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Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, Day 4, Florida Destination--Made It!

Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, Day 4, Florida Destination--Made It!

The final segment of my New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip, made possible through Tesla's new network of Supercharger stations along the East Coast, provided what I'd come for--time spent with old comrades--but it started gloomy. The grueling 380-mile day was brightened by the kindness of... read more

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2013 Tesla Model S in winter, Hudson Valley, NY  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S NY-To-FL Winter Getaway, Via Supercharger

It's late January in upstate New York: 8 degrees F, with cloudy, light snow drifting down. The long-range forecast predicts non-stop sub-freezing temperatures for the next... read more January 26, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Gets Its Brand Name Back In China, Via Court Decision

With Tesla having announced the price of its Model S electric car in China yesterday, one question remained unanswered: What name would the cars actually be sold under? As of... read more January 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Electric Car: Ultimate Guide, What You Need To Know

Back in December 2010, an unassuming compact hatchback hit the Japanese and American markets. A new small Nissan isn't normally the cause for fanfares and celebration, but... read more January 24, 2014 by 


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Electric Cars & Solar: Will They Make Gasoline & Utilities Obsolete?

These are interesting times in the automotive and electric-utility businesses. While the reasons are different, it turns out they may intersect. It's been quietly discussed... read more January 23, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf at Anyo-in Temple in Japan.

Temple Priest Reflects On Owning Nissan Leaf Electric Car: Video

With just over 100,000 units sold, the Nissan Leaf electric car is accumulating a diverse collection of owners. But Wasei Hirai isn't your average commuter. Instead of... read more January 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Electric Car Risk: Different, Not Worse, Says Top NHTSA Regulator

Are electric cars as safe as cars with internal-combustion engines? That's been the subject of much debate--not to mention inaccurate media coverage--but the truth may entail... read more January 22, 2014 by 


 
1980 Ford Fairmont EVA electric conversion.

Rare 1980 Ford Fairmont EVA Electric Conversion For Sale

If you've ever wanted to meet the grandfather of the Ford Focus Electric, here's your chance. In Lake Elsinore, California, the local Craigslist is carrying an ad for a 1980... read more January 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: What It's Like On The Road

With minimal changes from the model launched last year as the least expensive electric car in the U.S., the 2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive remains the smallest and shortest... read more January 21, 2014 by 


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

Need An 'Electric Vehicles Only' Parking Sign? Sun Country Can Help

No one wants to get ICEed. That's when a non-electric car--one with an internal combustion engine, or ICE--blocks a parking space that has a charging station, thus preventing... read more January 21, 2014 by 


 
Electricity grid substation (Image: FirstEnergy Corp on Flickr, used under CC license)

New Data Shows Electric Cars Won't Be A Problem For Utilities

One of the popular criticisms of electric cars is that, as more of them roam our roads and are charged in garages at night, electrical grids will struggle and fail under the... read more January 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford Focus

2015 Ford Focus Energi Rumored: 25 Miles Of Range, $27,500?

Ford's sales of its two Energi plug-in hybrid models climbed steadily throughout 2013, and now it appears the company will add a third model to the Energi family for 2015. If... read more January 18, 2014 by 


 
VL Destino Convertible live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

VL Destino Faces Uncertain Fisker Future For Its Non-Electric Karma

Engine swaps are one thing; complete powertrain replacements are another. But if your business is yanking range-extended electric running gear out of a stunning-looking car... read more January 17, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf electric car tested as taxi in New York City, April 2013

NYC Issues Roadmap For Electrifying One Third Of Taxis By 2020

The electrification of New York City streets is continuing. In addition to passing legislation that will make 20 percent of new parking spaces electric-car ready, the city... read more January 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In On Sale Early 2015, C-Class Hybrid Later

While Mercedes-Benz and other German luxury automakers (Audi, especially) are betting on diesel powertrains on a larger scale in helping to make their lineups more... read more January 16, 2014 by 


 
Via Vtrux range-extended electric van outside Best Western hotel

Best Western To Use 1,000 Via Range-Extended Electric Vans As Hotel Shuttles

VIA Motors has announced an $80 million purchase agreement with its Canadian distributor, Sun Country Highway, to deploy 1,000 of Via's range-extended electric Vtrux vans as... read more January 16, 2014 by 


 
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