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Life With Tesla Model S: UPDATE On Pedal Placement Problem

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 accelerator pedals simultaneously. The car barely slowed, and it appeared I was headed for a collision with another car... read more

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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 


 
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 


 
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