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Will NYC's CitiBike Shared Bicycles Get Add-On Electric Power?

Will NYC's CitiBike Shared Bicycles Get Add-On Electric Power?

New York's Citibike bike-sharing program may be laudably green, but pedaling isn't always easy. Now, there's a startup that hopes to give riders a little push. ShareRoller is an add-on electric motor for Citibikes that hopes to fund itself through Kickstarter. Jeff Guida--the device's... read more

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Tesla Model X  -  Official Debut, Los Angeles, February 2012

Tesla Model X Was Tougher To Design Than Model S, Musk Says

If the Roadster was Tesla's early gigging days and the Model S the debut release from a hot new band, the Model X crossover could be considered Tesla's 'difficult second... read more March 28, 2014 by 


 
Audi A3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-tron Option: Carbon-Free Recharging (In Germany)

One advantage to plug-in electric cars is that they can operate with no carbon footprint if the electricity used to recharge them is generated from renewable sources. Burning... read more March 27, 2014 by 


 
Toyota i-Road concept car

Toyota i-Road Trials Start In Tokyo: Another Electric Not-Quite-Car

Toyota is to start real-world consumer trials of its unique i-Road urban electric vehicle in its native Japan. Like its European equivalent, Renault's Twizy, the i-Road aims... read more March 27, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover with 'Falcon Doors' open

2015 Tesla Model X Crossover Reservations: 13,000, Maybe

For an electric sedan priced above the reach of many people, sales of the Tesla Model S have been rather impressive so far. That relative popularity should also carry over to... read more March 27, 2014 by 


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

Life With Tesla Model S: UPDATE On Pedal Placement Problem

Two days ago, I described in this article a frightening incident in my Tesla Model S. Approaching a downhill intersection, I inadvertently stepped on both the brake and... read more March 26, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf, Nashville area test drive, April 2013

2013-2014 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Recalled For Airbag Sensor Issue

Nissan is recalling 2013 and 2014 model-year Leaf electric cars to fix an airbag sensor software issue. The recall will correct faulty software in approximately 29,165 Leafs... read more March 26, 2014 by 


 
Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

Honda Opens Demonstration Smart Home, With Fit EV Electric Car In Garage

Most of us think "Honda" and bring up economy cars, perhaps lawnmowers, or even portable generators. Complete houses aren't usually on the list. Yesterday, though, the... read more March 26, 2014 by 


 
LIT Motors C1

Lit Motors C1 All-Electric Two-Wheeler Update: Still In Development (Video)

Human beings are curious beasts. Tell them something outlandish, even something backed by scientific method, and they'll try and prove it wrong anyway. Non-stick pans? Let's... read more March 26, 2014 by 


 
Renault Zoe on the ZENN rally

Monte Carlo Rally Goes Electric, Renault Zoe Takes Victory

Whether on legs, horses or motor vehicles, mankind has always had an insatiable desire to go quicker than its neighbor. That desire hasn't stopped with the advent of electric... read more March 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 Fiat 500e

Compliance Car Update: Which Electric Cars Are Loss Leaders?

The Fiat 500e is perhaps the most critically lauded new all-electric vehicle that arrived in 2013. It's received rave reviews from unlikely sources, like buff-book... read more March 25, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Electric-Car Batteries, Graphite, And Pollution In China

The modern car is just about unrecognizable against its counterpart of a few decades ago. Not in terms of shape or performance, but emissions. The whole industry, pushed hard... read more March 25, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

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... read more March 25, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE

Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive Of Prototype

Volkswagen is on an electric-vehicle model offensive right now. Not only is the e-Up electric minicar on sale in Europe, dominating Germany's electric sales charts, but the... read more March 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Brammo Empulse R electric motorcycle

Naked Brammo Empulse Amps Up Electric Motorcycle Sex Appeal (Video)

Electric motorcycle maker Brammo knows how to attraction attention: Get naked. Or, more specifically, strip down one of your hottest electric motorcycle to show off what it's... read more March 23, 2014 by 


 
WAVE 2013 electric vehicle parade (Images: WAVE Facebook group)

Most Electric Cars Ever? Guinness World Record Try In Montreal Next Month

What's the most electric cars you've ever seen in one place? Next month, the National Advanced Transportation Center--a Canadian electric-car advocacy organization--will... read more March 22, 2014 by 


 
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