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

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." That's the process of putting inexperienced drivers behind the wheel of modern plug-in vehicles to let them experience the... read more

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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 


 
Honda Fit EV customer appreciation day, Honda Smart Home, UC-Davis, Mar 2015  [photo: George Betak]

Lease Extensions For Honda Fit EV, Two Years At $199 A Month, To Be Offered

With the first three-year leases of Honda Fit EVs now set to end in June, drivers of Honda's only electric car have been wondering what will happen to their cars now. Many of... read more March 23, 2015 by 


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

Group Buy Of Fiat 500e Electric Cars Ignites 'Feeding Frenzy,' 100-Plus Bought

Suppose you could get a new electric car for $83 a month--and its running costs per mile were only a fraction of what a gasoline car would in fuel. That'd be almost a free... read more March 18, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV

Toyota RAV4 EV Electric Car Recalled For Shift Flaw In Tesla Software

Certain 2012 through 2014 Toyota RAV4 EV electric cars will be recalled to address a flaw in the software of the vehicles' Tesla-supplied electric-motor assemblies. The... read more March 12, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Feb: Cold-Weather Doldrums Continue: FINAL UPDATE

Winter is always a slower sales time for plug-in electric cars than the warmer months, and last month looks like it won't be any exception. Sales of most of the... read more March 5, 2015 by 


 
Fiat 500X development test car in camouflage near Fiat Chrysler HQ, Auburn Hills, Michigan, Jan 2015

Is The Next Chrysler Compliance Car An Electric Fiat 500X?

For those not familiar with the term, a "compliance car" is a zero-emission vehicle built in small numbers and sold largely or exclusively in California. Its sole purpose is... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Jan: Winter Slump Sets In

Last year's U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars were the highest on record, but now the traditional winter sales slump has set in with a bang. Electric car sales usually dip... read more February 5, 2015 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S   [photo by owner Gene Rubin]

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales Continue Rise In 2014, To 118,500

Plug-in electric car sales during 2014 rose above the 100,000 level, to total roughly 118,500. Last year's total represents a 27-percent gain over calendar year 2013. It's... read more February 3, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV To Go On Sale In Maryland This Spring

General Motors said today that it will begin selling its 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV in the state of Maryland this spring, the first East Coast state in which the electric... read more January 22, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

California, Washington Lead All Other States In Electric-Car Ownership Rates

For anyone who follows the U.S. electric-car market even casually, some new data on which states have the largest numbers of them probably doesn't count as news. A recent... read more December 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

What's The Best Electric Car To Buy For The Average Consumer?

Automotive journalists often use each other as information sources, or to get reality checks on new material. Recently, a colleague asked, "If auto journalists had the choice... read more December 13, 2014 by 


 

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