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2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Will Be Third Plug-In For German Brand

2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Will Be Third Plug-In For German Brand

Over the past few years, it's become clear that the German prestige makers are determined to offer plug-in electric vehicles across their various ranges. Some makers are more aggressive (BMW), some less so (Mercedes-Benz)--but by the end of next year, there will be a dozen or more vehicles with... read more

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2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf $5,500 Battery Replacement Loses Money, Company Admits

Last month, electric-car owners finally learned the price of a replacement battery pack for the Nissan Leaf: a surprisingly low $5,500 after the old pack is traded in. Many... read more July 24, 2014 by 


 
China

Has China 'Messed Up' Its Electric-Car Charging Standards?

Recent electric car news from China might lead you to believe things are finally on the up, after years of poor sales and uncertainty. There is still though one major hurdle... read more July 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

2015 Nissan Leaf: Full Details, Pricing Released

Out with the old, in with the new: It's hard to believe the Nissan Leaf is already entering its fifth model year. With the 2015 Nissan Leaf models that are already reaching... read more July 23, 2014 by 


 
1,000th body for 2012 Tesla Model S on display at Tesla Motors factory, Fremont, CA, Oct 28, 2012

Tesla Halts Model S Assembly, Prepares For Model X

Tesla Motors has halted production of the Model S electric car while it upgrades the assembly line for its next vehicle--the Model X crossover. A two-week production hiatus... read more July 23, 2014 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

Electric Cars Equal Gasoline Cost Of Just 75 Cents A Gallon

The last time you could buy a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. for 75 cents was around the late 1970s. If you own an electric car today though, the price you're paying for... read more July 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Vs. Golf TDI: Back-To-Back Test Drive

With the introduction of the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf late this year, VW will be the only automaker to offer (in the U.S.) both diesel and all-electric versions of the same... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
Vauxhall Ampera

Opel Ampera (Euro Chevy Volt) Axed Over Slow Sales?

European buyers may soon have one fewer plug-in vehicle to choose from, with news that the Opel Ampera--European cousin to the Chevrolet Volt--could be dropped due to slow... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf (Euro spec)  -  Driven, Portland OR, July 2014  (credit: NWAPA)

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf: Quick Preview Drive Of All-Electric Hatchback

Volkswagen has bet very heavily on diesel, with its TDI models; yet it's preparing to bring its all-electric Golf, called the e-Golf, to the U.S. later this year. And we took... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
China

China To Mandate One-Third Of Government Vehicles Be Plug-Ins

China is continuing its march of electric car progress with the announcement that 30 percent of all government vehicles should be plug-ins. Battery electric vehicles, plug-in... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla's Important Not Only For Electric Cars But For Silicon Valley: Opinion

The Tesla Model S is undoubtedly an excellent car. It's quick, efficient, looks good to most eyes and can compete with most fossil-fueled equivalents on even footing. READ... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S in Mount Shasta, California, Nov 2013 [photo: George Parrott]

August 'Largest Electric Vehicle Gathering' Events And Rally Canceled

Just three weeks before the anticipated kickoff, an electric-car rally billed as the largest ever has been cancelled. The third annual BC2BC all-electric vehicle rally was... read more July 18, 2014 by 


 
nanoFLOWCELL Quant e-Sportlimousine concept

Quant Limousine With Flow-Cell Battery Tech Begins German Road Trials

At the Geneva Motor Show in March, German firm Quant revealed a car powered by what it called 'nanoFLOWCELL' technology. Now, the flow-cell vehicle will make its road-going... read more July 18, 2014 by 


 
Airbus E-FAN electric aircraft

Airbus Electric Aircraft Makes Public Flight In UK, We Still Want One

Aircraft--larger ones, at least--are surprisingly fuel-efficient ways of moving people around. They are however quite noisy, and aren't subject to nearly as many pollution... read more July 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - after delivery

2014 BMW i3: Is Range Extended Version Outselling Battery Only?

The 2014 BMW i3 electric car has a unique feature offered by no other vehicle in the world: Buyers can choose to have it as a battery-electric vehicle, or add an optional... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
2016 Audi A3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid: Not A Compliance Car, Exec Says

Two years ago, we described the difference between high-volume electric cars and "compliance cars"--those built in very limited numbers solely to meet California rules that... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
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