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Saleen Foursixteen Tesla Model S Burns Rubber, Not Gas

Saleen Foursixteen Tesla Model S Burns Rubber, Not Gas

An electric car's main purposes are those of efficiency and reducing reliance on oil. But as cars, they're also objects ingrained into culture and often bought for emotive reasons, like speed and aesthetics. It's no surprise that with both plenty of performance and a sleek body style, the Tesla... read more

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National Plug-In Day, Oct 2011

Drive Electric Week, Starting Next Monday, Set To Break Records

As an example of how far the reach of electric vehicles has grown, you need to look little further than the growth of National Drive Electric Week. Now in its fourth year... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt in Venice, California [photo: Chris Williams]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Aug 2014: Vive Le Volt

In August, the Chevy Volt won the Canadian plug-in sales derby yet again – a category dominance that brings to mind the Ford F-150's 48-year-reign(!) atop truck sales... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric car recharging at ESB ecars charging point in Ireland

Electric Cars In Ireland: How To Get To The Tipping Point?

Ireland is--or should be--an ideal place for large-scale adoption of electric cars. The island is compact; it has a vibrant IT sector, a favorable policy environment, and... read more September 7, 2014 by 


 
Terry Hershner competing in 2014 Vetter Challenge for motorcycle with lowest energy cost

Pushing Limits Of Electric Motorcycles: Terry Hershner Wins Vetter Challenge

If you follow electric motorcycles, you'll likely have heard of the legendary Terry Hershner. Terry likes to ride. Scratch that: Terry loves to ride. He also loves pushing... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
Echo Automotive's EchoDrive bolt-on plug-in hybrid kit

Echo Automotive Fails: Bolt-On Plug-In Hybrid Kits Used Bright Technology

Starting a company is tough; starting a company in the green automotive field may be even tougher. So it seemed like the engineering team from defunct startup Bright... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory: Elon Musk, Brothel Owner, State Work Toward Deal

As expected, Tesla Motors announced yesterday afternoon that it would build its first battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada. The electric-car maker released platitudinous... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Aug: All-Time Leaf High, Volt Best In 12 Months

The best-selling electric car in the world, the Nissan Leaf, logged its best-ever U.S. sales in August, selling a record 3,186 units. This marks its 18th consecutive month of... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
Mitusbishi i-MiEV Carabinieri

Italy's Crisp Carabinieri Get New Patrol Cars: Tiny Electric Minicars

Befitting a country full of supercar-makers, Italy's police are known for driving some very exotic patrol cars. Instead of nondescript sedans, officers sometimes cruise... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Electric-Car Battery Use: Already Higher Than Hybrids' Total?

You see a lot in the press these days about the low sales of plug-in electric cars. While deliveries have risen every year--and have outpaced hybrid sales at the same point... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla Gigafactory Going To Nevada, Apparently (First One, Anyhow)

A press conference to be held this afternoon may answer one of the major questions for the future of electric-car maker Tesla Motors: Where will it locate its gigafactory?... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China Adds Even More Electric-Car Incentives--Mostly For Local Brands

Once again, China is trying to spur electric-car adoption with incentives, but this time, not every buyer will benefit from them. In addition to promoting plug-in cars, the... read more September 3, 2014 by 


 
Brammo Empulse R electric motorcycle

Brammo Electric Motorcycle Prices Cut By $5,000 To $7,000

If you have ever wanted a Brammo electric motorcycle, this may be a good time to consider buying one. Brammo is now offering an End-Of-Summer Promotion that gives significant... read more September 3, 2014 by 


 
BMW DesignworksUSA solar carport concept

In 10 Years, Electric Cars Make Home Solar Practical Without Subsidies: UBS

Electric cars and residential solar energy are intertwined. Not only are both compatible with a greener lifestyle, but advances in one seem to benefit the other. In a decade... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
Schneider EVlink 30 Amp Generation 2.5 240-Volt Level 2 charging station for plug-in electric cars

Electric-Car Charging Station Prices Fall: 30 Amps For $500 (Through Sep 30)

When plug-in electric cars came on the market less than four years ago, the first 240-Volt home charging stations carried four-figure price tags. Now a handful of models cost... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3 REx 38-HP Range Extender Vs. 14,000-Foot Mountain: Who Wins?

Steep climbs are the enemy of electric car drivers. While modern electric vehicles are more than capable of powering up a hill, with ample torque, the effect on a car with... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
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