Mazda Demio EV

  • Mazda Demio EV test-fleet electric car in Japan (aka Mazda2)

    Electric cars can be split into three basic groups. There are the few models carmakers intend to sell in volume (e.g. Nissan Leaf), those that are only "compliance cars"--built solely to satisfy regulatory requirements--and, lastly, the "test fleet" cars, with which manufacturers gather real-world data on how drivers use electric cars in their daily routines. Starting this October, a new test-fleet electric car will join the now-departed MINI E, the current BMW ActiveE, and a handful of others. (There are presently more compliance cars--e.g. 2013 Honda Fit EV, 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Chevrolet...

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