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BMW ActiveE Electric Cars Join DriveNow Program As Drivers Give Them Back

BMW ActiveE Electric Cars Join DriveNow Program As Drivers Give Them Back

What do you do with a fleet of surplus electric cars? As their two-year leases to BMW's fleet of "Electronaut" test drivers expire, BMW ActiveE electric cars are now returning to the company. So BMW has chosen to redeploy some of them in the San Francisco Bay Area as electric-car rentals in its... read more

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Frame from Lexus video criticizing electric car, May 2014

Lexus Ad Not Only Sneers At Plug-Ins, But Gets Charging Wrong

Few things make electric-car advocates as cranky as criticism of their vehicles. But when the criticism is factually wrong, and comes from a carmaker that has resolutely said... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
China

China Leans On Automakers To Produce Electric Cars, But Infrastructure Lags

It seems that China is facing the old "chicken and egg" dilemma, as it ramps up its push for electric car sales growth. The country wants to encourage electric car use, and... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Want To Rent A Tesla Model S P85? It'll Cost You $900...A Day

Not everyone can afford a Tesla Model S, but what about renting one? It turns out that getting behind the wheel of this luxury electric car for just one day may be quite... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
Money and car keys

Electric-Car Incentives Vary Globally--A Lot--But Generally Work

If you've bought an electric vehicle recently, chances are you may have enjoyed some of the myriad incentives currently offered on plug-in cars. Income-tax credits, purchase... read more May 6, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

How Many Cars Is Tesla Selling In U.S.? Pace May Be Slowing

This Wednesday, Tesla Motors will release its first-quarter financial results--one part of which will be its electric-car sales total from January through March. If the usual... read more May 5, 2014 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2013 Tesla Model S [photo: David Noland]

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Canada For April: Volt Record Sales

In Canada, the Chevy Volt's record-setting sales last month overshadowed the Tesla Model S's equally impressive deliveries the month before, in March. Building on strong... read more May 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In April: Leaf Widens Lead, Volt Flat Again: FINAL UPDATE

Sales of plug-in electric cars last month stayed about level with last month's, based on the reports from all makers of plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. (except for two... read more May 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive: First Drive

Can electric cars be sexy? Look at the exclusive Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive gullwing sports car, and that question has been answered. But put your sensible cap on... read more May 5, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, Marin County, CA, Nov 2012

Rewarding Dealers Who Sell Electric Cars: Connecticut Takes The Lead

Incentives for buyers are a great way to boost electric-car sales, but what about incentives for the dealers that actually sell them the cars? In February, the Connecticut... read more May 4, 2014 by 


 
First delivery of 2014 BMW i3 electric car, to Tufts professor Charles Rabie in Boston, May 2014

First 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Delivered To Buyer, In Boston

As of Friday, May 2, it's official: the 2014 BMW i3 electric car is now on sale in the U.S. In a small ceremony inside the BMW of Boston dealership, the first retail buyer of... read more May 3, 2014 by 


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

2014 BMW i3 Range-Extended Model Gets Full $2,500 CA Rebate For Electric Cars

It's clearly the week for news about the new and distinctive 2014 BMW i3 electric car. Yesterday, as the first cars arrived at dealers, we learned that it was rated at 81... read more May 2, 2014 by 


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

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Rated At 81 Miles, 124 MPGe: BREAKING

Well, the numbers are in, courtesy of a quickly-photographed window sticker, and now we know the range and efficiency ratings for the 2014 BMW i3 electric car. The EPA-rated... read more May 1, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S with owner Bruce Sharpe in Canada

Good Luck In Getting Tesla Owners To 'Give Back' Electric Cars! (Hilarious Paranoia Alert)

Oh, awesome! Someone is leaving fliers on Tesla Model S electric luxury cars parked in San Francisco, claiming...well, claiming all sorts of hilarious and bizarre things... read more May 1, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

MD Boosts Electric-Car Tax Credit, CA Adds Funds To Rebate Program

Government incentives are a major perk of electric-car ownership, and two states have now ensured that more people are encouraged to drive zero-emission vehicles. On April 7... read more April 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014

2015 BMW i8: Sexy Plug-In Hybrid Sport Coupe, Our First Drive

Could the 2015 BMW i8 sports coupe, coming this summer, do for plug-in hybrids what the Tesla Model S did for battery-electric vehicles? That is, could the sleek, sexy... read more April 29, 2014 by 


 
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