• Checklist On Buying A Used Electric Car

    Buying a used electric car can be challenging, with so many factors and vehicles to consider. There are lots of very good plug-in electric cars for sale now, and some of them are starting to show up on used-car lots. Consumer concerns about limited range and battery longevity could have an impact on used electric car prices. However, the range of [...]

    Checklist On Buying A Used Electric Car
  • Tesla Delivers 7,579 Model S Sedans in Q2

    Tesla Motors delivered 7,579 Model S vehicles and produced 8,763 of the cars in the second-quarter, according to second-quarter results. The California-based electric carmaker lowered its forecast for revenue and deliveries for the third quarter to 7,800 vehicles from 9,500 because it had to shut down its factory in Fremont, Calif., to install equipment in July. The factory upgrades will [...]

    Tesla Delivers 7,579 Model S Sedans in Q2
  • BMW Joins EPRI To Help Create An Open Grid Integration Platform For Electric Vehicles

    BMW has announced that it will begin testing an electric vehicle integration platform developed by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The platform is designed to help utilities manage when plug-in electric vehicles are charged, a process known as demand charging. This would make it possible for utilities to schedule electric vehicle charging for those times during the day when [...]

    BMW Joins EPRI To Help Create An Open Grid Integration Platform For Electric Vehicles
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Sales Start in Europe

    The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, the first plug-in hybrid from German luxury carmaker, is now available to order for customers in Europe. Approximately 410 Audi dealers in Europe – including no fewer than 105 in Germany – are selling the A3 e-tron at a basic price of 37,900 euros on the German market. An individual installation check, the “e-tron plus” [...]

    Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Sales Start in Europe
  • Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid Priced at €108,944 in Germany

    Mercedes-Benz has started production on its new S 500 Plug-In Hybrid and has begun taking orders with prices from €108,944.50 (US$146,000). The Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid will arrive at dealerships across Europe in September. The Mercedes-Benz S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID offers a system output of 325 kW and 650 Nm torque, and in just 5.2 seconds sprints from 0 [...]

    Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid Priced at €108,944 in Germany
  • Official: Panasonic, Tesla Agree to Team on Gigafactory

    Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors have signed an agreement that lays out their cooperation on the construction of a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the United States, known as the Gigafactory. According to the agreement, Tesla will prepare, provide and manage the land, buildings and utilities. Panasonic will manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells and invest in the associated equipment, [...]

    Official: Panasonic, Tesla Agree to Team on Gigafactory
  • Honda Joins EPRI In Developing Next Step In Smart Charging

    Honda has joined a group of eight major automakers and 15 utilities organized by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to demonstrate a standards-based, open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles. The open platform will simplify and streamline V2G communications, enabling plug-in electric vehicles to provide grid services and increasing the overall value proposition of plug-in vehicles. There are [...]

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    UC Davis Launches Website to Compare Driving Costs of EVs
  • PlugShare Teams Up With Nissan for ‘No Charge to Charge’ Program

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  • 2014 Chevrolet Volt Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick + Award

    The 2014 Chevrolet Volt with available Forward Collision Alert was the only vehicle out of 12 small cars tested to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s 2014 Top Safety Pick + award. The 2014 Volt also received an ‘acceptable’ overall score in IIHS’ challenging small overlap front crash test, while its battery-electric rival, the Nissan Leaf, earns a poor [...]

    2014 Chevrolet Volt Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick + Award

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Checklist On Buying A Used Electric Car

Checklist On Buying A Used Electric Car

August 1, 2014 at 6:11 am

Buying a used electric car can be challenging, with so many factors and vehicles to consider. There are lots of very good plug-in electric cars for sale now, and some of them...

 

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Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid Priced at €108,944 in Germany

Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid Priced at €108,944 in Germany

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Mercedes-Benz has started production on its new S 500 Plug-In Hybrid and has begun taking orders with prices from €108,944.50 (US$146,000). The Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In...

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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Sales Start in Europe

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Sales Start in Europe

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The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, the first plug-in hybrid from German luxury carmaker, is now available to order for customers in Europe. Approximately 410 Audi dealers in Europe...

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Stanford Team Achieves ‘Holy Grail’ of Battery Design: A Stable Lithium Anode

Stanford Team Achieves ‘Holy Grail’ of Battery Design: A Stable Lithium Anode

July 29, 2014 at 1:00 am

Engineers use carbon nanospheres to protect lithium from the reactive and expansive problems that have restricted its use as an anode. Engineers across the globe have been...

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