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Do BMW, Mercedes, Volvo Plug-In Hybrid SUVs Compete With Tesla Model X?

Do BMW, Mercedes, Volvo Plug-In Hybrid SUVs Compete With Tesla Model X?

We've known they were coming for more than a year, and now they're within weeks or months of landing in dealerships. In this case, "they" are the first plug-in hybrid SUV models from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and other luxury makers. Large, luxurious, plug-in ... almost sounds like a description... read more

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

How Elon Musk Controls Tesla Motors While Owning Only 27 Percent

Tesla Motors commands outsize attention within the world of electric cars--and the auto industry in general. Its CEO, Elon Musk, has a huge personal following that eagerly... read more July 17, 2015 by 

Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

State With Dirtiest Power Grid Had Highest Electric-Car Incentive, But Now Only For Natural-Gas, LPG Cars (UPDATED)

Life is full of little ironies. And life in the 50 states that make up the United States of America is full of inconsistencies, including those among electric-car incentives... read more July 16, 2015 by 

Rendering of 'Tesla Model M' electric motorcycle, created by Jans Slapins, Silodrome website

No, Tesla Won't Make A 'Model M' Electric Motorcycle (Despite That Rendering)

Over the last few days, images of a “Tesla Model M” have made the rounds online, sparking excited discussions among electric-bike enthusiasts and others. Those... read more July 16, 2015 by 

2012 Nissan Leaf

Consumer Reports: Used Nissan Leafs Can Be A Good Value

The Nissan Leaf went on sale in December 2010, meaning increasing numbers of the first cars delivered to customers are nearing the ends of their leases. So the Leaf is... read more July 16, 2015 by 

2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

Volvo Leads Plug-In Hybrid Sales In Europe, Higher-Power Polestar Plug-Ins Coming

For quite some time, Volvo has relied on an aftermarket company called Polestar to coordinate racing efforts, sell performance parts, and build high-performance versions of... read more July 15, 2015 by 

Tesla battery gigafactory site, Reno, Nevada, Feb 25, 2015  [photo: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Adds Nevada Land; Will Gigafactory Be Planet's Biggest Building?

Tesla claims that its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory"--currently under construction just outside Reno, Nevada--will be the largest of its kind in the world. But could the... read more July 15, 2015 by 

BlueIndy electric-car sharing station and European Bollore BlueCar, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2014

BlueIndy Electric Car-Sharing Parking Spaces Fought By Indianapolis Businesses

It always seemed unlikely, but the BlueIndy electric-car sharing program is getting closer to its rollout in the Midwestern city of Indianapolis, Indiana. The French-made... read more July 14, 2015 by 

2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S Outsold Nissan Leaf In U.S. During Q1: Report

It's one of the great frustrations for journalists in reporting on electric cars: Tesla Motors refuses to release its monthly deliveries of cars, unlike every other... read more July 14, 2015 by 

Seattle Center as night falls (photo by Jeffery Hayes)

Washington State Caps Electric-Car Incentives At $35K Price, Hitting Tesla, BMW

Washington looks set to become the second state to cut electric-car incentives for wealthy buyers. After critics argued that incentive money wasn't going to the people that... read more July 14, 2015 by 

2012 Chevrolet Volt

2012 Chevrolet Volt Racks Up 250,000 Miles, One-Third Electric, Rest At 39 MPG

As the fleet of modern electric cars ages, closer attention is being paid to how well these cars hold up after long-term use. The first Chevrolet Volt plug-in cars went on... read more July 14, 2015 by 

BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

For Electric Car Standards, China And U.S. Work Together On Regulations

Automotive standards--the explicitly detailed regulations that specify how a car must operate, what equipment it must or must not have, and a whole lot more--govern the... read more July 13, 2015 by 

Sun Country Highway electric-car charging station, Burnaby, BC, Canada [photo: Matthew Klippenstein]

Plug-In Electric Cars & Politics In Canada: Taking The Pulse

Factoring in likely June sales volume from Tesla and others, it's likely that about 2,500 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in Canada in the first half of 2015. This... read more July 13, 2015 by 

Tesla Supercharger site with photovoltaic solar panels, Rocklin, California, Feb 2015

UPDATE: Tesla Superchargers Still Free In China; Fees On Sign Apply To Private Charger

Tesla Motors is head and shoulders above any other electric-car maker in providing a network of charging stations for its drivers to use during their travels. It's best known... read more July 12, 2015 by 

Tesla Model S

Second Tesla Gallery, Service Center Opening This Weekend In Houston

Tesla Motors may not be allowed to sell its electric cars directly to customers in Texas, but it can still put them on display. After failing to convince the Texas... read more July 10, 2015 by 

Aoxin Ibis electric car. Photo by CarNewsChina.com.

China Built 25,000 Electric Cars & Plug-In Hybrids In June Alone

The Chinese vehicle market is now the world's largest, and has been for a few years now. And the country's government-industrial complex has ambitious plans to dominate... read more July 10, 2015 by 


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