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Did The DC Quick-Charging 'Standards War' Just Quietly End For Electric Cars?

Did The DC Quick-Charging 'Standards War' Just Quietly End For Electric Cars?

Last week at the DC Auto Show, BMW, Volkswagen, and ChargePoint jointly announced they would install about 100 DC fast chargers for electric cars. Their goal is to create “Express Charging Corridors,” on both the East and West coasts, by the end of this year. The most intriguing news... read more

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2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, 2013 Wheego LiFe electric cars  [photo: Jen Danziger]

Driving Small Electric Cars: What It's Like In The Real World

Reader Jen Danziger explains what it's really like to drive a very small battery-electric car year-round in the Midwest. In the years following my participation in the... read more January 29, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D 'Insane' mode acceleration  [frame capture from DragTimes video]

Tesla Model S P85D 'Insane' Mode: NSFW Video Shows How Fast It Really Is

Many Tesla fans and electric-car drivers now know about the Model S P85D, Tesla's all-wheel-drive electric car that's arguably the fastest four-door sedan on the market. What... read more January 28, 2015 by 


 
Screen capture from first 2016 Chevrolet Volt video ad, Jan 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt TV Ad Released 6 Months Before Car

One of the biggest concerns among electric-car advocates is GM's ability to create and sustain a smart, coherent, clever, and explanatory marketing campaign for its new 2016... read more January 28, 2015 by 


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

Is BMW i3 Electric Car Selling Better In U.S. Than Germany?

One of the notable features of last year's electric-car sales was the strong, and so far sustained, sales of the radical new BMW i3 electric car. The little plastic-bodied... read more January 28, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Toyota Exec Slams Tesla For Having 'All Eggs In One Basket'

Toyota's public attack on electric cars shows no signs of letting up. Its first sallies were two ads from its Lexus luxury brand slamming electric cars for range anxiety... read more January 28, 2015 by 


 
Kansas City, Missouri, by Flickr user Paul Sableman (Used under CC License)

Kansas City Power & Light To Build 1,000 Electric-Car Charging Sites

Kansas City, Missouri, will become the latest municipality to gain an electric-car charging infrastructure this year. A local utility company is leading the effort to build a... read more January 28, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Once More: Low Gas Prices Don't Hurt Electric-Car Sales

Data is important. Data on the effects of changing economic factors is very important to the car industry. Which is why it's disappointing to see a Nissan executive repeating... read more January 27, 2015 by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid On Sale In Q2 Of 2016, Now

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has now been on sale in Europe and Japan for more than two years, but U.S. buyers will still have to wait a while to get their hands... read more January 27, 2015 by 


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

2015 BMW i3 Electric Car Price Raised $1,000 To $43,350

The BMW i3 electric car enters its second model year largely unchanged, with a few added features and a price hike to boot. The 2015 BMW i3 now comes standard with DC... read more January 27, 2015 by 


 
BMW i3 Super Bowl ad teaser

BMW i3 Electric Car Super Bowl TV Ad: Now It's Out [UPDATED]

Advertising is crucial for automakers trying to explain the benefits of electric cars to an often-skeptical public. So what better forum than the advertising mecca that is... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

Can Electric-Car Fast Charging Be Profitable? Answer: Unclear

DC fast charging helps alleviate one of the major roadblocks to electric-car adoption--limited range--by giving drivers more ability to travel longer distances. That's why... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Should GM Name Its Bolt Electric Car The 2018 Chevrolet EV2?

Without a doubt, Chevrolet dominated the news in plug-in electric cars at the recent Detroit Auto Show. It unveiled not only the new 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, but also... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Anti-Tesla Laws In AZ, MI, NJ & TX Nominated For 'Luddite Award'

Awards to dealerships and car-dealer groups are common, and often both appreciated and promoted by their recipients. A new award nomination that recognizes the work of state... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop

Could Elon Musk's Hyperloop Crack The Texas Tesla Sales Ban?

Tesla can't sell its electric cars directly to customers in Texas, but CEO Elon Musk still has ambitious plans for the state. As he often does, Musk dropped a bombshell on... read more January 24, 2015 by 


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

Tesla Sales Model Intrigues Volvo, Lexus, AutoNation--Though Dealers Must Remain, By Law

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has shaken up the auto industry in many ways, and it continues to do so. Now, aspects of Tesla's online direct-sales model are starting to... read more January 23, 2015 by 


 

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