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Electric-car group buying programs spread into new states

Electric-car group buying programs spread into new states

Group-buying programs have proven to be a very effective tool to get more people to purchase and drive electric cars. These programs—typically partnerships between local governments and dealers, but sometimes undertaken by private groups—leverage collective buying power to lower vehicle...

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2017 Nissan Leaf

Electric cars are on the market, so where are all the ads?

Anyone who watches even a little television knows that automakers take advertising seriously—and do a lot of it. The seemingly-never-ending stream of commercials keeps... read more December 22, 2016 by


 
Teaser photo for next Volkswagen I.D. electric-car concept, to be shown at 2017 Detroit Auto Show

Electric VW Microbus-like concept to appear at Detroit Auto Show

The original Volkswagen Microbus is an iconic design that is still instantly recognizable decades after the last ones were sold in the U.S. That might explain why rumors of... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

VW 3-liter diesel updates, Toyota hybrid technology, BlueLA car sharing: Today's Car News

Today, Volkswagen reaches an agreement with regulators to address 3.0-liter diesel vehicles with illegal "defeat device software," Toyota elects to share its hybrid... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S for kids by Radio Flyer

Now, a $500 electric Tesla: it's a holiday gift for your kids (video)

With the holiday season in full swing, here's a gift idea that will indoctrinate tomorrow's potential electric-car buyers at a young age. It's a miniature Tesla Model S... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

Toyota changes course, offers to share hybrid technology with rivals

Over the past six months, Toyota has made some remarkable decisions about its present and future car technologies. After years of staunch opposition to battery-electric... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

What effect will Trump presidency have on electric cars? Poll results

It may reflect unshakable confidence in the future prospects of electric cars. Or perhaps it's a lack of conviction that the incoming Trump Administration can have enough... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

VW 3-liter diesel updates OKed, but buyback negotiations continue

VW Group announced yesterday it had reached a preliminary agreement with various regulators to resolve civil suits related to "defeat device" software in vehicles fitted with... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Bollore BlueCars recharging at Paris curb for the Autolib electric-car sharing service, Sep 2016

BlueLA expands French electric-car sharing service to California

First there was AutoLib, a French electric-car sharing service operated by the Bolloré Group. Then came BlueIndy, the first U.S. franchise of the service, which put... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

Under Trump, renewable-energy progress may not change much

President-elect Donald Trump's energy policies are expected to be a sharp departure from those of his predecessor. During his campaign, Trump pledged to expedite and... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Michigan state capitol, Lansing (photo by Brian Charles Watson)

Michigan says Tesla sales ban not unconstitutional, responding to lawsuit

Tesla Motors continues to fight for the ability to sell its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan, home of the rest of the U.S. auto industry. The Silicon Valley... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Electric car battery warranties, Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sales start, Mitsubishi electric cars: Today's Car News

Today, we compare electric car battery warranties, the first 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedans are delivered to customers in California, and a report indicates Mitsubishi... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Electric car battery warranties compared

It's one of the most frequently asked questions by anyone hearing about a modern electric car: do I have to replace the battery? With 15 years of experience in mobile phones... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
First 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell customers, Torrance, California

First 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedans delivered in California

There's a new hydrogen fuel-cell kid in town. Well after Hyundai and Toyota launched their own fuel-cell cars in California, the first 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedans to... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford F-150

XL Hybrids gets big order for pickup truck plug-in hybrid 'upfit'

Improving fuel efficiency doesn't always require creating a new vehicle. XL Hybrids markets modifications that allows fleet buyers to "upfit" their vehicles into hybrids. So... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

Germany may miss 2020 emission targets, government report shows

Ambitious emissions-reduction goals are important, because they allow policymakers to coordinate and focus efforts on a defined target. But the problem with setting lofty... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
 

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