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From Nissan Leaf To Tesla Model S: The Big Electric-Car Jump

From Nissan Leaf To Tesla Model S: The Big Electric-Car Jump

With more than a dozen plug-in cars on the market in California, this was the year we decided it was time to trade up--and swap one electric car for another. Since March 2011, our household fleet has consisted of a 2011 Nissan Leaf and a 2011 Chevrolet Volt. MORE: 2011 Nissan Leaf vs 2011 Chevy... read more

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

2014 BMW i3: First Drive Of BMW's Radical New Electric Car

You may have read stories lately that suggest the BMW i3 is the first luxury competition for the Tesla Model S electric car. It’s not. You may also have read that... read more October 21, 2013 by 


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

Fisker Automotive Sold To Hong Kong Tycoon Investor Group: Report

Fisker Automotive may have a new savior. The U.S. Department of Energy will award Fisker's $168 million loan to an investor group led by Hong Kong tycoon Richard Li, Reuters... read more October 18, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Store, Palo Alto

Latest Tesla Model X Prototype Shown At Palo Alto Store Opening

Hundreds of owners and fans alike turned up for the opening of a new Tesla Store in Palo Alto, California, this past Saturday. They weren't all there just to see the store... read more October 15, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

What Do You Want To Know About The 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car?

The 2014 BMW i3 electric car is one of the most radical new vehicles on the planet. And the innovation comes in many different facets of the car. There's its shape, which is... read more October 15, 2013 by 


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

Giving Thanks (In Canada) for Electric-Car Charging On Roads

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving, though the country's electric vehicle enthusiasts could be forgiven a bit of pessimism. Plug-in car adoption has been slower than expected... read more October 14, 2013 by 


 
2013 Ford Focus Electric

Ford To Partner With University Of Michigan On Electric-Car Battery Lab

To launch its Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, General Motors chose to build and expand its very own battery lab. Crosstown rival Ford is taking a different route... read more October 14, 2013 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Should Public Quick-Charging Be A Marketing Cost For Businesses?

Every so often, stories appear about new networks of charging stations for electric cars that have just opened. But if there's no business model to support public charging... read more October 14, 2013 by 


 
Electric-car charging stations at Target in Fremont, CA [photo by Wilson F. via ChargePoint Network]

Got A Blink Charging Station? ChargePoint Offers Up To $2,200 For You To Switch

Last month, Ecotality became the latest green company to fall foul of the tricky emerging market when it filed for bankruptcy. It leaves customers of its Blink network of... read more October 14, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Model S electric car used as reception desk, Draper University Hero City [via Steve Jurvetson]

Tesla Model S Desk Greets Visitors At Draper University Hero City

The Tesla Model S all-electric luxury sedan is now close to ubiquitous on the streets of Silicon Valley. But you might not expect to see one walking into a building. Or at... read more October 13, 2013 by 


 
GE WattStation Electric Car Charging Station

Personalize Your GE Electric-Car Charging Station? Custom Skins Now Available

If you're going to put an electric-car charging station in your house, why not decorate it to suit your tastes? General Electric WattStation owners will soon be able to do... read more October 12, 2013 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

2014 Cadillac ELR Priced At $75,995, In Showrooms By January

Cadillac's first-ever plug-in car will be in showrooms within three months. The 2014 Cadillac ELR compact luxury coupe will go on sale in January, GM's high-end brand says... read more October 11, 2013 by 


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

Life With Tesla Model S: Pushing the Range Limits In 60-kWh Car

In the eight months I've owned my 60-kWh Tesla Model S, I've never had occasion to drive it more than 120 miles, comfortably within the car's EPA-rated 208-mile range. The... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

Nissan Offers $15,000 For New Electric-Car Quick Chargers By Dec 31

With the long-term business model for public charging stations increasingly unclear, at least one carmaker beyond Tesla is boosting its efforts to promote the rollout of... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
Sun Country Highway 401 corridor map

Electric Cars Can Now Travel From Montreal To Detroit Via Sun Country Charging Stations

Electric-car owners may want to consider a road trip to Canada. Sun Country Highway (SCH) has just opened an extension of its network of charging stations to cover the length... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Price Cut By $2,000 To $4,600

Buyers of the 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid will will have a little more cash left in their wallets from now on. Toyota is cutting the price of the plug-in Prius by $2,010... read more October 10, 2013 by 


 
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