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MIT: 87% of vehicles could be electric today with no problem
MIT: 87% of vehicles could be electric today with no problem

Skeptics sometimes doubt whether electric vehicles will catch on. They compare them to gas-powered cars, trucks, and SUVs, bemoaning the fact that EVs have shorter driving ranges and higher sticker prices. However, a new study shows that the biggest obstacle standing between EVs and mainstream...Read More»

2014 Tesla Model S
Elon Musk Wasn't Kidding: Tesla Is Developing An Automated Plug-In 'Snake Charger'

Back in October, Tesla Motors' CEO, Elon Musk, shocked the auto world when he unveiled "The D", a performance package for the company's Model S sedan. The D package was slated to go on sale last month. While most media outlets focused on the package's suite of enhancements, like semi-autonomous...Read More»

2014 BMW i3
BMW's New Electric Car Charger Lays Ground For Charging Network. So, Why All That Talk With Tesla?

While other automakers seem to be wavering on their commitment to electric vehicles, BMW is preparing to take the luxury EV market by storm. According to Green Car Reports, the automaker recently unveiled a new supercharger that could soon create an electric-car charging network bigger than Tesla's...Read More»

Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)
Tesla's First Takers: BMW, Nissan Talk To Elon Musk & Co. About Battery Charging

Last week, Tesla Motors and its charismatic CEO, Elon Musk, did something very, very unusual. After dropping cryptic hints about some "controversial" plans, Musk revealed that Tesla would make its patented electric car technology available to anyone, at no cost, with no threat of lawsuits, provided...Read More»

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at the wheel of a Tesla Roadster
Is Elon Musk About To Blow The Roof Off The Electric Car Industry?

As high-tech and eco-friendly as electric cars may be, they're not an easy sell to consumers. Not only are they expensive -- considerably more expensive than comparably equipped gas-powered vehicles -- but shoppers also worry about battery range and about the time those batteries need for...Read More»

Orlando Electric Car Charging Station
Electric Car Etiquette: Is It Okay To Unplug Someone's Vehicle So You Can Power Up?

No doubt about it, electric cars are coming -- and with them, an increased demand for charging stations. In fact, in some parts of the country, the lack of charging options for EV owners has given rise to a phenomenon known as "charge rage". Should we be worried? The problem stems from the...Read More»

2013 Tesla Model S
2013 Tesla Model S Recalled, But You Don't Have To Take It In For Repairs

Tesla Motors has issued a recall for the all-electric 2013 Model S sedan. That's the bad news. The good news is that owners won't have to take their cars to mechanics for repairs. Welcome to the 21st century. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Tesla...Read More»

Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf Owner Spends Day In Jail For Stealing 5 Cents Of Electricity: UPDATED

UPDATE: See below The owner of an all-electric Nissan Leaf got quite a shock last month when he was hauled to jail for stealing electricity to charge his car. According to ABC News, police in Chamblee, Georgia received a complaint on Saturday, November 2 about an electric car that was plugged into...Read More»

Ford Fusion Energi charging.
Electric Car Adoption Lagging Because Drivers Have Nowhere To Park & Charge Them

Sales of electric cars are slowly picking up, but fans of vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S often wonder why the numbers aren't improving faster. A new study from Carnegie Mellon University provides an answer, and it has everything to do with parking. The study was conducted by...Read More»

Hevo wireless electric car charging station
That's Not A Manhole Cover, It's An Electric Car Charger

Fully electric cars and range-extended vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, and Chevrolet Volt have only been on the market a few years, but it's pretty clear that they're on the front line of an automotive revolution. For that revolution to be successful, though, automakers need to...Read More»

2012 Tesla Model S
Tesla Reveals Model S Logs, Says New York Times Writer Fudged Facts

Last week, the New York Times published an article by John Broder detailing his attempt to drive a Tesla Model S from Washington, D.C. to Boston, Massachusetts using Tesla's new quick-charge stations. Mr. Broder reported numerous problems with the car's charging process, and in the end, he claims...Read More»

2012 Chevrolt Volt Gas Station Advert
Study: Chevrolet Volt Drivers Suffer From 'Gas Anxiety'

One of the biggest hurdles facing electric car manufacturers is range anxiety -- that is, the public's fear that the battery on an electric vehicle will run out of juice, leaving them stranded. But an intriguing new study has revealed a different sort of anxiety that afflicts owners of the...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
2012 Toyota Camry, Saab Woes, Toyota Prius: Car News Headlines

The 2012 Toyota Camry has been accidentally revealed in an assembly plant video. [TheCarConnection] According to the EPA, the Toyota Prius is no longer the most fuel-efficient vehicle. [GreenCarReports] A Lamborghini Gallardo has gone up in flames in Scotland. [MotorAuthority] The 2012 Cadillac SRX...Read More»

Screenshot from Pay With PlugShare app for electric-car charging
PlugShare: Building An EV Charging Community

Xatori has released a new iPhone app that will build a community of EV charging station locations. The goal is to relieve EV owners of what is commonly known as "range anxiety." The app lets users mark the location and type, free or paid, of EV charging stations they come across. Xatori's goal is...Read More»

Barack Obama
Obama Allots $200 Million To Support EV Adoption

President Obama's draft budget for 2012 hasn't made as many headlines as it might've due to the current Middle Eastern political turmoil, but tucked away inside the $3.7 trillion dollar document is something that should interest electric vehicle fans. The budget contains funds for a $200 million...Read More»

2011 BMW M3 performance package
Today at High Gear Media: Leaf, Volt, M3 and Vintage Carrera

We've driven the 2011 Nissan Leaf so many times, we thought we'd give you a rating and a full review--but don't think you're stepping ahead of us in line. [TheCarConnection] Our crack car-review team's done the same with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt--and we've managed to avoid the plug-in-hybrid...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
The Electrics Are Coming: Is There a Charge Point in Your Home's Future?

Like it or not – and many consumers are still in the wait-and-see category – the wave of electric vehicles is about to sweep the country. At least, that’s the view of some researchers, along with entities in government, private industry, environmentalists, and lobbyists...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Going Green With Appliances: Like Taking 100M Cars Off The Road

We've seen the trends; car shoppers are increasingly considering fuel consumption in car puchases, and thinking about the energy we spend getting around—some purely for economics, others for greener reasons. But it's sometimes easy to forget that vehicles aren't the only energy hogs we have in...Read More»

Mitsubishi MiEV
Japanese Automakers Team Up To Promote EV Standards

New technology is almost always exciting. However, it's also always evolving, which means that today's cutting-edge cars, computers, and home entertainment systems might not be so exciting (or useful) a couple of years down the line. Many remember the bitter battle waged between VHS and Betamax...Read More»

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