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Electric-Car Buyers Vs Hybrid Buyers: Younger, Wealthier, And More Options

Electric-Car Buyers Vs Hybrid Buyers: Younger, Wealthier, And More Options

If you were to make assumptions about hybrid and electric vehicle owners--and we're sure many do, for good or bad--how do you see them? Perhaps technology-savvy, of reasonable income and a little older and wiser. Generally though, you'd expect electric and hybrid vehicle buyers to be fairly... read more

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Frame from 2014 Cadillac ELR video on YouTube, with actor Neil McDonough

'Tree Huggers Don't Buy Luxury Cars,' Says Cadillac Exec On Electric Cars

So what IS a "tree hugger," anyway? According to a Cadillac executive quoted in The Detroit News a week ago, it's someone who never buys luxury cars. That phrase leaped out... read more April 22, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Tesla's 100th Supercharger Electric-Car Charging Site Now Open

The audacious plan by electric-car maker Tesla Motors to install its own network of free, high-speed charging stations for owners of Tesla cars is starting to pay off. This... read more April 22, 2014 by 


 
Scenes from 'Ride the Future' electric-vehicle tour across the U.S., Summer 2013, in 'Kick Gas' film

'Kick Gas' Movie: Driving Across U.S. In Electric Car & Motorcycles

Last summer, I rode my 2012 Zero S electric motorcycle across the United States as part of the "Ride the Future" Tour. Now, as a record of that journey, a documentary we... read more April 22, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Three Years Later, Most Consumers Don't Understand The Chevy Volt

Chevrolet's range-extended electric vehicle, the Volt, has been on sale for more than three years now. Its sales of 58,000 units so far are still small compared to more... read more April 22, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Likely To Offer Larger Battery For Longer Range

Every electric-car owner wants more range; it's practically an immutable law. Now Nissan executive Andy Palmer has come close to confirming that a longer-range Nissan Leaf is... read more April 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Will Build Electric Cars In China; Model S On Sale There This Week

We've expected it for some time, but now it's been confirmed: Tesla will build electric cars in China in the next three to four years. While Chinese production won't replace... read more April 21, 2014 by 


 
Audi TT Offroad concept, 2014 Beijing Auto Show

Audi TT Offroad Concept: Plug-In Hybrid Crossover In Beijing Debut

Audi's TT may not be as distinctive as it once was, but still appeals to style-conscious consumers. Its popularity has led the company to suggest further TT-based models... read more April 21, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Tesla Gigafactory Seeks North American Raw Materials To Cut Pollution

There is no such thing as a truly green car. All cars require raw materials and energy to produce, use energy during their time as transport, and require energy to... read more April 20, 2014 by 


 
World-record attempt for most plug-in electric cars gathered in one place, Montreal, April 2014

New World Record In Canada: 431 Plug-In Electric Vehicles In One Place

It appears that a Québec electric-car group has set a new world record for plug-in electric cars gathered in one place. Yesterday, 431 battery-electric and plug-in... read more April 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 Fiat 500e

Fiat 500e Electric Car Sales To Expand Into Oregon This Summer

Depending on where you live, there may be certain electric cars that aren't available at your local dealer. For buyers outside California, that's been the case with the Fiat... read more April 18, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

Chevrolet Volt: Range-Extended Electric Car Ultimate Guide

The Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car has been on sale since December 2010--but it's still one of the most popular electric vehicles on sale. At the moment, the... read more April 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

U.S. Head Of Mercedes-Benz Savages Tesla, Saying It Has 'Limited Potential'

"Don't bite the hand that feeds you" is a popular saying, but perhaps "don't criticize the company you're sharing technology with" should be another. The latter would apply... read more April 17, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf using CHAdeMO fast-charger

Nissan EZ Charge Card To Let Leafs Recharge On Four Networks

One of the minor hassles of owning an electric car is the need to have multiple accounts, passes, and fobs to access multiple different public charging networks. Now Nissan... read more April 16, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Where Do U.S. Electric Cars Save Money The Quickest?

Saving money on the energy used for every mile traveled is one of the most attractive aspects of electric cars. Yet varying incentives and other factors mean the savings can... read more April 16, 2014 by 


 
Saleen Tesla Model S

Famous Tuner Saleen Releases Tesla Model S Hot-Rod Sketches

No matter how fast a car is, there's always someone who'll want to make it faster. That's why you'll find as many companies tuning high-end cars as there are modifying pony... read more April 16, 2014 by 


 
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