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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In May: Leaf, Volt, Others Surge: FINAL UPDATE

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In May: Leaf, Volt, Others Surge: FINAL UPDATE

As spring arrives, sales of plug-in electric cars have traditionally risen from their winter levels. During the months of May through August, monthly sales are usually among the highest of the year. At least for May, that rule holds as strongly for 2015 as it did last year. DON'T MISS: Will 2015... read more

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Rescuing a feral kitten from the motor compartment of a Tesla Model S electric car  [John Griswell]

Kitten Rescued From Tesla Model S Electric Car Motor: Video

Tesla Motors and its Model S electric cars get a lot of attention, especially on the Internet. And kittens? Well, cute-cat pictures are a staple of modern connectivity... read more June 2, 2015 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Mercedes Follows Tesla, Will Offer Home Energy Storage Batteries Too

As the newest carmaker on the block, it's perhaps not surprising that Tesla Motors likes to do things differently. That includes reaching beyond the automotive sector with... read more June 2, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt Configurator Live, California Order Books Open

Slowly but surely, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is inching closer to showrooms. Californians can now order the second-generation Volt, while other consumers have a new tool with... read more June 2, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors 'popup store' to display electric cars, Santa Barbara, CA, May 2015

The History Of Tesla Motors And Its Electric Cars, In Only 2 Minutes Of Video

Electric-car startup Tesla Motors attracts huge interest, lots of controversy, and truly passionate customers and followers. For a company that's been around only a little... read more June 1, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Chevy Bolt EV Trademark To Be Shared With Yamaha After U.S. Patent Office Suspension: UPDATE

Not long after its unveiling at January's Detroit Auto Show, General Motors promised to put the 200-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV electric-car concept into production within two... read more June 1, 2015 by 


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Why Electric Cars Are Rare Outside CA: Arcane 'Travel Provision' Rule

The sparsity of cars with plugs has been one of the biggest frustrations for Northeastern electric-car shoppers and advocates. While California buyers can choose among... read more June 1, 2015 by 


 
2015 Zero electric motorcycle

Zero Electric Motorcycles Cuts Prices, Sells To Police, Gets Big Grant Too

While its competitor Brammo sold itself to Polaris, the electric-motorcycle maker Zero continues to follow its own path. Each year it has significantly improved the... read more May 31, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

CA Green Stickers All But Gone; Q1's Plug-In Hybrid Sales Suffered This Year: UPDATE

All good things must come to an end, and so it is with the green stickers that give plug-in hybrid drivers access to California's freeway carpool lanes with just one person... read more May 29, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Not Disruptive, Future Is Tiny Electric 'Golf Carts': Harvard Scholar

Friday's the day we use for the stranger and more oddball stories in our lineup, and one of the more unusual we've seen in a while comes from Harvard University. It's an... read more May 29, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

California Helps Low-Income Drivers Switch To Electric Cars

California is introducing a new ‘Plus-Up’ pilot project that should make plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles a lot more affordable. Considering recent news that... read more May 29, 2015 by 


 
Sun Country Highway electric-car charging station, Burnaby, BC, Canada [photo: Matthew Klippenstein]

E-Mazing Race III: Electric Cars Compete On Recharging In Multiple Locations

American Pharaoh may have won the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby earlier this month, but the winners of another race remains to be determined. That would be the third... read more May 29, 2015 by 


 
2007 BMW 335i and 2015 Fiat 500e electric car in driveway, May 2015  [photo: Chris Baccus]

One Man's Fiat 500e Electric Car Might Get Him To Sell His BMW

It's been said before, but the only way to understand why electric cars are a better way to drive is to drive one. The shorthand for that rule is "getting butts in seats."... read more May 28, 2015 by 


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

Canadian Electric-Car Dealership Awards Honor Sales Success Stories

With car dealers often viewed as an impediment to successful sales of plug-in electric cars, recognizing dealerships that embrace and promote plug-in cars is crucial to... read more May 28, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D door handle, captured from Consumer Reports video, May 2015

Tesla Model S Door-Handle Failures Still Plague Electric Car, Consumer Reports Learns: UPDATE

It is one of the more remarkable features of the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan: door handles that retract flush with the body until needed. But the retracting door... read more May 28, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Opens Electrified-Vehicle Patents, Adds 200 Engineers To Work On Hybrids, Electrics

Ford Motor Company announced this morning that it would open its portfolio of patents related to electrified vehicles--meaning both hybrids and electric cars--to competitive... read more May 28, 2015 by 


 

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