Four Years In, Ford Releases First U.S. Focus Electric Ad (Video)

Four Years In, Ford Releases First U.S. Focus Electric Ad (Video)

On most American streets and highways, the Ford Focus Electric is as rare a sight as some exotic sports cars. And unfortunately, some continued rather dismal sales numbers support that. Focus Electric sales totaled 1,964 in calendar-year 2014, up only slightly from the previous year’s total... read more

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Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid used by West Hill House B&B, Warren, Vermont

Vermont B&B Offers Solar-Powered Electric-Car Charging

In Vermont, a bed & breakfast housed in an 1850s home is getting a 21st century makeover. The West Hill House B&B and Retreat Center in Warren, Vermont, now offers... read more September 23, 2015 by 

Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

2018 Porsche Mission E: 600-HP Electric Sport Sedan Concept Targets Tesla

Perhaps no German prestige carmaker was more rattled than Porsche by the sudden appearance of electric-car startup Tesla Motors. With the sports-car brand having just... read more September 14, 2015 by 

2016 Toyota Prius, global launch, Las Vegas, Sept 2016

2016 Toyota Prius: Few Details At Global Launch Of 55-MPG Hybrid (Photos)

The new 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid made its debut in Las Vegas Tuesday evening, where 350 guests watched the latest model of the world's most popular hybrid car raised into the... read more September 8, 2015 by 

2015 BMW i3

BMW i3: How Far Can You Go Without Touching The Brake Pedal?

The regenerative braking system in the BMW i3 electric car is quite extreme. If you plan ahead and allow enough stopping distance, by lifting off the accelerator, this little... read more August 20, 2015 by 

2012 Coda Sedan

Four Electric Cars To Avoid Buying Used (Get A Nissan Leaf!): UPDATE

There are lots of very good plug-in electric cars for sale now, and quite a few of them--especially Nissan Leafs--are starting to show up on used-car lots as three-year... read more August 18, 2015 by 

Cocoa Motors WalkCar

Electric Minimalism: Laptop-Size Electric Skateboard Scoots You Around

Cars aren't the only way to get from place to place, nor are they the only mode of transportation to take advantage of electric power. For shorter journeys where walking may... read more August 16, 2015 by 

2015 Toyota Prius C IIHS small-overlap front crash test

Latest Toyota Prius C Dubbed IIHS Top Safety Pick After Updates

The 2015 Toyota Prius C hybrid subcompact has now become a "IIHS Top Safety Pick" among new cars, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The crash-test... read more August 10, 2015 by 

Tesla Model S electric-car road trip, Route 66 Museum, Elk City, Oklahoma  [photo: David Noland]

Oil Hauler Brings Electric Cars To Heart Of Oklahoma Oil Country

The event that started out as National Plug-In Day has now expanded into National Drive Electric Week. Every year, advocacy group Plug-In America collaborates with the Sierra... read more August 5, 2015 by 

Electric Avenue rededication, Portland, July 2015

Portland's Electric Avenue Relocates, Adds DC Fast Chargers

It’s already been four years since Portland really charged ahead in its commitment to electric cars with Electric Avenue, a project that designated a city block of... read more July 31, 2015 by 

Tesla Model X prototype on Arizona road, July 2015 [by YouTube user count783]

Tesla Model X Spy Videos: Dirt Indicates Off-Road Tests, But What Do Sensors Do?

The Tesla Model X electric crossover has been delayed multiple times, but Tesla Motors appears to have committed to delivering the first examples before the end of the year... read more July 29, 2015 by 

Tesla battery gigafactory site, Reno, Nevada, Feb 25, 2015  [photo: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Adds Nevada Land; Will Gigafactory Be Planet's Biggest Building?

Tesla claims that its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory"--currently under construction just outside Reno, Nevada--will be the largest of its kind in the world. But could the... read more July 15, 2015 by 

1968 Ford Mustang "Zombie 222" electric conversion

Ford Mustang Electric Drag Car Does 0 To 60 MPH Under 2 Seconds, Targets 200 MPH

The McLaren F1 supercar and Tesla Model S P85D sedan can both do 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. But they're not fast, not really. Not when there's an electric car that will do 0... read more June 18, 2015 by 

2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

BMW i3 Tear-Down Videos Show Electric Car's Radical Design

Back in January, engineering firm Munro & Associates orchestrated a "tear-down" of a BMW i3 electric car at its facility near Detroit. The company--which specializes in... read more May 5, 2015 by 

2015 Lexus CT 200h

Lexus Bypassing Plug-In Hybrids, Looking At Fuel Cells, Maybe EVs

Hybrid models are a very significant part of the lineup for both the luxury brand Lexus and its mainstream counterpart (and parent company) Toyota. Hybrids accounted for... read more April 15, 2015 by 

Car2Go offering bike racks in Portland

Portland Car2Go Car-Sharing Fleet To Get Bike Racks

Would you be more likely to use car-sharing if you could bring your bike along? For Portlanders, that will soon be a real possibility, as 250 vehicles in its Car2Go fleet... read more March 15, 2015 by 


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