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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Sept: Leaf Up Again, Volt Down

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Sept: Leaf Up Again, Volt Down

With U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars now averaging more than 10,000 vehicles each month, September seems likely to continue that trend once all the sales reports are in. Sales of the Nissan Leaf totaled 2,881 last month, bringing year-to-date deliveries to 21,882. That's almost a 50-percent... read more

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

Sakti3 Battery Firm: Key To GM 200-Mile Electric Car, $100 Per kWh By End Of Decade?

By all indications, there will be an all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV for which General Motors is targeting a range of 200 miles. And one of the keys to achieving such a... read more September 29, 2014 by 


 
Peter Rutman, who bought a wrecked Tesla Model S salvage car  [frame from San Diego 6 The CW]

Buying A Crashed Tesla Model S: Damage, Risk, Safety, Salvage, And Reporting

Caveat emptor. Or, for those less conversant in Latin, buyer beware. That's the lesson that should always be applied when buying a used car. Especially one with obvious... read more September 29, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Iowa Dealers Shut Down Tesla Test Drives As Rep Humiliates Them

Sometimes you almost have to feel sorry for car dealers--or, more specifically, their ineptness at the public-relations end of their fight against electric-car maker Tesla... read more September 28, 2014 by 


 
China

From Making iPhones To Electric Cars: Foxconn To Offer $15K Plug-In Vehicle

Foxconn is well known for manufacturing Apple iPhones--and for controversy over its labor practices--but now the company is expanding to a new area. The electronics... read more September 26, 2014 by 


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

Updated 2016 Cadillac ELR Electric Coupe For LA Auto Show

While much of the electric-car world is anticipating the next Chevy Volt, which will launch in January, GM's other range-extended electric car will be getting some changes... read more September 26, 2014 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Six California Electric-Car Bills Signed By Governor Brown

As thousands participated in National Drive Electric Week events around the country last week, California took further steps to promote electric cars. Governor Jerry Brown... read more September 26, 2014 by 


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Bob Lutz arrives in a Chevy Volt

Tesla A 'Fringe Brand': Former GM Product Czar Bob Lutz (Video)

When an unknown automotive startup from Silicon Valley unveiled an all-electric sports car with supercar performance back in 2006, the shock was enough to make industry giant... read more September 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

2014 BMW i3 Lease Deals Appear: $369/Month For Electric Car

It's a pretty standard part of the car-launch cycle: The earliest buyers pay sticker price or more, and then the discounting starts to set in. Accordingly, with the BMW i3... read more September 25, 2014 by 


 
National Drive Electric Week 2014: Boston. Photo by John C. Briggs.

National Drive Electric Week: 150 Cities, 90,000 People, Electric Cars All Over

This past week, thousands of people came out to learn about, experience, and extoll the virtues of the electric car. They were participating in National Drive Electric... read more September 25, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S convertible by Newport Convertible Engineering

First Tesla Model S Convertible Built By Newport Engineering (Video)

Electric-car buyers who want to feel the wind in their hair don't have many choices. Aside from the 2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive--and the now-discontinued Tesla... read more September 25, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8 online configurator

2014 BMW i8 Configurator Live: Spec Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Coupe!

Even if you can't afford a luxury car, it's sometimes fun to peruse an online configurator and "build" one to suit your tastes. It's now possible to play with the options on... read more September 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Gets Own Version Of PlugShare App

Recargo announced today that it has developed a version of its PlugShare charging-station locator app for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. The company partnered... read more September 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Rapid Charging Electric-Car Batteries: Less Damaging Than We Thought?

DC fast charging makes electric cars considerably more practical, allowing drivers to recharge a car's battery to 80 percent of capacity in half an hour or less. But quick... read more September 23, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S, 2014 Paris Auto Show

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Revealed At Paris Motor Show

Pity poor Mitsubishi, whose Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has been on sale in Europe and Asia for almost two years. But the plug-in hybrid SUV's U.S. debut has been delayed... read more September 23, 2014 by 


 
Record-breaking electric-car parade in Cupertino, California. Photo courtesy of Plug In America.

New Guinness World Record: 507 Electric Cars In One Place

Start those patriotic cheers, because the U.S. can now claim the record for most electric cars in one place. A judge from the Guinness Book of World Records certified on... read more September 22, 2014 by 


 
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