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National Plug-In Day: Roundup Report Of Electric-Car Events

National Plug-In Day: Roundup Report Of Electric-Car Events

National Plug-In Day on Sunday, October 16, was a success by any measure. Organized as a nationwide call to action in many U.S. cities by Plug-In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association, the event brought out plug-in car owners and advocates to show off their cars, motorcycles... read more

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Filling up the Mini E at the gas station; photo, Michael Thwaite

Hurricane Irene Recap: 2 Electric Cars, No Power? No Problem!

We’re just back from vacation in the U.K., where we witnessed third-hand--through the eyes of the British media--the carnage and horrors that were about to befall the... read more September 6, 2011 by  9


 
Shelby GT500KR Golf Cart

Dear Floridians: Golf Carts Are NOT Electric Cars

Electric car enthusiasts have struggled for years with "golf cart" jibes and only recently with cars like the 2011 Tesla Roadster and 2012 Nissan Leaf has the "ugly and slow"... read more August 25, 2011 by  9


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Got An Electric Car? How About Pre-Paying For Its Next Battery Pack?

We’ve all heard the shock stories -- generally from media outlets which haven’t fully researched the topic -- saying that the battery pack in your electric car... read more August 19, 2011 by  8


 
2009 Audi R8 e-Tron Concept

Electric Supercars: The New Breed Of Fast And Sexy

Forget the Jaguar C-X75 or BMW i8 range-extenders. When it comes to the greenest supercars around, pure-electric drivetrains are a must. Whether its single motors, dual... read more August 18, 2011 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Green Car People: Who Buys Electric And Plug-In Vehicles?

Once upon a time, people who bought (or built) electric vehicles were often science-minded, forward-thinking, eco-conscious drivers who sometimes had a hippie past. Times... read more August 15, 2011 by  12


 
Tesla all-electric Model S sedan and Roadster sports car shown together on video

Secret Tesla Video? Model S Sedan, Roadster Shown On The Road Together

Tesla Motors has now released a few videos (here and here) of the all-electric 2012 Model S sports sedan it plans to launch next year. But we haven't yet seen one showing the... read more August 12, 2011 by  9


 
Tesla Store in LA

Curious Tire-Kickers Keep Tesla Busy Even Without Cars to Sell

Drop by your local Apple retail store, and you’re bound to see it humming with visitors. But while some are there to hand over their hard-earned cash for a new computer... read more August 10, 2011 by  1


 
E-RA takes Nurburgring

Auto X-Prize Runner Up Clocks Faster Time Than Mini E At Nürburgring (Video)

It’s almost a year since the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize came to a conclusion, but we’ve heard relatively little from its various winners. Until Now... read more August 8, 2011 by  2


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In

Do Plug-In Hybrids Matter? #YouTellUs

Electric cars are coming, electric cars are coming! Not so fast. While electric cars like the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Roadster are already here, plug-in hybrids are stepping... read more July 18, 2011 by  16


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt delivered to retail buyer Jeffrey Kaffee, in Denville, NJ, December 2010

Electric Car Purchase Incentives? They’re Normal in Normal

While the federal government has a blanket $7,500 tax credit available for anyone who purchases an eligible electric ca, each state is at liberty to apply its own incentives... read more July 6, 2011 by 


 
Taking a Driving Test in a 2009 MIni E

Learning to Drive? An Electric Car Could Be Just The Thing

You're at high school and you want the freedom of being able to drive yourself wherever you want to go, not where others take you. To get that freedom, most teens attend... read more July 1, 2011 by  7


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Electric Car Plus Solar Power Equals Zero-Cost Driving (Video)

Almost every Tesla Roadster owner is probably a car enthusiast, but Mike Koenigs is also a true clean-power activist. First, he set up a “Life with Tesla” website... read more June 30, 2011 by  7


 
Yokohama/ACPropulsion Pikes-Peak Hill-Climb Vehicle

Electric Car With EV1 Heritage Sets New Pikes Peak Record

For the past week or so the famous Pikes Peak in Colorado has rung with the sound of cars and motorcycles climbing the 12.42 mile course to its 14,110 foot summit. But... read more June 27, 2011 by  6


 
2011 LIberty E-Range SUV

First Drive Report: 2011 Liberty E-Range Electric Range Rover

If you’re a regular visitor to this site, you’ll know that we’ve said before that making a good electric car is hard, even for large automakers like Ford... read more June 23, 2011 by  9


 
Pump handle

What Would You Give Up For Higher Gas Mileage? Cash? Features? Safety?

It happens every time. Gas prices go up sharply, and new car buyers suddenly decide that gas mileage is important--and shop accordingly. With gas around $4 a gallon in many... read more June 10, 2011 by  14


 
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