Electric Cars

 
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE: $30K Price For New Electric Car Version

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE: $30K Price For New Electric Car Version

The 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car's base price will drop by some $4,500 compared to the 2015 model, thanks to the addition of a new entry-level model. The VW e-Golf SE will start at $29,815 including destination, before any Federal, state, or local incentives. That compares to the $36,415... read more

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2016 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback

2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid Priced From $37,900

The 2016 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid will start at $38,825 when it goes on sale in the U.S. this fall. That price includes a $925 destination charge, but does not include... read more August 6, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In July: Leaf Plummets, Volt Holds (FINAL UPDATE)

While May was a good month for sales of plug-in electric cars, the numbers sagged in June--and they appear to be doing the same for July. Last month's sales data has now... read more August 5, 2015 by 


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

Tesla Doubles Down On Fight For Direct Sales In Michigan, Detroit Three's Home Turf

Tesla Motors can't sell its electric cars in the home state of the Detroit Three automakers, but it's long wanted to change that. Last October, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder... read more August 5, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, July 2015: Volt Vaults To Top?

The Chevrolet Volt sold 150 units in Canada in July, by far its best showing this year. Volume was up both from June's 120 sales, and year-over-year from last July's 132... read more August 5, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S electric-car road trip, Route 66 Museum, Elk City, Oklahoma  [photo: David Noland]

Oil Hauler Brings Electric Cars To Heart Of Oklahoma Oil Country

The event that started out as National Plug-In Day has now expanded into National Drive Electric Week. Every year, advocacy group Plug-In America collaborates with the Sierra... read more August 5, 2015 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Suggests 'Five Most Breathtaking Electric Drives' In Europe (Video)

Owning an electric car is fine for daily use, but if you have someplace special to go, some drivers may ask whether it's capable. As public charging infrastructure continues... read more August 5, 2015 by 


 
Oslo street scene: Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model S, July 2015

Norway's Goal: All New Cars Will Be Emission-Free By 2025 To Cut Carbon

With yesterday's release of final EPA rules for reducing carbon emissions from power plants, the stage is set for a major battle over how--and even whether--any carbon... read more August 4, 2015 by 


 
2015 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

Electric Car Ignorance Breeds Dislike, Says German Study

Daimler, the parent of company of luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz, recently completed a large-scale study of electric cars and consumer attitudes toward them in its home... read more August 4, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevy Volt EPA Ratings: 53-Mile Electric Range, 42 MPG On Gas

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has been rated by the EPA at 53 miles of electric range, a nice boost on Chevy's earlier promise of "at least 50 miles." The EPA also... read more August 3, 2015 by 


 
2016 Victory Empulse TT

2016 Victory Empulse: Electric Motorcycle Returns With New Name (Video)

Fresh off a strong showing at the Isle of Man TT electric motorcycle race, Victory Motorcycles has announced the 2016 Victory Empulse TT. This is the first foray into... read more August 3, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Car Buyers Unprepared For Coming Wave Of Plug-In Hybrids, Electric Cars

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules require carmakers to achieve a U.S. fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025--meaning about 40 mpg on the window sticker. That has... read more August 3, 2015 by 


 
Nissan Leaf 'Advanced R&D Electric Vehicle' shown at company annual meeting, Yokohama, Jun 2015

Next Nissan Leaf Could Become Family Of Electric Cars: Report

The first Toyota Prius came to market in the U.S. in 2000, but it wasn't until 2012 that the single hybrid model expanded into a family of four different cars. Now it appears... read more August 3, 2015 by 


 
Solar-powered electric 1966 Volkswagen bus owned by Daniel Theoblad

Classic 1966 VW Bus With Green Drivetrain: Solar-Powered Electric Motor

Solar-powered cars are typically custom-built affairs that prioritize function over form. Their shapes are usually dictated by aerodynamics and the placement of solar panels... read more August 1, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

BMW Mulls Large All-Electric SUV To Counter Tesla Model X: Report

Battery-electric vehicles with ranges of 150 to 200 miles and prices under $50,000 are now on the horizon from Chevrolet, Nissan, and Tesla, but details of BMW's entry into... read more July 31, 2015 by 


 
Ubitricity electric-car charging cord

Ubitricity: German Charging Cord For Wall Sockets Includes Billing

As the number of electric cars on world roads grows, how drivers pay for electricity from public charging stations may become more of an issue. While many U.S. public... read more July 31, 2015 by 


 

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