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Volkswagen Shows Off Its 40-Year History Of Electric Cars

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 cars. Two weeks ago, during a drive event for its VW e-Golf and e-Up production models, along with prototype Golf GTE plug-in... read more

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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 


 
Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

Honda Opens Demonstration Smart Home, With Fit EV Electric Car In Garage

Most of us think "Honda" and bring up economy cars, perhaps lawnmowers, or even portable generators. Complete houses aren't usually on the list. Yesterday, though, the... read more March 26, 2014 by 


 
LIT Motors C1

Lit Motors C1 All-Electric Two-Wheeler Update: Still In Development (Video)

Human beings are curious beasts. Tell them something outlandish, even something backed by scientific method, and they'll try and prove it wrong anyway. Non-stick pans? Let's... read more March 26, 2014 by 


 
Renault Zoe on the ZENN rally

Monte Carlo Rally Goes Electric, Renault Zoe Takes Victory

Whether on legs, horses or motor vehicles, mankind has always had an insatiable desire to go quicker than its neighbor. That desire hasn't stopped with the advent of electric... read more March 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 Fiat 500e

Compliance Car Update: Which Electric Cars Are Loss Leaders?

The Fiat 500e is perhaps the most critically lauded new all-electric vehicle that arrived in 2013. It's received rave reviews from unlikely sources, like buff-book... read more March 25, 2014 by 


 
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