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BMW i3 REx: Road-Tripping With 72 Electric Miles, 1.9-Gallon Gas Tank

BMW i3 REx: Road-Tripping With 72 Electric Miles, 1.9-Gallon Gas Tank

There are drivers who view the limited range of an electric car as a limitation--and those who view it as a challenge. Only with the latter attitude would one BMW i3 owner think to travel more than 400 miles in a car with 72 miles of electric range, assisted by a small gasoline range extender fed... read more

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Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

In Just One Year, Electric Cars Have Gotten Cleaner: How'd They Do That?

Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions, but their overall impact on the environment includes the electricity generated to recharge their batteries. The carbon emissions... read more December 18, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Are Republicans Really Behind Tesla Sales Bans? Data Offers Clues

It seems to be a common assumption among Tesla Motors supporters: State auto-dealer lobbyists work with Republican legislators to enact laws banning direct sales of Tesla's... read more December 17, 2014 by 


 
Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle concept at 2014 New York Internatoinal Motorcycle Show

NY Motorcycle Show: Sole Electric Is Harley-Davidson Livewire

Motorcycle shows are exciting displays of the latest technology and developments in two-wheeled transport. But while the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in NYC has... read more December 17, 2014 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

California, Washington Lead All Other States In Electric-Car Ownership Rates

For anyone who follows the U.S. electric-car market even casually, some new data on which states have the largest numbers of them probably doesn't count as news. A recent... read more December 17, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D drag races a Ferrari

Tesla Model S P85D Obliterates Ferrari In Drag Race (Video)

The Tesla Model S P85D has only been on sale for a few weeks. But given its specifications it was only a matter of time before the dual-motor all-wheel drive electric car... read more December 16, 2014 by 


 
Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

New Study Doesn't Say 'Electric Cars Aren't Green' (Headlines To The Contrary)

Brace yourself, electric-car fans and advocates. It may be a bumpy ride for the next few days. Yesterday afternoon, the Associated Press covered a new study put out by the... read more December 16, 2014 by 


 
Bolloré BlueCar electric car used for Autolib' car-sharing service in Paris, September 2012

Imagine Electric-Car Charging Stations Every 25 Miles; France Will Have Them

How abundant would electric-car charging stations have to be in order to dispel range anxiety entirely? A network of roads with charging stations every 25 miles would seem... read more December 16, 2014 by 


 
MetLife electric-car charging station for employee use - Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Electric-Car Charging Station Blocked? Get An Extension Cord!

It's called "ICE-ing," and sooner or later, every electric-car driver experiences it. The term refers to a non-electric car with an internal combustion engine (or ICE)... read more December 15, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Cheap Gas Will Cause Electric-Car Sales To Plummet: True Or False?

There's been a lot of conventional wisdom floating around lately. In this case, it's the notion that electric car sales will plummet with the arrival of vastly lower gasoline... read more December 15, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Lexus Keeping An Eye On Tesla, Calls Mall Stores 'Clever'

Lexus operates with the firm belief that hybrids are better than battery-electric cars, but there's at least one thing about electric-car maker Tesla Motors it wants to... read more December 15, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

What's The Best Electric Car To Buy For The Average Consumer?

Automotive journalists often use each other as information sources, or to get reality checks on new material. Recently, a colleague asked, "If auto journalists had the choice... read more December 13, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf stretch limousine

Four Special Nissan Leaf Electric Cars To Celebrate 4 Years On Sale

This week marks the fourth anniversary of the first sale of a Nissan Leaf electric car. Roughly 150,000 sales later, the Leaf is by far the bestselling electric car in the... read more December 12, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell (Europe)

Hyundai Fuel Cell, BMW i3 Electric Motor Win "10 Best Engines" Awards

The annual Ward's Auto list of "10 Best Engines" is out, but not every one of its award-winners is actually an engine. This year, Ward's expanded its award criteria to... read more December 12, 2014 by 


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

BMW Promises CCS Fast-Charging Blitz For 2015, Details In Detroit

When it comes to electric cars, automakers have to manage not only designing, building, and selling the vehicles, but also the buildup of infrastructure. Companies like... read more December 12, 2014 by 


 
Kia Soul EV with 'hamsters'  -  August 2014

Top Electric-Car Advertisers: Nissan And, Surprise, Kia--Chevy Not So Much

Promoting electric cars is often a grassroots effort, with owners acting as some of the most enthusiastic (and effective) spokespeople. But what about one of the biggest way... read more December 11, 2014 by 


 

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