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Car Dealers Fire Back: Why Negotiating Is Good For Car Buyers (Video)

Car Dealers Fire Back: Why Negotiating Is Good For Car Buyers (Video)

The battle between Tesla Motors, which sells its electric cars directly to customers over the Internet, and the nation's car dealers--which want to make that practice illegal--has raged for four years. Now, it seems to be starting to breed a wider conversation about the role of franchised dealers... read more

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Bourgeois Chevrolet, Rawdon, Quebec, Canada   [photo: RoulezElectrique.com]

A Third Of This Dealer's Sales Are Chevy Volt Electric Cars: How'd They Do It?

Can any other franchised dealer in the world make the claim that full one-third of its sales are a single model of plug-in electric car? Bourgeois Chevrolet of Rawdon... read more November 3, 2014 by 


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

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric: Range Pack Standard, Styling Update, More Features

After only a few months on sale, Mercedes-Benz's first mass-market electric car will apparently get some noteworthy updates for the new model year. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Tesla Tries To Hire Aussie Auto Engineers As Local Industry Wanes

Could Australia's loss be Tesla Motors' gain? As Ford, General Motors' Holden division, and Toyota prepare to shut down their Australian factories, the Silicon Valley... read more November 2, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

Toyota: 'No One Wants Us To Build Electric Cars'

Well, here's one that may give electric-car owners and advocates a Friday morning chuckle. Toyota is well-known not only as one of the world's three largest carmakers, but... read more October 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

Were Small Cars Exactly The Wrong Way To Launch Electric Cars?

Historically, most technology innovations in automobiles start at the high end and gradually work their way down the lineup until they've become standard features of even the... read more October 31, 2014 by 


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

Life With Tesla Model S: At Last, Some Maintenance Needed (New Tires)

After 20 months and 26,000-plus miles, I finally spent my first dollar on maintenance for my 2013 Tesla Model S. Almost 2,000 of them, in fact. The total was $1,858--the cost... read more October 31, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Elon Musk Vs Ward's: A Sales Battle Tesla Brought On Itself

It all started when stock analysts circulating an estimate from auto-industry trade journal Ward's Auto that Tesla's U.S. sales were down 26 percent for the first nine months... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf-To-Home power station

Nissan Leaf-To-Home Electric-Car Power Tests: More Practical For U.S. With Longer-Range Cars?

Nissan and other makers are beginning to view electric cars not just as transportation, but as mobile energy-storage units that can provide emergency power and take stress... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Dashboard: Teardown Analysis Reveals Tablet-Like Construction

With its massive 17-inch touchscreen display and very few secondary controls, the dashboard of a Tesla Model S electric car looks like nothing else on sale from any other... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 4-door HB Grille

How Audi, BMW & Mercedes Plan To Compete With Tesla--And Why

We already know that in the next few years, we'll see a slew of mid-size SUVs offered with plug-in hybrid powertrains--most from luxury brands like Audi, BMW, Mercedes... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Model S Gets Huge Incentive In Shanghai: No $12K Fee For Registration

The Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan has now been on sale in China for six months, but it recently received a major sales incentive from local officials in Shanghai. That... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
Toyota i-Road electric urban mobility vehicle

Toyota i-Road Electric City Car: Here's How It Leans

Toyota might not be planning to invest in a mainstream electric vehicle for the U.S. anytime soon, but now, globally, it has this oddity: the i-Road. As we caught last month... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

2016 Chevy Volt: Bigger Battery, More Motor Power, New Range Extender Engine Details: EXPANDED

General Motors took the wraps off its second-generation Voltec electric-drive system this morning that will power its 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car. Company... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
Taxi Electric Tesla Model S taxi in Amsterdam

Tesla Taxis In Holland Follow Norway In All-Electric Green Cabs

The Tesla Model S electric car has garnered plenty of praise from individual owners, but a handful of operators are finding that it works pretty well as a taxi, too. Model S... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

BC's Electric-Car Charging Stations: 2 Years Of Data And What It Tells Us

British Columbia's public charging stations got twice as busy in the past year, roughly tracking the increase in the Canadian province's plug-in electric vehicle population... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 
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