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Electric Motorcycle Road Trip: What I Learned, What You Need To Know

Electric Motorcycle Road Trip: What I Learned, What You Need To Know

Last summer I took a cross-country road trip with a group of people driving different types of electric vehicles. It was an amazing experience, and our trip, our adventures, and our misadventures were portrayed in the documentary Kick Gas. That experience gave me the idea to take my own road trip... read more

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2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Earns Top Score In The Industry For Total Quality

Owners of the Tesla Model S tend to be very satisfied with their cars. You might already know that; but so far, that's largely been anecdotal, based on reports in various... read more July 5, 2014 by 


 
Stolen Tesla Model S splits in half, catches fire after massive crash in LA area

Stolen Tesla Model S Involved In Multi-Car Wreck In West Hollywood

A stolen Tesla Model S was destroyed in a crash Thursday night following a police chase that hit speeds of 100 mph through West Hollywood. Several other vehicles were also... read more July 4, 2014 by 


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

Tesla Gains Some Ground On Retail Sales In Pennsylvania

Tesla's long battle against state franchise laws is still underway, but every so often it does get a boost of positive news. That latest boost comes from Pennsylvania, where... read more July 3, 2014 by 


 
Beijing smog

Beijing Angles For More EVs: 1,000 Fast Chargers, Wiring Mandate For Buildings

The Chinese government is working hard to encourage the mass adoption of electric cars, but those cars will never catch on if there's no place to charge them. The city... read more July 3, 2014 by 


 
2012 Nissan Leaf in the autumn outside Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [photo: Ricardo Borba]

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In June: Leaf's Best-Ever June, Volt Up On May (FINAL UPDATE)

It hasn't reached the heady heights of May's record-breaking sales tally, but Nissan still has the highest-selling mainstream electric vehicle on the market. Nissan rounds... read more July 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla In China: Discovering Local Quirks And Fixing Issues

China is a tricky but potentially lucrative market to conquer. Automotive brands all around the world want a piece of the action given the potential rewards, but the market... read more July 2, 2014 by 


 
Toyota i-Road urban electric vehicle

Toyota i-Road Electric City Car Undergoes French Car-Share Trials

Toyota might not be convinced by battery electric vehicles but that hasn't stopped the company testing its i-Road urban electric vehicle. Its latest round of testing takes... read more July 1, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla's Smaller Electric Sedan To Have 'Realistic' Pricing Next To BMW, Audi

Tesla might have abandoned its trademark to the 'Model E' name for its planned smaller electric sedan, but the car itself is still very much on Tesla's radar. It's likely to... read more July 1, 2014 by 


 
Sun Country Highway electric-car charging station, Burnaby, BC, Canada [photo: Matthew Klippenstein]

Why Workplace Charging Is Important: It Sells Electric Cars

Human beings are creatures of convenience. Our ancestors built tools to make jobs easier and more efficient, and we like things that make our lives easier today too... read more June 30, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf using CHAdeMO fast-charger

Nissan's DC Quick-Charging Stations: 630 CHAdeMO Sites Live Today

While most electric cars get charged overnight for most of their miles, the growing number of DC fast-charging sites enable longer trips when necessary. But those quick... read more June 29, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

Nissan Leaf New Battery Cost: $5,500 For Replacement With Heat-Resistant Chemistry

Three and a half years after the first Nissan Leaf went on sale, Nissan has announced the cost of a replacement lithium-ion battery pack for its electric car. It's a... read more June 28, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S taxi in Stavanger, Norway  [photo: Andrew Henderson]

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Simply The World's Coolest Taxi

What kind of taxis do you ride in? Battered old Crown Vics? High-mileage Toyota Priuses or Ford Escape Hybrids? Our bet is that unless you've recently spent some time in... read more June 27, 2014 by 


 
Mini E electric vehicle

Want To Lease A 2009 MINI E? If You Live In Delaware, You Can

One of the earliest electric-car prototype test fleets of the modern day was made up of several hundred MINI E two-seaters, which hit U.S. roads on two-year leases from 2008... read more June 27, 2014 by 


 
Carice Mk1 electric sports car (Images: Carice Cars)

Carice Electric Sports Car Is Tiny, Beautiful, Kinda Expensive

Electric sports cars are not a major priority for automakers right now. Traditionally, sports cars of any sort don't sell in huge numbers (Mazda's Miata is still shy of a... read more June 27, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Will Georgia's $5,000 Electric-Car Tax Credit Be Axed In 2015?

Early this year, we wrote about efforts in the Georgia state legislature to kill the state's $5,000 income-tax credit for purchasing a battery-electric vehicle. Among the... read more June 26, 2014 by 


 
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