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Why Nothing Competes With Tesla Today, Plug-In Hybrids Included

Why Nothing Competes With Tesla Today, Plug-In Hybrids Included

Two years ago, the launch of the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid produced the first ostensible large luxury plug-in sedan competitor to the Tesla Model S electric car. The Porsche is a plug-in hybrid, with an electric range of 15 or 16 miles; the Tesla is all-electric, with ranges of 208 to 275 miles... read more

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Hey, Media: Electric Cars Aren't Hybrids, The Difference Matters

It all started with an article by Edmunds that boiled down to "owners of green cars are trading them in for SUVs in record numbers." That may be true--and it has since been... read more April 23, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt with owner Ben Rich and electric-car advocate Tom Moloughney

Chevy Volt Vs Mitsubishi i-MiEV: This Volt Uses Less Gas Than Electric Car, Data Shows

When I traded in my 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car for a 2014 Chevrolet Volt, I wrote an article with the bold prediction that I would now use less gasoline even though... read more April 23, 2015 by 


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

Electric-Car Fast Charging: California CCS Sites Two Years Behind CHAdeMO

DC fast-charging stations greatly increase the convenience of owning an electric car--but they're still far scarcer than slower, 240-volt Level 2 charging sites. Even where... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
State map showing where Tesla Motors can (blue) and can't (red) sell cars [Mojo Motors, Apr 2015]

Where Can Tesla Legally Sell Cars Directly To You? State-By-State Map: LATEST UPDATE

Every month, and often more frequently, a new story appears about the state-by-state battle between Tesla Motors and auto-dealer lobbyists. In some states, Tesla is permitted... read more April 22, 2015 by 


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

How Maryland's Tesla Sales Bill Really Got Passed: Its Sponsor Tells The Story (Video)

Last week, barely minutes before it adjourned, the Maryland House of Representatives passed a bill authorizing Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars from up to four stores... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
Ashley Horvat, photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Transportation

Oregon's Electric-Car Czar Heads For PlugShare After 5 Years

For the past couple of years, Oregon has been unique among the states that promote electric cars. That's because it created a position within its Department of Transportation... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric car at Crater Lake, Oregon  [image: C. Bonville Photography]

Electric-Car Incentive Considered In Oregon: $3,000 "Cash On The Hood"

Oregon has quite the reputation for being electric-vehicle friendly. That reputation holds true if you already own an EV—the state’s a wonderland in terms of... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 
Frame from video of Energica Ego electric superbike drag-racing various competitors, Apr 2015

Energica Ego Electric Superbike Beats 2 Teslas, Ferrari In 1/4-Mile (Video)

Energica recently released a video that puts its Energica Ego electric superbike in direct competition with a variety of well known high-powered cars and motorcycles. The... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet FNR concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

Green Cars At Shanghai Motor Show: Plug-In Hybrids Aplenty

China's status as the largest new-car market in the world means the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show is now as important for car shoppers outside the country as it is for those... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 
Aoxin Ibis electric car. Photo by CarNewsChina.com.

China To Top U.S. Electric-Car Sales? Why Stats Don't Compare

Not all electric vehicles are created the same--and that's an important point to keep in mind when you read stories about how China's electric-car market is set to overtake... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

2015 Chevy Volt: Big Clearance Sale Before New 2016 Model Includes $249 Lease

Before a new model of car can go on sale, carmakers and dealers have to clear inventory of its predecessor. It's not uncommon for carmakers to offer significant discounts on... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 
Kandi electric car (Image: Kandi Technologies Group)

Cue Kandi Store Jokes: Small Electric Car Goes On Sale In China

Kandi Technologies Group operates a car-sharing service in China that dispenses electric cars from vending machines. But now it plans to move into retail sales. So it looks... read more April 20, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Motor Trend 'Car of the Year' ceremony in New York City, Nov 2012

Tesla Had A Deal To Sell Itself To Google Til Musk Walked Away

Like any startup company, Tesla Motors has had crises where the electric-car maker came very close to financial collapse. One was in 2008, when its Roadster model was late in... read more April 20, 2015 by 


 
2016 Cadillac CT6

Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: Big Battery, More Electric Range

As predicted, the plug-in hybrid version of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 large luxury sedan was released today at the Shanghai Motor Show, using an adaptation of GM's... read more April 20, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt Order Guide: Options, Trim Levels...But No Prices Yet

These days, waiting for a new car is akin to the anticipation surrounding a Hollywood blockbuster. First come the teases, then more substantive trailers, perhaps followed by... read more April 20, 2015 by 


 

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