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Why New 2016 Chevy Volt Might Sell 50,000 Units Its First Year

Why New 2016 Chevy Volt Might Sell 50,000 Units Its First Year

Launching entirely new types of cars is expensive, time-consuming, and challenging--as Toyota could have told Chevrolet and Nissan during 2010. Toyota's sales of its early Prius hybrid-electric cars, however, may offer hope to electric-car fans disappointed at modest sales of the two affordable... read more

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Reception at Tesla Store in New York Ciy following cross-country road trip in Model S electric cars

Michigan Anti-Tesla Law 'Unnecessary Protectionism': AutoNation CEO

Never let it be said that AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson doesn't speak his mind. His latest stunner came last week, when he deemed auto-dealer efforts to ban all direct sales by... read more November 10, 2014 by 


 
Ford and Windy Energy Windy System clean-energy pilot program.

Four Ford Dealers To Test Solar & Wind Clean-Energy Systems

As fuel economy slowly rises across its entire range, Ford is looking to lower the environmental impact of the dealerships that sell its greenest cars as well. The company... read more November 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV

Want $24,800 In Incentives To Drive Electric Cars? Head For Korea

Electric-car incentives are nothing new, but the city of Seoul has taken an unusual and more aggressive approach as it tries to get more of its residents into zero-emission... read more November 10, 2014 by 


 
BMW headquarters in Munich, Germany.

Street Lights With Electric-Car Charging Sockets: Why Didn't We Think Of This?

Sometimes, without realizing it, the solution to a problem can literally be right in front of you. Carmakers are working to increase the number of public electric-car... read more November 10, 2014 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Homeowners Board Adds Markup To Chevy Volt Charging: Owner Balks, Power Cut Off

Home charging is a necessity for many electric-car owners, but charging-station installations are sometimes met with stiff opposition from homeowner associations. Perhaps... read more November 7, 2014 by 


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

Relaunched Fisker Karma To Use Quantum Software (Again)

Fisker Automotive's new owner Wanxiang plans to relaunch the Karma extended-range electric luxury sedan next year, and it's expected to have few substantial changes from the... read more November 7, 2014 by 


 
Lit Motors C-1 electric motorcycle test video screencap.

Lit Motors C-1: Video Shows Self-Balancing Motorcycle On The Road

Building an automotive startup is never easy, especially when the product offered by that company defies easy description. Lit Motors has been steadily developing its... read more November 7, 2014 by 


 
State map showing where Tesla Motors can (blue) and can't (red) sell cars directly [Mojo Motors]

Where Can Tesla Legally Sell Cars Directly To You? State-By-State Map

Every month, and often more frequently, a new story appears about the state-by-state battle between Tesla Motors and auto-dealer lobbyists. In some states, Tesla is permitted... read more November 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Oct 2014: Tesla Outsells Leaf: UPDATED

Well, September vehicle registration data for Canada has now arrived, and the Tesla Model S simply crushed all competition with 194 sales. The September numbers no doubt got... read more November 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 and 2014 Tesla Model S   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Which Electric-Car Makers Are Serious? U.S. Sales Show Top Three

Two years ago, we pointed out that several electric cars now on sale were purely "compliance cars," built in minimal numbers purely to comply with California rules that... read more November 6, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model X prototype in Culver City, California [photo by Instagram user jmtibs]

Tesla Model X Delayed Again, Model S Sales Highest Ever: Third Quarter Report

The Tesla Model X electric SUV will be further delayed for additional quality and validation testing, according to the latest earnings report from Tesla Motors. Deliveries of... read more November 6, 2014 by 


 
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Range Rover All-Electric Utility Vehicle To Challenge Tesla Model X?

Well, add one more name to the queue of luxury carmakers planning to compete head-to-head with Tesla Motors and its electric cars. According to Britain's Autocar, Range Rover... read more November 5, 2014 by 


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

Mercedes CEO: No One Will Make Money On Electric Cars In 'Reasonable Time'

With the first Mercedes-Benz electric car now on sale, its parent company Daimler joins the expanding ranks of global automakers offering plug-in electric vehicles in the... read more November 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S 'P85D' all-wheel-drive model

Motor Trend Reviews Tesla P85D, Drools & Froths Uncontrollably

Been searching for stratospheric levels of soaring, over-the-top, heavens-rattling hyperbole lately? You will do no better than the recent road test of the Tesla Model S... read more November 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Oct: Leaf Record, Soul EV & e-Golf On Sale: FINAL UPDATE

With two months of sales still remaining in the year, the Nissan Leaf broke its own record for most electric cars sold in the U.S. in a single year. October saw deliveries of... read more November 4, 2014 by 


 
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