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Three Years With The First Nissan Leaf Electric Car Sold In The U.S.

Three Years With The First Nissan Leaf Electric Car Sold In The U.S.

Can love for an electric car stand the test of time? Olivier Chalouhi was the first person in the U.S. to take delivery of a 2011 Nissan Leaf, way back in December 2010. Now that he's had his black Leaf SL for nearly three years, does it still tug at his heartstrings? "The car is holding... really... read more

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1931 Studebaker commemorating U.S. Route 66 in Arizona (via user Finetooth on Wikimedia)

Oh, By The Way? The Era Of The Private Car Is Over

As a reader of this blog -- a blog about cars -- chances are good that you own a car yourself. That's not unusual: today, many Americans depend on automobiles to get to work... read more March 18, 2013 by  19


 
Drag race between Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf electric cars (The Fast Lane)

Electric Cars Now Owners' Primary Vehicles In California

We often read statistics to show that the average American drives only a short distance each day, suggesting that even an electric car with a relatively short range would be... read more September 5, 2012 by  2


 
2011 Nissan Leaf: One Year Drive Report

2011 Nissan Leaf: One-Year Drive Report

On March 28, 2011, I took delivery of a European-specification 2011 Nissan Leaf. Yesterday, a few days short of our 1-year anniversary with the car, its odometer passed the... read more March 26, 2012 by  27


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt on test in Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2011

Chevy Volt Electric Car Owners Most Satisfied, Consumer Reports Says

Despite the NHTSA inquiry into battery-pack fires following severe crash tests of the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, the car's 5,000 or so owners to date seem to... read more December 1, 2011 by  6


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt drive test, March 2011

Who Actually Buys 2011 Chevy Volt Electric Cars, And Why?

Despite media attempts to conjure a "sales battle" between the 2011 Chevy Volt and the 2011 Nissan Leaf, both companies are selling every car they can manage to get into the... read more June 17, 2011 by  7


 
2011 Smart Fortwo

More Smart ForTwo Trouble: Owners Least Likely To Buy Another

As regular readers know, we've never been big fans of the Smart ForTwo minicar. It's not that we dislike small two-seaters; in fact, we think they're cool (unlike most U.S... read more August 27, 2010 by 


 
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