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Rhode Island Launches Hybrid-Electric License Plates For EMT Safety

Rhode Island Launches Hybrid-Electric License Plates For EMT Safety

Hybrid and electrified cars may be good for the environment, but they can pose a danger to first responders. EMTs, police officers, and other rescue workers could be electrocuted if the high-voltage cables in a wrecked vehicle are damaged or exposed. That's why Rhode Island plans to issue special... read more

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Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla Battery Gigafactory: Speed, Incentives, Power-Line Proximity Crucial

Tesla Motors' proposed "gigafactory" to make lithium-ion cells and battery packs for electric cars won't just benefit drivers; it will also benefit the state where it's... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
Saab 9-3 EV electric prototype shown by NEVS, 2014

Prototype Electric Saab 9-3 EV Revealed By Struggling Owner NEVS

After Saab Automobiles vanished from the U.S. market three years ago, the bankrupt remains of the Swedish brand and its factory in Trollhattan were bought by a Chinese... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
Kim Price, first buyer of 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, and sales associate Steven Hall

First 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Sold Last Month

Last month, 41 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive hatchbacks were delivered to their owners, marking the first month of sales for the first battery-electric vehicle from... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Four-Seat Volkswagen 'XL2' Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Coming?

For a two-seat car priced at more than $100,000, not sold in North America, and with just 250 built, the Volkswagen XL1 gets an extraordinary amount of attention. That's due... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla News: Model S Warranty, Gigafactory Fight, New Roadster Battery (VIDEO)

The Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors seems to be in the news almost every day. Over the last two weeks, the company faced fallout over glitches in early Model S... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger DC fast-charging site, Goodland, Kansas. Photo by Electric Conduit Construction.

What It Takes To Build A Tesla Supercharger DC Fast-Charging Site

As more public charging stations are built, electric-car drivers have access to increasingly-large areas of the U.S. Owners of the Tesla Model S plug-in car largely rely on... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

Could Less-Pricey 2016 Chevy Volt Undercut Plug-In Hybrids?

The average new vehicle transaction price in the U.S. today is around $32,000. Now it appears that the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Volt may possibly have two model variants, one... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric car with eVgo quick charging station. [courtesy eVgo]

You're Better Off Buying 100-Mile Electric Cars, Report Says; Shoppers May Disagree

Sometimes mathematical logic is simply swept aside by the more primal emotions: fear, anxiety, and insecurity. Which is why so many car buyers make choices that cost them... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
First 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupes delivered at Pebble Beach

First BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sport Coupes Delivered At Pebble Beach Concours

The annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is perhaps the premiere classic car event in the country. Lately, it's become a place for manufacturers to preview their newest... read more August 18, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Tesla Model S Drivetrain Warranty Rises To 8 Years, Same As Battery Pack

Starting a new car company isn't easy. Given the complexity and cost of cars, buyers are often hesitant to try an unknown quantity. If a car gets even a hint of a reputation... read more August 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

To Get Hydrogen Competitive With Gasoline: $1 Billion, Cheap Natural Gas Needed

While battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars have had much of the spotlight to themselves for the past four years, we're going to be hearing a lot more about hydrogen... read more August 15, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2012

Chevrolet Volts In Fleet Use: Might As Well Not Have A Plug

Chevy Volt owners, and even Chevrolet itself, are usually quite proud of the amount of miles the range-extended electric car covers on grid electricity. The company said last... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Glitches Modulate Consumer Reports Praise For Tesla Model S Electric Car

Since it purchased its 2012 Tesla Model S, Consumer Reports has basically adored its electric luxury car. But could the love affair be ending? As problems have gradually... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

National 'Drive Electric Week' Planned For September, With 100-Plus Events

If you're an electric car fan, mark your calendar for roughly a month from now. In 2011, several organizers looking to promote electric cars started National Plug-In Day--but... read more August 13, 2014 by 


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

Income Cap Coming For CA Electric-Car Rebate, Tesla Most Vulnerable?

California buyers of battery-electric cars currently get a major perk: a $2,500 purchase-rebate check from their state government. The rebate, as well as a lower $1,500 check... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
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