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Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S Electric Car Is 'Best Overall' Vehicle

Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S Electric Car Is 'Best Overall' Vehicle

Even car companies have reason to worry about their report cards. Consumer Reports released its annual Top Picks and Brand Report Cards today, and in a shock for traditional automakers, its Best Overall vehicle award went to the Tesla Model S electric car. The magazine's Top Picks and Brand Report... read more

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2014 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Surveys Tesla Owners For Intelligence On Electric Cars

Nissan launched its 2011 Leaf, the world's first modern mass-production all-electric vehicle, more than three years ago. The first U.S. delivery was in December 2010 in... read more February 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

2014 BMW i3 Gets CA Carpool-Lane Access: Battery Only, So Far

As expected, the 2014 BMW i3 electric car has been awarded its "white sticker," the coveted permission to drive in High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes with only one occupant on... read more February 24, 2014 by 


 
Yvon Martel's MTT-136 electric tracked sled

Is This The World's Most Capable, Adaptable Electric Vehicle?

Modern electric cars are nice enough, but ask them to climb a snowy bank or forge through a forest and we suspect you'd quickly find their limitations. For truly tough... read more February 24, 2014 by 


 
Vandalized charging cord from 2013 Chevrolet Volt, Venice, Florida [photo: M Cummings / J Brown]

Chevy Volt Charging Cord Cut: Angry Neighbor, Electric-Car Hater?

Owning a plug-in electric car, as buyers learn, is a process of educating the public at large. Mostly, people are curious when they see a car plugged in to recharge. But... read more February 21, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi electric drive system with silicon carbide inverter

Mitsubishi's Mini-Motor For Electric Cars Integrates...Well, A Lot

Electric vehicles already offer car designers much greater freedom than internal combustion vehicles, eliminating the need to find space for the rigid shape of an engine, its... read more February 21, 2014 by 


 
Tshering Tobgay, prime minister of Bhutan, with Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Nissan Leaf electric car

Nissan To Work With Bhutan Toward 'Electric-Car Nation' Goal

The small Asian nation of Bhutan has a very big goal: It hopes to convert the country's vehicles to almost all electric power. Today, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and... read more February 21, 2014 by 


 
Chevy Volt recharging on the street in Cambridge, MA   [photos: John C. Briggs]

CONTEST: Most Unusual Place You've Charged An Electric Car?

We know electric-car owners will go to extraordinary lengths to plug in and recharge wherever the opportunity presents itself. It may be for just a few minutes--a... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR

Ominous Sign For 2014 Cadillac ELR: Half Of Dealers Turn It Down

Sales of Cadillac's ELR range-extended luxury coupe are... well, they're not high right now. But that's okay, since Cadillac hasn't set itself huge targets for the Volt-based... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
VL Destino Convertible live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

New Fiskers Will Have V-8s OR Batteries, Wanxiang Says

If lithium-ion batteries are "the heart of Fisker," according to new owner Wanxiang, then what does it say is "the soul of Fisker"? That would be the VL Destino, a version of... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
China

China Buys More Cars, But U.S. Trounces It In Plug-In Cars

China represents a huge, and growing, market for new car sales. But when it comes to choosing greener cars, the country lags far behind the U.S., with electric and plug-in... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
Dignitaries at Electric Highway charging station site in Bellingham, WA; photo: Washington State DoT

Fees Start April 1 On WA Electric Highway: Same Price As Gas?

All good things must come to an end--and it seems that applies to free DC quick-charging for electric cars along the Northwest's innovative Electric Highway. For the past... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

BMW's Toughest Task: Training Its Dealers On i3 Electric Car

Early adopters, ecology-minded citizens and, increasingly, drivers who want very low running costs are now buying plug-in electric cars. That much we know. But many have... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

What Do Tesla, Cadillac, Hyundai Have In Common? Owner Love!

Valentine's Day may be over, but Americans are still in love ... with their cars. According to market research firm Strategic Vision (via The Car Connection), the Tesla Model... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Dumb Laws From States Banning Tesla Sales

You've probably heard of electric-car maker Tesla Motors. What you may not know is that several states ban the company from opening its Tesla Stores and selling you its Model... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
Rinspeed XchangE concept, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Rinspeed XchangE Concept: Tarted-Up Automonous Tesla At Geneva Motor Show

One of the highlights of the annual Geneva Motor Show--whether technologically or simply for amusement value--is seeing what Swiss automaker Rinspeed has chosen to unveil... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
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