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

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 ($11,370) bonus to drivers who buy a new electric car and also send a 15-year-old diesel car to the scrapper. Soon, even more... read more

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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 

2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Sep: Waiting On Better 2016 Models

Sales of plug-in electric cars in the U.S. had a low-to-average month in September, with the sole bright spot being the astounding sales of the BMW i3 electric hatchback. Two... read more October 5, 2015 by 

2016 Tesla Model X launch in Fremont, California

Tesla Delivered 11,580 Cars In Q3; Can It Meet Full-Year Goal?

While it still refuses to report standard monthly U.S. sales like other carmakers, Tesla Motors now at least reports quarterly global sales of its electric cars. During the... read more October 5, 2015 by 

2015 Ford Focus Electric

Four Years In, Ford Releases First U.S. Focus Electric Ad (Video)

On most American streets and highways, the Ford Focus Electric is as rare a sight as some exotic sports cars. And unfortunately, some continued rather dismal sales numbers... read more October 5, 2015 by 

Karma logo

Fisker Becomes Karma Automotive, To Relaunch In 2016

Henrik Fisker hasn't been involved with his namesake company since before it declared bankruptcy in 2013. But Fisker Automotive has continued to bear his name since being... read more October 4, 2015 by 

Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car

Formula E Electric-Car Racing Raises The Power For Season 2

The Formula E electric-car racing series is returning for a second season, and its FIA overseers are making some tweaks to the rules in the hopes of making the racing more... read more October 2, 2015 by 

Flow-cell battery prototype developed by Harvard University

Flow Batteries Could Back An Affordable Tesla Powerwall Rival

As renewable-energy use becomes more widespread, energy storage could become a major business. Using stationary battery packs to store energy increases the effectiveness of... read more October 2, 2015 by 

2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

GM Will Make Autonomous Versions Of The 2017 Chevrolet Volt

Beginning in late fall 2016, if you’re lucky enough to visit the Warren Technical Center campus of General Motors [NYSE:GM], in Michigan, you might find your shuttle... read more October 2, 2015 by 


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