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On February 5, 2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island is offering $2,500 rebates to encourage residents to buy or lease plug-in cars, joining a growing number of states inviting drivers to go electric.
Only about 450 electric-powered vehicles are on the roads of the nation’s smallest state, far fewer than in neighboring Massachusetts – where nearly 5,500 are […]
On January 29, 2016
Following up on the best things about electric cars, in our 6th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into what EV drivers and enthusiasts consider to be the best ways to promote EVs and spread […]
Only three U.S. presidents in history have visited the Detroit Auto Show in its century-plus of existence: Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1960, Bill Clinton in 1999, and now Barack Obama, yesterday.
At various points during the day, the president lauded the ongoing recoveries of the city of Detroit itself as well as the domestic automakers, […]
On December 23, 2015
A global electric vehicle outlook report published in 2013 suggested that the goal of 15 countries that are part of the Electric Vehicles Initiative is to have 20 million electric vehicles on the road by 2020.
The report states that, as countries seek to address future energy requirements, achieving sustainable transport has emerged as an […]
The Paris Summit may have gone down in history for delivering an international climate change deal that promises to invigorate the global green economy, but it also provided arguably the biggest showcase yet for the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs).
Throughout the two-week long summit, Renault-Nissan Alliance provided a fleet of 200 EVs in the […]
On December 18, 2015
While plunging gasoline prices have been a boon to the auto industry, spurring sales of lower-mileage but higher-profit trucks and SUVs, it’s having the opposite effect on electric and hybrid-powered models. Deliveries in the segment have reportedly dropped by 17 percent so far this year.
While automakers may be softening their sales expectations, they remain […]
On December 18, 2015
Ford has announced plans to increase its spending on electric vehicle (EV) development by $4.5 billion over the next five years, and it plans to roll out 13 new EVs over that time.
By 2020, 40% of Ford’s vehicles will include EV models, the company said. The move represents Ford’s largest-ever EV investment […]
Recent reports suggest that electric-vehicle users are frustrated by the disproportionate car-to-charging-station ratio.
With one charging station for every 10 electric vehicles, electric-vehicle (EV) drivers are often trapped in vicious competition, vying for the highly coveted spaces. Nowhere is the competitive tension felt more intensely than in company lots, where EV drivers often remain […]
US electric car sales are in, and they aren’t particularly uplifting. The big deal hitting sales seems to be that people are waiting for a longer-range Nissan LEAF (or a much longer-range LEAF), a longer-range BMW i3, and the 200-mile Chevy Bolt (hitting the market ~1 year from now), and this […]
On December 4, 2015
In our recent report on electric vehicles, we found that battery electric cars produce about 50 percent fewer global warming emissions over their lifetime than similarly-sized gasoline cars. We showed that even with the greater global warming emissions from manufacturing (largely because of lithium-ion battery manufacturing), a battery-electric vehicle still results in significantly lower global warming emissions […]