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Nissan Tweets, Then Deletes, Electric-Car Sales Slap At Tesla

Nissan Tweets, Then Deletes, Electric-Car Sales Slap At Tesla

Oh, Nissan, you just shouldn't have gone there. As captured by Autoblog Green writer Domenick Yoney last Friday, the @NissanLeaf Twitter account posted the following message: It's okay #NewJersey, you can still #GoElectric with the #NissanLEAF #EV Sloppy punctuation aside, the tweet was a clear dig...

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2013 Nissan Leaf

Does Quick Charging Hurt Battery Life? Total Miles Are More Important

Some electric car makers, notably Nissan with its Leaf, make recommendations that owners don't charge too frequently using quick-charging stations. The belief is that the... read more March 19, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

2016 Chevy Volt, Tesla Gigafactory And Tucson, Electric-Car Batteries: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: What we know (so far) about the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, Tucson makes a bid for the Tesla Motors battery "Gigafactory," and why standardized... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
Better Place battery-swap demonstration

Standardized Electric-Car Battery Swapping Won't Happen: Here's Why

Standardized batteries are one of the great consumer goods: Who hasn't bought a pack of AA or AAA cells for some consumer-electronics device by now? The idea that... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

2016 Chevrolet Volt To Launch Next Year: What We Know So Far

There's been very little news lately about the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, and its sales in 2013 sales were stagnant. In fact, the most recent item of note... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
Gas mileage trip computer

Gas Mileage Displays In Cars: Accurate Or Optimistic?

How do you measure your gas mileage? Do you take mileage readings after each tank, refill to the brim, calculate how much you've used...and repeat at each fill-up? Or do you... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 MINI Cooper S

2014 MINI Cooper: Bigger, Faster, More Fuel-Efficient--And Start-Stop Too

The Mini is one of the most iconic vehicles on the roads, but the car has changed--and grown--rather a lot since its introduction in 1959. Most of that change has happened... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tucson Wants Tesla Gigafactory, Gives Formal Proposal To Electric-Car Maker

Tesla Motors recently announced plans for a battery "Gigafactory," which is to provide enough lithium-ion cells to allow it to build a projected 500,000 electric cars per... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage MPG, Electric-Car Sales, Carmaking Takes Energy: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: Owners say they can get more than 40 mpg in the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, we look at the energy of manufacturing cars, and Nissan (with Renault)... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Gas Mileage: Real-World 40 MPG-Plus Possible, Owners Say

The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is unusual among the latest breed of gas-sipping small cars. There are no fancy tricks employed to hit its 37-40 mpg combined EPA ratings, no... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
Ray Lane takes delivery of the first Fisker Karma

Owners Of 'New Fisker' Offer Selective Electric-Car History

Ten days ago, a website appeared from Wanxiang America, the new owners of Fisker Automotive, under the title of "The New Fisker." The site included a comprehensive timeline... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata Gas Mileage Overstated Again, In Korea This Time

Reporting gas mileage is a tricky subject for automakers. Naturally, you want your car to be seen in its best light. You test it according to regulations, and publish what... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Yosemite National Park, CA, Feb 2013 [photo: George Parrott]

Will National Parks Become A Black Hole For Electric-Car Visitors?

Thousands of Tesla Model S electric-car owners are now likely planning their summer road trips, enabled by a fast-growing network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Half Of All Cars Banned From Paris Roads Over Smog; Electric Cars Exempt

Hazardous levels of pollution have caused authorities in Paris to enact its first car ban since 1997. The French capital will ban all vehicles on alternate odd and even... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

As Gas Mileage Rises, Energy To Make Cars Gets More Important

As vehicles all over the world slowly get more fuel-efficient, the energy required to make them--and their thousands of parts--is coming to represent a higher proportion of... read more March 16, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Feb 2014: Milestones, Millstones

While February's electric vehicle sales in Canada will have easily topped year-ago numbers, the plug-in market still faces headwinds in Canada during 2014. British Columbia... read more March 15, 2014 by 


 
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