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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In June: Leaf, Volt Wane After May Surge: FINAL UPDATE

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In June: Leaf, Volt Wane After May Surge: FINAL UPDATE

New cars and trucks are selling at a blistering pace in the U.S. right now, adding to a seventh consecutive year of volume growth for the industry. But with half the year gone, sales of plug-in electric cars are in something of a holding pattern despite a surge last month, pending the launch of two... read more

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2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla Delivers 11,500 Electric Cars Globally From April Through June, It Says

Keeping to its promise of releasing quarterly global sales totals in a timely fashion, Tesla Motors announced its second-quarter delivery totals this morning. According to... read more July 2, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

2016 Nissan Leaf Range To Top 100 Miles, August Launch Possible: Report

Rumors of a longer-range battery for the 2016 Nissan Leaf have been percolating for a while now. Nissan has steadfastly declined to answer questions about the next model year... read more July 2, 2015 by 


 
Rhys Millen and the eO PP03 at the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Electric Cars Take Top Two Spots At Pikes Peak Hill-Climb Race

The annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second-oldest major motorsport event run in the United States, after the Indianapolis 500. With its 12.4-mile course... read more July 1, 2015 by 


 
Morgan EV3 electric 3 Wheeler prototype

Second All-Electric Morgan Concept Is Three-Wheeler Headed For Production

There are electric cars and electric motorcycles, but what we've got here fits somewhere in between. Morgan is a century-old British automaker known for its purposely... read more June 30, 2015 by 


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

Tesla Model 3: Speculating On Batteries, Power, Price, Versions

The upcoming Tesla Model 3 may just be the most anticipated and significant electric car ever. Scheduled to hit the market in late 2017 with a price tag of $35,000 and a... read more June 30, 2015 by 


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

BMW i3 Electric Car Quirk: No AM Radio--But Why?

The BMW i3 electric car is a tour de force of advanced engineering--and the most energy-efficient car sold in the U.S. this year. Its body shell is made of carbon-fiber... read more June 29, 2015 by 


 
BlueIndy electric-car sharing station and European Bollore BlueCar, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2014

Solid-State Batteries Already Powering Electric Cars: BlueCars, In Fact

In the quest for a better battery chemistry that can make electric cars more competitive with internal combustion, solid-state cells have generated quite a bit of buzz. As... read more June 29, 2015 by 


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

Tesla Battery Gigafactory 'Slightly Ahead Of Schedule': State Officials

Tesla is currently juggling several major projects, leading to speculation about when each will be completed. It plans to launch its much-delayed Model X electric SUV later... read more June 29, 2015 by 


 
GM CEO Mary Barra and Chevy Bolt EV electric car image at 2016 Chevrolet Cruze launch, Jun 2015

GM Targets Tesla With 200-Mile Bolt EV Mantra: 'For Regular People, Not Elites'

If we heard it once, we heard it a dozen times this week. The upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car is "for regular people, not for the elites." You'd almost think... read more June 27, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Is Next Battery Advance Not In Chemistry But Fabrication?

Electric cars today are hampered by relatively short ranges, long charging times, and higher costs than comparable internal-combustion models--all problems that stem from... read more June 26, 2015 by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, 2012 Paris Motor Show

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Spring 2016 On-Sale Date, More Details Revealed

Mitsubishi has confirmed that the long-anticipated Outlander Plug-In Hybrid utility vehicle will arrive for the 2017 model year, in Spring 2016. It’s hardly been a... read more June 26, 2015 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

New Home Electric-Car Charging Station Chooses Greenest Power

Electric cars produce no tailpipe emissions, but their low overall carbon footprint can still be reduced even further. The cleaner the power source used to charge an electric... read more June 25, 2015 by 


 
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn presenting at company annual meeting, Yokohama, Jun 2015

Nissan Leaf With 250-Mile Range: Ghosn Shows R&D Car, Video At Annual Meeting

While Chevrolet beats the drum for the Bolt EV 200-mile electric car it will likely launch before the end of next year, Nissan has been relatively quiet about its plans to... read more June 25, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car development prototypes in testing, Jan-Jun 2015  [from GM video]

GM Shows Chevy Bolt EV Electric-Car Prototypes Testing: Video

We learned very few new details about the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV today, but General Motors released a development video that will likely excite fans and potential buyers of... read more June 24, 2015 by 


 
ChargePoint Express 100 DC fast-charging station

ChargePoint Launches Small DC Quick-Charging Station For Electric Cars

ChargePoint hopes to increase the availability of public DC fast charging for electric cars by offering a smaller charging station. The charging network's new Express 100... read more June 24, 2015 by 


 

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