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Consumer Reports: Used Nissan Leafs Can Be A Good Value

Consumer Reports: Used Nissan Leafs Can Be A Good Value

The Nissan Leaf went on sale in December 2010, meaning increasing numbers of the first cars delivered to customers are nearing the ends of their leases. So the Leaf is probably about to become a more common sight on used-car lots. Buying a used Leaf may be a good way to save money but--as anyone...

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Maxion Wheels

Wheels Combine Carbon, Aluminum For Strength, Lighter Weight

It seems carbon fiber is starting to show up everywhere in cars to cut weight, with wheels being one of the latest examples. There are already some aftermarket carbon-fiber... read more July 15, 2015 by 


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, Reno, Nevada, Feb 25, 2015  [photo: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Adds Nevada Land; Will Gigafactory Be Planet's Biggest Building?

Tesla claims that its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory"--currently under construction just outside Reno, Nevada--will be the largest of its kind in the world. But could the... read more July 15, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Tesla Sales, Toyota Mirai Signup, BlueIndy Controversy: Today's Car News

Today, a report claims the Tesla Model S outsold the Nissan Leaf in the first quarter of this year, Toyota announces the start of signups for the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell sedan... read more July 14, 2015 by 


 
BlueIndy electric-car sharing station and European Bollore BlueCar, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2014

BlueIndy Electric Car-Sharing Parking Spaces Fought By Indianapolis Businesses

It always seemed unlikely, but the BlueIndy electric-car sharing program is getting closer to its rollout in the Midwestern city of Indianapolis, Indiana. The French-made... read more July 14, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S Outsold Nissan Leaf In U.S. During Q1: Report

It's one of the great frustrations for journalists in reporting on electric cars: Tesla Motors refuses to release its monthly deliveries of cars, unlike every other... read more July 14, 2015 by 


 
Toyota Sienta

Toyota Sienta Hybrid MPV (Small Minivan): Forbidden Fruit Or Bizarre Oddity?

Toyota recently introduced a new minivan, and it's like nothing sold in the U.S. Buyers on this side of the Pacific are familiar with the rather large Sienna. But this is the... read more July 14, 2015 by 


 
Seattle Center as night falls (photo by Jeffery Hayes)

Washington State Caps Electric-Car Incentives At $35K Price, Hitting Tesla, BMW

Washington looks set to become the second state to cut electric-car incentives for wealthy buyers. After critics argued that incentive money wasn't going to the people that... read more July 14, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai U.S. arrival

Signup For 2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Sedan Starts July 20 (Californians Only)

Toyota will choose the first U.S. customers for its 2016 Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car beginning next week. On July 20, Toyota will begin accepting requests from perspective... read more July 14, 2015 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

2012 Chevrolet Volt Racks Up 250,000 Miles, One-Third Electric, Rest At 39 MPG

As the fleet of modern electric cars ages, closer attention is being paid to how well these cars hold up after long-term use. The first Chevrolet Volt plug-in cars went on... read more July 14, 2015 by 


 
2016 Lexus ES 300h

Elio Motors Funding, 2016 Lexus ES Hybrid, Ethanol From Carbon Monoxide: Today's Car News

Today, Elio Motors uses crowdfunding to rapidly raise $22 million, the 2016 Lexus ES 300h hybrid debuts, and steelmaker ArcelorMittal plans to produce ethanol at one of its... read more July 13, 2015 by 


 
ArcelorMittal electric arc furnace

Belgian Steel Plant: We'll Make 50,000 Tons Of Ethanol From Byproduct

Even as world governments continue to encourage the production of biofuels, ethanol remains subject to particular criticism. The highest-volume feedstocks for ethanol are... read more July 13, 2015 by 


 
Elio Motors prototype at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

Elio Motors Raises $22 Million From Small Investors, Still Needs $130 Million More

As one website put it--in a piece tagged to lure Tesla Motors fans--Elio Motors is "the other automotive startup" to which those fans should presumably pay attention. But... read more July 13, 2015 by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

For Electric Car Standards, China And U.S. Work Together On Regulations

Automotive standards--the explicitly detailed regulations that specify how a car must operate, what equipment it must or must not have, and a whole lot more--govern the... read more July 13, 2015 by 


 
2016 Lexus ES 300h

2016 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Gets Styling Update, Nicer Interior

The Toyota Camry Hybrid was restyled for the 2015 model year, and now its Lexus ES 300h luxury sibling is getting a similar treatment. First seen at the 2015 Shanghai Motor... read more July 13, 2015 by 


 
Sun Country Highway electric-car charging station, Burnaby, BC, Canada [photo: Matthew Klippenstein]

Plug-In Electric Cars & Politics In Canada: Taking The Pulse

Factoring in likely June sales volume from Tesla and others, it's likely that about 2,500 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in Canada in the first half of 2015. This... read more July 13, 2015 by 


 
 

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