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Auto Dealers Try Charm: Why Tesla Direct Sales Hurt Buyers, They Say (Video)

Auto Dealers Try Charm: Why Tesla Direct Sales Hurt Buyers, They Say (Video)

The battle between Tesla Motors, which sells its electric cars directly to buyers over the Internet, and the nation's auto dealers--who want to make that practice illegal--is now in its fifth year. And for the very first time, the dealers' national trade organization has embarked on a charm... read more

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2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

2015 Kia Soul EV: 'Recharge Your Soul' Video Kicks Off Marketing

The first 2015 Kia Soul EV electric cars won't reach U.S. dealers until sometime between July and September, and then only in selected regions (for which read "California")... read more March 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Surveys Tesla Owners For Intelligence On Electric Cars

Nissan launched its 2011 Leaf, the world's first modern mass-production all-electric vehicle, more than three years ago. The first U.S. delivery was in December 2010 in... read more February 24, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

What Do Tesla, Cadillac, Hyundai Have In Common? Owner Love!

Valentine's Day may be over, but Americans are still in love ... with their cars. According to market research firm Strategic Vision (via The Car Connection), the Tesla Model... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

Actress Anne Hathaway Is NOT The First 2014 BMW i3 Owner In The U.S.

Sometimes the media don't quite know what they're talking about. And so it was with a story that had actress Anne Hathaway importing one of the first 2014 BMW i3 electric... read more December 30, 2013 by 


 
Nissan Leaf ad for South Africa

What Happens To A Nissan Leaf Electric Car At A Gas Station?

"Looks like we are going to fight with this car," one gas station attendant says to another. You're in for quite a fight if you think you can fill a Nissan Leaf electric car... read more October 28, 2013 by 


 
MINI Boatman spy shot, World Financial Center, New York City

'Spy Shots': MINI Boatman Makes Waves In New York Harbor

We get a lot of spy shots of new or prototype cars sent in to High Gear Media, but not that many come from waterproof cameras. These photos show a potentially new and so far... read more September 11, 2013 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

Toyota Prius Plug-In To Be Driven By 'Eco-Savvy Influencers' In MPG Challenge

In May, we told you about the first round of Toyota's Prius Plug-In MPG Challenge. If you missed it and don't feel like clicking through to read the magnificently written... read more July 11, 2013 by  21


 
Screencap from Toyota Auris ad

Toyota Auris Ad Complains About Auto Emissions, Doesn't Mention Electric Cars

By now, you've probably seen it: the new ad for the Toyota Auris Hybrid. But on the off chance you haven't, here's the Cliffs Notes version: Sometime in the future, a man and... read more July 9, 2013 by  19


 
Fiat's 'Environmentally Sexy' matchmaking site

Is Buying A Fiat 500e Electric Car 'Environmentally Sexy'?

We liked the 2013 Fiat 500e electric car, a lot. It may be the best of the low-volume compliance cars, in fact--though the 2014 Chevy Spark EV and 2013 Honda Fit EV are... read more June 24, 2013 by  15


 
Screencap from web ad for the BMW i3

Who Will Drive BMW i3 Electric Cars? Waify Metrosexuals, According To Ad

Although its arrival is still months away, we already know a lot about the all-electric BMW i3. We have a good idea of its range (with and without the optional... read more April 17, 2013 by  22


 
Citroën clean diesel ad, poking fun at the election of the new pope

Citroën Tidies Up The Vatican's Black Smoke Problem In Clean Diesel Ad

To paraphrase Ferris Bueller, "Life moves pretty fast, but social media moves faster." Think of the Harlem Shake phenomenon: one minute it was an obscure YouTube meme, the... read more March 15, 2013 by 


 
Better Place battery-swap demonstration

Better Place Hires Marketing Guru Peter Economides To Buff Its Brand

Given soothsayers' record on end-of-the-world predictions, this probably won't be humanity's last year on Planet Earth. But for the folks at electric car start-up Better... read more December 13, 2012 by  1


 
2013 MINI Cooper S Paceman

MINI Burns Lots Of Gas In PR-Based Expedition To Nowhere

The MINI brand re-established itself globally by building fuel-efficient cars that, coincidentally, were also surprisingly fun to drive. In fact, when it comes to cars... read more November 8, 2012 by  4


 
nissan leaf ev 007

Nissan To Reboot Leaf Effort, Asks Electric-Car Fans For Help

This is a tough period for Nissan and its Leaf electric car. Sales have been stagnant, averaging 500 cars per month this year. More recent concerns by owners in Phoenix over... read more October 1, 2012 by  23


 
Mark Webber driving the Infiniti Emerg-E at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Secret Buyer Study: Infiniti Considers Electric Sports Car

EDITOR'S UPDATE: Four days after this article went live, Green Car Reports was contacted by Morpace, the company that conducted the study. Their representative informed us... read more August 10, 2012 by  2


 
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