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Deal of the year? Used Fiat 500e electric cars at $6,500?

Deal of the year? Used Fiat 500e electric cars at $6,500?

It's well known by now that the used-car prices of low-range electric cars are low. Any 2011 through 2016 electric car not made by Tesla is likely to be cheap on a used-car lot due to worries about battery degradation and its effect on range. Used Nissan Leafs, for instance, can often be found for... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Volt

Sales of 'green' cars remain low; is it a problem of fear?

Despite a proliferation of new models and continuing pressure from stricter emissions standards, sales of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric cars so far remain... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S

Donald Trump owned two American cars; one was a Tesla

Electric cars have the potential to dramatically reduce carbon emissions, but that does not seem to be a priority for President-elect Donald Trump. He has suggested that... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site with photovoltaic solar panels, Rocklin, California, Feb 2015

Musk ups Tesla Supercharger ante, teases 350-kw-plus charging

Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased a new generation of the company's unique DC fast-charging stations, suggesting that a future "version 3" Supercharger would deliver as much as 350... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Karma Revero

Karma gets approval to build electric cars in China

The original production run of the Fisker Karma luxury sedan was contracted to Valmet Automotive in Finland. But as the Karma Revero, the car will now be built at a new... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
Map of Tesla service center locations in the U.S., December 2016

Waits for Tesla service get longer as more electric cars are sold

My 2013 Tesla Model S is now approaching 75,000 miles on the odometer. That happens to be the mileage benchmark for my next scheduled Tesla service. So I called my local... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
Gas pump

EU cleaner-car proposals slammed for too few electric cars, too much biodiesel

A new package of laws drafted by the European Commission aims to reduce consumption of fossil fuels within the European Union. Called "Clean Energy for All Europeans," the... read more December 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla tops Consumer Reports' customer satisfaction index

Consumer Reports' enthusiasm for Tesla electric cars has fluctuated, but owners' enthusiasm has apparently remained steady. The magazine that once declared the Tesla Model S... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen plant

Electric cars lead to carmaker job cuts: new flashpoint?

It takes people to make cars: to lift and install parts, check quality, test-drive them after assembly, and so forth. Automation has eliminated many of the jobs performed by... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
Old cabin near Twin Lakes, along Colorado's Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

Colorado, Nevada, Utah to collaborate on electric-car charging network

Much of the U.S. innovation in electric-car incentives and infrastructure has come not from the federal government but from one or more states, especially California. With... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Electric-car group buying programs spread into new states

Group-buying programs have proven to be a very effective tool to get more people to purchase and drive electric cars. These programs—typically partnerships between... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Electric cars are on the market, so where are all the ads?

Anyone who watches even a little television knows that automakers take advertising seriously—and do a lot of it. The seemingly-never-ending stream of commercials keeps... read more December 22, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S for kids by Radio Flyer

Now, a $500 electric Tesla: it's a holiday gift for your kids (video)

With the holiday season in full swing, here's a gift idea that will indoctrinate tomorrow's potential electric-car buyers at a young age. It's a miniature Tesla Model S... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

What effect will Trump presidency have on electric cars? Poll results

It may reflect unshakable confidence in the future prospects of electric cars. Or perhaps it's a lack of conviction that the incoming Trump Administration can have enough... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

VW 3-liter diesel updates OKed, but buyback negotiations continue

VW Group announced yesterday it had reached a preliminary agreement with various regulators to resolve civil suits related to "defeat device" software in vehicles fitted with... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Bollore BlueCars recharging at Paris curb for the Autolib electric-car sharing service, Sep 2016

BlueLA expands French electric-car sharing service to California

First there was AutoLib, a French electric-car sharing service operated by the Bolloré Group. Then came BlueIndy, the first U.S. franchise of the service, which put... read more December 21, 2016 by


 

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