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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 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Cross 400,000 Globally In Three Years

In global terms, plug-in car sales are still a drop in the ocean. That's to be expected--we've only had volume production models for the last three or four years. Disruptive... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
2013 Honda Civic sedan range live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show

CA's Favorite Cars: Honda Civic For Retail Buyers, Prius Hybrid Overall

California is different from the rest of the United States. And its vehicle mix turns out to be very different too. A simple glance at the state's rainbow of cultures and... read more March 26, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Feb 2014: Milestones, Millstones

While February's electric vehicle sales in Canada will have easily topped year-ago numbers, the plug-in market still faces headwinds in Canada during 2014. British Columbia... read more March 15, 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 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Has U.S. Demand For The Tesla Model S Electric Car Stabilized?

Last month, Tesla Motors reported deliveries of a record 6,892 Model S vehicles during the fourth quarter of 2013. Giddy investors promptly sent Tesla shares zooming higher... read more March 3, 2014 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius

Most Popular Car Line In California? The Toyota Prius Hybrid--Again

The car business is a cauldron of change, but certain things remain consistent. One of those things is Californians' appetite for Toyota Prius hybrids. The Prius range was... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup Logs 8,000 Orders In Three Days

The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup hasn't quite reached dealers yet, but its high fuel-economy rating is already making an impression on truck buyers. Ram says it received... read more February 21, 2014 by 


 
China

China Buys More Cars, But U.S. Trounces It In Plug-In Cars

China represents a huge, and growing, market for new car sales. But when it comes to choosing greener cars, the country lags far behind the U.S., with electric and plug-in... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

BMW's Toughest Task: Training Its Dealers On i3 Electric Car

Early adopters, ecology-minded citizens and, increasingly, drivers who want very low running costs are now buying plug-in electric cars. That much we know. But many have... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
Fisker of Bellevue, Washington, dealership in October 2012 [photo by Bill D via Foursquare]

Many Car Dealers Don't Want To Sell Electric Cars: Here's Why

The stories abound: A car buyer walks into a dealership, educated about the electric car she wants to buy...and the salesperson tries to convince her she doesn't want that... read more February 14, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric car with eVgo quick charging station. [courtesy eVgo]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Jan 2014: Another Chevy-Tesla Tossup?

The new year started out positively for Canadian electric-vehicle advocates, as government registration data showed Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales topped 3,100... read more February 10, 2014 by 


 
Zipcar

Carsharing Eats Into New-Car Sales, According To Study

A straightforward way to reduce emissions is to get rid of your car--and that's exactly what some Americans appear to be doing. Consulting firm Alix Partners released a... read more February 7, 2014 by 


 
National Plug-In Day 2013: Nissan Leafs at Cupertino, CA [Photo by Corine van Deventer-Geljon]

Global Electric-Car Volume To Surge 67 Percent This Year: Analyst

Electric cars may be suffering from the January blues, but if one analyst is correct that lull in sales won't last very long. Ben Scott, an analyst for IHS Automotive... read more February 5, 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 


 
Slide from Tesla Motors press conference at 2014 Detroit Auto Show

How Many Tesla Model S Electric Cars Have Been Built So Far?

Car production data may cause some eyes to glaze over, but the numbers are closely followed in the auto industry. Electric-car maker Tesla Motors doesn't report its exact... read more January 15, 2014 by 


 
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