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2013-2014 Fiat 500e Electric Cars Recalled For Possible Coolant Leak

2013-2014 Fiat 500e Electric Cars Recalled For Possible Coolant Leak

A recall has been issued for certain 2013 and 2014 Fiat 500e electric cars to address the possibility of coolant leaks. The recall will correct an issue with the affected vehicles' Power Inverter Modules, which may contain faulty cooling plates that can leak coolant onto high-voltage circuitry... read more

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2014 Nissan Leaf, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Small Set Of 2014 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Recalled For Inverter Replacement

Nissan is recalling a small number of 2014 Nissan Leaf electric cars to replace the car's inverter assembly. Just 196 cars are affected, all build during a ten-day period in... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
Trikelet folding electric scooter

Would You Ride This Tiny Folding Electric Scooter To Work?

The sexiest electric vehicle in the world right now is arguably the Tesla Model S luxury sedan, but now there seems to be a race on to design the smallest electric vehicle in... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Tesla Superchargers, 2015 VW Golf TDI Driven, MINI Cooper Video: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: Tesla Motors mulls opening up its Supercharger DC fast-charging standard to other manufacturers, we drive the 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI, and... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Electric Sociability Run participants, 100 years apart. Photo by Lanny Hartmann

Electric-Car Rally Celebrates 'Sociability Run' 100 Years Ago: UPDATE

Modern electric cars like the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf are slowly getting better-known to consumers today, but their history stretches back much further. This year marks... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 MINI Cooper five-door ad screencap

New 2015 MINI Cooper With Five Doors Confuses...Well, Everyone (Video)

The new 2015 MINI Cooper five-door is rolling out--at least in Europe--and it appears to be causing some problems. The latest version of the retro-styled subcompact hatchback... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
BMW Smart Charging App for i3 and i8

BMW Smartphone App Helps Cut Home Electric Car Charging Costs

Unless you're a Tesla owner with access to free Supercharger fast charging stations, there's no better place to charge your electric car than at home. Pick the right... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Honda's N-One retro minicar - image: Honda Motor Co

Japan's Government Clamps Down On Tiny Kei Cars, Fearing Irrelevance

Japan does small cars like no other country on earth--mainly because they have to. The nation's Kei-jidosha car class was set up to make a class of car that was cheaper to... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station on NY-to-FL road trip [photo: David Noland]

Tesla To Offer Supercharger As Fast-Charging Standard? Free To Drivers, Yes

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors, and more specifically its CEO Elon Musk, has been dropping hints for a while now that it proposes to open up the specifications of its... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Ford and Samsung's dual battery system

Ford, Samsung's Twin Battery For Braking Regeneration, Stop-Start

Electrification is becoming an increasingly important factor in improving the fuel efficiency of vehicles. Cars like the Toyota Prius hybrid made it mainstream, but there are... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FCV Concept

Tesla U.K. Sales, BMW i3 Buyers, Toyota Fuel-Cell Production: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: Tesla Motors delivers the first right-hand drive Model S electric cars to U.K. customers, some insight into 2014 BMW i3 buyers, and Toyota... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
University of Michigan's Mobility Transformation Facility to test self-driving cars, Ann Arbor, MI

Michigan's Mock City: Where Robot Cars Will Drive (And, Ideally, Not Crash)

Seven years ago, dozens of professional stunt drivers in identical Ford Tauruses drove for hours through a ghostly and abandoned suburban California subdivision of one-story... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
WAVE electric-car parade in Stuttgart, Germany.

Most-Electric-Vehicles Record Broken Again: 507 in Stuttgart

While sales continue to grow, electric cars still represent a tiny fraction of the vehicles on the world's roads. Perhaps that explains the proclivity of electric-car... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

BMW i3 Electric Car Buyers: Mostly New To BMW (But Not i8 Owners)

The 2014 BMW i3 is proving to be very effective at luring new buyers to BMW--buyers who haven't before owned one of its cars. Such buyers, known as conquests, are highly... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
Smart ForTwo tipped over in San Francisco. Photo by NBC Bay Area.

Smart Tipping Continues: Tiny Cars Upended In San Francisco, Again

Some trends are harmless: think hula hoops. Some trends don't hold up well in the harsh glare of history: think acid-washed jeans. And some trends constitute felony... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
Electric power plant outside Ithaca, New York

Do New EPA Emission Rules Just Hasten Coal's Inevitable Death?

Take a deep breath and relax. It is highly unlikely that "millions of Americans will be freezing in the dark" (in the words of a critic) once new EPA rules lowering carbon... read more June 8, 2014 by 


 
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