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2014 Nissan Leaf Has Lowest Lifetime Carbon Footprint: Report

2014 Nissan Leaf Has Lowest Lifetime Carbon Footprint: Report

Which new vehicle sold today has the lowest overall carbon footprint over its lifetime? The answer, according to Automotive Science Group (via InsideEVs), turns out to be the Nissan Leaf battery-electric car. In a study to be released this spring, The Automotive Peformance Index: Redefining Value... read more

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BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China To Extend Electric-Vehicle Subsidies Beyond 2015 Expiration Date

China plans to continue its electric-car subsidies as part of a continuing effort to jump-start plug-in sales, which so far have been minimal, and reduce air pollution. The... read more February 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Will Georgia Kill Its $5,000 Tax Credit For Electric-Car Purchases?

For Georgia electric-car owners, things aren't looking too peachy this week. Legislation proposed by Representative Chuck Martin last Thursday night would end the $5,000... read more February 12, 2014 by 


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

Ohio Dealers Renew Assault Against Tesla Motors Sales

The legislative battle that pits Ohio car dealers against Tesla Motors and its company-owned stores continues. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the car dealers are... read more February 12, 2014 by 


 
Rush hour traffic in Washington, D.C. (photo by Flickr user haddensavix)

Car Emissions Hurt You More Than Electricity Generating: Here's Why

As an electric car owner, you're probably used to the accusatory look people give you when they inquire as to where your electricity comes from. The answer they're looking... read more February 12, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S in Florida, during New York to Florida road trip [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: NY-FL Supercharger Road Trip, Returning

Last week, in the middle of a prolonged and depressing stretch of winter weather in New York's Hudson Valley, I decided I had to get the hell out. Time for a road trip to a... read more February 12, 2014 by 


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

2014 BMW i3 Electric-Car Orders Limited To Single Trim Level (For 3 Months)

Forget, temporarily, some of that things that were said when the production 2014 BMW i3 electric car was revealed last summer. For the first three months it's on sale in the... read more February 11, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf using CHAdeMO fast-charger

Electric-Car Fast-Charging Networks: Nissan CHAdeMO Vs Tesla Supercharger

It's easy to forget how young the current electric vehicle market is. Of the cars on sale today, none were launched before 2010. It's easy too to forget how at that time, a... read more February 11, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors Supercharger Network In 2015  -  released May 2013

Tesla Patents Prepare For Common Cross-Country Electric-Car Travel Via Supercharger

This past week–almost exactly 500 days after Tesla Motors announced the first six stations in its Supercharger network–a father-daughter team in a Tesla Model S... read more February 11, 2014 by 


 
Frame from 2014 Cadillac ELR video on YouTube, with actor Neil McDonough

2014 Cadillac ELR Ad: What Does It Say About Who Buys Electric Cars? (Video)

Well, if this is the guy who's actually going to buy a 2014 Cadillac ELR, there may be some interesting conversations to come with Nissan Leaf owners. This ELR driver is a... read more February 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

Nissan's Greener Non-Electric Cars: Hybrids, Diesels, But No Plug-In Hybrids?

In the world of green cars, Nissan is best known for its Leaf electric car--which is the world's best-selling electric vehicle ever, with more than 100,000 delivered. But... read more February 10, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric car with eVgo quick charging station. [courtesy eVgo]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Jan 2014: Another Chevy-Tesla Tossup?

The new year started out positively for Canadian electric-vehicle advocates, as government registration data showed Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales topped 3,100... read more February 10, 2014 by 


 
Ford Fusion Energi charging.

Yet Another Electric-Car Condition: Now We Have 'Charger Fixation'

First came range anxiety. Then, we had charger rage. Now, people are noticing another condition unique to plug-in car owners: Charger fixation. It's what happens when you... read more February 10, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaking in Oslo, Norway, on Feb 1, 2014

Elon Musk Talks Tesla Model X Details, Model S Upgrades, At Europe Q+A Sessions

Tesla Motors is notoriously stingy with information about its cars and future plans, to the great frustration of news-hungry Model S owners and fans. But in a Q & A... read more February 10, 2014 by 


 
Citroen test car fitted with Phinergy prototype aluminum-air battery

Aluminum-Air Battery Developer Phinergy Partners With Alcoa

Battery developer Phinergy is moving toward its goal of marketing an aluminum-air battery that could offer electric-car drivers 1,000 miles of range. Green Car Congress... read more February 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

BMW Advertises i3 And i8 Electric Cars On Olympics Broadcasts

The Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia, are now underway, and official partner BMW is using the games to promote its two plug-in offerings, the i3 and i8. Three different... read more February 8, 2014 by 


 
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