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2014 BMW i3 Gets CA Carpool-Lane Access: Battery Only, So Far

2014 BMW i3 Gets CA Carpool-Lane Access: Battery Only, So Far

As expected, the 2014 BMW i3 electric car has been awarded its "white sticker," the coveted permission to drive in High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes with only one occupant on California's crowded freeways. The range-extended version of the i3, however, has not yet appeared on the list--and there remains... read more

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Tshering Tobgay, prime minister of Bhutan, with Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Nissan Leaf electric car

Nissan To Work With Bhutan Toward 'Electric-Car Nation' Goal

The small Asian nation of Bhutan has a very big goal: It hopes to convert the country's vehicles to almost all electric power. Today, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and... read more February 21, 2014 by 


 
Chevy Volt recharging on the street in Cambridge, MA   [photos: John C. Briggs]

CONTEST: Most Unusual Place You've Charged An Electric Car?

We know electric-car owners will go to extraordinary lengths to plug in and recharge wherever the opportunity presents itself. It may be for just a few minutes--a... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR

Ominous Sign For 2014 Cadillac ELR: Half Of Dealers Turn It Down

Sales of Cadillac's ELR range-extended luxury coupe are... well, they're not high right now. But that's okay, since Cadillac hasn't set itself huge targets for the Volt-based... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
VL Destino Convertible live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

New Fiskers Will Have V-8s OR Batteries, Wanxiang Says

If lithium-ion batteries are "the heart of Fisker," according to new owner Wanxiang, then what does it say is "the soul of Fisker"? That would be the VL Destino, a version of... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
China

China Buys More Cars, But U.S. Trounces It In Plug-In Cars

China represents a huge, and growing, market for new car sales. But when it comes to choosing greener cars, the country lags far behind the U.S., with electric and plug-in... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
Dignitaries at Electric Highway charging station site in Bellingham, WA; photo: Washington State DoT

Fees Start April 1 On WA Electric Highway: Same Price As Gas?

All good things must come to an end--and it seems that applies to free DC quick-charging for electric cars along the Northwest's innovative Electric Highway. For the past... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

BMW's Toughest Task: Training Its Dealers On i3 Electric Car

Early adopters, ecology-minded citizens and, increasingly, drivers who want very low running costs are now buying plug-in electric cars. That much we know. But many have... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

What Do Tesla, Cadillac, Hyundai Have In Common? Owner Love!

Valentine's Day may be over, but Americans are still in love ... with their cars. According to market research firm Strategic Vision (via The Car Connection), the Tesla Model... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Dumb Laws From States Banning Tesla Sales

You've probably heard of electric-car maker Tesla Motors. What you may not know is that several states ban the company from opening its Tesla Stores and selling you its Model... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
Rinspeed XchangE concept, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Rinspeed XchangE Concept: Tarted-Up Automonous Tesla At Geneva Motor Show

One of the highlights of the annual Geneva Motor Show--whether technologically or simply for amusement value--is seeing what Swiss automaker Rinspeed has chosen to unveil... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

New Owner Wants To Restart Fisker Karma Production, ASAP

If all goes according to schedule, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Kevin Gross will rule today on whether the assets from bankrupt Fisker Automotive will be sold to Wanxiang, China's... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car at quick charging station

Three Lithium-Ion Giants Join To Build Better Electric-Car Battery

Three large global companies--Bosch, GS Yuasa, and Mitsubishi--have announced a joint venture to improve development of the next generation of batteries for electric... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Did Apple Discuss Buying Tesla With Elon Musk Last Fall?

On Wednesday, Tesla will report its full-year financial results for 2013, a year in which it seems to have sold more than 20,000 Model S electric luxury sedans. It's an... read more February 17, 2014 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

Fisker Assets Sold For $149 Million To Wanxiang, Chinese Parts Maker

The assets of bankrupt Fisker Automotive were sold to Wanxiang America at the close of an auction in Delaware bankruptcy court that lasted more than two days and lasted 19... read more February 15, 2014 by 


 
1914 Ford Model T

Tesla Model S Electric Car Versus ... Ford Model T? A History Lesson

Well, give Car and Driver points for high concept: In picking a car to test against a 2013 Tesla Model S luxury electric sedan, the magazine chose...a 1915 Ford Model T. Yep... read more February 14, 2014 by 


 
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