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

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 to Mercedes-Benz, whose U.S. boss Steve Cannon criticized Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] at the New York Auto Show. Perhaps Cannon... read more

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BMW X5 e-Drive plug-in hybrid prototype, test drive, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, April 2014

BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid Prototype: We Drive Future Electric SUV

They're not here yet, but in less than two years, U.S. buyers will have a choice of at least three plug-in hybrid SUV models to choose from. Now, we've driven a prototype... read more April 15, 2014 by 


 
2012 Coda Sedan

Coda Sedan Electric-Car Rolling Bodies For Sale On eBay

The 2012 Coda Sedan electric car had a long, troubled gestation and a brief life before joining other failed automotive startups in the history books. But at least few... read more April 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Worst Thing About An Electric Car? Better Half Drives It More

Despite their myriad benefits, electric vehicles do still have their problems. Not everyone can live with the limited range of many vehicles on sale at the moment. They can... read more April 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B Class Electric Drive Live Photos

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Now In Production

The first U.S.-market production electric car to wear a three-pointed star is on its way to showrooms. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive has entered production at... read more April 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3: Polarizing Looks, Average Range--Can It Succeed?

Most of the world's truly significant cars have been striking, even polarizing, designs. But some unusual, even polarizing, designs have been colossal failures. And it... read more April 14, 2014 by 


 
Johammer electric motorcycle

Johammer Electric Motorcycle: World's Weirdest Way To Go Green

There are two types of green vehicle fans in this world: Those who wish you to know they've picked the latest green vehicle, and those that don't. Anyone who chooses Austrian... read more April 13, 2014 by 


 
Smith Electric Vehicles Newton

Electric Truck Maker Smith Vehicles Suspends Operations, Not Shutting Down

Kansas City-based Smith Electric Vehicles has become the latest electric-vehicle building startup to cease operations--though the company says it isn't shutting its doors for... read more April 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Does Nissan Leaf Supplant The Prius As Loathing Target For CA Drivers?

If you've never lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may not have heard of "Mr. Roadshow," the nickname of San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Richards. Nor will you know... read more April 11, 2014 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

GM Is Serious About Electric Cars, Despite Grumbling By Advocates

Sometimes memories are short. Electric-car advocates often forget that it took seven years from the first Toyota Prius hybrid, launched in Japan in 1997, until sales of the... read more April 10, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S added battery shield - half-tube, black titanium plate, T-section, from front to rear

Life With Tesla Model S: Battery Safety Shield In Detail (Photos)

When I first heard last week that Tesla was offering Model S owners a free retrofit that would install its new underbody shield and deflector plates, I called my local Tesla... read more April 10, 2014 by 


 
Photo of Tesla Model S battery swapping versus 'fastest gas pump in LA' tweeted by Elon Musk

California Hands Loss To Tesla In Proposed ZEV Credit Changes

It was one of the thorniest issues facing the powerful California Air Resource Board: Did the ability to swap electric-car battery packs qualify for "fast fueling" incentives... read more April 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 Saab 9-3 Aero

First Electric Saab 9-3 Models Built, Will Go To China Test Fleet

National Electric Vehicles Sweden, the Chinese-Swedish company behind the re-launch of Saab, has started production of its first electric Saab models. The... read more April 8, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S convertible by Newport Convertible Engineering

Want A Tesla Model S Convertible? Newport Engineering Says It'll Build You One

In theory, convertibles are the perfect way to enjoy electric motoring. What better way to experience your zero-emissions car than with the roof down--enjoying the silence... read more April 8, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf at Haleakala volcano screencap.

Nissan Leaf Vs The Volcano: The Silent Ascent

Electric cars may inspire "range anxiety" among the unfamiliar, but a single battery charge can take you to some amazing places. The top of a volcano, for example. As part of... read more April 8, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Roadster, Reva i, & Ford Th!nk electric cars parked at charging station in Oslo, Norway

One Percent Of Norway's Cars Are Already Plug-In Electrics

Overshadowed by their spectacular sales success in March, electric vehicles hit a momentous milestone in Norway last month. Fully one percent of Norway's passenger-car fleet... read more April 8, 2014 by 


 
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