Tag: electric car


Mercedes recently announced pricing for its first production-level all-electric car. The five-seat small luxury sedan, the B-Class Electric Drive, will go on sale this summer in the United States, with a starting price of $41,450—nearly an identical price to its Read more…


Recently, USA Today commissioned automotive resale value authority, Kelley Blue Book, to do an analysis of projected resale values for electric and internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. The publication found that on pure terms, electrics like the Nissan LEAF, Chevy Read more…


The idea of cordless charging for electric vehicles has been around for more than a decade now, and several car makers, including Nissan, GM and Volvo, have tried to develop a system that would be able to charge cars without Read more…


Ford announced it will drop the price of the battery-powered 2014 Focus Electric—just weeks after company executives said the automaker would avoid the trend of lowering EV sticker prices. By dropping the price of the Focus Electric by $4,000, Ford Read more…


Sometime in the past week, the 100,000th plug-in electric car was sold in the U.S. That means it’s only a matter of time before a vibrant market for electric cars begins to emerge. Already, we can see a few dozen Read more…


How often do we hear warnings for people with respiratory conditions to stay inside to avoid high levels of poor or toxic air in their communities? There are good reasons for those warnings. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sees Read more…


“It’s not a matter of opinion, it’s a matter of fact that the globe is warming,” said the Republican elder statesman. While his Republican colleagues continue to dither about climate change and search for the best ways to do nothing Read more…


Nissan’s electric car LEAF has been named Car of the Year at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show, which runs until Sunday, December 11th. The model has been successful thanks to its efficient lithium-ion batteries and high performance motor. It also Read more…


Electric cars may present different hazards than conventional design. Recent crash tests as well as one report of a battery fire suggest that the present car design may have to be improved. Crash tests have been carried out in the Read more…


In the past ten years, environmentally friendly cars have become a fixture in advertising. First came the Prius. Then BMW claimed its electric batteries boost performance, great for boosting the entire BMW brand. Chevy Volt, an electric hybrid, hypes range, Read more…


I recently set out to look into all electric car sharing programs, like the one recently started in San Diego by car2go. After a little research into the program – run by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler, stocked with Daimler Read more…


Mitsubishi joins the hunt for affordable, rapid charging stations with its own solar-powered prototype. Ask any car owner about their biggest worry when it comes to electric vehicles, and they’re likely to say finding themselves in the middle of nowhere Read more…


The city of London, which has set a goal of becoming the “electric car capital” of Europe, has launched a new network of 150 charging stations, increasing the total number of stations citywide to more than 400. Calling a lack Read more…


Driving is an inevitable part of day-to-day life for many commuters. The impact of vehicle related CO2 emissions can no longer be ignored. There are more than 250 million cars regularly operated in the United States. In total, these cars Read more…

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