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Honda Clarity EV electric car to have only 80 miles of range: report

Honda Clarity EV electric car to have only 80 miles of range: report

One of the more eagerly awaited all-electric cars coming to market this year has been the 2018 Honda Clarity EV. It's a battery-electric version of the 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell already on sale in some regions of California, powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. But unlike most of the pure electric cars on... read more

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2017 Mazda MAZDA6

Mazda to offer electric car in 2019, maybe with range extender?

Mazda may become the next automaker to commit to building an electric car, possibly one with a range-extending gasoline engine. That's the gist of numerous of conversations... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
2017 Fiat 500e

CA dealer offers Fiat 500e electric car at $49 a month, $0 down in Black Friday weekend deal

While Fiat Chrysler Automobiles refuses to say how many electric Fiat 500e cars it's sold over the past several years, there are likely more than many people think. We know... read more November 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Sept: Volt steady, Leaf higher

Sales of plug-in electric cars in September chugged along steadily, with consistent sales from the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid and a stronger number for the Nissan Leaf... read more October 3, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S undergoing assembly

California may cap ZEV-credit sales; why it matters to Tesla, and for electric cars

Changes to California's zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) rules could soon cut a major source of income for Tesla. California emission rules require high-volume automakers to sell... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford Focus Electric

Some 2015-2016 Ford Focus Electrics recalled for pinion-shaft problem

Ford is recalling 865 Focus Electric hatchbacks from the 2015 and 2016 model years to address an issue with the cars' transmission differential pinion-gear shafts. Under... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales for May flat: Leaf struggles despite range boost

U.S. sales of cars with plugs were essentially flat last month, as low gas prices and perhaps anticipation of longer-range entries within months kept a lid on buyer interest... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

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... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Jan: Steady, But Little To Celebrate

January has historically been a tough month for plug-in electric car sales, and last month doesn't look like it'll be an exception. Added to the usual winter slowdown in... read more February 2, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Plug-In Electric Car Sales For 2015 Fall Slightly From 2014

The U.S. new-vehicle market set a new record last year, with deliveries of new passenger cars and light trucks totaling 17.39 million. The previous record of 17.35 million... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford Focus Electric, from presentation on Ford electrification plans, Dec 2015

Updated 2017 Ford Focus Electric: 100-Mile Range, DC Fast Charging

When it was launched for 2012, the Ford Focus Electric hatchback was more or less competitive at 76 miles of range. Its major competitor, the Nissan Leaf, had 73 miles of... read more December 10, 2015 by


 
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


 

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