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Volvo To Sell Electric Car By 2019, More Plug-In Hybrids Before That

Volvo To Sell Electric Car By 2019, More Plug-In Hybrids Before That

Volvo says it will put an all-electric car on sale by 2019. That goal is part of a larger strategy to grow the number of plug-in cars in its lineup over the next few years. In an announcement of this new strategy, Volvo said it expects electrified vehicles to account for up to 10 percent of sales... read more

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2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW To Focus On Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Tech, Slash Spending Due To Diesel Scandal

The Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal has caused executive heads to roll, cars to be yanked off sale, and regulators to pore over real-world emission data with a... read more October 13, 2015 by 

2015 BMW i3

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For October 2015

It's that time of the month again: the time when we look at the best deals on hybrids, electric cars, and diesels. October may be your last chance, or close to it, to get... read more October 13, 2015 by 

Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

Innovative Arizona Utility Program Rents Your Roof For Solar Power

The proliferation of home solar power systems has some utilities worried about potential damage to their business models. And charging an electric car with renewable energy... read more October 13, 2015 by 

2013 Renault Zoe electric car

France Expands Electric-Car Bonus To Scrap 10-Year-Old Diesel Cars

The French government not only grants incentives to buyers of new electric cars, it also encourages the scrapping of older diesel cars. It presently offers a 10,000-euro... read more October 12, 2015 by 

Carbon nanitube optical rectenna [Image: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech]

From Sunlight To Electricity: First Optical Rectenna Created In Lab

It's been the dream of visionaries for decades: Sunlight converted into direct current to use for recharging emission-free electric cars. Photovoltaic cells offer that... read more October 12, 2015 by 

Mitsubishi eX concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi eX All-Electric SUV Concept To Debut At Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi will unveil a new concept car at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show that may preview a future all-electric production crossover. The Mitsubishi eX concept is a small... read more October 12, 2015 by 

2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X SUV Qualifies For $25K 'HUMMER Tax Break'

Remember the gas-guzzler tax allowance, nicknamed the "HUMMER deduction" because it allowed small-business owners to buy massive, heavy, fuel-sucking SUVs and deduct a large... read more October 10, 2015 by 

2015 Tesla Model S 70D, Apr 2015  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Changes From 2012 Through 2015 (UPDATED)

Tesla Motors only reveals its production figures every quarter, but it has now likely built up to 90,000 of its all-electric Model S luxury sport sedan. The company also... read more October 9, 2015 by 

Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Norwegian Electric-Car Club's Scenic Driving Video: Surprise Hit

Thanks to aggressive government incentives and substantial charging infrastructure, Norway has the highest number of electric cars per capita of any country in the world... read more October 8, 2015 by 

2012 Infiniti LE Concept

Infiniti Sees No Demand For Luxury Electric Cars Before 2020

The Renault Nissan Alliance has sold more electric cars globally than any other company, more than a quarter million as of June. But Nissan's Infiniti luxury division has not... read more October 8, 2015 by 

2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Software Changes Since 2012 (UPDATED)

While today's Tesla Model S electric car may look just the same as the first one that rolled off the line a few years ago, it's had quite a few hardware updates under the... read more October 8, 2015 by 

2016 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

When it first went on sale, the Kia Soul EV electric car was only available at select dealers in California. But Kia later followed up on a promise to expand sales when it... read more October 8, 2015 by 

2016 Tesla Model X

Should The Tesla Model X Be Called An SUV? Crossover? Wagon? Hatchback?

The Tesla Model X electric luxury vehicle has widely been referred to as an SUV or a crossover utility vehicle by the media, the company, and buyers. And indeed, it's taller... read more October 7, 2015 by 

2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Model Y: Lower-Cost Electric SUV? Deleted Musk Tweet Hints At It

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is famous for tweeting bits of key product and company information. Looks like he's done it again, referring to a 'Model Y' that may have falcon... read more October 6, 2015 by 

Tesla Model S at Cypress Mountain, British Columbia, Canada

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, September 2015: Triple-Triple

With a "double-double" being Canadian shorthand for a coffee with two creams and two sugars, we might call September a "triple-triple": Three plug-in electric car models hit... read more October 6, 2015 by 


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