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2015 BMW i3 Electric Car Price Raised $1,000 To $43,350

2015 BMW i3 Electric Car Price Raised $1,000 To $43,350

The BMW i3 electric car enters its second model year largely unchanged, with a few added features and a price hike to boot. The 2015 BMW i3 now comes standard with DC fast-charging capability, satellite radio, and heated front seats--for a starting price that's $1,075 higher than the 2014 model...

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BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

Can Electric-Car Fast Charging Be Profitable? Answer: Unclear

DC fast charging helps alleviate one of the major roadblocks to electric-car adoption--limited range--by giving drivers more ability to travel longer distances. That's why... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE's 24-MPG Fuel Efficiency: How They Did It

Earlier this month, Fiat Chrysler announced an even higher fuel-efficiency rating for a new model of the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel--to be called HFE. The HFE--or High Fuel... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Should GM Name Its Bolt Electric Car The 2018 Chevrolet EV2?

Without a doubt, Chevrolet dominated the news in plug-in electric cars at the recent Detroit Auto Show. It unveiled not only the new 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, but also... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
George Matick Chevrolet, Redford, Michigan

GM Lauds Greenest Dealers, Shares Best Practices For Cutting Energy Use

As cars get greener, the environmental impact of the infrastructure used to sell them is getting increased attention. Making dealerships greener can not only lower the... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Anti-Tesla Laws In AZ, MI, NJ & TX Nominated For 'Luddite Award'

Awards to dealerships and car-dealer groups are common, and often both appreciated and promoted by their recipients. A new award nomination that recognizes the work of state... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S drag-races 2015 Dodge Challenger Palm Beach Intl Raceway, Hellcat, Jan 2014  [YouTube]

Tesla Trounces Hellcat, Electric Cars Get More Fast Chargers: The Week In Reverse (Video)

What was the big news this week in electric car charging? And why is one Hellcat owner really, really miserable right about now? This is our video look back at the Week In... read more January 25, 2015 by 


 
Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop

Could Elon Musk's Hyperloop Crack The Texas Tesla Sales Ban?

Tesla can't sell its electric cars directly to customers in Texas, but CEO Elon Musk still has ambitious plans for the state. As he often does, Musk dropped a bombshell on... read more January 24, 2015 by 


 
2016 Honda HR-V

BMW & VW Partner On CCS Charging, 2016 Honda HR-V Gas Mileage, Tesla Direct-Sales Envy: Today's Car News

Today we have an announcement from BMW, Volkswagen, and ChargePoint about a plan to build around 100 DC fast-charging stations using the Combined Charging Standard (CCS)... read more January 23, 2015 by 


 
2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V Subcompact SUV Rated At 31 MPG Combined

We now have EPA fuel-economy for the 2016 Honda HR-V crossover, which is based on the Fit subcompact. With the sole option of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, Honda's... read more January 23, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Sales Model Intrigues Volvo, Lexus, AutoNation--Though Dealers Must Remain, By Law

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has shaken up the auto industry in many ways, and it continues to do so. Now, aspects of Tesla's online direct-sales model are starting to... read more January 23, 2015 by 


 
SilentHawk hybrid-electric motorcycle from Logos Technologies (artist's conception)

DARPA Funds SilentHawk Military Hybrid-Electric Motorcycle Prototype

The military needs stealth modes of transportation, and electric motorcycles are just the thing to travel without noise or much of a heat signature. Logos Technologies, a... read more January 23, 2015 by 


 
Nissan Leaf at eVgo Freedom Station Daly City, California

Electric-Car Fast-Charging Networks: Competition Heats Up

It's always interesting to reporters when a news story produces unsolicited counterpoints from affected parties. Yesterday's announcement of the agreement among BMW... read more January 23, 2015 by 


 
Electric power plant outside Ithaca, New York

U.S. Senate Votes Against Affirming Climate Science Validity

Would you trust a politician who believes the earth is flat? Or that the sun revolves around the earth? Or that the Holocaust never happened? No? Then what do we make of... read more January 23, 2015 by 


 
President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Energy Secretary Confirms: U.S. Will Fall Short Of Obama Goal Of 1 Million Electric Cars By 2015

In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama set the goal of putting 1 million plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads by 2015. So with 2015 upon us, will the... read more January 23, 2015 by 


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

BMW, VW, And ChargePoint To Build 100 CCS Fast-Charging Sites For Electric Cars

As electric-car drivers know, Nissan and Tesla remain far ahead of other carmakers in availability of DC fast-charging locations for their cars. Now, growing sales of U.S... read more January 22, 2015 by 


 
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