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On December 6, 2013
By Curt Volkmann, ELPC Senior Clean Energy Finance Specialist
In just a few short years, electric vehicles, or EVs, have moved from a novelty to near-mainstream. We have robust competition from major auto makers, federal investments are working, public charging infrastructure is taking off, supportive local and state policies are helping in the right [...]
On December 5, 2013
Assuming the counter on the Plug In America web site actually reflects reality, Americans have now acquired, either by purchase or lease, more than 150,000 plug-in automobiles, with the wager being it’ll hit the 200,000 point by sometime in early Q2 of 2014.
Just to be clear, plug-in electric vehicles as a category encompass battery [...]
On October 14, 2013
Can love for an electric car stand the test of time?
Olivier Chalouhi was the first person in the U.S. to take delivery of a 2011 Nissan Leaf, way back in December 2010.
Now that he’s had his black Leaf SL for nearly three years, does [...]
On October 7, 2013
Don Anair is research and deputy director for the Clean Vehicles program at UCS. Heis an engineer with expertise on diesel, hybrid and battery electric vehicles and related policies. This article is adapted from a post to the UCS blog The Equation. Anaircontributed this article toLiveScience’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.
Plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) posted record [...]
On October 7, 2013
If you missed National Plug In Day last weekend don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get together with other enthusiasts for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.
But you might need a bigger venue. Starting from near zero, sales of plug-in cars are starting to take off, with help from some big price cuts. That [...]
On June 21, 2013
Bosch will produce the first wireless electric vehicle charging system, the technology supplier announced this week.
The Plugless L2 System resembles a small launch pad in the middle of the floor (see a photo here). Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf owners — the system isn’t compatible with other EV models — would simply drive [...]
Electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Honda Fit EV used to languish on dealership lots for months. A pricing war with aggressive incentives and cheap lease deals has changed all that.
Last year, Nissan sold about half the number of Leafs it had anticipated, marking two years in a row of disappointing [...]
On May 24, 2013
For many consumers, electric vehicle ownership has been a nonstarter for purely financial reasons. The math indicated that the money one saved in gas from an EV was usually outweighed by the car’s high initial price. But the math has been changing.
The financial argument for buying an electric car is getting a lot [...]
While the intention is there, the infrastructure for public electrical vehicle charging stations is in transition. Julie Wernau, the Chicago Tribune’s energy reporter, reported last month that the Los Angeles firm charged with bringing widespread charging stations to the Chicago area, 350Green, seems to have defaulted on its promise to install 280 charging stations: 169 [...]
On March 29, 2013
Shopping electric vehicles can be like dating: They look and sound great. You get charged up. But you don’t know enough to commit to a relationship.
The lure of buying a green, gas-free electric vehicle leads to worries about the long term. Maybe there will be breakthroughs in batteries or driving range, and you’ll feel [...]
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