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More than half of car buyers know little about electric cars, if anything

More than half of car buyers know little about electric cars, if anything

In the six years since modern electric cars went on sale in large numbers, educating the public has been one of the greatest challenges for advocates of plug-in cars. Those efforts still have a long way to go, it seems. Electric cars have become more common over the past few years, but more than... read more

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2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

Electric-car pioneers vs mainstream buyers: how they differ, in Canada (exclusive)

A detailed study of 1,900 new-car buyers has let Canadian researchers contrast the early adopters of electric cars with the more mainstream market in fine detail. More than... read more August 9, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW diesel owners not happy with offers, communications: survey

Earlier this week, a federal district-court judge gave preliminary approval to a plan for Volkswagen to buy back or modify hundreds of thousands of 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars... read more July 29, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Poll: Consumer Interest In Electric Vehicles Stagnating?

Today you’re far more likely to see an all-electric vehicle like the Nissan Leaf or Tesla Model S on your way to work or to the store, versus just a couple of years... read more August 21, 2015 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at Hyundai headquarters, Fountain Valley, CA

In Survey, 77 Percent Of Canadian Buyers Support Hydrogen Vehicles

The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell crossover has been available for lease in parts of California for more than a year, but that's not the only North American market where it can be... read more August 12, 2015 by


 
2015 Ford Focus Electric

Electric Car Drivers Tell Ford: We'll Never Go Back To Gasoline

Fully nine out of 10 electric-car drivers say they won't go back to cars with internal-combustion engines, according to a new Ford survey. The results included responses from... read more August 11, 2015 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

More Data Confirms: Electric-Car Drivers Really Love Their Cars

In the grand scope of automotive history, modern electric cars haven't been on the road very long. Yet they've already demonstrated considerable staying power. At the... read more June 3, 2014 by


 
2014 Nissan Leaf electric car on the roads of Thimphu, Bhutan

Electric-Car Buyers Vs Hybrid Buyers: Younger, Wealthier, And More Options

If you were to make assumptions about hybrid and electric vehicle owners--and we're sure many do, for good or bad--how do you see them? Perhaps technology-savvy, of... read more April 24, 2014 by


 
California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Driver Survey Results - CA Ctr for Sustainable Energy, Mar 2013

Who Buys Plug-In Electric Cars, And Why? CA Report Explains It All For You

Within two or three months, there will be more than 200,000 plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads--and we're learning more about who buys them, and why. California's Center for... read more February 28, 2014 by


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Surveys Tesla Owners For Intelligence On Electric Cars

Nissan launched its 2011 Leaf, the world's first modern mass-production all-electric vehicle, more than three years ago. The first U.S. delivery was in December 2010 in... read more February 24, 2014 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S

What Do Tesla, Cadillac, Hyundai Have In Common? Owner Love!

Valentine's Day may be over, but Americans are still in love ... with their cars. According to market research firm Strategic Vision (via The Car Connection), the Tesla Model... read more February 19, 2014 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Already Among Top 10 Car Brands In Consumer Reports Survey

Image is vitally important to car brands. It's what makes people want your vehicles. A strong image leads to healthy brand perception, and that spreads. It even allows people... read more February 5, 2014 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

U.S. Drivers Ready For Electric Cars, Even If They Don't Know It Yet

When Chevrolet was engineering the Volt range-extended electric car, it gave the car a battery just big enough for 40-50 miles of electric range. GM did this because it... read more December 22, 2013 by


 
2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5

Battery Life In Tesla Roadster Is Likely Better Than Predicted

Battery life is the subject of lingering doubt for many electric vehicle owners, but doom and gloom degradation projections don't always come true. Not for the Tesla Roadster... read more July 16, 2013 by 6


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Could Carmakers Sell More Electric Cars With Green Energy Included?

In our experience, owners of electric vehicles are also rather keen on green energy. Where appropriate, many fit solar panels to supply some of their energy needs, and others... read more April 1, 2013 by 3


 
Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Why One-Third Of Electric-Car Buyers Might Not Buy Another

Electric-car owners tend to be enthusiastic evangelists for the good points of driving on grid power. At least, the ones we hear from usually are. But there's another group... read more March 18, 2013 by 62


 

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