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Electric cars are great for U.S. suburbs; cities, not so much

Electric cars are great for U.S. suburbs; cities, not so much

At first glance, electric cars seem particularly well suited to urban driving. Trips are typically short enough to quell range anxiety, and stop-and-go traffic gives drivers plenty of opportunities to make use of regenerative braking. Meanwhile, everyone else likely appreciates the lack of engine... read more

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New York City skyline (by Flickr user AngMoKio)

New York City To Deploy Vast Electric-Vehicle Fleet By 2025

By 2025, New York City could deploy a vast fleet of electric cars, under a new plan announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio. It calls for replacing large numbers of municipal... read more December 4, 2015 by


 
2016 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

When it first went on sale, the Kia Soul EV electric car was only available at select dealers in California. But Kia later followed up on a promise to expand sales when it... read more October 8, 2015 by


 
First Nissan NV200 New York "Taxi of Tomorrow" rolls off the line in Mexico

NYC Mandates Non-Hybrid Nissan 'Taxi Of Tomorrow': Good Thing Or Bad?

After a series of court challenges, New York City finally has a new standard yellow taxi cab. It's not a hybrid, and it's not electric. It's also not particularly fast. But... read more September 11, 2015 by


 
New York City skyline (by Flickr user AngMoKio)

Tesla To Add More Model S Electric-Car Charging Sites In NYC

Many electric-car drivers rely on home charging as their primary source of energy. Installing a charging station at home generally allows more convenient recharging than... read more August 18, 2015 by


 
Nissan NV200 Taxi

NYC's Nissan 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Plan Upheld By Highest State Court

Back in 2011, New York City chose a new vehicle to replace the majority of its taxi fleet, then a hodgepodge of Ford Crown Victoria sedans, various hybrid models, and a few... read more June 26, 2015 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Why Electric Cars Are Rare Outside CA: Arcane 'Travel Provision' Rule

The sparsity of cars with plugs has been one of the biggest frustrations for Northeastern electric-car shoppers and advocates. While California buyers can choose among... read more June 1, 2015 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Which Electric Car Dominates Sales In New York State?

When it comes to determining electric-car sales, monthly figures published by carmakers are the most readily-available resource. But they aren't necessarily the sole sources... read more May 9, 2015 by


 
Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle concept at 2014 New York Internatoinal Motorcycle Show

NY Motorcycle Show: Sole Electric Is Harley-Davidson Livewire

Motorcycle shows are exciting displays of the latest technology and developments in two-wheeled transport. But while the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in NYC has... read more December 17, 2014 by


 
Creative Workshop 'eCarriage' electric car prototype, New York Auto Show, April 2014

Electric 'Vintage Car' Proposed To Replace NYC Horse Carriages: New York Auto Show

Animal rights and electric cars don't usually intersect much, but a long-running New York City battle has produced one of the more unusual electric-car designs shown in... read more April 21, 2014 by


 
CitiBike NYC racks in Manhattan, by Margaret Bedore (CC 3.0)

Will NYC's CitiBike Shared Bicycles Get Add-On Electric Power?

New York's Citibike bike-sharing program may be laudably green, but pedaling isn't always easy. Now, there's a startup that hopes to give riders a little push. ShareRoller is... read more March 30, 2014 by


 
Nissan NV200 'Taxi of Tomorrow' in New York City livery, road test, Dec 2013

Nissan NYC 'Taxi Of Tomorrow': Not Fast, But Great For Riders

If you're driving into rural areas to spend time with nature, there's nothing more noticeable than a bright yellow New York City taxi cab to do it in. A couple of months ago... read more February 25, 2014 by


 
2013 Nissan Leaf electric car tested as taxi in New York City, April 2013

NYC Issues Roadmap For Electrifying One Third Of Taxis By 2020

The electrification of New York City streets is continuing. In addition to passing legislation that will make 20 percent of new parking spaces electric-car ready, the city... read more January 17, 2014 by


 
Central Park horse-drawn carriage. Photo by Flickr user Tomas Fano.

Electric Cars To Replace NYC's Iconic Horse-Drawn Carriages, New Mayor Says

New York City has a new mayor, which means it's time for some changes. Specifically, Bill de Blasio wants to change how tourists get around Central Park. At a news conference... read more January 5, 2014 by


 
CitiBike NYC racks in Manhattan, by Margaret Bedore (CC 3.0)

Renewable 'Pedal Power' To Light Times Square Ball Tonight

Never let it be said that New York City doesn't get everything it can out of its 50 million-plus tourist visitors each year. In this case, it's pedal-powered energy to offset... read more December 31, 2013 by


 
2012 Mitsubishi i electric car, New York City, August 2012

NYC Law To Make 20 Percent Of New Parking Spaces Electric-Car Ready

Soon, New York City's electric-car drivers will have an easier time finding a parking space. A new law will make 20 percent of the city's off-street parking charger-ready... read more December 11, 2013 by


 

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