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Italy's Crisp Carabinieri Get New Patrol Cars: Tiny Electric Minicars

Italy's Crisp Carabinieri Get New Patrol Cars: Tiny Electric Minicars

Befitting a country full of supercar-makers, Italy's police are known for driving some very exotic patrol cars. Instead of nondescript sedans, officers sometimes cruise around in Lamborghinis. However, the latest addition to an Italian police fleet emphasizes efficiency over sex appeal. Italy's... read more

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Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla Gigafactory Going To Nevada, Apparently (First One, Anyhow)

A press conference to be held this afternoon may answer one of the major questions for the future of electric-car maker Tesla Motors: Where will it locate its gigafactory?... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

August Electric-Car Sales, 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid Price, Electric Motorcycle Discounts: Today's Car News

Today's news is all about the money. We report on plug-in electric car sales for August, pricing for the 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid, and a price cut on Brammo electric... read more September 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Buick Envision (Chinese spec)

2015 Buick Envision Compact Crossover Unveiled In China

General Motors unveiled its new 2015 Buick Envision at the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show in China on Monday, giving us an advance look at a premium compact crossover likely to be... read more September 3, 2014 by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China Adds Even More Electric-Car Incentives--Mostly For Local Brands

Once again, China is trying to spur electric-car adoption with incentives, but this time, not every buyer will benefit from them. In addition to promoting plug-in cars, the... read more September 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Camry

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid Priced, MPG Remains The Same

Toyota has announced pricing and specification details for the 2015 Toyota Camry and Toyota Camry Hybrid. Available in LE, SE and XLE grades, the 2015 Camry Hybrid starts at... read more September 3, 2014 by 


 
Brammo Empulse R electric motorcycle

Brammo Electric Motorcycle Prices Cut By $5,000 To $7,000

If you have ever wanted a Brammo electric motorcycle, this may be a good time to consider buying one. Brammo is now offering an End-Of-Summer Promotion that gives significant... read more September 3, 2014 by 


 
Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

2014 BMW i3 REx Vs Mountain, Clunkers Vs Electric Cars, Cheap Solar Energy: Today's Car News

We're back from the Labor Day holiday with the latest green-car news. Find out how a range-extended 2014 BMW i3 REx does on a mountain climb, learn about California's latest... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Pickups To Get 8-Speed Automatic To Boost MPG

One of the factors making higher gas mileage possible across pretty much any vehicle on sale these days is multispeed transmissions. At the dawn of this century, four-speed... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
BMW DesignworksUSA solar carport concept

In 10 Years, Electric Cars Make Home Solar Practical Without Subsidies: UBS

Electric cars and residential solar energy are intertwined. Not only are both compatible with a greener lifestyle, but advances in one seem to benefit the other. In a decade... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

CA Clean-Air Initiative: Cash In A Clunker, Buy An Electric Car

California has been a world pioneer for decades in reducing vehicle emissions, including its 20-year effort to get significant numbers of zero-emission vehicles on the roads... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
Schneider EVlink 30 Amp Generation 2.5 240-Volt Level 2 charging station for plug-in electric cars

Electric-Car Charging Station Prices Fall: 30 Amps For $500 (Through Sep 30)

When plug-in electric cars came on the market less than four years ago, the first 240-Volt home charging stations carried four-figure price tags. Now a handful of models cost... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3 REx 38-HP Range Extender Vs. 14,000-Foot Mountain: Who Wins?

Steep climbs are the enemy of electric car drivers. While modern electric vehicles are more than capable of powering up a hill, with ample torque, the effect on a car with... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Has Tesla 'Proved Electric Cars Are Better' If Public, Industry Don't Know It Yet?

When industry analysts, financial analysts and the motoring press have all lavished praise on a car, there's a fair chance it's a pretty good car. That's the case for the... read more September 1, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla In Deal To Build 400 Charging Stations In China

The Chinese market has become vital for many global automakers. For some, it's a haven of high sales numbers to offset struggles in markets like the U.S. and Europe. To... read more August 31, 2014 by 


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Gas Prices Fall For Labor Day With Oil Supplies Ample

If you're getting out on the road this Labor Day weekend visiting friends or family, you may be pleased to hear it'll cost you a little less than it did this time last year... read more August 30, 2014 by 


 
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