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2017 Nissan Leaf Renderings: How Conservative Will Design Be?

2017 Nissan Leaf Renderings: How Conservative Will Design Be?

It's long been acknowledged that the current Nissan Leaf electric car is a radical and distinctive design, just as the landmark 2004 Toyota Prius hybrid was. But some portion of potential buyers, who may be amenable to the benefits of driving a battery-electric vehicle, won't consider the Leaf... read more

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2014 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover with 'Falcon Doors' open

2015 Tesla Model X Electric SUV To 'Devour' Premium Segment: Report

The 2015 Tesla Model X electric crossover is already attracting enthusiasm from, among others, the analysts at Morgan Stanley. Apparently, the Model X won't just match the... read more August 26, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

2015 Kia Soul EV: Animals, Electrons, Maroon 5 (Video)

Well, it's about time: An electric-car maker is using straight-out sex appeal to market a new electric car. Even if it is, errrmmmm, rodent sex appeal. A new video posted... read more August 26, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Price To Start At $36,265, Top Trim Level Only

The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car will be priced from $36,265, VW announced this morning. And the first battery-electric car ever offered in the U.S. by Volkswagen will... read more August 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Who Wins Electric-Car Brand Battle? BMW, Tesla Have The Buzz Now

While more than a dozen plug-in electric cars are now sold in the United States, only three carmakers--Chevrolet, Nissan, and Tesla--have emerged as volume players, with BMW... read more August 25, 2014 by 


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Elon Musk arrives in a Tesla Roadster

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Personal Touch: Secret To His Success?

How does a car-company CEO get to be a rock star? It helps, of course, if your company makes a five-passenger luxury sedan that outdrags a Porsche 911, uses half the energy... read more August 25, 2014 by 


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

GM's 200-Mile Electric Sonic EV For 2017: What We Know So Far: UPDATED

The arrival of a moderately-priced battery electric car with a rated range of 200 miles will change the entire market for plug-in vehicles. When that will happen, and from... read more August 24, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf in IIHS crash test

Rhode Island Launches Hybrid-Electric License Plates For EMT Safety

Hybrid and electrified cars may be good for the environment, but they can pose a danger to first responders. EMTs, police officers, and other rescue workers could be... read more August 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx vs Chevrolet Volt comparison  [photos: David Noland, Tom Moloughney]

2014 BMW i3 REx Vs Chevy Volt: Range-Extended Electric Cars Compared

Until recently, the Chevy Volt was the only range-extended electric car available in the U.S. I've driven a Volt for almost three years now, and it's been a splendid... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
ChargePoint smartphone app for locating electric-car charging stations, Aug 2014

Chargepoint Updates App That Finds Electric-Car Charging Stations: Review

Public charging for electric vehicles is currently an adventure. Just finding a charging station can sometimes be a challenge. The most common way to locate charging stations... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S: The Electric Car For 'Mistresses', Apparently

Most buyers of expensive luxury sedans are men, and most Tesla Model S electric car drivers seem to be men too. There are notable exceptions, of course, including NASCAR... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
Chevy Volt and Spark EV with Sen. Debbie Stabenow as GM expands Global Battery Systems Lab, Sep 2013

Battery Maker LG Chem: Biggest Electric-Car Winner Of All?

Let's say your company builds a crucial, high-volume component for advanced-technology vehicles. Suppose it emerged this week that you've now got contracts to supply two of... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla Battery Gigafactory: Speed, Incentives, Power-Line Proximity Crucial

Tesla Motors' proposed "gigafactory" to make lithium-ion cells and battery packs for electric cars won't just benefit drivers; it will also benefit the state where it's... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
Saab 9-3 EV electric prototype shown by NEVS, 2014

Prototype Electric Saab 9-3 EV Revealed By Struggling Owner NEVS

After Saab Automobiles vanished from the U.S. market three years ago, the bankrupt remains of the Swedish brand and its factory in Trollhattan were bought by a Chinese... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
Kim Price, first buyer of 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, and sales associate Steven Hall

First 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Sold Last Month

Last month, 41 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive hatchbacks were delivered to their owners, marking the first month of sales for the first battery-electric vehicle from... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla News: Model S Warranty, Gigafactory Fight, New Roadster Battery (VIDEO)

The Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors seems to be in the news almost every day. Over the last two weeks, the company faced fallout over glitches in early Model S... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
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