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2014 BMW i3: Polarizing Looks, Average Range--Can It Succeed?

2014 BMW i3: Polarizing Looks, Average Range--Can It Succeed?

Most of the world's truly significant cars have been striking, even polarizing, designs. But some unusual, even polarizing, designs have been colossal failures. And it remains unclear which category the 2014 BMW i3 will fall, in the different global markets in which BMW is selling it. DON'T MISS... read more

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2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR Recalled For Stability-Control Software Issue

General Motors is recalling most of its 2014 Cadillac ELR luxury range-extended electric coupes for faulty stability-control software. The recall will correct a problem with... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

2016 Chevrolet Volt To Launch Next Year: What We Know So Far

There's been very little news lately about the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, and its sales in 2013 sales were stagnant. In fact, the most recent item of note... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
Ray Lane takes delivery of the first Fisker Karma

Owners Of 'New Fisker' Offer Selective Electric-Car History

Ten days ago, a website appeared from Wanxiang America, the new owners of Fisker Automotive, under the title of "The New Fisker." The site included a comprehensive timeline... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
Frame from 2014 Cadillac ELR video on YouTube, with actor Neil McDonough

Cadillac ELR Wasn't Originally Used In 'Provocative' Ad

In general, getting people talking about your ad is a good way to get people talking about your car. In the case of "Poolside"--an ad for the 2014 Cadillac ELR range-extended... read more March 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR test car in New York's Hudson Valley, March 2014

2014 Cadillac ELR: Gorgeous, Too-Pricey Electric Luxury Coupe

Let's get one thing out of the way up front: The 2014 Cadillac ELR is rather more than a "tarted-up Volt," in the words of more than one commentator. It's a quiet, smooth... read more March 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales For Feb: Leaf Up, Volt Down (Tesla Unknown As Usual)--FINAL UPDATE

Analysts worried that winter weather would put a crimp in U.S. new-car sales last month, but one electric car racked up record February sales: the Nissan Leaf. Leaf sales of... read more March 4, 2014 by 


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

Timeline For New Fisker Karmas: 'Within A Year'...Hopefully

The assets of the bankrupt Fisker Automotive are now in the process of being transferred to winning bidder Wanxiang America, but already the new owners have started to... read more February 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

2014 BMW i3 Gets CA Carpool-Lane Access: Battery Only, So Far

As expected, the 2014 BMW i3 electric car has been awarded its "white sticker," the coveted permission to drive in High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes with only one occupant on... read more February 24, 2014 by 


 
Vandalized charging cord from 2013 Chevrolet Volt, Venice, Florida [photo: M Cummings / J Brown]

Chevy Volt Charging Cord Cut: Angry Neighbor, Electric-Car Hater?

Owning a plug-in electric car, as buyers learn, is a process of educating the public at large. Mostly, people are curious when they see a car plugged in to recharge. But... read more February 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR

Ominous Sign For 2014 Cadillac ELR: Half Of Dealers Turn It Down

Sales of Cadillac's ELR range-extended luxury coupe are... well, they're not high right now. But that's okay, since Cadillac hasn't set itself huge targets for the Volt-based... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
VL Destino Convertible live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

New Fiskers Will Have V-8s OR Batteries, Wanxiang Says

If lithium-ion batteries are "the heart of Fisker," according to new owner Wanxiang, then what does it say is "the soul of Fisker"? That would be the VL Destino, a version of... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

New Owner Wants To Restart Fisker Karma Production, ASAP

If all goes according to schedule, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Kevin Gross will rule today on whether the assets from bankrupt Fisker Automotive will be sold to Wanxiang, China's... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

Fisker Assets Sold For $149 Million To Wanxiang, Chinese Parts Maker

The assets of bankrupt Fisker Automotive were sold to Wanxiang America at the close of an auction in Delaware bankruptcy court that lasted more than two days and lasted 19... read more February 15, 2014 by 


 
Frame from 2014 Cadillac ELR video on YouTube, with actor Neil McDonough

2014 Cadillac ELR Ad: What Does It Say About Who Buys Electric Cars? (Video)

Well, if this is the guy who's actually going to buy a 2014 Cadillac ELR, there may be some interesting conversations to come with Nissan Leaf owners. This ELR driver is a... read more February 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In January: Leaf, Volt Both Low

In the first month of 2014, sales of the two most popular plug-in electric cars were lower than they've been in many months. Sales levels likely fell victim both to the... read more February 4, 2014 by 


 
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