Electric Cars

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf SL

    The all-electric Nissan Leaf may have been on sale in some parts of the U.S. for 14 months -- but for residents in 21 states, today is the day Nissan will email them saying they can start the ordering process for the $35,200 hatchback. When the 2011 Nissan Leaf launched, Nissan restricted rollout of the Leaf to states known for its support of electric cars. Those states also happened to be known for having temperate winter weather. Customers in colder states and less electric car friendly states had to wait until the 2012 Nissan Leaf launched before they could order one. Fitted with battery...

  • Corbin Sparrow 2 Single Seat Electric Car
    Corbin Tries To Resurrect Sparrow Electric Car. Would Anyone Care?

    Back in the mid 1990s, a motorcycle seat salesman by the name of Mike Corbin turned up at the San Francisco Auto Show with a single seat, three wheeled electric car that resembled a boot on wheels. But while Corbin experienced an initial spike of interest from curious consumers and international...

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i
    What Makes A Town Electric Car Friendly? We Find Out

    It’s no secret that some parts of the U.S are more electric-car friendly than others, but what makes a certain town a better place to own an electric car than others? According to the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), four places across the U.S. are much more electric car...

  • 2011 Audi A3 e-tron prototype
    Audi Commences A3 e-tron Electric Car Test Fleet In U.S.

    Last week, Volkswagen officially started its latest all-electric test program in the U.S., with the delivery of the first eGolf to its Californian test facility. Yesterday at the annual TED conference, sister company Audi followed suit with the announcement that it too would be testing limited...

  • Volkswagen Golf Blue e-Motion
    Volkswagen Plugs In, Starts eGolf Test Fleet In California

    On Friday last week, Volkswagen officially marked the start of its U.S. electric car test program by shipping an all-electric Golf to its Electronic Research Laboratory in Belmont, California. Called the eGolf in the U.S. the all-electric hatchback is essentially the same as the Volkswagen Golf...

  • BMW's i3 concept.
    BMW Reminds Us i3, i8 Electric Cars Are Coming With New Video

    BMW’s 2014 i8 plug-in hybrid sports car might have been spotted wearing standard-issue "carmoflague" while cold-weather testing in Sweden, but now the German automaker wants to remind us how it really looks. The reminder comes courtesy of BMW’s latest teaser video, showing the i8 and...

  • Allison Ringold's Electric Car Website

    Ask most 10-year old girls what they do in their spare time, and the chances are they’ll give you a list including various extra-curricular clubs, playing with weebos, and watching television. But a 10-year old girl from Michigan by the name of Allison Ringold has something else to add to her list: promoting electric cars. While we’re sure Ringold has plenty of other interests on her list, the 5th grader from Michigan has built an entire website detailing the history of the electric car as her entry into the National History Day of 2012. Entitled “What Was Old Is New...

  • Gas Car Vs Solar Powered Electric Car Costs: 50 Years
    Drive a Solar-Charged Electric Car, Save $263,000 On Fuel Over 50 Years?

    Critics of plug-in cars like the 2012 Nissan Leaf and 2012 Mitsubishi i often say their high sticker prices are just too expensive to make a sound economic case for making the switch from gasoline to electric. Not so, says electric car advocate and BMW ActiveE driver Peder Norby. In fact, Norby...

  • Hertz Tests Evatran Wireless Electric Car Charging
    Hertz Tests Wireless Charging For Electric-Car Rentals

    Over the past year we’ve seen car rental firms like Hertz and Enterprise launch new schemes designed to give customers a hassle-free way of renting a plug-in car instead of a gasoline one if they so wish. Now Hertz is helping Virginia-based Evatran test its wireless charging technology -- a...

  • 2012 Coda Sedan
    2012 Coda Sedan: See It At Stores, Buy It...At Dealers, Says CEO

    When California-based electric automaker Coda Automotive announced it would be opening showrooms in shopping malls, you might have assumed each showroom would have some way of helping customers order its all-electric 2012 Sedan. You’d be wrong. They won’t, according to Coda CEO Phil...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf
    Arizona Considers Charging Electric Cars Tax At 1.43¢ Per Mile

    For many years, Arizona was considered an electric-car friendly state, thanks to California-style tailpipe emissions and mandates which required automakers to sell a certain percentage of zero-emissions cars in order to sell in the state. But less than a month after the Arizona Governor’s...

  • 2013 Tesla Model X crossover teaser
    2014 Tesla Model X: Mysterious “Falcon Doors” May Lift Up, Fold

    Over the past few months, we’ve started to hear more and more about Tesla’s 2014 Model X -- the all-electric crossover SUV that will follow the 2012 Model S into production in year’s time. So far, everything has been positively enigmatic, but now clean tech specialist Theo...

  • A Day In The Life Of A Nissan Leaf

    According to recent research, 95 percent of all trips could be made by electric cars -- but that doesn’t stop the majority of consumers from suffering electric car range anxiety. So when automotive journalists Roman Mica and Nathan Adlen from TFLcar.com decided to put a 2012 Nissan Leaf through a series of daily driving tasks to see how it coped, we had to find out how it did. Of course, the guys over at TFLcar.com also recorded their day via video to share with the world on YouTube. Starting with a full charge, Adlen left his Colorado home and headed to the TFLcar offices in Boulder...

  • BMW ActiveE electric car, January 2012, New Jersey
    Will Electric Cars Become Popular? BP, Exxon Remain Skeptical

    President Obama might see a bright future for electric cars in the United States, but not everyone shares his positive outlook. Unsurprisingly, oil giants BP and Exxon are among them. In a report released last month, BP outlined data which suggests that electric cars will only account for 4 percent...

  • GreenCharge Electric Car iPhone App
    Green Charge Offers 3rd Party Monitoring Of 2012 Volt, Leaf Charging

    In case you hadn’t heard, smartphone apps are the number one accessory for any plug-in car owner. In fact, nearly every mainstream electric car on the market today has its own dedicated iOS, Android and Windows Mobile applications, designed to help you monitor your car’s charge level...

  • Ecotality Blink Level 2 residential charging station for electric cars
    Kansas Considers Taxing Electric Car Owners When They Plug In

    The state of Kansas is famous for a lot of things, from its wild sunflowers and large wheat-fields through to its miles and miles of straight roads, an incredibly flat landscape, and a certain 1939 musical about a little girl, a tornado, and her dog. This week however, Kansas became one of the...

  • Revenge Of The Electric Car DVD Box
    Revenge Of The Electric Car: Available On DVD, From Today

    Last year, Chris Paine’s sequel to Who Killed The Electric Car? --Revenge Of The Electric Car -- premiered to a packed audience at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Since then, the independent docufilm has shown at various art houses and community theaters across the U.S, but...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Volt
    Can Your 2012 Chevy Volt Use California HOV Lanes? It Depends

    When General Motors launched the Chevrolet Volt in 2010, the state of California decided that it didn’t meet the required emissions standards needed to classify it as an Electric Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle (e-AT-PZEV). At Launch, No HOV Lane Access As a consequence...

  • Saab EV-1 Experimental Vehicle

    Earlier today, our colleagues over at MotorAuthority told us about a collection of over 100 rare cars going under the hammer in Sweden. Among them, a complete EV-1. Complete with aerodynamic coupe styling, solar-powered cooling fan and a film appearance under its belt, bidding for this futuristic car will be accepted by post or fax between now and Friday, January 20. But before you get too excited, this ruby red sports coupe isn’t an example of the much-missed EV-1 electric car that General Motors made in the 1990s. In fact, this particular EV-1 predates the all-electric two-seater that...

  • 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8
    Bentley Will Use V-8, W-12 Engines In Plug-In Hybrid

    For years, prestige car brands remained insulated from the drive towards greater fuel economy and higher gas mileages. However, tightening regulations on gas mileage and emissions have forced many luxury automakers to take fuel economy seriously for the first time, requiring them to look for...

  • Traffic Jam
    95% Of All Trips Could Be Made In Electric Cars, Says Study

    Here at GreenCarReports, we often hear excuses from people who say they want to buy an electric car but feel unable to. Aside from increased sticker price, one of the more common excuses given is the worry that an electric car won’t meet their mileage needs due to range limitations per charge...

  • Lola-Drayson ALMS All-Electric B12/69EV Racecar Prototype
    Le Mans Champions Make Electric Car Racing Real With 200MPH Car

    Back in December, we told you about a brand new electric race car that Former American Le Mans Series veterans Drayson Racing were planning on unveiling at the 2012 Low Carbon Racing Conference in Birmingham, England. At the time, we were told the all-electric race car -- called the B12/69EV --...

  • Volkswagen e-Bugster Concept electric car, 2012 Detroit Auto Show
    VW e-Bugster Electric Concept Live Gallery: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

    There’s something special about the Volkswagen Beetle -- or VW Bug to use its more colloquial name -- that makes us think of a car that is inherently friendly to the planet. And that’s something which Volkswagen has played on with the its Volkswagen all-electric e-Bugster concept car...

  • U.S. DoE Video. Energy 101: Electric Vehicles
    U.S. DoE Tackles Electric Car Basics In New Energy 101 Video

    We’re often asked by new readers where they should go to brush up on electric car basics, so we’re always on the lookout for new resources to recommend alongside our own guides to cars like the 2012 Nissan Leaf and 2012 Chevrolet Volt. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department Of Energy...

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