West Coast Mayors Form EV Consortium, Pledge Carbon Reductions

West Coast Mayors Form EV Consortium, Pledge Carbon Reductions

As world leaders met this past week in Paris to discuss carbon reductions on a global scale, mayors of four large West Coast cities—Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland—met in Portland for a two-day summit and united to reduce carbon emissions on a regional level. The... read more

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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car

Volkswagen e-Golf Climate Control: How Much Does A/C Impact Range?

In Portland, Oregon, where we’re putting our long-term Volkswagen e-Golf to the test, it’s been one of the hottest summers on record. So far in the summer of... read more August 23, 2015 by

2015 Nissan Leaf

Poll: Consumer Interest In Electric Vehicles Stagnating?

Today you’re far more likely to see an all-electric vehicle like the Nissan Leaf or Tesla Model S on your way to work or to the store, versus just a couple of years... read more August 21, 2015 by

2015 BMW i3

BMW i3: How Far Can You Go Without Touching The Brake Pedal?

The regenerative braking system in the BMW i3 electric car is quite extreme. If you plan ahead and allow enough stopping distance, by lifting off the accelerator, this little... read more August 20, 2015 by

2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Quick Drive  -  Portland OR  -  July 2015   [photo: Doug Berger]

Little i-MiEV Electric Car: How Does It Compare To VW e-Golf?

The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is an outlier—in design, in layout, and in the way it drives. Yet our long-term 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is nearly the polar opposite—a... read more August 20, 2015 by

2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Quick Drive  -  Portland OR  -  July 2015   [photo: Doug Berger]

2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Drive Report Of 62-Mile Electric Minicar

It’s been nearly four years since the tiny Mitsubishi i-MiEV hit the market. And considering the rapid evolution and transformation of the electric-car market... read more August 7, 2015 by

2015 Nissan Leaf

California Helps Low-Income Drivers Switch To Electric Cars

California is introducing a new ‘Plus-Up’ pilot project that should make plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles a lot more affordable. Considering recent news that... read more May 29, 2015 by

Nissan LEAF

Used Electric Cars: About To Get Big, What You Need To Know

Think electric-car ownership is priced out of your league? It’s simply not. Even if leasing isn’t for you, or you don’t have the stellar credit required to... read more May 28, 2015 by

2016 Smart ForTwo

New 2016 Smart ForTwo Will Keep Older Electric Drive Model In Lineup

Attracted by the new look, much-improved feature set, and better fuel economy ratings of the all-new 2016 Smart Fortwo? You’ll have to wait another six to eight months... read more January 21, 2015 by

2015 Nissan Leaf

2017 Nissan Leaf: Will Less 'EVness' Make It More Appealing?

What will the next-generation 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car look like? No actual photos, or even teasers, have yet been released. Despite that, we're gradually getting a... read more October 8, 2014 by

BMW i3 Concept live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show

BMW i3 Coupe Concept Live Shots: Los Angeles Auto Show

BMW is committed to creating a full line of electric and advanced plug-in hybrid models—so much so that it's establishing them apart from BMW (and MINI), as an 'i'... read more November 29, 2012 by 3

Nissan Leaf Charging Port Cover

Electric-Car Charging: Why Some Households Are Paying Too Much

Owners of plug-in vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, and even the new Tesla Model S may be paying too much when they charge their car. Why? Because they... read more September 26, 2012 by 12

ECOtality DC fast charger  -  Portland, OR

Fast-Charging Adds Appeal To Electric Cars—Especially In Portland

If you plan to get a Nissan Leaf or Mitsubishi i (or already have one), and you live in Portland, Oregon, consider yourself fortunate. The same goes for a handful of places... read more January 17, 2012 by 0

BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Is China Backing Away From Electric Vehicles?

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This article offers another look at China's evolving plans for electric cars, also covered last week: China's Electric Car Plans Unrealistic, Focus Now On... read more August 31, 2011 by 3

EV charging station at Costco

Costco Pulls The Plug On Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Back in the 1990s, when it seemed like electric vehicles were gaining traction with consumers, Costco did something unusual: the big-box retailer installed charging stations... read more August 16, 2011 by 18

Tesla Roadster right-hand drive

Electric Cars In "No Benefit For Poor Communities" Shocker

Presumably following studies on whether bears really do defecate in the woods and to which religion the Pope actually pertains, The Greenling Institute in California has... read more August 12, 2011 by 12


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