Electric Cars

Advertising Electric Cars: What To Make Of Leaf vs. Volt Spat?

Advertising Electric Cars: What To Make Of Leaf vs. Volt Spat?

For the first time in 80 years or so, major automakers are building and selling plug-in electric cars in the U.S. How are they letting people know about their new cars? Advertising, of course. Our colleague Richard Read looked at four electric-car TV ads, analyzing what made them work and what... read more

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2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing

NHTSA Gives 2011 Chevrolet Volt Five Star Overall Safety Ranking

Back in April we heard that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety had awarded both the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevrolet Volt its highest possible award for safety -... read more June 7, 2011 by 2

2011 Nissan Leaf

Standard 2011 Electric Nissan Leaf To Climb Pike's Peak

The all-electric 2011 Nissan Leaf will be joining the 89th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26th. But, surprisingly it won't be the race-modified Nismo Leaf RC... read more June 1, 2011 by 0

John Duncan takes delivery of one of the first 2011 Nissan LEAF EVs, near Portland OR, 12/15/2010

Nissan Doubles Leaf Sales, Volt Stays Steady: Some Perspective, Please

Sigh. Here we go again. It's the first of the month, which means that auto journalists are scrambling to put together their monthly sales reports. Sales in May weren't great... read more June 1, 2011 by 23

1999 Audi A2, Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi A2 e-tron Electric Car Concept Headed To Frankfurt Auto Show: Report

The last we heard Audi was working on a new generation of its slow selling but technologically advanced A2 hatchback for launch in 2015. According to latest reports, a... read more June 1, 2011 by 1

2011 Fuel Economy Labels

New Fuel Economy Label Highlights Electric Cars, Plug-Ins

The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation have unveiled their updated fuel economy labels. There's some new information aimed squarely to inform... read more May 28, 2011 by 1

2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

850 Miles In A Tesla Roadster In A Weekend: Crossing The Line

Yesterday, we told you about the remarkable 850-mile electric-car road trip planned by David Peilow and Kevin Sharpe, who intended to drive from the tip to the tail of the... read more May 26, 2011 by 6

2011 Chevrolet Volt drive test, March 2011

Why The 2011 Chevrolet Volt Encourages The Use Of Gasoline

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt may be an extended-range electric car--or a plug-in hybrid, take your pick--but it's designed to promote the use of gasoline. Well, older gasoline... read more May 26, 2011 by 6

2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

850 Electric Miles, One Weekend: Tesla Test Of UK Charging Network

Why climb a mountain when there are perfectly good helicopters? Why drive to the North Pole when there are scheduled flights? Why drive from the upper tip of the United... read more May 25, 2011 by 4

Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept

A Formula 1 Nissan Leaf Electric Car? Well, Not Quite: Rumor

A little over two months ago Nissan made the announcement that its upmarket Infiniti division would become the title automotive sponsor of the championship-leading Formula 1... read more May 25, 2011 by 1

2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5

Ten Reasons Why You’ll Really Enjoy Owning an Electric Car

This month has seen a lot of witty articles about the pros and cons of electric transportation, usually titled ‘Ten reasons why electric cars...’ followed by... read more May 24, 2011 by 17

Porsche Boxster E electric car prototype

Porsche Boxster E Electric Sports Car A Hit At 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum

The Michelin Challenge Bibendum is an annual event run by the French tire company aimed at promoting the development of sustainable mobility. At this year’s event in... read more May 24, 2011 by 3

Accenture 2011 survey, 'Plug-in Electric Vehicles: Changing Perceptions, Hedging Bets'

Less Than Half Of U.S. Shoppers Want EVs To Take Over: Discuss

If you plan to shop for a new car this year, there will be a range of plug-in hybrids and EVs competing for your attention. But according to a new survey, only about 30% of... read more May 24, 2011 by 4

Protoscar Lampo3 electric prototype

Protoscar Lampo3: Best Electric Sports Car You Can't Buy Yet?

Protoscar isn’t new to designing and building electric car prototypes. The Swiss firm, who specializes in design and engineering, has previously revealed the Lampo and... read more May 23, 2011 by 1

Porsche Boxster E electric prototype

Porsche Wants High-Performance Electric Cars, Testing Plug-In Panamera

Porsche recently took the wraps off its second hybrid model, the new 2012 Panamera S Hybrid, as well as confirming development of an electric sports car and the announcement... read more May 23, 2011 by 10

Assembly of Think City electric cars, Elkhart, Indiana, Jan 2011

New Management, Structure, Cash For Electric-Car Maker Think?

Back in January, we toured the Think electric-car assembly facility in Elkhart, Indiana, "the RV capital of the world." We got some striking photos of hundreds of the City... read more May 19, 2011 by 4



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