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Volkswagen e-Up: Driving VW's Smallest Electric Car (Forbidden Fruit)

Volkswagen e-Up: Driving VW's Smallest Electric Car (Forbidden Fruit)

Of the three plug-in VW cars we drove in Berlin this month, the one we liked best is the one we won't get in North America. The Volkswagen e-Up battery-electric minicar is a blast. It's small, rollerskate-agile, and performs well enough that it would be our preferred vehicle in any crowded city... read more

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2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Why German Elections Affect Your Next Audi, BMW, Or Mercedes

The results of German national elections don't get much news coverage in the U.S. But the re-election of Angela Merkel as chancellor on September 22 could prove to have an... read more October 3, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Europe's First Six Tesla Superchargers Now Live In Norway

The first Tesla Supercharger fast-charging stations are now up and running in Europe's capital for electric cars, Norway. Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] announced via its Twitter... read more August 31, 2013 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius

Toyota Sells 23 Hybrids Globally; How Many Can You Name?

By this point, pretty much everyone can identify a Toyota Prius by its shape, and knows that it's a hybrid-electric vehicle. And most people know that Toyota sells many more... read more August 30, 2013 by 


 
P-Mob solar electric car (Video screen shot)

Electric Car Prototype Can Run 12 Miles On Solar Power Alone

Due to the very specific processes by which the universe works, it isn't really possible to power a modern electric car via on-board solar panels. Current photovoltaic cells... read more August 14, 2013 by  24


 
Smart eBike electric bicycle

Are Electric Bicycles Catching Cars As Europe's Favored Transport?

It shouldn't come as a surprise to discover that there are more bicycles around than there are cars. They're vastly cheaper for a start, and require no pesky tax, parking... read more July 12, 2013 by  6


 
ABB Group's 'Fastned' fast charging stations

Holland To Have World's Largest Electric-Car Fast-Charging Network

With the rate at which automakers are releasing new plug-in vehicles, the "chicken and egg" issue of whether cars or public charging points or the cars should debut first is... read more July 10, 2013 by  13


 
WAVE 2013 electric vehicle parade (Images: WAVE Facebook group)

'World Record Drive' Around EU Draws 388 Electric Cars

What do you call 388 electric cars and bikes driving from Vienna in Austria to Geneva in Switzerland? Answer: A world record. No, it's not funny, but then it wasn't a joke... read more July 9, 2013 by  1


 
Tesla's retail store concept

Tesla Builds Up Store Network In Europe Before Launching Model S

European electric car fans will soon get to enjoy the Tesla Model S as much as their American counterparts, when the car is launched in Europe this summer. Tesla Motors... read more June 22, 2013 by  8


 
All-new 2012 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Focus Electric Production Began In Germany Last Week

Ford started European production of its Focus Electric at its German plant last week. It isn't just the first electric car Ford has produced in Europe, but the first... read more June 18, 2013 by  3


 
2013 Scion iQ EV hits the U.S.

Toyota: No More Plug-In Electric Cars If Electricity Doesn't Get Cleaner (In Europe)?

European buyers waiting for an electric Toyota may have quite some time to wait--until the electric grid cleans up, basically. That's the word from Toyota Europe, which says... read more June 11, 2013 by  25


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car

Electric Car Sales In Europe: Most Going To Rental Fleets?

Europe has been the source of some excitement over electric cars in recent months, as several new models have all hit the market in quick succession. The third-generation... read more April 17, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Customers Get Battery Leasing Option In Europe

In America, if you want a new electric car, you go to a dealer and buy one. You might have to wait a bit of course, but generally your money gets you access to both the car... read more April 11, 2013 by  11


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

Are Diesel Cars In Europe Starting A Long Slow Decline?

A few weeks back, we looked at the numbers showing diesel sales in the U.S. increasing, just as hybrids are becoming more popular in Europe. That's a shift from current... read more March 19, 2013 by  16


 
Fuel gauge

Gaming The EPA Gas-Mileage Tests: Well, Europeans Are Worse...

A few recent, high-profile cases have brought fuel economy testing procedure into question. When Kia and Hyundai are being sued for inaccuracies in reported EPA figures and... read more March 18, 2013 by  7


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

Europeans Get Interested In Hybrids Just As U.S. Looks To Diesels

Traditionally, the U.S. has been a market where gasoline vehicles have dominated, while hybrids have seen increasing success and diesels have really only sold in relatively... read more February 20, 2013 by  8


 
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