plug-in cars

Incentive To Buy Used Electric Cars Added For Some California Buyers

Incentive To Buy Used Electric Cars Added For Some California Buyers

Plug-in electric cars can cut the per-mile cost of driving significantly for most U.S. households. But their purchase prices as new cars are still higher than gasoline cars of the same size and segment. That's why Federal, state, and local governments offer an elaborate--and often... read more

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2016 Audi A3 e-tron  -  First Drive

2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid: U.S. Arrival Now October

By now, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the 2016 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid is missing in action. When Audi unveiled the U.S. version of its compact hatchback with a... read more June 8, 2015 by 

Tesla gigafactory as photographed by drone, May 17, 2015 [screen capture from YouTube video]

Tesla Gigafactory Spurs Lithium Producers To Boost Output For Batteries

The Tesla Motors "Gigafactory" currently under construction outside Reno, Nevada, is billed as the largest lithium-ion cell and battery production factory plant in the world... read more June 8, 2015 by 

Tesla Model S P85D breaks the dyno

Too Much Electric-Car Torque: Tesla Model S P85D Breaks Dynamometer (Video)

With its prodigious power and sophisticated all-wheel drive system, the Tesla Model S P85D has already broken the egos of quite a few supercar drivers. Now, this electric car... read more June 7, 2015 by 

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

Electric Cars Will Take 10 Years To Hit 1 Million Annual Sales: Analysis

Last year, roughly 118,500 plug-in electric cars were sold in the U.S.--out of total vehicle sales of 16.5 million, the highest total since 2006. Since modern electric cars... read more June 5, 2015 by 

Olympic Gold Medalist Ross Powers and Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid

Why One Olympic Gold Medalist Drives A Plug-In Hybrid In Vermont

Over the past few years, electric cars and plug-in hybrids have proven capable of performing in a variety of environments. That includes the cold weather and the occasionally... read more June 5, 2015 by 

Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Not All Car Dealers Hate Tesla's Online Sales; Large Chains Back It, Bank Says

Tesla Motors' business model of selling cars directly to customers without franchised dealers has earned it the ire of many a car-sales mogul. Viewing Tesla's online sales as... read more June 5, 2015 by 

Tesla Model S on display outside Great River Energy headquarters, courtesy of Minnesota PEV Owners

Minnesota Energy Coop Offers Renewable Power To Electric-Car Owners, At No Extra Cost

Many electric-car owners start to think more seriously about the source of their electricity when they plug their cars in to recharge. And at least in California, data show... read more June 4, 2015 by 

Electric-car charging station installation on Ask This Old House

Installing An Electric-Car Charging Station: This Old House Shows You How

For most owners of battery-electric cars, some form of home charging is a must. Having a charging station at home ensures there will always be a readily available place to... read more June 4, 2015 by 

2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, May 2015: Tesla Supreme For Six Months?

Last month, we assumed that Nissan would edge Tesla during April in Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales. Wow, were we wrong! Fully 167 Tesla Model S electric luxury... read more June 4, 2015 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In May: Leaf, Volt, Others Surge: FINAL UPDATE

As spring arrives, sales of plug-in electric cars have traditionally risen from their winter levels. During the months of May through August, monthly sales are usually among... read more June 3, 2015 by 

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  Driven, July 2014 (NWAPA Drive Revolution)

Chevy Spark EV Electric Car Sales Suddenly Surged; Here's Why

It was one of the major electric-car news stories last month: Sales of the Chevrolet Spark EV electric minicar soared to 920 in April. The electric Spark had consistently... read more June 3, 2015 by 

1,000th body for 2012 Tesla Model S on display at Tesla Motors factory, Fremont, CA, Oct 28, 2012

Tesla Model S, Three Years Later: What Electric Car Taught Us

Three years ago today, the very first production Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan was delivered to its buyer. That would be Silicon Valley venture capitalist Steve... read more June 3, 2015 by 

Traffic in China

Beijing Adds Another Electric-Car Incentive: Rush-Hour Access To Any Road

To get more of its residents to switch to electric cars, the Chinese capital of Beijing has not only offered incentives, but also privileges. When the city severely... read more June 3, 2015 by 

Rescuing a feral kitten from the motor compartment of a Tesla Model S electric car  [John Griswell]

Kitten Rescued From Tesla Model S Electric Car Motor: Video

Tesla Motors and its Model S electric cars get a lot of attention, especially on the Internet. And kittens? Well, cute-cat pictures are a staple of modern connectivity... read more June 2, 2015 by 

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Mercedes Follows Tesla, Will Offer Home Energy Storage Batteries Too

As the newest carmaker on the block, it's perhaps not surprising that Tesla Motors likes to do things differently. That includes reaching beyond the automotive sector with... read more June 2, 2015 by 


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