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Bob Lutz called 2017 Chevy Bolt EV a 'compliance car'; is it?

Bob Lutz called 2017 Chevy Bolt EV a 'compliance car'; is it?

Electric-car advocates are often passionate, with memories long enough to remember GM's 2004 destruction of its pioneering fleet of EV1 electric cars. Since then, the company has built and sold two generations of the Chevrolet Volt, with the launch of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV imminent within a... read more

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2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Nov: Volt Strong, But Leaf, i3 Decline (UPDATED)

Sales of plug-in electric cars generally fall off a bit as the weather gets colder, and it's the same this year, with November sales slightly down on those of October. The... read more December 7, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai  -  Quick Drive  -  Portland, July 2015  [photo: Doug Berger]

All Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Are Compliance Cars, For Now

When the first Honda Insight and Toyota Prius hybrids launched in 1999 and 2000, expectations for their sales were low. And hybrids indeed logged annual sales in the low... read more November 6, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In July: Leaf Plummets, Volt Holds (FINAL UPDATE)

While May was a good month for sales of plug-in electric cars, the numbers sagged in June--and they appear to be doing the same for July. Last month's sales data has now... read more August 5, 2015 by


 
2014 Fiat 500e

Fiat 500e Electric Car Software Issue Leads To Fourth Recall

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling certain 2013 through 2015 model-year Fiat 500e electric cars to address a glitch in the affected vehicles' control units. The... read more June 19, 2015 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

Plug-In Hybrids OK For Smaller Makers To Meet CA Zero-Emission Vehicle Rules

California's Zero-Emission Vehicle sales rules have been a major reason the state's drivers can now choose among two dozen different plug-in electric vehicles on sale today... read more June 15, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In May: Leaf, Volt, Others Surge: FINAL UPDATE

As spring arrives, sales of plug-in electric cars have traditionally risen from their winter levels. During the months of May through August, monthly sales are usually among... read more June 3, 2015 by


 
2007 BMW 335i and 2015 Fiat 500e electric car in driveway, May 2015  [photo: Chris Baccus]

One Man's Fiat 500e Electric Car Might Get Him To Sell His BMW

It's been said before, but the only way to understand why electric cars are a better way to drive is to drive one. The shorthand for that rule is "getting butts in seats."... read more May 28, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Apr: Pace Continues Steady: FINAL UPDATE

Sales of plug-in electric cars in April held few real surprises, coming in at about the average rate of previous months. The now-aging Nissan Leaf saw deliveries of 1,553... read more May 7, 2015 by


 
New 2015 Fiat 500e, San Jose, California, March 2015  [snapshot: Joe Nuxoll]

Why We Call Out Compliance Cars Among All Electric Vehicles

Often reader comments raise issues that are worth covering for a broader audience. So when our reader Brian Lakatos wrote to ask us about the tone of recent coverage of... read more May 4, 2015 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

Washington State Loves Electric Cars, But Gets Very Few: Here's Why

When it comes to states friendly to electric cars, Washington is pretty close to the top. It has one of the highest percentages of registered plug-in electric cars in the... read more April 29, 2015 by


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

China To Force Toyota To Build Electric Cars It Loathes

Toyota has been more than abundantly clear in its belief that the best approach to reducing fuel consumption and offering zero-emission vehicles lies in a combination of its... read more April 28, 2015 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  Driven, July 2014 (NWAPA Drive Revolution)

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Price Cut To $25,995; $139 Lease, No Money Down

The suggested retail price of the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car will be cut by $1,650, to $25,995, GM announced today. Chevrolet's chief global marketing officer, Tim... read more April 14, 2015 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

2016 Chevrolet Spark EV To Be Sold At Retail In Canada

It may not have too many more years to live, but the Chevrolet Spark EV will be sold in some new markets starting with the 2016 model year: three Canadian provinces. While... read more April 13, 2015 by


 
2015 Fiat 500e

Third Recall For Fiat 500e: 5,600 Electric Cars To Be Checked For Software Fault

Roughly 5,600 Fiat 500e electric cars will be recalled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to fix a potential software problem with the cars' Limp Home mode. In a notice issued... read more April 13, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Mar: Leaf Surpasses Volt In Total Sales Since 2010: UPDATED

For more than four years, the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt have been the highest-volume plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. Last month, for the first time in roughly three... read more April 3, 2015 by


 

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