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Not All BMW ActiveE Drivers Moving To BMW i3, Poll Finds

Not All BMW ActiveE Drivers Moving To BMW i3, Poll Finds

A new car's biggest competitor is sometimes the one that came before it. That wasn't supposed to be the case with the upcoming 2014 BMW i3 electric car and its predecessor, the ActiveE tested by hundreds of U.S. drivers. Those "Electronauts"--as BMW calls them--paid to lease the car and provide... read more

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Yamaha Motiv city car concept

More Details On Yamaha Motiv-E, Electric Smart Fortwo Rival For Asia?

The Smart Fortwo is a car that heavily divides opinion. In the U.S, it's been less than successful. Sales have been much better in Europe, but even so other manufacturers... read more March 1, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S and 2011 Chevrolet Volt in garage; photo by George Parrott

Here's Why Electric Cars Will Succeed: Owners Just Adore Them

Imagine you're a carmaker, and you found you could build a type of vehicle that customers all absolutely adored. Not just liked. Not just said, "Yeah, it's fine, it does what... read more February 28, 2014 by 


 
California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Driver Survey Results - CA Ctr for Sustainable Energy, Mar 2013

Who Buys Plug-In Electric Cars, And Why? CA Report Explains It All For You

Within two or three months, there will be more than 200,000 plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads--and we're learning more about who buys them, and why. California's Center for... read more February 28, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf (Image: Nissan Electric Vehicle on Facebook)

Georgia Advocates Ask Legislature To Keep Electric-Car Tax Benefit

Today, Georgia is among the best places in the country to buy an electric vehicle. Its electric-vehicle tax credit of $5,000 is among the highest offered by any state, and... read more February 28, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Advice To Dealers On Green-Car Sales: Focus On Cost Savings First

Green cars can't help reduce emissions or save gasoline if no one buys them. In the U.S., sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids have been strong in some areas, but weak... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing candidate states for Tesla Motors gigafactory, from Feb 2014 presentation

Where Should Tesla Put Its Battery Gigafactory? Reader Poll

When electric-car maker Tesla Motors released more information about its planned "gigafactory" to produce lithium-ion battery cells in the U.S., it revealed the four states... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2015 BMW i8: Sexy Plug-In Hybrid Sport Coupe Coming Later This Year

With awareness of the 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric car starting to rise--it will arrive at dealers in late April or early May--it's sometimes easy to forget that BMW has a... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

CA Carpool-Lane Stickers For Plug-In Hybrids Run Out By May--Or Sooner

One of the major incentives for buying a plug-in electric car in California is the coveted sticker allowing single-occupant travel in the carpool lanes on the state's crowded... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla's Lithium-Ion Battery Gigafactory: What You Need To Know

This afternoon, Tesla Motors released details on its proposed "Gigafactory" to build lithium-ion cells for its future electric cars. To provide enough cell capacity to build... read more February 26, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

Buying An Electric 'Compliance Car'? Think Hard About Servicing First

There are now more than a dozen plug-in electric cars for sale in the U.S., but not all electric cars are created equal. And a pair of recent articles about service... read more February 26, 2014 by 


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

Timeline For New Fisker Karmas: 'Within A Year'...Hopefully

The assets of the bankrupt Fisker Automotive are now in the process of being transferred to winning bidder Wanxiang America, but already the new owners have started to... read more February 26, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Why A Gigafactory? Tesla Used 1/3 Of All Electric-Car Batteries Last Year

The 210,000 plug-in electric vehicles sold around the world last year used a lot of lithium-ion batteries. But if startup automaker Tesla Motors has its way, it will soon... read more February 26, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S

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... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
Renault Fluence ZE charging at Better Place charge point in apartment bldg [photo: Brian of London]

Home Owner Associations & Electric Cars: How To Make It Work (Advice From A Pro)

Residents of condominiums and other multiple dwellings who drive plug-in electric cars are fast becoming a challenge for the managers and boards that run those buildings... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
2012 Coda Sedan

So What's A Brand-New (Defunct) Coda Sedan Electric Car Worth?

For every success story in the electric car world, there's also a less than successful endeavor. Coda would find itself in the latter category. Years of hype deflated like a... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
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