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Is The Next Chrysler Compliance Car An Electric Fiat 500X?

Is The Next Chrysler Compliance Car An Electric Fiat 500X?

For those not familiar with the term, a "compliance car" is a zero-emission vehicle built in small numbers and sold largely or exclusively in California. Its sole purpose is to keep an automaker in compliance with the state's requirement that its six highest-selling carmakers sell or lease a... read more

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Tesla Model X CES 2015 walkaround by TechVideo screencap

Why Tesla Model X Electric SUV Is Late: Range, Towing, 'Falcon Doors'

Electric-car fans and Tesla owners alike are eagerly awaiting the debut of the Tesla Model X electric SUV, now scheduled to go into production roughly six months from now... read more February 9, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Breaking: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt 200-Mile Electric Car To Start Production In Oct 2016

The Chevrolet Bolt, a subcompact electric car with 200 miles of range, is to go into production earlier than expected, just 20 months from now. According to a breaking news... read more February 6, 2015 by 


 
Bourgeois Chevrolet, Rawdon, Quebec, Canada   [photo: RoulezElectrique.com]

Would Stressing Personal Risk Of Air Pollution Sell More Electric Cars?

When it comes to electric cars, buyers are often interested in two types of green. The lower environmental impact of a zero-emission vehicle, and the potential to save cash... read more February 6, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Jan 2015: Volt Bolts To Early Lead

The Chevy Volt bolted to an early lead in Canada's 2015 plug-in electric vehicle sales, with 71 sales. That's nearly double the Nissan Leaf's January total of 36. We'll see... read more February 6, 2015 by 


 
Citroen DS vs Tesla Model S video screencap

Tesla Model S Vs Citroen DS: Futuristic Car Of 50 Years Ago (Video)

What is today but yesterday's tomorrow? It's not uncommon to hear the Tesla Model S electric car described as a "car of the future," or something to that effect, but it's... read more February 6, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Jan: Winter Slump Sets In

Last year's U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars were the highest on record, but now the traditional winter sales slump has set in with a bang. Electric car sales usually dip... read more February 5, 2015 by 


 
Frame from 'Benefits of Price Competition' video, by National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)

New NADA Chairman Will Continue Anti-Tesla 'Get The Facts' Campaign

Last June, the National Automobile Dealers Association launched a publicity campaign to convince car buyers why it's in their own best interests that dealers make it illegal... read more February 5, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Owners: Watch Out For Those Dealer Service Bills!

One of the benefits of battery-electric cars is that they have far fewer moving parts than gasoline vehicles, so they require less servicing. Or as the old saying goes... read more February 5, 2015 by 


 
ELEKS Tesla app for Apple Watch

App Lets Tesla Driver Control Model S Electric Car From Apple Watch

What if the watch on your wrist could tell you more than just the time? Smart watches are emerging as the next wave of digital technology, and there's already one potential... read more February 5, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Consumer Reports Rates Tesla Service Tops Among Carmakers

The Tesla Model S electric car has received plenty of praise from Consumer Reports, and now Tesla's repair service turns out to get high marks too. The Silicon Valley... read more February 4, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus Electric

IRS Electric-Car Tax Credits: Reporting Discrepancies Remain

As U.S. taxpayers start to grapple with their income-tax filings, due April 15, tens of thousands of taxpayers will benefit from a Federal income-tax credit of $2,500 to... read more February 4, 2015 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla P85D Highlights Why EPA Range Ratings Are Inconsistent & Confusing For Electric Cars

There’s been a lot of confusion recently about the official EPA-certified ranges of certain electric cars. That all-important number goes on the window sticker, and is... read more February 4, 2015 by 


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

White House Budget Asks For $10K Electric-Car Credit, Natural-Gas Cars Added

it appears the recently-unveiled White House budget includes a few measures to boost the adoption of green cars. President Barack Obama is once again attempting to spur sales... read more February 3, 2015 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S   [photo by owner Gene Rubin]

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales Continue Rise In 2014, To 118,500

Plug-in electric car sales during 2014 rose above the 100,000 level, to total roughly 118,500. Last year's total represents a 27-percent gain over calendar year 2013. It's... read more February 3, 2015 by 


 
Lotus Safe & Sound noisemaker

Pedestrian-Alert Noises For Electric, Hybrid Cars Delayed By NHTSA, Again

Part of the appeal of hybrid and electric cars is their quiet operation, but regulators fear this also poses a danger to pedestrians. That's led to several attempts to equip... read more February 2, 2015 by 


 

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