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Car Dealer 101: electric cars that aren't charged won't sell

Car Dealer 101: electric cars that aren't charged won't sell

Electric-car owners and advocates have a tenuous relationship with the franchised independent car dealers who are the only legal way to buy a new vehicle in the U.S. Tesla excepted, if you want to buy a new car, you have to go to a dealership over which the carmaker has only limited control. Horror... read more

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

Musk fires head of automation firm key to Tesla Model 3 factory

Tesla and Klaus Grohmann have parted ways. Reuters reports Tesla CEO Elon Musk ousted Grohmann over the executives concerns over how his company's legacy clients, including... read more May 18, 2017 by


 
Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda, at Tesla stand, 2011 Detroit Auto Show

Shift to electric cars will cost money, may lack excitement: Toyota CEO

Every automaker is now working on one or many electric cars, but some are at the head of the pack and others lag behind. General Motors already sells the 238-mile Chevrolet... read more May 18, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQ electric car concept  [photo: Axel Harries]

British magazine gets ride in all-electric Mercedes EQ Concept

Mercedes-Benz has big plans for electric vehicles in the future, but its main nod to what those plans will bring thus far is the EQ Concept. Shown at the Paris Motor Show... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
MINI E electric cars used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan Krape

New all-electric Mini E to launch in 2019 as halo for brand

The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car. Only a few... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
Chargie chargepoint service

Chargie app connects electric-car drivers, UK homeowners; 'AirBnB' for charging?

The internet has transformed how many perceive property, allowing the rental of other peoples' personal vehicles, apartments, and other spaces when owners are not using them... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
Lightning LS218 electric motorcycle

San Francisco to LA on one charge? Lightning Motorcycles to give it a go

Lightning Motorcycles is known for pushing the boundaries of electric motorcycles. In 2013, it set the record for the fastest production electric motorcycle, at an... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
StoreDot shows fast-charging battery cell, Cube Tech Fair, Berlin [via Periscope: Gruendermetropole]

Israeli firm StoreDot claims battery with 5-minute charging time

It's one of the Holy Grails for battery researchers and electric-car advocates alike: a battery that could recharge in the same amount of time as it takes to stop for... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

GM goal: profitable, affordable electric cars built in big numbers

Automotive innovation rolls out over many years, usually decades, and usually only a few companies lead. Others hang back, waiting to see if buyers will accept new features... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
Cash for Clunkers banner with Mercury Sable, Albany, New York

Romania doubles electric-car subsidies, adds 'cash for clunkers' program

In recent years, governments have increasingly worked to encourage the sales of plug-in electric vehicles. Incentive programs for the purchase of a low-emission vehicle have... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Will Trump EPA target CA electric-car, emissions rules? Not yet, maybe; here's why

California began regulating vehicle emissions within its boundaries before the Environmental Protection Agency was even a gleam in President Richard Nixon's eye. Since that... read more May 15, 2017 by


 
Honda Clarity lineup: Electric, Plug-In Hybrid, Fuel Cell, at 2017 New York auto show

Assessing the Honda Clarity range: how electric cars fit in, and why

The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is the only model of Honda's newest sedan presently on sale, though an all-electric version will arrive later this year. The hydrogen-powered... read more May 15, 2017 by


 
Longer-range Renault Zoe electric car, introduced at 2016 Paris Motor Show

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Mar 2017

The first quarter of 2017 is now behind us, which means we get to take a peek at the European plug-in electric vehicle sale numbers. The year-to-date numbers show a... read more May 15, 2017 by


 
Energica Eva electric motorcycle test ride, San Francisco Bay Area

2017 electric motorcycle buyers guide

Electric motorcycles have seen a year of growth and challenges, both reflected in the offerings for 2017. Zero continues to push for its lineup to have more power, greater... read more May 14, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

California to test electric-car 'point of purchase' rebate for electric cars

It's clear that incentives to buy specific cars work best when they can be applied directly at the time of sale. That's why purchase rebates are widely preferred by... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
Image from 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric-car ad by Ourisman Chevrolet, Rockville, Maryland

Low-budget Chevy Bolt EV dealer ad normalizes electric cars

Ah, local car-dealer ads on television. You've likely seen them, usually during the local ad minute on national shows, often late at night or in the cheaper slots. They're... read more May 12, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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