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Two-thirds of new cars in Norway last month were hybrid or electric

Two-thirds of new cars in Norway last month were hybrid or electric

Norway is a case study in the effectiveness of electric-car incentives. The Scandinavian country is known as the friendliest place in the world for electric cars, thanks to generous financial incentives and other perks. So while electric and hybrid cars continue to make up a small fraction of... read more

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McLaren P1

Do hybrid or electric supercars still have to roar to be taken seriously?

Fast hybrid and electric cars have shown they have the performance to match traditional sports cars and supercars. But they're often considered to be missing one oft-cited... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S stretch limousine (Photo by Big Limos)

Tesla Model S: better electric stretch limo than Nissan Leaf?

On paper, the Tesla Model S seems like a good candidate for green-minded limousine operators. It's a luxury sedan, which is a common starting point for stretch-limousine... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
Used Chevrolet Volt batteries for energy storage at GM facility in Milford, Michigan

Reusing electric-car batteries: great idea, lots of practical challenges

In theory, it's a wonderful concept: once their tenure in an electric car is over, lithium-ion battery packs with as much as 70 percent of their energy capacity remaining can... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X launch in Fremont, California

Tesla Model X recall to replace third-row seat backs after European safety test

Tesla Motors will recall 2,700 Model X electric crossover utility vehicles to replace seat backs in the third row after a recliner unexpectedly slipped during seat-strength... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X with 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport, photographed by owner Bonnie Norman

Today you can spec any Tesla Model X version online

Once again Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has released some new product information, this time on the 2016 Tesla Model X electric crossover utility vehicle. And he did it via his... read more April 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford C-Max Energi

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for April 2016

It's once again time to look at the best deals on green cars for the month. As always, some incentives and rebates carry over unchanged, while others are new and may be... read more April 11, 2016 by


 
BMW ReachNow

BMW ReachNow car-sharing service offers i3 electric cars in Seattle

After a brief hiatus, BMW is once again offering a car-sharing service in the U.S. The German carmaker shut down its DriveNow service in San Francisco, but is now... read more April 11, 2016 by


 
Deutsche Post StreetScooter electric van prototype

Germans to build own unique electric vans for postal service

Deutsche Post, Germany's postal service, wants to use electric vehicles, and it's going to great lengths to achieve that goal. It will build its own electric vans, in fact... read more April 10, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

Tesla Model 3 depositors vs Chevy Bolt EV: sea change or double standard?

More than 325,000 potential buyers have put down $1,000 apiece for a Tesla Model 3 electric car that they won't get for two years, if not considerably longer than that. Which... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
Nissan Sway Concept  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos

Next Nissan Leaf to be followed by electric SUV, sports car?

While the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt EV have gotten the lion's share of electric-car press lately, the Nissan Leaf remains the best-selling plug-in vehicle in history... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
Cooling tower at power plant, by Flickr user Paul J Everett (Used under CC License)

Would Tesla want a former nuclear plant as a French factory? Government offers it up

What do you do with a decommissioned nuclear power plant? If you're the French government, you offer the land it sits on to Tesla Motors as a potential new factory site... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X owned by Ron Merkord, March 2016  [photo: David Noland]

2016 Tesla Model X electric SUV first drive by Model S owner

Its maker is doing a great job these days of quarantining the new 2016 Tesla Model X electric crossover SUV from unwanted prying eyes. The only folks lucky enough to get up... read more April 7, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla Model 3 reservations rise to 325,000 after one week

Getting more than a quarter of a million people around the world to put down $1,000 apiece for a car they won't get for another two years is a remarkable feat. When Elon Musk... read more April 7, 2016 by


 
BYD Qin EV300

BYD launches two new all-electric sedans for Chinese market

Chinese automaker BYD may be largely invisible in the U.S., but it's thriving in its home market. Last year, the company sold more highway-capable electric cars and plug-in... read more April 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Spark EV

California car incentives may expand to more low-income buyers

California may soon expand a program aimed at helping lower-income individuals switch to more efficient cars. The Golden State previously launched "cash for clunkers"... read more April 7, 2016 by


 

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