Electric Cars

 
Ford To Facebook Fans: “How Should The 2012 Focus Electric Sound?”

Ford To Facebook Fans: “How Should The 2012 Focus Electric Sound?”

The days of the almost silent electric car are gone. Motivated by a severe case of liticaphobia - or the fear of lawsuits - the auto industry has already agreed that electric cars should have some form of audible warning system fitted as standard to alert pedestrians of their approach. But while... read more

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First factory-built Fisker Karma live photos

Fisker Karma Electric-Car Charging Stations Have EV1 Roots

When you buy an electric car, you will most likely need a charging station. As buyers start to bring home plug-in cars, they will also expect their dealer to help them... read more June 24, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Nissan Leaf Ad pokes Fun at "Gas-powered" Volt

Director's Cut Of Electric Car Ads: Gas-Powered Everything (Video)

Remember Nissan’s latest 2011 Leaf commercial? Asking the viewer to imagine a world where everything from your cellphone to your microwave oven was powered by gasoline... read more June 22, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Nissan Leaf, Nashville, October 2010

2012 Nissan Leaf: Heated Seats, Wheel & Battery As Standard

While Nissan killed the Altima Hybrid, its sole U.S. hybrid vehicle, for 2012, the company has made a number of important upgrades to its Leaf battery electric car. For 2012... read more June 21, 2011 by 1


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Earthquake To Delay U.S. Assembly of Nissan Leaf Electric Cars?

By far the most ambitious plan to build and assemble electric cars in the U.S. comes not from General Motors or Ford, but from Nissan. Now, it may happen a little later than... read more June 21, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5

CEO Musk: 2011 Tesla Roadster Electric Sports Cars Are Gone, Almost

The Tesla Roadster hasn't been front-page news for electric cars in a while, now that several mass-market family electric cars have launched. So as Tesla moves its focus to... read more June 20, 2011 by 1


 
1914 Detroit Electric car, owned by GE scientist Charles Steinmetz, Schenectady, NY, June 2011

1914 Detroit Electric: Pretty Spry For A Century Old (Video)

For decades, old electric cars--those built from the 1890s to 1930 or so, when the last remnants of the industry died out--were nothing more than oddities. Tall, imposing... read more June 20, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

2011 Chevrolet Volt Vs 2011 Nissan Leaf: 7,000 Miles Later

After several months of using a 2011 Chevy Volt and a 2011 Nissan Leaf as our sole family transport, we have a better understanding of both cars than we did in March, when I... read more June 18, 2011 by 19


 
Felix Kramer and his fleet: Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, Plug in Prius

Who Make The Best Electric Car Sales People? Early Adopters

If you were in the market for a new car then you might find yourself visiting your local dealership to get a test-drive and grill the salesperson about fuel economy... read more June 17, 2011 by 1


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt drive test, March 2011

Who Actually Buys 2011 Chevy Volt Electric Cars, And Why?

Despite media attempts to conjure a "sales battle" between the 2011 Chevy Volt and the 2011 Nissan Leaf, both companies are selling every car they can manage to get into the... read more June 17, 2011 by 7


 
2010 mini e electric vehicle ev la auto show 022

Mini E Driver Study: Some Caveats On Electric-Car Happy News

The 450 lucky U.S. drivers who were picked to test the BMW Mini E between June 2009 and June 2010 are one happy bunch. They love their cars, they like electric driving in... read more June 15, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Want A 2011 Nissan Leaf? Get That Charging Station In First!

If you're on the U.S. waiting list for a 2011 Nissan Leaf, we certainly hope you already have a charging station already installed in your garage. Bloomberg caught wind that... read more June 14, 2011 by 0


 
2010 Audi e-tron Spyder Concept live photos

Audi e-tron Spyder Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Turns Up At Le Mans

In recent years at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race there is an event called the Le Mans vers le Futur that takes place before the actual race in which a number of... read more June 13, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Think City 2+2

Think City, Smart Fortwo ED and Mitsubishi "i" Compared

Thanks to The New York Times, we now have a pretty fair comparo between the three smaller electric cars that will be soon on the market. Unlike the Leaf, the Volt and the... read more June 11, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant

2012 Chevy Volt Price Cut To $39,995, Options, Colors Expanded

For its second year of production, the 2012 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car will come down $1,000 in price and be offered with several new features and two new... read more June 10, 2011 by 8


 
2013 Ford C-MAX plug-in hybrid

2013 Ford C-Max Energi: Dearborn's Answer To Volt And Prius

Toyota has managed to make its Prius family iconic, instantly identified by its unique silhouettes and body styles, and almost synonymous with 'hybrid'; and this past year... read more June 9, 2011 by 2


 

 
 

 
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