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Dealer brings 'forbidden fruit' used electric cars to Boulder, Colorado

Dealer brings 'forbidden fruit' used electric cars to Boulder, Colorado

Some markets are stronger than others for certain types of cars. Think Subarus in the Northeast or the Rocky Mountains, convertibles in Florida, and pickup trucks in Texas. Used-car dealers carefully watch auctions to find cars in less demand elsewhere that they can sell locally for more money... read more

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Nissan Leaf electric car at Crater Lake, Oregon  [image: C. Bonville Photography]

Oregon Has More Electric-Car Fast Charging Sites Per Person Than Germany

When talking about electric cars and early adopters, the state of Oregon often seems like the Little Engine That Could. It's the only state to have appointed an Electric Car... read more February 23, 2016 by


 
Georgia license plate

Georgia Electric-Car Fee Cut From $200 To $75 By Proposed Bill

For a couple of years, Georgia offered an example to the rest of the nation on how a seemingly unlikely state could boost electric-car sales. Then it all came crashing down... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

How Many Electric Cars Does California Buy? One-Third To One-Half Of All Of 'Em

It's no secret that California is considerably more enthusiastic about electric cars than the rest of the nation. Policies put in place to promote plug-in cars--and a... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Vs Michigan (UPDATED): Dealership Application, Conservative Coalition, Ballot Push

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors is the fourth-largest U.S. car maker, but its home in California's Silicon Valley is far from the heartland Detroit base of GM, Ford, and Fiat... read more February 2, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

CA Bill Gives Tax-Free Delivery To Out-Of-State Tesla Buyers

Well, this might upset a few martini glasses at National Automobile Dealers Association social events. A bill passed by the California State Senate two days ago allows... read more January 29, 2016 by


 
GM's Shop-Click-Drive online car-shopping program sends users to local dealers to complete the sale

GM Adds Used Cars To Online 'Shop-Click-Drive' Tool; Buyers Still Finish At Dealer

In almost every state, you can't buy a car online from its maker, owing to language in franchise laws that forbids direct sales, written at the behest of auto-dealer... read more January 25, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Continues To Try To Sell Electric Cars In Michigan; State Ignores It

Tesla is currently banned from selling its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan. Last year, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill requiring all new vehicles... read more December 9, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

CO State Group Deal On 2015 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Cuts $9,000 From Price: UPDATED

For the rest of the year, consumers in the northern part of Colorado state can take advantage of a remarkable discount on the world's best-selling electric car. Through... read more December 7, 2015 by


 
Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Oregon's Pitch To Electric-Car Industry: Come Test New Stuff Here!

When it comes to raw numbers of electric cars sold, California leads. However, just to the north, the small state of Oregon has long been a pioneer and a trendsetter when it... read more November 5, 2015 by


 
Georgia state capitol (pic by Andre M. via Wikimedia)

Georgia Electric-Car Sales Plummet After Incentive Replaced By Tax

Electric-car buyers in Georgia have seen their prospects change dramatically over the past few months. The Peach State previously had one of the most generous incentive... read more November 4, 2015 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

'Numerous' Advantages To Laws Mandating Car Dealers, Tesla 'Inconvenient': NADA Chairman

Count on the car-dealer lobbyists of America to keep fighting the good fight on behalf of the state franchise laws that protect their members' businesses by making it illegal... read more October 19, 2015 by


 
Electricity grid substation (Image: FirstEnergy Corp on Flickr, used under CC license)

Report Names Funders Of Anti-Solar-Power Initiatives & Legislation

As home-solar installations proliferate, electric utilities are worried about what effect that could have on their business. There's been much talk among analysts about... read more October 15, 2015 by


 
California Citrus State Historic Park

CA Climate-Change Bill Passed, Electric Utilities To Target Oil Industry

Let's call this one a good news, bad news, good news story. On Friday, September 11, the California Senate approved SB 350, the Clean Energy and Reduction Act--by far the... read more September 14, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Mandates: Can't Meet 'Em, Makers Say, While Buyers 'Shrug' At Efficiency

With the approaching midterm review of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy rules coming up in the next two years, automakers and advocates are positioning themselves to lobby... read more August 10, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

CA Renewable Hydrogen Rule: Forcing The Carbon Numbers To Work

California's plan to reduce carbon emissions from transportation anticipates a mix of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Recharging batteries from the electric... read more August 7, 2015 by


 

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