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Los Angeles Gets State Grant To Test Electric-Car Sharing Program

Los Angeles Gets State Grant To Test Electric-Car Sharing Program

California has more electric cars than any other state, but officials have recently redirected their focus toward getting those cars into the hands of lower-income drivers. The state recently adjusted the rules of its electric-car tax credit to steer funds away from the wealthiest buyers. And now a... read more

July 27, 2015 by  -
 
NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Illinois Bill To Fine Car Owners Who Park In Electric-Car Charging Spaces Waits For Governor's Signature

As more public electric-car charging stations appear, they're creating a thorny etiquette issue. Charging stations may occupy parking spaces that everyone wants to use--no... read more July 24, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

2015 Nissan Leaf: Discounts, Deals On Leases, Financing Increase

If you're considering a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car, now might be a good time to make your move. Sales have stayed essentially flat for the past few months, and more cars... read more July 23, 2015 by 


 
Electric Motorcycle Ride From Mexico To Canada: scenese from the road  [photo: Ben Rich]

Electric Motorcycle Tour: Three Countries, 6,800 Miles, 22 Days

Traveling by electric vehicles has come a long way in the past three years. Every summer since 2013, I have taken a long-distance road trip on an electric motorcycle, each... read more July 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Porsche Panamera

Porsche's All-Electric Tesla Competitor Coming To Frankfurt As Concept: Report

Among established luxury brands, Porsche may be among the best equipped to challenge Tesla Motors. The German automaker known for its sports cars has already built three... read more July 22, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai U.S. arrival

Toyota: Negative On Batteries Because It Has More Experience Than Any Other Maker

When it comes to zero-emission vehicles, Toyota has placed its flag firmly on the side of hydrogen fuel cells. The company is now reviewing requests from potential buyers and... read more July 22, 2015 by 


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

California Ends Electric-Car Rebates For Wealthy Buyers, Boosts Them For Poorest (UPDATED)

Purchase rebates and tax credits have been a major factor in the growth of electric cars over the past few years. By easing the price gap between electric and... read more July 21, 2015 by 


 
Energica Ego during Wave Trophy electric-vehicle race, July 2015

Energica Electric Motorcycle Vies For Wave Trophy, Makes Waves

Italian electric motorcycle company Energica appears to be ready to deliver its electric superbike in the coming months. The company just announced that its bikes have now... read more July 21, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Canadian Plug-in Electric Vehicle Study: 1 Percent To 30 Percent Is The Challenge

Even two years ago, about a third of Canadian car buyers were open to buying a plug-in electric car--but they need a lot more practical and real-world information about the... read more July 21, 2015 by 


 
Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3

3000-HP Venturi Electric Car To Try For Land Speed Record At Bonneville Salt Flats

With its new "Ludicrous" mode, the Tesla Model S P85D can do 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. But it's not the fastest electric car around, not by a long shot. In 2010, the... read more July 21, 2015 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf SL

Nissan Leaf Battery Capacity Lawsuit: Court Approves Settlement

Nissan appears to have reached a final settlement with plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit over Nissan Leaf electric-car batteries that now goes back almost three years. The... read more July 20, 2015 by 


 
Image from Faraday Futures online sites, July 2015

Faraday Futures: Startup Promises Long-Range Electric Car In 2017

Over cocktails, two former Lotus colleagues met up in Irvine, California, the mecca for car design. They realized they shared a common dream: to create a next-generation... read more July 20, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For July 2015

Carmakers have rolled out their incentives and special offers for July and, as always, there are a few deals on hybrids, electric cars, and diesel models. Strong incentives... read more July 20, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X prototype photographed near Tesla Motors headquarters, Palo Alto, CA, in July 2015

Do BMW, Mercedes, Volvo Plug-In Hybrid SUVs Compete With Tesla Model X?

We've known they were coming for more than a year, and now they're within weeks or months of landing in dealerships. In this case, "they" are the first plug-in hybrid SUV... read more July 20, 2015 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Versions: What Are Your Different Options?

Tesla Motors currently sells just one car: the Model S sedan. But that electric car is available in a wide array of configurations, a list that grew considerably larger... read more July 19, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

UPDATED: Tesla Model S Gets New 90-kWh Battery, 'Ludicrous' Performance Mode

The Tesla Model S luxury electric sedan will get an upgrade of its highest-capacity battery pack, from 85 to 90 kilowatt-hours, as well as a new optional high-performance... read more July 17, 2015 by 


 

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