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UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Feb: Cold-Weather Doldrums Continue

UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Feb: Cold-Weather Doldrums Continue

Winter is always a slower sales time for plug-in electric cars than the warmer months, and last month looks like it won't be any exception. Sales of most of the highest-selling battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models stayed roughly at levels similar to those of January. While a blockbuster... read more

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2016 Audi Q7 e-tron quattro

2016 Audi Q7 e-Tron Quattro Diesel Plug-In Hybrid: Live Photos From Geneva Motor Show

The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro diesel plug-in hybrid model was official unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show. The car's reveal followed last month's release of the first... read more 17 hours ago by 


 
Aston Martin DBX Concept

All-Electric Aston Martin DBX Crossover Concept: Geneva Surprise

James Bond would probably like this one, for its silent speed and rough-terrain capability. And it's even an Aston Martin. At today's Geneva Motor Show, the British... read more 18 hours ago by 


 
Priscilla Briggs with her new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Boston, May 2014

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Six-Month Update: Great MPG, Great Fun

It happens so quickly: They learn to crawl, and then walk, and before you know it, you're helping them do their first oil change in their first new car. A little more than... read more 19 hours ago by 


 
Detroit Electric showroom adjacent to U.K. plant

Detroit Electric Opens Showroom Near Car Assembly Plant In England

The journey to rebirth for Detroit Electric has taken the historic electric-car brand far from its namesake city. Yet it seems the company, wearing the name of one of the... read more 20 hours ago by 


 
Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Plug-In Hybrid Previewed By XR-PHEV II Concept In Geneva

U.S. buyers may still be waiting for the much-delayed Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, but its maker is already planning a second production plug-in SUV. Debuting at the... read more 20 hours ago by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Chinese Car Buyers May Be More Open To Electric Cars Than Americans: Study

Despite aggressive government promotion, Chinese consumers didn't warm up to electric cars until recently. Sales lagged until picking up late last year, although they've... read more 21 hours ago by 


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

UPDATE: Tesla's First Solar-Powered Supercharger-Store-Service Center Now Open

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has rapidly been opening Supercharger DC fast-charging stations throughout the U.S. and outside the country. But despite its goal of providing... read more March 2, 2015 by 


 
Infiniti QX30 Concept

Infiniti QX30 Concept: Small Luxury SUV Previews 2016 Model At Geneva Show

The 2015 Geneva Motor Show will feature a concept car previewing one of the first products of the collaboration between Daimler and Nissan. The Infiniti QX30 Concept is a... read more March 2, 2015 by 


 
Nissan Leaf at eVgo Freedom Station Daly City, California

California Green-Car Tax Cut, Nissan Leaf Reliability, Gen Z Car Buyers: Today's Car News

Today, read about the California bill that would cut the state sales tax for the newest green vehicles, how a 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car has fared after four years on the... read more March 2, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

California Bill Would Slash Sales Tax On Greenest New Vehicles

The California Legislature is considering a bill that would cut the sales tax on green cars in the state by more than half. It calls for reducing the sales tax on... read more March 2, 2015 by 


 
2004-2009 Toyota Prius battery pack, second generation

Nickel-Metal-Hydride Batteries For Electric Cars? Energy Density Can Rise 10-Fold: Researchers

The division is pretty clear: nickel-metal-hydride batteries are for use only in hybrids--at least those from Toyota, which has used more of the batteries than any other... read more March 2, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Fiesta

Future Buyers Of Gen Z Prefer Cars To Trucks; Fuel Economy Is Key

Last year saw a significant increase in the sales of SUVs and crossover utilities, but the next generation of car buyers may be on the verge of reversing that trend. While... read more March 2, 2015 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf owned by Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield

Four Years And 70,000 Miles Later, 2011 Nissan Leaf Going Strong

The 2011 Nissan Leaf was the first modern battery-electric car to be offered in large numbers, and it still leads the field in terms of sales four years later. Each sales... read more March 2, 2015 by 


 
Renault Twizy in New York City. Photos: Renault Official on Flickr

Renault To Return To N America With Twizy Low-Speed Electric Car?

Four of Europe's six mass-market carmakers have long sold cars in North America. The exceptions, for a quarter of a century, have been the two French makers: PSA Peugeot... read more March 1, 2015 by 


 
2016 Audi R8

Bill To End U.S. Ethanol Mandate, 2017 Audi R8 e-tron, Hybrid Sales In Flux: Today's Car News

Today, we cover a bill that would end the U.S. ethanol mandate, the reveal of the 2017 Audi R8 e-tron electric car, and a tale of two carmakers and their 2014 hybrid sales... read more February 27, 2015 by 


 

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