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Tesla Model S Electric Car: Simply The World's Coolest Taxi

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Simply The World's Coolest Taxi

What kind of taxis do you ride in? Battered old Crown Vics? High-mileage Toyota Priuses or Ford Escape Hybrids? Our bet is that unless you've recently spent some time in Norway, you haven't ridden in a Tesla taxi. DON'T MISS: Envy The Man Who Owns Seven Tesla Electric Cars (In Norway) Given that... read more

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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

Electric Car Price Guide: Every 2014-2015 Plug-In Car, With Specs

It's a hot topic whenever anyone mentions electric cars: pricing. Many electric cars are more expensive than their regular counterparts, though naturally they cost less to... read more June 26, 2014 by 


 
EV West's electric BMW M3

Will Electric Powertrains Make Racing Easier & Cheaper For New Competitors?

Depending on who you speak to, electric power is either the death-knell for motor sport or the best thing since sliced bread Racing cars, some people will tell you, need to... read more June 25, 2014 by 


 
China

Battery Maker Boston Power Gets $250 Million Investment From China

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's announcement that the firm is planning to build a battery 'gigafactory' confirmed something we all knew would happen eventually--more electric cars... read more June 24, 2014 by 


 
Green vehicles parked across from Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

California Puts Its Electric-Car Owner Survey Info Online

Plug-in electric cars are driving silently off showroom floors in growing numbers--but who is buying them, and why? Data on electric-car owners can provide valuable insight... read more June 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx owned by Tom Moloughney

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Likes And Dislikes From An Early Owner

Many of us have experienced the highs and lows that come with getting behind the wheel of a new vehicle for the first time. In some respects, your new vehicle will be much... read more June 24, 2014 by 


 
BYD K9 All-Electric Bus, as tested in Portland OR

Portland Tests BYD K9 All-Electric Passenger Bus: Quick Ride

If Warren Buffett needed to catch a ride across town, we suspect he might do it exactly the way that we did this past week: in an all-electric BYD bus. Buffett’s... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
Frame from 'A Good Deal for All' video, by National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), June 2014

Auto Dealers Try Charm: Why Tesla Direct Sales Hurt Buyers, They Say (Video)

The battle between Tesla Motors, which sells its electric cars directly to buyers over the Internet, and the nation's auto dealers--who want to make that practice illegal--is... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Hybrid & Hydrogen, Or Electric? Toyota, Nissan Battle Over Future Green-Car Tech

Japanese automakers Toyota and Nissan have always done things a little differently. But when it comes to company strategies for meeting future transportation needs, each... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Minnesota Leads Nation, Mandates Off-Peak Electric-Car Charging Rates

Government incentives continue to play an important role in electric-car adoption, encouraging drivers to plug in by sending them checks or giving them solo access to carpool... read more June 23, 2014 by 


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

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Car Configurator Now Live

Remember when every new electric car that launched was surrounded by a fanfare? Now, it takes something really special to create the same buzz. And that's not a bad thing--it... read more June 21, 2014 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

GM Offers Free Fix For 2012-13 Chevrolet Volt Battery Coolant Issue

General Motors is offering to perform free battery-pack inspection and repairs for owners of its range-extended electric Chevrolet Volt, to correct a potential... read more June 21, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf Carwings

Nissan Leaf Carwings: Company 'Hopes' To Improve Telematics App

Electric-car drivers rely heavily on in-car telematics and various smartphone apps to monitor their cars' range, plan ahead to avoid "range anxiety," and manage the charging... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
Lithium-ion battery pack for 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car

Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Degrade With Repeated Charging

As anyone with a smartphone, laptop or indeed a whole electric car will know, lithium-ion batteries degrade over time. Each time you charge and discharge the batteries, they... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
Harley Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle prototype

Harley Davidson Reveals LiveWire Electric Motorcycle: Video

Harley Davidson, the brand behind those often obnoxiously loud V-twin motorcycles favored by bikers, has built an electric motorcycle. No, the sky is not falling. Called... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

Will Hollywood Abandon Tesla Model S For BMW i3 Electric Car?

Electric cars can be confusing enough to neophytes--a car that you plug in at night just like a phone ?!?!?--but when you add in social status signifiers, it can all get... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
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