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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Rated At 83 Miles Range, 116 MPGe

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Rated At 83 Miles Range, 116 MPGe

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf is the latest car range to be offered with an electric powertrain as well as internal-combustion engines. Now, the EPA range and efficiency ratings have been released for the 2015 VW e-Golf, and they put it somewhere in the middle of the current crop of electric cars. The... read more

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2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

2015 Kia Soul EV: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

The fourth of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Kia Soul EV. It's the Korean maker's first-ever electric car sold in the... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Tesla Tries To Hire Aussie Auto Engineers As Local Industry Wanes

Could Australia's loss be Tesla Motors' gain? As Ford, General Motors' Holden division, and Toyota prepare to shut down their Australian factories, the Silicon Valley... read more November 2, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

Toyota: 'No One Wants Us To Build Electric Cars'

Well, here's one that may give electric-car owners and advocates a Friday morning chuckle. Toyota is well-known not only as one of the world's three largest carmakers, but... read more October 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

Were Small Cars Exactly The Wrong Way To Launch Electric Cars?

Historically, most technology innovations in automobiles start at the high end and gradually work their way down the lineup until they've become standard features of even the... read more October 31, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: At Last, Some Maintenance Needed (New Tires)

After 20 months and 26,000-plus miles, I finally spent my first dollar on maintenance for my 2013 Tesla Model S. Almost 2,000 of them, in fact. The total was $1,858--the cost... read more October 31, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Elon Musk Vs Ward's: A Sales Battle Tesla Brought On Itself

It all started when stock analysts circulating an estimate from auto-industry trade journal Ward's Auto that Tesla's U.S. sales were down 26 percent for the first nine months... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf-To-Home power station

Nissan Leaf-To-Home Electric-Car Power Tests: More Practical For U.S. With Longer-Range Cars?

Nissan and other makers are beginning to view electric cars not just as transportation, but as mobile energy-storage units that can provide emergency power and take stress... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Dashboard: Teardown Analysis Reveals Tablet-Like Construction

With its massive 17-inch touchscreen display and very few secondary controls, the dashboard of a Tesla Model S electric car looks like nothing else on sale from any other... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 4-door HB Grille

How Audi, BMW & Mercedes Plan To Compete With Tesla--And Why

We already know that in the next few years, we'll see a slew of mid-size SUVs offered with plug-in hybrid powertrains--most from luxury brands like Audi, BMW, Mercedes... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Model S Gets Huge Incentive In Shanghai: No $12K Fee For Registration

The Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan has now been on sale in China for six months, but it recently received a major sales incentive from local officials in Shanghai. That... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

2016 Chevy Volt: Bigger Battery, More Motor Power, New Range Extender Engine Details: EXPANDED

General Motors took the wraps off its second-generation Voltec electric-drive system this morning that will power its 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car. Company... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
Taxi Electric Tesla Model S taxi in Amsterdam

Tesla Taxis In Holland Follow Norway In All-Electric Green Cabs

The Tesla Model S electric car has garnered plenty of praise from individual owners, but a handful of operators are finding that it works pretty well as a taxi, too. Model S... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

BC's Electric-Car Charging Stations: 2 Years Of Data And What It Tells Us

British Columbia's public charging stations got twice as busy in the past year, roughly tracking the increase in the Canadian province's plug-in electric vehicle population... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

2016 Chevrolet Volt To Use New 1.5-Liter Four As Range Extender Engine

Later today, details about the powertrain of the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt will be released when GM CEO Mary Barra speaks to the Detroit Economic Club. But a GM press release... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Can Design Tesla-Like Electric Car, CEO Says; Does Higher-Power Charging Push Mean It May?

Ford's CEO, Mark Fields, told Wall Street financial analysts Friday that the company had the product development staff and engineering ability to build an electric car like a... read more October 27, 2014 by 


 

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