 Electric-Car Orders Limited To Single Trim Level (For 3 Months)

Forget, temporarily, some of that things that were said when the production 2014 BMW i3 electric car was revealed last summer. For the first three months it's on sale in the... read more February 11, 2014 by 

2011 Nissan ESFlow concept

Nissan Electric Cars To Be Split Into Three Different Types: Design Director

Fed up of waiting for a cheaper, smaller electric car from Nissan, or something a bit more interesting and sportier than the Leaf? You may not have to wait much longer. In an... read more January 17, 2014 by 

2014 Smart ForTwo Elecric Drive

Daimler Boss Says Smart Car Is "More Relevant" Than Ever

Cars described as "ahead of their time" are usually regarded fondly, but often commercially unsuccessful--the resulting vehicles often too unusual for many consumers... read more January 14, 2014 by 

Yamaha Motiv city car concept

Yamaha Motiv: Gordon Murray's City Car Partner Revealed

Ever had to keep a really big secret? Respected automotive engineer Gordon Murray has: Having known for quite some time who one of the biggest customers for his... read more November 20, 2013 by 

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

2014 BMW i3: First Drive Of BMW's Radical New Electric Car

You may have read stories lately that suggest the BMW i3 is the first luxury competition for the Tesla Model S electric car. It’s not. You may also have read that... read more October 21, 2013 by 

Armadillo-T folding electric car (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology via Youtube)

Armadillo Electric Car: Fold It, Park It With A Smartphone

They aren't practical for all, but some of the ideas for future urban electric cars are certainly intriguing. Renault was the first to take the concept seriously with the... read more August 23, 2013 by 

2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive NHTSA crash test (Image via

2013 Smart Electric Drive: 4 Stars Overall For Crash Safety From NHTSA

The 2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive is the latest electric vehicle to have undergone the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's crash test procedures. Following... read more August 15, 2013 by 

Gordon Murray Design T25 Minicar

Gordon Murray's City Cars, iStream Production Soon A Reality?

Lackluster sales of cars like the Smart Fortwo have illustrated that the market for really tiny cars still doesn't really exist in the U.S, but elsewhere things are quite... read more August 12, 2013 by  2

Honda Micro-Commuter Prototype  -  Tochigi, Japan  -  11/2012

Honda Electric Micro Commuter Car To Begin Testing In Japan

America's wide open spaces have never been conducive for small car sales success, but the story is quite different elsewhere. We already know how popular the tiny kei-class... read more July 21, 2013 by  2

2009 Nissan Land Glider leaning EV concept

Nissan Planning Electric City Car Rival To Renault's Twizy

Buoyed by the quiet European success of the Renault Twizy electric city car, the French firm's Japanese partner Nissan is considering its own diminutive electric vehicle... read more July 3, 2013 by  11

Renault Twizy Cargo electric van

Renault Twizy Cargo: Electric City Car Loses Seat, Gains Cargo Space

Removing equipment from a car isn't usually the way to make it more appealing, but a new variant of the Renault Twizy city car may have done just that. Called the Renault... read more June 27, 2013 by  6


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