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Nissan Leaf Owners Answer Common Electric-Car Questions

Nissan Leaf Owners Answer Common Electric-Car Questions

For many people, electric cars represent the unknown. The internal-combustion engine has held sway over the automobile for most of its existence, so it's difficult for consumers to picture themselves in a car that re-energizes at a plug, rather than refueling at a pump. That's why Nissan is trying... read more

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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

How Lithium-Ion Batteries Age: Scientists Offer Insight

Aging is a part of life, even for lithium-ion batteries. And battery life is an important consideration for electric-car owners, especially in these early days before there's... read more March 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Even Small Towns See Demand For Electric-Car Charging

Small-town America is all about quaint Main Streets, mom'n'pop stores, and... electric-car charging stations? While major cities like New York are working to encourage the... read more March 21, 2014 by 


 
Buckeye Current's 2013 TT Zero entry (Image: Buckeye Current on Facebook)

Ohio State University Team Readies Electric Motorcycle For TT Zero

Electric vehicle technology is finding its way into various motorsport disciplines, but few are more exciting than the world of electric motorcycling. Not only did an... read more March 21, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen e-Golf (European model) test drive, Berlin, March 2014

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf: Drive Report, First U.S. Sale Details

The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is the German maker's first production electric car to be offered for sale in the U.S. On sale late this year, it adds a plug-in electric... read more March 20, 2014 by 


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

Good News For Tesla: AZ Bill Would Legalize Direct Sales As State Angles For Gigafactory

When the possibility of new jobs clashes with the desires of powerful campaign contributors, sometimes jobs can take priority. That may be what's happening in Arizona, where... read more March 20, 2014 by 


 
Image tweeted (and then removed) by @NissanLeaf Twitter account, March 2014

Nissan Tweets, Then Deletes, Electric-Car Sales Slap At Tesla

Oh, Nissan, you just shouldn't have gone there. As captured by Autoblog Green writer Domenick Yoney last Friday, the @NissanLeaf Twitter account posted the following message... read more March 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

Germany Likes German Electric Cars; Leaf, Volt, Not So Much

It isn't unusual for citizens of a particular country to employ a little patriotism when buying vehicles and stick to brands from that country. A huge swathe of Americans buy... read more March 19, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Does Quick Charging Hurt Battery Life? Total Miles Are More Important

Some electric car makers, notably Nissan with its Leaf, make recommendations that owners don't charge too frequently using quick-charging stations. The belief is that the... read more March 19, 2014 by 


 
Better Place battery-swap demonstration

Standardized Electric-Car Battery Swapping Won't Happen: Here's Why

Standardized batteries are one of the great consumer goods: Who hasn't bought a pack of AA or AAA cells for some consumer-electronics device by now? The idea that... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

2016 Chevrolet Volt To Launch Next Year: What We Know So Far

There's been very little news lately about the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, and its sales in 2013 sales were stagnant. In fact, the most recent item of note... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tucson Wants Tesla Gigafactory, Gives Formal Proposal To Electric-Car Maker

Tesla Motors recently announced plans for a battery "Gigafactory," which is to provide enough lithium-ion cells to allow it to build a projected 500,000 electric cars per... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
Ray Lane takes delivery of the first Fisker Karma

Owners Of 'New Fisker' Offer Selective Electric-Car History

Ten days ago, a website appeared from Wanxiang America, the new owners of Fisker Automotive, under the title of "The New Fisker." The site included a comprehensive timeline... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Yosemite National Park, CA, Feb 2013 [photo: George Parrott]

Will National Parks Become A Black Hole For Electric-Car Visitors?

Thousands of Tesla Model S electric-car owners are now likely planning their summer road trips, enabled by a fast-growing network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Feb 2014: Milestones, Millstones

While February's electric vehicle sales in Canada will have easily topped year-ago numbers, the plug-in market still faces headwinds in Canada during 2014. British Columbia... read more March 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Nissan On Track To Beat 2020 Electric Car Sales Target?

Nissan and its French partner Renault could be on track for selling 1.5 million electric vehicles before 2020, according to the company's latest estimates. The two companies... read more March 15, 2014 by 


 
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