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2015 Nissan Leaf: Full Details, Pricing Released

2015 Nissan Leaf: Full Details, Pricing Released

Out with the old, in with the new: It's hard to believe the Nissan Leaf is already entering its fifth model year. With the 2015 Nissan Leaf models that are already reaching dealerships, there aren't any range or performance improvements, but there are some minor feature improvements that might be... read more

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Vauxhall Ampera

Opel Ampera (Euro Chevy Volt) Axed Over Slow Sales?

European buyers may soon have one fewer plug-in vehicle to choose from, with news that the Opel Ampera--European cousin to the Chevrolet Volt--could be dropped due to slow... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf (Euro spec)  -  Driven, Portland OR, July 2014  (credit: NWAPA)

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf: Quick Preview Drive Of All-Electric Hatchback

Volkswagen has bet very heavily on diesel, with its TDI models; yet it's preparing to bring its all-electric Golf, called the e-Golf, to the U.S. later this year. And we took... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
China

China To Mandate One-Third Of Government Vehicles Be Plug-Ins

China is continuing its march of electric car progress with the announcement that 30 percent of all government vehicles should be plug-ins. Battery electric vehicles, plug-in... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla's Important Not Only For Electric Cars But For Silicon Valley: Opinion

The Tesla Model S is undoubtedly an excellent car. It's quick, efficient, looks good to most eyes and can compete with most fossil-fueled equivalents on even footing. READ... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
nanoFLOWCELL Quant e-Sportlimousine concept

Quant Limousine With Flow-Cell Battery Tech Begins German Road Trials

At the Geneva Motor Show in March, German firm Quant revealed a car powered by what it called 'nanoFLOWCELL' technology. Now, the flow-cell vehicle will make its road-going... read more July 18, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S in Mount Shasta, California, Nov 2013 [photo: George Parrott]

August 'Largest Electric Vehicle Gathering' Events And Rally Canceled

Just three weeks before the anticipated kickoff, an electric-car rally billed as the largest ever has been cancelled. The third annual BC2BC all-electric vehicle rally was... read more July 18, 2014 by 


 
Airbus E-FAN electric aircraft

Airbus Electric Aircraft Makes Public Flight In UK, We Still Want One

Aircraft--larger ones, at least--are surprisingly fuel-efficient ways of moving people around. They are however quite noisy, and aren't subject to nearly as many pollution... read more July 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - after delivery

2014 BMW i3: Is Range Extended Version Outselling Battery Only?

The 2014 BMW i3 electric car has a unique feature offered by no other vehicle in the world: Buyers can choose to have it as a battery-electric vehicle, or add an optional... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
2016 Audi A3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid: Not A Compliance Car, Exec Says

Two years ago, we described the difference between high-volume electric cars and "compliance cars"--those built in very limited numbers solely to meet California rules that... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Is Detroit Responding To Tesla Patent Offer With Collective 'Meh'?

Last month, electric car maker Tesla Motors took the unusual step of opening up its patents to other automakers. Automakers usually guard their patents very closely, ensuring... read more July 17, 2014 by 


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

White House Responds To Tesla Direct-Sales Petition: Sorry, Talk To Congress

Fully a year ago, a Tesla supporter started a petition on WhiteHouse.gov asking president Barack Obama to let Tesla Motors sell its electric cars directly to consumers in all... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

2015 Chevrolet Volt: Bigger Battery, But 38-Mile Electric Range Remains

With widespread expectations that we'll see a redesigned second-generation model unveiled early next year, the 2015 Chevy Volt was expected to be a carryover model with few... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

New Name For Tesla 'Third-Generation' Electric Sedan: Model III, Musk Says

It's probably fair to say that model names aren't that important in the world of Tesla Motors. That's a good thing of course--the product itself is much more important. But a... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station on NY-to-FL road trip [photo: David Noland]

Hyundai Vs. Tesla: Exec Claims U.S. Funds Superchargers, Electric-Car Maker Angrily Rebuts

Every so often, an auto executive will say something that raises an eyebrow or two. In this case, a Hyundai executive suggested that while his company had received no money... read more July 15, 2014 by 


 
First BMW i8s delivered to customers

BMW, Samsung To Share Electric-Car Battery Tech With Other Makers

BMW has announced that it's open to sharing the battery technology it uses in its i3 and i8 plug-in vehicles with other automakers. The company hopes that by sharing the... read more July 15, 2014 by 


 
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