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Nissan Leaf Fleet Joins London's Electric Taxi Ranks

Nissan Leaf Fleet Joins London's Electric Taxi Ranks

Electric cars make a lot of sense for use as taxis. Taxis are typically driven in cities, where air pollution is often a problem. They tend to do frequent short runs punctuated by stops. And passengers tend to like a smoother, quieter taxi ride. London taxi firm eConnect Cars has realized all these... read more

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2014 Nissan Leaf, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Small Set Of 2014 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Recalled For Inverter Replacement

Nissan is recalling a small number of 2014 Nissan Leaf electric cars to replace the car's inverter assembly. Just 196 cars are affected, all build during a ten-day period in... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
Trikelet folding electric scooter

Would You Ride This Tiny Folding Electric Scooter To Work?

The sexiest electric vehicle in the world right now is arguably the Tesla Model S luxury sedan, but now there seems to be a race on to design the smallest electric vehicle in... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Electric Sociability Run participants, 100 years apart. Photo by Lanny Hartmann

Electric-Car Rally Celebrates 'Sociability Run' 100 Years Ago: UPDATE

Modern electric cars like the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf are slowly getting better-known to consumers today, but their history stretches back much further. This year marks... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
BMW Smart Charging App for i3 and i8

BMW Smartphone App Helps Cut Home Electric Car Charging Costs

Unless you're a Tesla owner with access to free Supercharger fast charging stations, there's no better place to charge your electric car than at home. Pick the right... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station on NY-to-FL road trip [photo: David Noland]

Tesla To Offer Supercharger As Fast-Charging Standard? Free To Drivers, Yes

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors, and more specifically its CEO Elon Musk, has been dropping hints for a while now that it proposes to open up the specifications of its... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
WAVE electric-car parade in Stuttgart, Germany.

Most-Electric-Vehicles Record Broken Again: 507 in Stuttgart

While sales continue to grow, electric cars still represent a tiny fraction of the vehicles on the world's roads. Perhaps that explains the proclivity of electric-car... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

BMW i3 Electric Car Buyers: Mostly New To BMW (But Not i8 Owners)

The 2014 BMW i3 is proving to be very effective at luring new buyers to BMW--buyers who haven't before owned one of its cars. Such buyers, known as conquests, are highly... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)

RHD Tesla Model S Electric Cars Delivered To First U.K. Buyers

Tesla Motors has some busy years ahead of it. There's the continued roll-out of the Model S in global markets, such as China and Europe. There are two new models on the... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
Oullim Spirra EV electric supercar

Oullim: Yet Another All-Electric Supercar, This One From South Korea

Think of supercars, and your thoughts might turn to Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens or Vipers. A South Korean vehicle with a Dutch electric drivetrain probably doesn't... read more June 6, 2014 by 


 
Isle of Man TT Zero record-breaking lap

This Electric Motorcycle Lap At TT Zero 2014 Is Insane: Video

TT Zero is a relatively new addition to the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy road race meeting that takes place each June. Despite its novelty, it's also raising more than a few... read more June 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Software Updates Since 2012

While today's Tesla Model S electric car may look just the same as the first one that rolled off the line two years ago, it's had quite a few hardware updates under the... read more June 6, 2014 by 


 
Henry J. Kaiser and Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Motors  [Kaiser image courtesy Kaiser Permanente]

Why Tesla's Elon Musk Must Sell 6 Million Electric Cars To Make History

Many entrepreneurs have tried to start car companies in the U.S. over the past century, but the last person to do so from the ground up with a brand that survives to this day... read more June 5, 2014 by 


 
Johnson Controls 48-volt lithium-ion micro-hybrid battery

Will There Be Enough Batteries In The World For Electric Cars?

As demand for electric cars grows, supply of batteries must grow to meet it. That much is obvious. But just how much is battery demand expected to grow by over the coming... read more June 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, May 2014: A Pattern Of Progress

May was a great month for Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales, as it was in the United States--where sales of 3,117 Nissan Leafs represented the second-highest monthly... read more June 5, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Tesla Annual Meeting Yesterday: What We Learned That Was New

Tesla Motors held its annual shareholder meeting yesterday afternoon, and as always, a few nuggets of news emerged from CEO Elon Musk. You can read a complete transcript... read more June 4, 2014 by 


 
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