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How Quiet Are Electric Cars? This Nissan Leaf Shows You

How Quiet Are Electric Cars? This Nissan Leaf Shows You

If you've ever lived on a street where one of your neighbors has a noisy car, you'll have been made very aware of its presence every morning as they started it up and went to work. ALSO SEE: Do The BMW i3 And i8 Electric Cars Pose A Threat To Tesla? Unfortunately, these people never seem to go to... read more

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

Do The BMW i3 And i8 Electric Cars Pose A Threat To Tesla?

With the 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric car now being delivered to its first buyers, and the range-extended i3 REx version to follow within several weeks, BMW is at last in the... read more May 9, 2014 by 


 
BMW ActiveE electric car

BMW ActiveE Electric Cars Join DriveNow Program As Drivers Give Them Back

What do you do with a fleet of surplus electric cars? As their two-year leases to BMW's fleet of "Electronaut" test drivers expire, BMW ActiveE electric cars are now... read more May 9, 2014 by 


 
BMW DesignworksUSA solar carport

BMW Designs Custom Solar Charging Station For i3, i8

Solar charging is indisputably one of the best ways of running an electric vehicle. It certainly mitigates any lingering worries about fueling your car with a smoke-belching... read more May 8, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 in London

U.K. To Invest $850 Million By 2020 To Promote Electric Vehicles

Despite hefty incentives, electric vehicle sales have remained stagnant in the United Kingdom. While sales doubled in 2013 compared to 2012, matching the global trend, just... read more May 8, 2014 by 


 
Lithium-air battery chemistries (Image: Lu et al, ACS Chemical Reviews)

How Hard Is Lithium-Air Battery Research? Pretty Tough, Actually

It's hard to keep track of all the future battery technology candidates, but lithium-air battery technology is among the most widely-researched. Its biggest draw is the... read more May 8, 2014 by 


 
Austin, Texas (by Flickr user milpool79 via Wikimedia)

Texas Electric-Car Purchase Rebates Up To $2,500 To Start Soon

Texas will soon become the latest state to reward electric-car buyers with a check. The Lone Star State will implement a rebate program, announced last fall, that will give... read more May 8, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Sales On Target, Gigafactory Groundbreaking Next Month: FINAL UPDATE

Tesla Motors released its first-quarter earnings this afternoon, logging revenue of $713 million on deliveries of 6,457 Model S electric cars. That's essentially the number... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
Frame from Lexus video criticizing electric car, May 2014

Lexus Ad Not Only Sneers At Plug-Ins, But Gets Charging Wrong

Few things make electric-car advocates as cranky as criticism of their vehicles. But when the criticism is factually wrong, and comes from a carmaker that has resolutely said... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
China

China Leans On Automakers To Produce Electric Cars, But Infrastructure Lags

It seems that China is facing the old "chicken and egg" dilemma, as it ramps up its push for electric car sales growth. The country wants to encourage electric car use, and... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Want To Rent A Tesla Model S P85? It'll Cost You $900...A Day

Not everyone can afford a Tesla Model S, but what about renting one? It turns out that getting behind the wheel of this luxury electric car for just one day may be quite... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
Nissan e-NV200 electric van on assembly line in Barcelona, Spain; production started in May 2014

Nissan e-NV200 Electric Minivan Production Starts In Spain (VIDEO)

Nissan officially started production of its second electric vehicle, the Nissan e-NV200 small van, at its assembly plant in Barcelona, Spain. The battery-electric van blends... read more May 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Confirms Plug-In Hybrid Minivan, Big SUV In 2016 And Later

Five years ago, then-new Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and a new executive team held a marathon day-long presentation session on the company's future, laying out a product... read more May 6, 2014 by 


 
Money and car keys

Electric-Car Incentives Vary Globally--A Lot--But Generally Work

If you've bought an electric vehicle recently, chances are you may have enjoyed some of the myriad incentives currently offered on plug-in cars. Income-tax credits, purchase... read more May 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Online Configurator Now Live

As the first customers take delivery of their new BMW i3 electric cars, it's time for the pre-launch hype to disappear and let sales do the talking. The hype isn't hard to... read more May 6, 2014 by 


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

How Many Cars Is Tesla Selling In U.S.? Pace May Be Slowing

This Wednesday, Tesla Motors will release its first-quarter financial results--one part of which will be its electric-car sales total from January through March. If the usual... read more May 5, 2014 by 


 
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