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California Helps Low-Income Drivers Switch To Electric Cars

California Helps Low-Income Drivers Switch To Electric Cars

California is introducing a new ‘Plus-Up’ pilot project that should make plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles a lot more affordable. Considering recent news that prices on used electric cars are on a downward spiral, and with families potentially eligible to receive as much as $12,000... read more

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2015 Tesla Model S P85D door handle, captured from Consumer Reports video, May 2015

Tesla Model S Door-Handle Failures Still Plague Electric Car, Consumer Reports Learns: UPDATE

It is one of the more remarkable features of the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan: door handles that retract flush with the body until needed. But the retracting door... read more May 28, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Opens Electrified-Vehicle Patents, Adds 200 Engineers To Work On Hybrids, Electrics

Ford Motor Company announced this morning that it would open its portfolio of patents related to electrified vehicles--meaning both hybrids and electric cars--to competitive... read more May 28, 2015 by 


 
Nissan LEAF

Used Electric Cars: About To Get Big, What You Need To Know

Think electric-car ownership is priced out of your league? It’s simply not. Even if leasing isn’t for you, or you don’t have the stellar credit required to... read more May 28, 2015 by 


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

Electric-Car Future Is Coming, Just More Slowly Than Predicted: Consensus

It's been no secret that President Obama's goal of 1 million plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads won't be met by the end of this year. That's the goal he announced on the... read more May 27, 2015 by 


 
Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Electric Vehicles Come Out Ahead Of Gas Cars On Taxes--Except In Two States: FURTHER UPDATE

Several states have adopted or proposed special taxes and fees for electric-car drivers. which are supposed to make up for lost revenue from taxes on the fuel their drivers... read more May 27, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors 'popup store' to display electric cars, Santa Barbara, CA, May 2015

Tesla Brings Electric-Car Popup Stores To Summer Resorts: Santa Barbara, Hamptons

So-called popup stores are an increasingly common way for retail brands to get media attention and attract new customers, without the expense of building and staffing a... read more May 27, 2015 by 


 
Hover H7 by Great Wall

LG Chem Adds Chinese Great Wall Motors Plug-In Hybrids To Its Battery Clients

South Korean battery maker LG Chem continues to be on a roll, signing up automakers left and right that plan to use its lithium-ion cells in new electric cars. The latest to... read more May 26, 2015 by 


 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid Supercars Recalled For Fan Wiring

Porsche is recalling every 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar to fix potentially faulty radiator-fan wiring. The carmaker says the wiring harness for the radiator fans in... read more May 26, 2015 by 


 
Stevens Creek BMW i Center, Santa Clara, California, May 2015 opening

First Standalone BMW Electric-Car Sales Facility Opens--In CA, Of Course

Electric cars are still a rarity in most of North America, and for that matter most of the world. But California, which has led automotive trends pretty much since the Second... read more May 26, 2015 by 


 
Faradion prototype electric bicycle powered by sodium-ion battery pack

Faradion Electric Bike: Prototype Powered By Sodium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion battery cells are currently dominant in electric cars and energy storage, but researchers are constantly looking to improve on them. The need to increase the... read more May 24, 2015 by 


 
Purported Audi Q6 electric crossover teaser image

Audi Q6 e-Tron All-Electric 'Coupe SUV' Confirmed For 2018

Over the next few years, the German luxury establishment--including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--is expected to launch a barrage of electric car models in a belated... read more May 22, 2015 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

Connecticut Electric-Car Incentives Unveiled, Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Included

Connecticut can now count itself among the cadre of states offering incentives for the purchase of new plug-in electric cars. And the name of its incentive program gets right... read more May 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Car Charging: The Basics You Need To Know

The number of plug-in electric cars on North American roads grows every year, and with them come new buyers. Each new electric-car driver will have a few things to learn, so... read more May 21, 2015 by 


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

Sexy BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Falls To Sticker Price As Dealer Markups Wane

Any insanely alluring, attractive, enticing car will likely see dealer markups when it first goes on sale. Ask any potential buyer of a new Chevy Corvette or Dodge Hellcat... read more May 21, 2015 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 with AeroVironment TurboCord Level 2 charging cord

2016 Volvo XC90 T8: First Plug-In Hybrid With 240-Volt Charging Cord

The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" is the world's first seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV, and when it goes on sale this fall it will apparently claim another distinctive... read more May 21, 2015 by 


 

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