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Nissan Leaf Battery Capacity Lawsuit: Court Approves Settlement

Nissan Leaf Battery Capacity Lawsuit: Court Approves Settlement

Nissan appears to have reached a final settlement with plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit over Nissan Leaf electric-car batteries that now goes back almost three years. The suit was filed in California in 2012 on behalf of all Leaf owners in that state and in Arizona. Nissan was accused of not... read more

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2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Versions: What Are Your Different Options?

Tesla Motors currently sells just one car: the Model S sedan. But that electric car is available in a wide array of configurations, a list that grew considerably larger... read more July 19, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

UPDATED: Tesla Model S Gets New 90-kWh Battery, 'Ludicrous' Performance Mode

The Tesla Model S luxury electric sedan will get an upgrade of its highest-capacity battery pack, from 85 to 90 kilowatt-hours, as well as a new optional high-performance... read more July 17, 2015 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf UK Launch

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Soar Globally Even As U.S. Is Flat This Year

Gasoline prices remain low and sales of plug-in electric cars this year are only about equal to last year's levels. That's led to a number of articles from general media... read more July 17, 2015 by 


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on red carpet

How Elon Musk Controls Tesla Motors While Owning Only 27 Percent

Tesla Motors commands outsize attention within the world of electric cars--and the auto industry in general. Its CEO, Elon Musk, has a huge personal following that eagerly... read more July 17, 2015 by 


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

State With Dirtiest Power Grid Had Highest Electric-Car Incentive, But Now Only For Natural-Gas, LPG Cars (UPDATED)

Life is full of little ironies. And life in the 50 states that make up the United States of America is full of inconsistencies, including those among electric-car incentives... read more July 16, 2015 by 


 
Rendering of 'Tesla Model M' electric motorcycle, created by Jans Slapins, Silodrome website

No, Tesla Won't Make A 'Model M' Electric Motorcycle (Despite That Rendering)

Over the last few days, images of a “Tesla Model M” have made the rounds online, sparking excited discussions among electric-bike enthusiasts and others. Those... read more July 16, 2015 by 


 
2012 Nissan Leaf

Consumer Reports: Used Nissan Leafs Can Be A Good Value

The Nissan Leaf went on sale in December 2010, meaning increasing numbers of the first cars delivered to customers are nearing the ends of their leases. So the Leaf is... read more July 16, 2015 by 


 
2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

Volvo Leads Plug-In Hybrid Sales In Europe, Higher-Power Polestar Plug-Ins Coming

For quite some time, Volvo has relied on an aftermarket company called Polestar to coordinate racing efforts, sell performance parts, and build high-performance versions of... read more July 15, 2015 by 


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, Reno, Nevada, Feb 25, 2015  [photo: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Adds Nevada Land; Will Gigafactory Be Planet's Biggest Building?

Tesla claims that its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory"--currently under construction just outside Reno, Nevada--will be the largest of its kind in the world. But could the... read more July 15, 2015 by 


 
BlueIndy electric-car sharing station and European Bollore BlueCar, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2014

BlueIndy Electric Car-Sharing Parking Spaces Fought By Indianapolis Businesses

It always seemed unlikely, but the BlueIndy electric-car sharing program is getting closer to its rollout in the Midwestern city of Indianapolis, Indiana. The French-made... read more July 14, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S Outsold Nissan Leaf In U.S. During Q1: Report

It's one of the great frustrations for journalists in reporting on electric cars: Tesla Motors refuses to release its monthly deliveries of cars, unlike every other... read more July 14, 2015 by 


 
Seattle Center as night falls (photo by Jeffery Hayes)

Washington State Caps Electric-Car Incentives At $35K Price, Hitting Tesla, BMW

Washington looks set to become the second state to cut electric-car incentives for wealthy buyers. After critics argued that incentive money wasn't going to the people that... read more July 14, 2015 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

2012 Chevrolet Volt Racks Up 250,000 Miles, One-Third Electric, Rest At 39 MPG

As the fleet of modern electric cars ages, closer attention is being paid to how well these cars hold up after long-term use. The first Chevrolet Volt plug-in cars went on... read more July 14, 2015 by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

For Electric Car Standards, China And U.S. Work Together On Regulations

Automotive standards--the explicitly detailed regulations that specify how a car must operate, what equipment it must or must not have, and a whole lot more--govern the... read more July 13, 2015 by 


 
Sun Country Highway electric-car charging station, Burnaby, BC, Canada [photo: Matthew Klippenstein]

Plug-In Electric Cars & Politics In Canada: Taking The Pulse

Factoring in likely June sales volume from Tesla and others, it's likely that about 2,500 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in Canada in the first half of 2015. This... read more July 13, 2015 by 


 

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