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Sales of BMW plug-in cars more than double over last year

Sales of BMW plug-in cars more than double over last year

BMW is off to a strong start in meeting its ambitious plug-in car sales goals for 2017. In the first two months of 2017, it doubled combined sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids over the same period in 2016. But the automaker will need to keep that momentum up. DON'T MISS: BMW 740e, X5 xDrive... read more

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Doug Kerr, daughter Andie Kerr, fiancee Barbara Gleason; Fiat 500e, Ford Focus Electric, Fiat 500e

Why I canceled my Chevy Bolt EV electric-car order: a reader explains

The advent of affordable 200-mile electric cars promises to increase public acceptance of cars with plugs—or at least that's the hope of both carmakers and advocates... read more March 13, 2017 by


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Tesla's battery farm on Kauai opens, large-scale solar energy for Hawaii

Even before Elon Musk engineered Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity, the two companies were collaborating. SolarCity was already controlled by Musk, who believes its... read more March 12, 2017 by


 
Owner Dawn Hall before 800-mile road trip in 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

2018 Nissan Leaf, Ioniq drive videos, Bolt EV road trip, EPA turmoil: The Week in Reverse

What date did we finally get for the unveiling of a very popular electric car's next generation? Why are we increasingly nervous about the fate of the U.S. Environmental... read more March 11, 2017 by


 
Nissan Sway Concept  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos

Second-gen Nissan Leaf, electric-car questions, fast-charging issues: Today's Car News

Today, the second-generation Nissan Leaf is slated to debut in September, five electric-car questions to worry about this year, and electric-car fast-charging presents... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

How to pay most of a million bucks to use the carpool lane in Florida

Some people will do anything to avoid a little traffic. Like many other states, Florida offers drivers of greener cars solo access to its high-occupancy vehicle lanes, also... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV, Hyundai Ioniq show slow, confusing state of 'fast' charging today

When you drive into a U.S. gas station to pump gas, every pump works exactly the same way. The only choice to make is which grade of gasoline you want. If you want diesel... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for March 2017

Once again, it's time to look at the month's best deals on hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and fuel-efficient gasoline cars. Deals for March include several new... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Five electric-car questions to worry about this year

It seems fair to say that the new presidential administration may have increased the generalized level of worry among many Americans, not to mention the rest of the world... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
BMW M3 M Performance exhaust

EPA's internal watchdog to check vulnerability to emission cheating

Even with a new leader apparently at odds with its mission, the Environmental Protection Agency continues to function on some level. On Thursday, EPA administrator Scott... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Another day, another positive electric-car adoption rate forecast

If only success could be guaranteed by positive predictions. While the fossil-fuel industry is notably skeptical of the long-term prospects of electric cars, a growing number... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
Nissan Sway Concept  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos

Nissan Leaf leases can extend until all-new 2018 electric car late this year: updated

More Nissan Leaf electric cars were sold in 2014 than in any model year before or since, fully 30,000 of them. That means a whole lot of three-year leases are coming due this... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW 740e xDrive

BMW 740e, X5 xDrive 40e: where do low-range plug-in hybrids fit in?

More than a year ago, we spent a weekend with a 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e luxury plug-in hybrid SUV. Rated at 14 miles of range, it never achieved anything near that number in... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Juke

Chevy Bolt EV road trip, 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Nissan Juke hybrid: Today's Car News

Today, a Chevrolet Bolt EV owner takes her electric car on an 800-mile road trip, we drive the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric, and the Nissan Juke is slated to get an e-Power... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric - frame from video road test

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: first drive review of 124-mile electric car

For the first six years of electric cars, from 2011 to 2016, we've had a variety of mass-priced cars with ranges of 62 to 107 miles. This year, in 2017, we got the Chevy Bolt... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
Lucid Air

Lucid Air luxury electric car: Bloomberg gets brief ride

When it comes to luxury electric-car startups, hype is the name of the game. Lucid Motors unveiled its Air luxury sedan in December, promising a range of up to 400 miles... read more March 9, 2017 by


 

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