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Updated 2016 Cadillac ELR Electric Coupe For LA Auto Show

Updated 2016 Cadillac ELR Electric Coupe For LA Auto Show

While much of the electric-car world is anticipating the next Chevy Volt, which will launch in January, GM's other range-extended electric car will be getting some changes before then. According to Edmunds, an updated 2016 Cadillac ELR will debut in November at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. DON'T... read more

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National Drive Electric Week 2014: Boston. Photo by John C. Briggs.

National Drive Electric Week: 150 Cities, 90,000 People, Electric Cars All Over

This past week, thousands of people came out to learn about, experience, and extoll the virtues of the electric car. They were participating in National Drive Electric... read more September 25, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S convertible by Newport Convertible Engineering

First Tesla Model S Convertible Built By Newport Engineering (Video)

Electric-car buyers who want to feel the wind in their hair don't have many choices. Aside from the 2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive--and the now-discontinued Tesla... read more September 25, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8 online configurator

2014 BMW i8 Configurator Live: Spec Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Coupe!

Even if you can't afford a luxury car, it's sometimes fun to peruse an online configurator and "build" one to suit your tastes. It's now possible to play with the options on... read more September 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Gets Own Version Of PlugShare App

Recargo announced today that it has developed a version of its PlugShare charging-station locator app for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. The company partnered... read more September 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Rapid Charging Electric-Car Batteries: Less Damaging Than We Thought?

DC fast charging makes electric cars considerably more practical, allowing drivers to recharge a car's battery to 80 percent of capacity in half an hour or less. But quick... read more September 23, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S, 2014 Paris Auto Show

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Revealed At Paris Motor Show

Pity poor Mitsubishi, whose Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has been on sale in Europe and Asia for almost two years. But the plug-in hybrid SUV's U.S. debut has been delayed... read more September 23, 2014 by 


 
Record-breaking electric-car parade in Cupertino, California. Photo courtesy of Plug In America.

New Guinness World Record: 507 Electric Cars In One Place

Start those patriotic cheers, because the U.S. can now claim the record for most electric cars in one place. A judge from the Guinness Book of World Records certified on... read more September 22, 2014 by 


 
Computer-generated image of proposed Tesla Motors Gigafactory

Tesla Needs Cash? $6 Billion Required Through 2025, Says Goldman Sachs

Carmaking is very, very, very expensive. A conventional vehicle platform or architecture generally costs about $1 billion to design, engineer, test, certify, and put into... read more September 22, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf ad "Easy Thrills" screencap

Electric Cars Have Lots Of Torque; Use It Wisely, Kids! (Video)

Electric-car ads typically emphasize efficiency and sustainability, but electric power offers other advantages too. In "Easy Thrills," its latest video ad for the Leaf... read more September 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Feds Should Boost Electric-Car Incentives: Harry Reid, Nevada Senator

Today, most plug-in electric car buyers qualify for a Federal income-tax credit of $2,500 to $7,500--but Senator Harry Reid thinks those incentives should be expanded. He... read more September 21, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Have Green-Car Sales Dropped This Year? Depends How You Define Them

The rise of modern plug-in electric cars and more-efficient internal-combustion vehicles are two results of legislation aimed at limiting the environmental impact of... read more September 19, 2014 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma + Aero L-39 Albatros jet trainer, Hollister Municipal Airport, CA [by Refael Azi]

Fisker Karma Will Be Relaunched With 2012 Design, Updates

The future of the Fisker Karma range-extended luxury electric sedan has been in the hands of new owner Wanxiang America for many months, with little known about its relaunch... read more September 19, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf pickup truck

World's First Nissan Leaf Electric Pickup Truck, For Shop Use Only (Video)

As the world's best-selling electric car, the Nissan Leaf has become many things to many people. Most of the many roles the Leaf adopts, however, don't involve cutting its... read more September 19, 2014 by 


 
'Iron Butt' motorcycle endurance ride by Terry Hershner on electric motorcycle

First 'Iron Butt' Award For Electric Motorcycle: Terry Hershner

The Iron Butt Association now has its first electric member, Terry Hershner. You may recognize Terry from his several cross-country attempts on his electric motorcycle. Now... read more September 18, 2014 by 


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

Tesla 'Will Prevail In All States' Against Dealer Lawsuits: Dealership Commentator

Have we just seen the first crack in the facade of auto-dealer opposition to Tesla Motors selling cars directly to retail buyers? An opinion piece in auto-industry trade... read more September 18, 2014 by 


 
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