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Yet Another Electric-Car Condition: Now We Have 'Charger Fixation'

Yet Another Electric-Car Condition: Now We Have 'Charger Fixation'

First came range anxiety. Then, we had charger rage. Now, people are noticing another condition unique to plug-in car owners: Charger fixation. It's what happens when you plug in your electric car at every single opportunity you get--and particularly if the charging is free. According to Orange... read more

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2012 Nissan Leaf winter test

Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt Range Loss In Winter: New Data From Canada

Just in time for the holiday-feast season, we now have published charts that detail the effect of cold weather on the battery range of Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt electric... read more December 17, 2013 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

Chevy Volt Owners Drive More Electric Miles Than Nissan Leaf Drivers: Why?

Is it a case of picking the right electric car for the right job? Or could a lack of "range anxiety" really lead drivers to cover more miles? It's a kind of chicken-or-egg... read more November 21, 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 


 
2012 Nissan Leaf winter test

What Does It Take To Drive An Electric Car In Canadian Winters?

So how on earth do you use an electric car in places that consistently get many feet of snow every winter? Short answer: snow tires. Long answer: plan ahead. Being based in... read more October 10, 2013 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

Electric Car Charging At Work: The Next Big Push

If you drive an electric car, the chances are that you do most of your charging at home. Why wouldn't you? It's the place your car probably spends the most time during an... read more August 19, 2013 by 


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

Ford Plug-In Drivers Do 60% Of Miles On Electricity (Just Like Volt)

Ford plug-in hybrid drivers are really making the most of the electric range of their vehicles--with nearly 60 percent of trips done entirely gas-free. That's according to... read more August 5, 2013 by  21


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Conquering Electric-Car Range Anxiety: A Complete Guide

Range Anxiety. Two very familiar words, but their coming together is more recent. It's the fear of running out of electricity in an electric car, compounded by typically... read more April 4, 2013 by  21


 
2012 Nissan Leaf winter test

Electric Cars In Winter: Six Steps To Maximize Driving Range

We get asked a lot whether winter weather makes electric cars impractical. Short answer: No. We even rounded up some of the best electric-cars-in-winter stories last month... read more January 30, 2013 by  32


 
Tesla Model S owner David Metcalf after covering more than 400 miles [photo: Gene Kruckemyer]

How Far Will A Tesla Model S Go? One Owner Did 405 Miles

Back in May, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] released range estimates for the 2012 Model S. While the company predicted that 250-300 miles would be typical for the largest, 85... read more December 10, 2012 by  17


 
2013 Scion iQ EV hits the U.S.

Are 50-Mile Electric Cars The Most Suitable For Cities?

The words 'range anxiety' probably send a shudder down the spine of most electric car owners, even if they don't suffer from the condition themselves. Describing the sense of... read more November 5, 2012 by  14


 
eBuggy range extending service

Forget Better Place, Hook Your Electric Car To A Battery Trailer

Over the past few years, we’ve seen lots of innovative ways designed to help electric car owners travel beyond the range of a single charge without waiting for hours to... read more September 20, 2012 by  19


 
2012 Nissan Leaf 4-door HB SL Instrument Cluster

Independent Tests Show Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Lost Range In Hot Climates

Have Nissan Leafs in hot states suffered premature battery aging, or is the apparent loss in capacity down to a malfunction in the Leaf’s dashboard display?... read more September 18, 2012 by  31


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

Predicting Electric-Car Battery Life: GE, Ford, U of Michigan Team Up

Because the gasoline car has been in continual production and development for over 100 years, automakers can use past experience to estimate how long cars -- and their... read more August 7, 2012 by  2


 
Continuous electric miles in 2011 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car [photo: David Noland]

2011 Chevy Volt Owner Takes on the Electric Range Challenge

Last week, an article on this site asked, "How Far Can The 2012 Chevrolet Volt Travel on Electricity Alone?" As a Volt owner, I felt duty-bound to answer that question, and... read more August 2, 2012 by  6


 
AAA's Mobile Electric Vehicle Charging truck

Electric Car Running Flat? The AAA Has You Covered

You want to drive an all-electric car, but you've got range anxiety: the fear that you'll run out of charge in the middle of no where, miles away from the nearest charging... read more July 31, 2012 by  6


 
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