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2014 BMW i3 REx 38-HP Range Extender Vs. 14,000-Foot Mountain: Who Wins?

2014 BMW i3 REx 38-HP Range Extender Vs. 14,000-Foot Mountain: Who Wins?

Steep climbs are the enemy of electric car drivers. While modern electric vehicles are more than capable of powering up a hill, with ample torque, the effect on a car with limited range can be significant. It's less of a problem with a range-extended electric vehicle like the 2014 BMW i3 REx, but a... read more

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Scenes from 'Ride the Future' electric-vehicle tour across the U.S., Summer 2013, in 'Kick Gas' film

'Kick Gas' Movie: Driving Across U.S. In Electric Car & Motorcycles

Last summer, I rode my 2012 Zero S electric motorcycle across the United States as part of the "Ride the Future" Tour. Now, as a record of that journey, a documentary we... read more April 22, 2014 by 


 
1914 Ford Model T

Tesla Model S Electric Car Versus ... Ford Model T? A History Lesson

Well, give Car and Driver points for high concept: In picking a car to test against a 2013 Tesla Model S luxury electric sedan, the magazine chose...a 1915 Ford Model T. Yep... read more February 14, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S in Florida, during New York to Florida road trip [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: NY-FL Supercharger Road Trip, Returning

Last week, in the middle of a prolonged and depressing stretch of winter weather in New York's Hudson Valley, I decided I had to get the hell out. Time for a road trip to a... read more February 12, 2014 by 


 
Road trip on historic U.S. Route 66 (Images: Antony Ingram)

August Electric Vehicle Meet In CA: Batteries Only (No Volts Allowed)

This August, a group of electric vehicle drivers will travel from Mexico to Canada up the West Coast as part of the BC2BC annual all-electric vehicle rally. To celebrate, the... read more February 7, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Cross-Country Tesla Trip? Done! How About Texas To Panama?

It was only a matter of time. Produce an electric car with enough range, and the journeys it can realistically achieve become almost limitless. There have been a flurry of... read more February 6, 2014 by 


 
Reception at Tesla Store in New York Ciy following cross-country road trip in Model S electric cars

Tesla Celebrates LA-To-NYC Cross-Country Road Trip In Style

A jubilant team of Tesla employees celebrated their record-breaking cross-country road trip at the Manhattan Tesla Store last Sunday. And for having spent 76 hours either... read more February 4, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station on NY-to-FL road trip [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, Day 4, Florida Destination--Made It!

The final segment of my New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip, made possible through Tesla's new network of Supercharger stations along the East Coast, provided what I'd... read more January 30, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S in Florida, during New York to Florida road trip [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, Day 3, South Carolina To Florida

The third day of my New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip, using the newly completed string of Supercharger stations along the East Coast, brought me almost to my... read more January 29, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, From Home To South Carolina

So far, the New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip in my 2013 Tesla Model S is progressing pretty much according to plan. That's not to say I haven't learned a few things... read more January 28, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S in winter, Hudson Valley, NY  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S NY-To-FL Winter Getaway, Via Supercharger

It's late January in upstate New York: 8 degrees F, with cloudy, light snow drifting down. The long-range forecast predicts non-stop sub-freezing temperatures for the next... read more January 26, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Electric-Car Cross-Country Trip Underway, With ETA Today

Just a couple of years ago, traveling cross-country in an electric car would have required a great deal of planning and a great deal of time. But with Tesla's Model S and its... read more January 25, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors Supercharger network in Winter 2014 - map as of January 22, 2014

Tesla Superchargers Now Opening Fast, Cross-Country Route Close

After a disappointing 2013, a year in which Tesla fell short of ambitious goals for expanding its Supercharger network, the company has picked up the pace remarkably. Just... read more January 22, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Road Trip To Arrive In DC Over Presidents Day Weekend

What better time for a road trip than February in the Northeast? A group of Tesla Model S electric-car owners will converge on Washington, D.C., over the Presidents Day... read more January 16, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station in Springfield, Oregon, Nov 2013 [photo: George Parrott]

Road Trips In A Tesla Model S Electric Car: Lessons Learned

It's one facet of the American myth: Get in your car, drive away from wherever you are, take the road trip. Think crossing the country to find the California Dream. Think... read more December 13, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S East-Coast Road Trip: Freeze In Slow Lane, Or Languish At Nissan Dealers?

After reading George Parrott's article yesterday about his effortless 1,200-mile West Coast road trip along Tesla's Supercharger Highway, I have only one thing to say... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
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