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2014 BMW i3 Vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class: Luxury Electric Car Comparison

2014 BMW i3 Vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class: Luxury Electric Car Comparison

This summer, buyers will have the option of two electric cars that on the surface, offer very similar attributes. Both are from Germany, for a start. Each has a very similar price tag. Each offers four doors and a liftback-style luggage area. Those cars are the 2014 BMW i3 and the 2014... read more

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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

Eight-State Plan To Boost Electric Cars In Northeast, CA: More Details

Last October, eight states announced plans to promote the sale of more than 3 million electric cars by 2025, a massive leap from the 200,000 or so currently on U.S. roads... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014

BMW, Tesla Are Only Electric-Car Makers 'To Build A Business': Really ??

Sometimes we read things that just make us scratch our heads. Often, statements about the electric-car industry by (presumably) highly-paid analysts in the finance industry... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Japanese Electric-Car Makers Set Up Single Charging Network; Could It Ever Happen In U.S.?

One challenge to more widespread adoption of electric cars is public charging--or rather, the scattered multiple networks of irregularly spaced public charging stations. In... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid

Three Mercedes Plug-In Hybrids On Sale By End Of 2015: S-Class, C-Class, ML-Class

The first wave of electric cars and plug-in hybrids has been largely centered on smaller vehicles, mostly from mass-market brands (Tesla excepted). Four years later, German... read more May 29, 2014 by 


 
China

BMW: China Biggest Electric Car Market By 2019, i3 On Sale Soon

BMW has become the latest in a growing list of automakers to put its faith in the Chinese electric car market. The Chinese automobile market is huge: 18 million passenger... read more May 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

BMW i3 REx Range-Extended Electric: No NJ Sales-Tax Exemption, Costing Owners Extra $3,000-Plus

Electric cars enjoy many incentives, from tax credits and purchase rebates through carpool-lane access, to encourage buyers to give them a try. But the range-extended model... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf, Bear Mountain, May 2014

2014 Nissan Leaf: Bestselling Electric Car, Driven By Newbie

If variety is the spice of life, it’s also the spice of the car industry, where the weirdest and most extreme models in any given segment often attract the most... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid quick drive (European model)

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid U.S. Arrival: Fall 2015 After All

Within the next year and a half, three different plug-in hybrid SUVs or crossovers will arrive on the U.S. market, or at least some parts of it. And one of them will be the... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S in old-growth forest, Bella Coola Valley, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Owning A Tesla Model S: New Book Offers Tips, Tricks, Inside Info (Book Review)

Regular readers of Tesla forums will recognize the name of Nick J. Howe, whose hundreds of astute comments recently earned him accolades for "best forum postings over time,"... read more May 27, 2014 by 


 
2013 Fiat 500e electric car, Los Angeles drive event, April 2013

Chrysler CEO Underscores, Again: Electric Fiat 500e Loses Money

OK, clearly he shouldn't have said, "I hope you don't buy it." But last week's little media explosion over Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's negative comments on the 2014... read more May 27, 2014 by 


 
James May

Top Gear's James May To Buy 2014 BMW i3 REx Electric Car

You know Top Gear, right? The UK car show with a trio of presenters who hate fuel-efficient cars, think electric cars are useless and like to scream around airfields in... read more May 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in front of house

2014 BMW i3 REx: Range-Extended Electric Car Drive Report, By Very First Owner

This past Wednesday, May 21, I picked up my shiny new 2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car from JMK BMW in Springfield, New Jersey. The car, in Laurel Grey, was the... read more May 24, 2014 by 


 
BMW ActiveE electric cars from test fleet after crushing, seen on CA 91, May 2014

Crushed BMW ActiveE Test Fleet Headed For Scrapyard (UPDATED)

Just two weeks ago, drivers of the BMW ActiveE fleet of electric test vehicles were delighted to see that their cars would have a second life. BMW announced that it would... read more May 23, 2014 by 


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

Indianapolis Electric-Car Sharing: We Drive BlueIndy's BlueCar

While you might expect a city-wide electric car-sharing service in Paris--or perhaps progressive havens like San Francisco or Santa Monica--the midwestern city of... read more May 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

2014 BMW i3 Test Drive: No Help From Salesman For Electric-Car Buyer

Every time I visit a conventional car dealership to test-drive an electric car, I'm struck by the salesman's lack of savvy about plug-in cars. The first time I drove a Chevy... read more May 23, 2014 by 


 
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