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Portland's Electric Avenue Relocates, Adds DC Fast Chargers

Portland's Electric Avenue Relocates, Adds DC Fast Chargers

It’s already been four years since Portland really charged ahead in its commitment to electric cars with Electric Avenue, a project that designated a city block of parking spots plug-in-only, peppered the block with a variety of charger hardware, and let EV owners have at it. That original... read more

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Tesla Model X prototype on Arizona road, July 2015 [by YouTube user count783]

Tesla Model X Spy Videos: Dirt Indicates Off-Road Tests, But What Do Sensors Do?

The Tesla Model X electric crossover has been delayed multiple times, but Tesla Motors appears to have committed to delivering the first examples before the end of the year... read more July 29, 2015 by 


 
2015 Maserati Ghibli

Fiat Chrysler CTO: Fuel Cells Are The Future, Batteries Are Not

Several companies have expressed enthusiasm about battery-electric cars, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) isn't one of them. Six years after killing its pre-bankruptcy... read more July 28, 2015 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE (European spec)

Volkswagen's Lineup Of Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Models To Expand

Volkswagen will soon expand its lineup of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, according to reports in German media, with new entries on both the high and low ends of its... read more July 28, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S in Albuquerque's 'snowstorm' during NY-to-California road trip  [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Does Supercharging Cut Battery Capacity?

Last month, my wife and I took my 2013 Tesla Model S on a day trip from our home in New York’s Hudson Valley to Brattleboro, Vermont, a distance of 180 miles. We picked... read more July 28, 2015 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

Refuting Selective, Slanted Coverage Of Electric Cars: The Pioneer's Never-Ending Task

It's a hard-wired human response to be wary of new or changing things. In past millennia, it may have kept us alive longer. And when you're talking about a household's... read more July 27, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

Los Angeles Gets State Grant To Test Electric-Car Sharing Program

California has more electric cars than any other state, but officials have recently redirected their focus toward getting those cars into the hands of lower-income drivers... read more July 27, 2015 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model 3, To Be Revealed In March, Might Have 300-Mile Range: Report

All recent statements from Tesla Motors indicate that development of the Silicon Valley automaker's Model 3 electric car is still on track for a launch sometime in 2017. And... read more July 27, 2015 by 


 
German Student World Record Electric Car

AWD Electric Car Beats Tesla P90D Acceleration, Built By German Student Team (Video)

Electric-car advocates know that a seamless rush of maximum torque from 0 rpm is one of the secret advantages of using an electric motor to power a vehicle. And that... read more July 26, 2015 by 


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

Apple Wanted To Use BMW i3 As Basis For Its Own Electric Car: Report

BMW and Apple have long cooperated on advanced technology. The German carmaker was the first in the world to incorporate iPod recognition into a car, more than 10 years ago... read more July 24, 2015 by 


 
NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Illinois Bill To Fine Car Owners Who Park In Electric-Car Charging Spaces Waits For Governor's Signature

As more public electric-car charging stations appear, they're creating a thorny etiquette issue. Charging stations may occupy parking spaces that everyone wants to use--no... read more July 24, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

2015 Nissan Leaf: Discounts, Deals On Leases, Financing Increase

If you're considering a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car, now might be a good time to make your move. Sales have stayed essentially flat for the past few months, and more cars... read more July 23, 2015 by 


 
Electric Motorcycle Ride From Mexico To Canada: scenese from the road  [photo: Ben Rich]

Electric Motorcycle Tour: Three Countries, 6,800 Miles, 22 Days

Traveling by electric vehicles has come a long way in the past three years. Every summer since 2013, I have taken a long-distance road trip on an electric motorcycle, each... read more July 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Porsche Panamera

Porsche's All-Electric Tesla Competitor Coming To Frankfurt As Concept: Report

Among established luxury brands, Porsche may be among the best equipped to challenge Tesla Motors. The German automaker known for its sports cars has already built three... read more July 22, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai U.S. arrival

Toyota: Negative On Batteries Because It Has More Experience Than Any Other Maker

When it comes to zero-emission vehicles, Toyota has placed its flag firmly on the side of hydrogen fuel cells. The company is now reviewing requests from potential buyers and... read more July 22, 2015 by 


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

California Ends Electric-Car Rebates For Wealthy Buyers, Boosts Them For Poorest (UPDATED)

Purchase rebates and tax credits have been a major factor in the growth of electric cars over the past few years. By easing the price gap between electric and... read more July 21, 2015 by 


 

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