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Chevrolet Volt Drivers Pass 500 Million Miles On Electricity

Chevrolet Volt Drivers Pass 500 Million Miles On Electricity

Since its launch in December 2010, owners of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car have steadily racked up miles driven solely on electricity from the grid. They recently reached a significant collective milestone: more than half a billion electric miles. ALSO SEE: Jay Z Now Owns A... read more

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Vanadinite crystals (Image: Flickr user Géry Parent, used under CC License)

Are Vanadium Flow Batteries The Solution To 'Too Much' Solar Power?

It's a statement of the obvious, but solar panels do their best work during the day, specifically noon and early afternoon when the sun is at its strongest. The trouble is... read more June 17, 2014 by 


 
Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)

Nissan Wants In On Tesla, BMW Electric-Car Charging Talks: Report

With modern, mass-market electric cars on sale for three and a half years now, you might think that the path for growth has been pretty much laid out by now. But the great... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

When Will Plug-In Electric SUVs And Crossovers Go On Sale?

Have patience, all you SUV and crossover fans who desperately want one that plugs in and runs electrically. They're coming, but you've got a year to wait--or perhaps a bit... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Why An Electric Car Saves Fleet Operators $16,000 In Lifetime Cost

The average car spends about 95 percent of a 24-hour day parked. For the 5 percent that they're driven, they actually spend one-third of the time idling–at red lights... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
Nissan e-NV200  -  First Drive, June 2014

Driving Nissan e-NV200 All-Electric Small Commercial Van

One of two Nissan e-NV200 all-electric vans being used in North America was pushed into service yesterday by Portland General Electric (PGE). And we were among the first to... read more June 13, 2014 by 


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on red carpet

Musk: Tesla Going Open Source, Lifting Patents 'In Good Faith'

Tesla Motors, the California electric-car maker, won't participate in a patent war over electric cars and associated technology, as it runs counter to the success of EVs... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 cars in Los Altos, California, June 2014 [photo: Anton Wahlman]

Stock Commentator Jim Cramer Caught Off Guard By Tesla-Fan Ferocity

Fans of Tesla Motors, its CEO Elon Musk, and the Tesla Model S electric car are some of the most ... errrrmmmm ... dedicated advocates for the company and its products that... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Atlanta's Success In Electric-Car Sales Highlights Incentives Role

While West Coast cities have a reputation for electric-car friendliness, there's also an Eastern success story--one in which purchase incentives play a major role. Georgia... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
eConnect Cars Nissan Leaf taxi

Nissan Leaf Fleet Joins London's Electric Taxi Ranks

Electric cars make a lot of sense for use as taxis. Taxis are typically driven in cities, where air pollution is often a problem. They tend to do frequent short runs... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Rumor: Long-Wheelbase Tesla Model S Coming Later This Year?

The Tesla rumor mill is never quiet for long, and the latest one suggests that the company is developing a long-wheelbase version of its Model S sedan, specifically for the... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Fiat 500e

2013-2014 Fiat 500e Electric Cars Recalled For Possible Coolant Leak

A recall has been issued for certain 2013 and 2014 Fiat 500e electric cars to address the possibility of coolant leaks. The recall will correct an issue with the affected... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf and Nissan e-NV200 Ultraman ginga editions

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Becomes Futuristic Attack Vehicle On Japanese TV Show (Video)

Want to guarantee your car immortality? Get it featured on a TV show or in a movie. Nobody has to ask twice what a DeLorean looks like, and most people probably know what car... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Small Set Of 2014 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Recalled For Inverter Replacement

Nissan is recalling a small number of 2014 Nissan Leaf electric cars to replace the car's inverter assembly. Just 196 cars are affected, all build during a ten-day period in... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
Trikelet folding electric scooter

Would You Ride This Tiny Folding Electric Scooter To Work?

The sexiest electric vehicle in the world right now is arguably the Tesla Model S luxury sedan, but now there seems to be a race on to design the smallest electric vehicle in... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Electric Sociability Run participants, 100 years apart. Photo by Lanny Hartmann

Electric-Car Rally Celebrates 'Sociability Run' 100 Years Ago: UPDATE

Modern electric cars like the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf are slowly getting better-known to consumers today, but their history stretches back much further. This year marks... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
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