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Nissan's DC Quick-Charging Stations: 630 CHAdeMO Sites Live Today

Nissan's DC Quick-Charging Stations: 630 CHAdeMO Sites Live Today

While most electric cars get charged overnight for most of their miles, the growing number of DC fast-charging sites enable longer trips when necessary. But those quick chargers--initially CHAdeMO stations for Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV cars, and more recently Tesla Supercharger sites for its... read more

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Green vehicles parked across from Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

California Puts Its Electric-Car Owner Survey Info Online

Plug-in electric cars are driving silently off showroom floors in growing numbers--but who is buying them, and why? Data on electric-car owners can provide valuable insight... read more June 24, 2014 by 


 
BYD K9 All-Electric Bus, as tested in Portland OR

Portland Tests BYD K9 All-Electric Passenger Bus: Quick Ride

If Warren Buffett needed to catch a ride across town, we suspect he might do it exactly the way that we did this past week: in an all-electric BYD bus. Buffett’s... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Minnesota Leads Nation, Mandates Off-Peak Electric-Car Charging Rates

Government incentives continue to play an important role in electric-car adoption, encouraging drivers to plug in by sending them checks or giving them solo access to carpool... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
BMW DesignworksUSA solar carport concept

Renewable Energy Won't Cause Electric Utility 'Death Spiral': Study

Beware the idea of a "death spiral," heralded by some as the inevitable result for electric utilities of mass adoption of renewable energy sources--particularly solar. Under... read more June 22, 2014 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

GM Offers Free Fix For 2012-13 Chevrolet Volt Battery Coolant Issue

General Motors is offering to perform free battery-pack inspection and repairs for owners of its range-extended electric Chevrolet Volt, to correct a potential... read more June 21, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf Carwings

Nissan Leaf Carwings: Company 'Hopes' To Improve Telematics App

Electric-car drivers rely heavily on in-car telematics and various smartphone apps to monitor their cars' range, plan ahead to avoid "range anxiety," and manage the charging... read more June 20, 2014 by 


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

Will Hollywood Abandon Tesla Model S For BMW i3 Electric Car?

Electric cars can be confusing enough to neophytes--a car that you plug in at night just like a phone ?!?!?--but when you add in social status signifiers, it can all get... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
JayZ with Tesla Model S electric car, from Beyonce's website, April 2014

Jay Z Now Owns A Murdered-Out Tesla Model S (Apparently)

It appears that celebrity musician and promoter Jay Z has added an electric car to his stable of luxury rides. At least, that's the so-far-unconfirmed inference from a photo... read more June 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt Drivers Pass 500 Million Miles On Electricity

Since its launch in December 2010, owners of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car have steadily racked up miles driven solely on electricity from the grid. They... read more June 18, 2014 by 


 
Photo of Tesla Model S battery swapping versus 'fastest gas pump in LA' tweeted by Elon Musk

Tesla Model S Battery Swapping: Will It Ever Actually Arrive?

Exactly a year ago, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk presided over a flashy demonstration in which the battery pack of a Tesla Model S electric car was apparently swapped from... read more June 17, 2014 by 


 
Nissan e-NV200 electric van prototype, Oppama, Japan, Oct 2012

Nissan e-NV200 Electric-Van Battery Adds Thermal Conditioning

The Nissan Leaf is by far the world's best-selling electric car, but one of the ways Nissan has kept its cost down is by eliminating an active-cooling system for its... read more June 17, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

When Will Plug-In Electric SUVs And Crossovers Go On Sale?

Have patience, all you SUV and crossover fans who desperately want one that plugs in and runs electrically. They're coming, but you've got a year to wait--or perhaps a bit... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Why An Electric Car Saves Fleet Operators $16,000 In Lifetime Cost

The average car spends about 95 percent of a 24-hour day parked. For the 5 percent that they're driven, they actually spend one-third of the time idling–at red lights... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
Nissan e-NV200  -  First Drive, June 2014

Driving Nissan e-NV200 All-Electric Small Commercial Van

One of two Nissan e-NV200 all-electric vans being used in North America was pushed into service yesterday by Portland General Electric (PGE). And we were among the first to... read more June 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 cars in Los Altos, California, June 2014 [photo: Anton Wahlman]

Stock Commentator Jim Cramer Caught Off Guard By Tesla-Fan Ferocity

Fans of Tesla Motors, its CEO Elon Musk, and the Tesla Model S electric car are some of the most ... errrrmmmm ... dedicated advocates for the company and its products that... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
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