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Dealer Chains May Still Hate Tesla, But Now They're Learning From It

Dealer Chains May Still Hate Tesla, But Now They're Learning From It

Auto-dealer groups are fighting Tesla Motors' direct-sales model in a state-by-state battle, fostering legislation to outlaw the electric-car maker's company-owned stores, and claiming they're bad for consumers. However, that doesn't mean these dealers aren't also learning from Tesla. Tesla Stores... read more

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Zijing Qingyuan Armored Spherical Cabin Electric Patrol Vehicle. Photo by CarNewsChina.com.

Armored Electric Chinese Police Patrol Car Is ... Words Fail Us

Here's an electric car whose designers thought outside the box... literally. It may look like Buckminster Fuller's interpretation of the Popemobile, but this is actually one... read more December 3, 2014 by 


 
MetLife electric-car charging station for employee use - Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Workplace Charging Doubles in Two Years, 90% Of Charging Stations Full

It's clear that more public charging stations are needed to boost the practicality of driving electric cars. And it turns out that a good place to put those stations is the... read more December 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Wisconsin: Higher Taxes For Hybrids, Electrics For Not Burning Enough Gas To Fund Road Repairs?

It's not news that the roads and bridges in many states are falling into disrepair. Much of the money to fund maintenance of this infrastructure comes from taxes on fuel, but... read more December 2, 2014 by 


 
Road trip on historic U.S. Route 66 (Images: Antony Ingram)

Famed U.S. Route 66 To Go Electric In Illinois, With State Support

As the song says, you can "get your kicks" on Route 66--but soon you'll also be able to get a charge. The historic highway and the towns it passes through were largely done... read more December 2, 2014 by 


 
Seattle Center as night falls (photo by Jeffery Hayes)

Washington State To Give Electric Cars Tax Breaks, Carpool-Lane Access?

Several states have tried to boost electric-car adoption with cash incentives, tax breaks, and perks like carpool-lane access. The West Coast states of California and Oregon... read more December 2, 2014 by 


 
2016 BMW 3-Series eDrive plug-in hybrid prototype

BMW Unveiled Not Just One, But Three Plug-In Hybrids Last Week

If there was any doubt that we'll see a spate of new plug-in hybrids over the next few years, a set of three different announcements from BMW last week should put that to... read more December 1, 2014 by 


 
Carlos Ghosn

Nissan CEO Ghosn: Climate Change Must Be Corporate Humanitarian Cause

There are many reasons that automakers sell electric cars. Cars that plug in to travel on batteries charged from the electric grid respond to perceived customer demand for... read more December 1, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt sneak peak for owners, Los Angeles, Nov 2014

UPDATED: 2016 Chevrolet Volt To Launch In January: What We Know So Far

For most of 2014, there was very little news about the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, and its sales in 2013 and 2014 have been stagnant at roughly 2,000 cars a... read more December 1, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW: No Interest In Tesla Cooperation, Musk Was Posturing For PR

BMW and Tesla Motors seem like potential electric-car rivals, but over the past week there's been much talk of a possible collaboration between the two carmakers. That's... read more December 1, 2014 by 


 
BMW i3

2015 BMW i3 Electric Car: Quick Charging, Seat Heaters Now Standard

The BMW i3 electric car appears ready to enter its second model year with a few more items on its list of standard equipment. DC fast charging, seat heaters, and satellite... read more November 27, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt in Santa Monica, California [photo: Chris Williams]

California Energy Storage: Why It's Good News For Electric Cars

Using stored energy to smooth out the ebb and flow of power generation has been thoroughly discussed by utilities, but now it's starting to be put into practice on a large... read more November 26, 2014 by 


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla Factory Retooling Completed Ahead Of Planned Production Boost

Tesla Motors has now completed upgrades to its Fremont, California, plant ahead of an expected production increase. The electric car-maker shut down the factory for two weeks... read more November 26, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

Nissan And Renault Together Pass 200,000 Electric-Car Sales

A little less than four years ago, the first 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car was delivered to eager buyer Olivier Chalouhi in San Francisco. Earlier this month, Nissan and its... read more November 26, 2014 by 


 
Petro-Canada gas station, Crossfields, Alberta, with electric-car charging station

Electric-Car Charging Station At Gas Station In Tar-Sands Land

Electric-car charging stations are still remarkably rare at gas stations, though a handful exist in the Pacific Northwest. But earlier this year, the Petro-Canada station in... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S and 2014 BMW i3, Hudson Valley, NY, Nov 2014

Tesla, BMW Chat Over Possible Partnership, Elon Musk Says

BMW and Tesla Motors are both committed to offering mass-market luxury electric cars, which would seem to make them natural rivals. Yet there's also the possibility that they... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
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