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In Effort To Sell RAV4 Electric SUVs, Toyota Puts 'Cash On Hood'

In Effort To Sell RAV4 Electric SUVs, Toyota Puts 'Cash On Hood'

The all-electric Toyota RAV4 EV, even with its Tesla-designed powertrain, isn't exactly flying out of dealerships. While it's a low-volume compliance car sold to meet California regulations, Toyota still has to move 2,600 of them over a three-year period that began in September 2012. So Toyota is... read more

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

Buying An Electric 'Compliance Car'? Think Hard About Servicing First

There are now more than a dozen plug-in electric cars for sale in the U.S., but not all electric cars are created equal. And a pair of recent articles about service... read more February 26, 2014 by 


 
2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012

2014 Honda Fit EV: Model Year Ends Early As Last Cars Are Built

Honda has announced through its EV sales division that the Fit EV model year production will end early, with production of the last of the 2014 Fit EVs this fall. [UPDATE... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales For November: Down On October

As the year winds toward a close, U.S. car sales are at their highest levels in years. And modern plug-in electric cars will set a new sales record too. With one month left... read more December 6, 2013 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Car: Los Angeles Auto Show Video

Walking through the Volkswagen stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show, you would have seen quite a few 2015 Volkswagen Golf models. But a blue one over in the corner was more... read more December 2, 2013 by 


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

Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

What do you call an all-electric minicar that has elements of the Chevy Volt, can spin its drive wheels if you have a heavy foot--and still ranks as the most efficient... read more November 6, 2013 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf, Nashville area test drive, April 2013

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales For Oct: Volt, Leaf Hold Steady

In October sales of plug-in electric cars, both Chevy and Nissan improved on their September results, but didn't come close to beating their record August sales numbers. The... read more November 4, 2013 by 


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

Chevy Spark EV Electric Car: No Retail Sales In Canada, Europe

It's a frequently asked question: Will the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV be sold where I live? (Assuming you don't already live in California or Oregon, where the subcompact... read more October 24, 2013 by 


 
2014 Kia Soul  -  First Drive, August 2013

2015 Kia Soul EV To Be Sold In U.S.: First Korean Electric Car

We saw the Kia Soul EV spy shots almost three months ago, and now Kia has officially announced that its first battery-electric car will go on sale in the U.S. next year. It's... read more October 4, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

First Car Sold With CCS Fast Charging Now Delayed To December

The rollout of the Combined Charging Standard (CCS) for electric-car fast charging has hit a small speed bump. General Motors has pushed back the launch of the first... read more October 3, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales For Sept: Sales Slacken After Aug Record

After a record-setting month in August, plug-in electric car sales moderated in September while the overall U.S. vehicle market surged. The Chevrolet Volt, the best-selling... read more October 2, 2013 by 


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

2013 Toyota RAV4 EV Ads: Narrow Focus To Reach Electric-Car Buyers

Toyota is using a new type of advertising to sell its RAV4 EV electric crossover. The Japanese car maker is narrowing its focus by targeting customers identified as early... read more September 25, 2013 by 


 
GM EV1 electric car at Missouri S&T, Rolla, Missouri [photo: Jalopnik/Joel Johnson]

Rare Surviving GM EV1 Waits For Savior At Missouri University

The late and much lamented GM EV1 electric car is by now a mythical creature. It's been the subject of a much-discussed documentary, and is still cause for blind loathing of... read more August 9, 2013 by  42


 
2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012

Why 'Compliance Cars' Turned Out To Be Good For Electric-Car Buyers

Electric-car advocates spend a lot of time grumbling about compliance cars. But it turns out that even in low volumes, limited mostly to sales in one state, they've... read more August 7, 2013 by  92


 
2013 Fiat 500e electric car, Los Angeles drive event, April 2013

More Chrysler Electric Cars Coming, Lots Of Catching Up Needed

Now that Chrysler-Fiat reluctantly has the surprising good 2013 Fiat 500e--its first electric car--on the market, what's next for the smallest of the Detroit Three? There... read more July 22, 2013 by  13


 
Prototype 2015 Kia Soul EV electric cars, July 2013 [photo: Lee Colleton, used under CC-BY-SA]

2015 Kia Soul EV: Electric Car Spy Shots, But Compliance Car Only?

Ten days ago, spy shots of a new battery-electric car--from a maker that hasn't yet offered one yet--burst onto the scene. Electric-car fan Lee Colleton shot the 2015 Kia... read more July 18, 2013 by  8


 
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