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How Far CAN The 2012 Chevrolet Volt Travel On Electricity Alone?

How Far CAN The 2012 Chevrolet Volt Travel On Electricity Alone?

When General Motors began producing the Chevrolet Volt in 2010, many staunch electric car fans dismissed it, saying its on-board gasoline engine meant it was only a hybrid, not a true electric car. With sixty-three percent of all Chevrolet Volt trips to date being made in electric-only mode, most... read more

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Long-Distance Electric Car Trips by Night

Range Anxiety or Stupidity? Pushing an Electric Car to its Limits

Yesterday we told you about our generally hassle-free, two-day, 520 mile round trip in a 2011 Nissan Leaf. Thanks to a succession of available rapid charging stations, a... read more April 22, 2011 by 14

Ford Focus EV - instrument panel

Running on Empty: The Problem With Electric Car Fuel Gauges

Just a few months in and we’re already hearing stories of electric car owners getting stranded as their new electric cars ‘suddenly’ run out of power... read more March 16, 2011 by 12

2011 Nissan Leaf

EPA Rates 2011 Nissan Leaf at 99 MPGE, 73 Mile Range

Just how fuel efficient is an electric car? That’s been the question facing the EPA for months as it has battled the ratings system to give consumers a realistic and... read more November 22, 2010 by 6



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