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2012 Chevrolet Volt Gets New Salesman: 13-Year Old Thomas Hundal

2012 Chevrolet Volt Gets New Salesman: 13-Year Old Thomas Hundal

When it comes to learning stuff, most kids look towards older siblings, parents and teachers to find out how to do something. But a 13-year old car expert in Ontario, Canada is so enthusiastic and knowledgable about cars that he’s helping his local Chevrolet dealership train its staff to be... read more

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Gas Pump Coffee Machine

2012 Nissan Leaf Australian Ad Turns Gas Pumps Into Art

They’re large, hardly pretty, and serve just one function, but Nissan Australia has managed to turn the humble gas pump into art in order to promote its all-electric... read more May 21, 2012 by  4

Three Nissan Leafs

Five Ideal Companion Cars To The 2012 Nissan Leaf

You’ve taken the plunge and shelled out anything from $33,000 upwards for an all-electric 2012 Nissan Leaf. Quiet, efficient and full of gadgets, you’ve... read more May 17, 2012 by  18

Better Place Battery Swapping

Better Place Battery Swapping: The Technology Behind The Idea

Last week, we shared with you our first-hand experience of driving an electric car through a Better Place battery swap station in Israel. Publicly, especially outside of... read more May 15, 2012 by  5

1974 Enfield 8000 Electric Car

Vintage Electric Car Gets New Life: As Street-Legal Tesla-Beater

Forty years ago, in the midst of fuel crisis after fuel crisis, automakers large and small around the world came up with concept and limited-run electric cars that would, it... read more May 15, 2012 by  1

2013 Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5 Stops Loving Truffula Trees, Starts Hating Electric-Cars

Automakers love to take automotive journalists somewhere exotic for the official launch of a new car, usually somewhere hot and sunny. So when Mazda announced its European... read more May 14, 2012 by  16


Virginia’s Hybrid HOV Lane Perks: Anything But Easy

For years, we’ve covered California’s High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane access perks for drivers of ultra-low or zero-emissions cars. Reasonably simple to... read more May 14, 2012 by  3

Zagato Volpe

Renault Twizy: Meet The Zagato Volpe, The New Tiny

Earlier this week, Antony Ingram asked if the open-air Renault Twizy electric car would threaten the new Smart ForTwo. A little larger than most motorcycles, the two-seat... read more May 11, 2012 by  4

Better Place Battery Swap Station

Better Place Electric-Car Battery Swapping: Live Report

Electric-car infrastructure firm Better Place has spent the past few years creating some serious waves in the electric car world with grandiose claims that it can make... read more May 11, 2012 by  27

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, production version road test, San Diego, CA, Jan 2012

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid: 3rd Fastest-Selling Car In U.S.?

What makes a new car a success? Is it the awards it wins, initial sales figures, how many people order it, or the average amount of time it stays on a dealer lot before being... read more May 11, 2012 by  12

Project Visio.M: Electric Car

German Consortium, Including BMW, Daimler, Siemens, Design A Better Electric Car

BMW and Daimler have traditionally been rivals in the automotive world, but last week we learned that engineers from the two rival German companies have been working together... read more May 7, 2012 by  4

'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

BMW ActiveE

BMW ActiveE: Extended Drive Report (Video)

BMW’s 1,000-strong fleet of ActiveE electric cars are stationed around the world, with the largest number of test cars concentrated in the U.S. Earlier this year, we... read more May 4, 2012 by  15

2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

2012 Ford Focus Electric: Here’s What Dealers Have To Do To Sell It

In order to become an official automaker-approved dealer, dealers often undergo a lengthy process to prove they meet with sales and service requirements before the automaker... read more May 2, 2012 by  10

Lithium-ion battery pack for 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Do We Really Need 500-Mile Electric Car Batteries?

Back in January, we told you about IBM’s quest to build a rechargeable lithium-air battery that could theoretically let an electric car travel 500 miles on a single... read more April 30, 2012 by  38

2011 Nissan Leaf SL

2012 Nissan Leaf Proves A Big Hit In Norway: Here’s Why

California and the Pacific Northwest may be the undisputed capital of electric cars in the U.S., but in Europe, that accolade is currently held by Norway. Last week, Nissan... read more April 30, 2012 by  7


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