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New Range-Extended Electric London Cab A 'Masterpiece,' Says Mayor After Test Drive

New Range-Extended Electric London Cab A 'Masterpiece,' Says Mayor After Test Drive

London has some of the worst inner-city pollution of any city in Europe, but legislators and automakers are now working hard to correct that. Among them is Metrocab, a company that purpose-builds taxis for the city--and its latest product, a range-extended electric cab, is drawing praise from... read more

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Volkswagen T2 Elektro, historic VW electric car at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin

Volkswagen Shows Off Its 40-Year History Of Electric Cars

While its new 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf will be the first-ever plug-in electric VW sold in the U.S., the German carmaker has a surprisingly long history of prototype electric... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

2014 Nissan Leaf Domestic Content: Now Closer To Volt, Focus Electric

Last fall, we learned that the first year of U.S. production of the Nissan Leaf electric cars, built in Smyrna, Tennessee, had only 15 percent North American content. This... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
Houston's Tranquility Park Garage with GRIDbot charging stations

Why Oil State Texas Turns Out To Be Friendly To Electric Cars

As the land of big pickup trucks and Big Oil, Texas would hardly seem like the kind of place where electric cars could thrive. Yet the Lone Star State is one of the... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR Recalled For Stability-Control Software Issue

General Motors is recalling most of its 2014 Cadillac ELR luxury range-extended electric coupes for faulty stability-control software. The recall will correct a problem with... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
Massachusetts Electric Car Plate

Massachusetts To Offer Rebates For Plug-In Electric-Car Purchases

Massachusetts is about to give its residents a reason to plug in. A rebate program for electric-car purchases was announced last week by Governor Deval Patrick, according to... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
CitiBike NYC racks in Manhattan, by Margaret Bedore (CC 3.0)

Will NYC's CitiBike Shared Bicycles Get Add-On Electric Power?

New York's Citibike bike-sharing program may be laudably green, but pedaling isn't always easy. Now, there's a startup that hopes to give riders a little push. ShareRoller is... read more March 30, 2014 by 


 
Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_

NHTSA Closes Probe Into Tesla Model S Fires: "Defect Not Identified"

It looks like Tesla Motors' brief firefight is now over. Not only has the company announced the fitment of new parts designed to deflect road debris, the cause of two fire... read more March 29, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen e-Up electric car with Douglas C54 transport plane at Berlin's Tempelhof Airport

Volkswagen e-Up: Driving VW's Smallest Electric Car (Forbidden Fruit)

Of the three plug-in VW cars we drove in Berlin this month, the one we liked best is the one we won't get in North America. The Volkswagen e-Up battery-electric minicar is a... read more March 28, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S To Get Titanium Battery Shield, Plus Deflectors: BREAKING

Tesla Motors announced this morning that it will fit three new underbody components to all Model S electric cars to add further protection against impacts from road debris... read more March 28, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model X  -  Official Debut, Los Angeles, February 2012

Tesla Model X Was Tougher To Design Than Model S, Musk Says

If the Roadster was Tesla's early gigging days and the Model S the debut release from a hot new band, the Model X crossover could be considered Tesla's 'difficult second... read more March 28, 2014 by 


 
Audi A3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-tron Option: Carbon-Free Recharging (In Germany)

One advantage to plug-in electric cars is that they can operate with no carbon footprint if the electricity used to recharge them is generated from renewable sources. Burning... read more March 27, 2014 by 


 
Toyota i-Road concept car

Toyota i-Road Trials Start In Tokyo: Another Electric Not-Quite-Car

Toyota is to start real-world consumer trials of its unique i-Road urban electric vehicle in its native Japan. Like its European equivalent, Renault's Twizy, the i-Road aims... read more March 27, 2014 by 


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

2015 Tesla Model X Crossover Reservations: 13,000, Maybe

For an electric sedan priced above the reach of many people, sales of the Tesla Model S have been rather impressive so far. That relative popularity should also carry over to... read more March 27, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: UPDATE On Pedal Placement Problem

Two days ago, I described in this article a frightening incident in my Tesla Model S. Approaching a downhill intersection, I inadvertently stepped on both the brake and... read more March 26, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf, Nashville area test drive, April 2013

2013-2014 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Recalled For Airbag Sensor Issue

Nissan is recalling 2013 and 2014 model-year Leaf electric cars to fix an airbag sensor software issue. The recall will correct faulty software in approximately 29,165 Leafs... read more March 26, 2014 by 


 
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