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World's First Nissan Leaf Electric Pickup Truck, For Shop Use Only (Video)

World's First Nissan Leaf Electric Pickup Truck, For Shop Use Only (Video)

As the world's best-selling electric car, the Nissan Leaf has become many things to many people. Most of the many roles the Leaf adopts, however, don't involve cutting its roof off. Now Nissan has built the world's first Leaf pickup truck, which it uses as a shop vehicle at one of its U.S. test... read more

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Chevrolet Performance's rolling Camaro chassis - image: GM Corp

$55,000 Kit To Build Electric Camaro Offered By GM

Home-converting a car to electric power would be so easy were it not for all those inconvenient drivetrain parts you have to remove. It's like carmakers didn't think of what... read more April 1, 2013 by  13


 
Classic BMW 3.0 CS

Classic BMW Coupe Becomes 800-Horsepower Electric Car

BMW's ActiveE coupe is a great little electric car. Even more so when it's working. It looks pretty good, there's decent performance on offer, and drivers enjoy BMW handling... read more February 6, 2013 by  7


 
1965 Mercedes-Benz SL electric car conversion [Images: eBay listing]

Converted Mercedes SL Electric Car On eBay Is A Real Beauty

Imagine your dream car. It would have to be beautiful. Classy, too, and utterly elegant and tasteful. No superfluous detailing, timeless lines, and a badge that demands... read more November 30, 2012 by  0


 
Amp Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee

AMP Electric Vehicles Stops Car Conversions, Focuses On Trucks

Ohio-based AMP Electric vehicles will no-longer convert gasoline cars to electric, it announced yesterday. Instead, the company announced on a conference-call yesterday, it... read more October 18, 2012 by  4


 
MTSU's Plug-In Hybrid conversion kit (Image: MTSU)

Convert Your Car To A Plug-in Hybrid? All You Need Is $3,000

Not everyone can afford a new hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric car, but those who still wish to drive such a vehicle can still take the conversion route. Electric car... read more August 3, 2012 by  13


 
Carnegie Mellon University's ChargeCar electric Honda Civic conversion

Electric-Car Conversions: Do They Really Stand A Chance?

One of the first experiences many of today's electric car drivers had with EVs may well have been with a home-built conversion. With comparatively few factory-built electric... read more May 23, 2012 by  17


 
2012 Fiat 500

Karabag, Linde Make Electric Fiat 500, Reduces Running Costs

With only a 1.4-liter engine and a relatively low purchase price, the regular 2012 Fiat 500 isn't what you might call an expensive car. German electric vehicle maker Karabag... read more May 8, 2012 by  1


 
'39 Pontiac Electric Car Conversion (© Roanoke College)

Converting A Car To Electric? How About A ’39 Pontiac Silver Streak?

For as long as electric cars have existed, enterprising individuals around the U.S. have sought to convert gasoline cars to electric power. Over the years, we’ve seen... read more May 4, 2012 by  4


 
2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric

Azure Dynamics Bankrupt, Built Ford Transit Connect Electric

Well, that's not particularly good news: Azure Dynamics, the company that converted a handful of Ford Transit Connect small commercial vans to electric power, filed for... read more March 28, 2012 by  3


 
Ford F-750 Class 7 medium-duty work truck, plug-in hybrid conversion by Odyne

Ford F-750 Plug-In Hybrid Work Truck: Not Your Little Leaf, Sonny

Retail car buyers have to juggle a lot of factors in choosing a car, including image, family approval, and maybe-one-day-I'll-drive-across-the-country dreams. That may... read more March 7, 2012 by  0


 
GE WattStation Electric Car Charging Station

Electric-Car Tax Credit Safe For Now, But Others Expiring Now

For now, the electric-car purchase Federal income-tax credit remains safe. As we've written before, though, December 31 is the last day in which you can install an... read more December 29, 2011 by  0


 
Amp Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee

AMP To Bring All-Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee To Detroit

The venerable Jeep Grand Cherokee, one of the longest-running SUV brands on the market, will be coming to the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as an... read more December 22, 2011 by  0


 
Volkswagen Beetle

Want a Retro Electric Car? Firm Plans All-Electric VW Beetle

When El Rey -- the final Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle to ever be made -- rolled off the Mexican production line on July 30, 2003, many Volkswagen fans around the world mourned... read more September 9, 2011 by  11


 
Swedish Customized Toyota Prius

Five Things You Shouldn't Do To A Toyota Prius...Ever

The venerable Toyota Prius has been around for over a decade now, first as an awkward but fuel-efficient sedan, then a geeky hatchback and soon a platform in its own right... read more August 12, 2011 by  6


 
2008 Ford F-150 pickup with ALTe extended-range electric powertrain

ALTe To Test Extended-Range Electric Retrofit In Ford F-150 Pickup Truck

Electric vehicles of various sorts are just now showing up in dealer showrooms. But that leaves a quarter of a billion gasoline vehicles running around U.S. roads. What to do... read more August 5, 2011 by  8


 
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