Nissan Leaf Sets New Electric Car Sales Record

Nissan Leaf Sets New Electric Car Sales Record
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Nissan’s all-electric Leaf hatchback is racking up deliveries, in fact it’s the best selling EV in the United States. Continue Reading...

10 Cars That Are More Efficient Than a Prius

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10 Cars That Are More Efficient Than a Prius
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Toyota’s Prius has become the go-to vehicle for people looking to save money at the gas pump. Sure, it looks like an alien science project gone wrong and its driving dynamics are less fun than a trip to the ER, but this car’s groundbreaking combination of high technology, phenomenal fuel economy and unimpeachable reliability have… Continue Reading...

What are the Best and Worst Vehicles to see out of?

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What are the Best and Worst Vehicles to see out of?
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It’s not a common aspect some car shoppers pay attention to or look for, but poor visibility in a vehicle can directly affect how safe a vehicle is to drive. Continue Reading...

Should You Buy an Electric Car?

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Should You Buy an Electric Car?
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When it comes to technology, having the latest gadgets makes you look both smart and cool, but does that strategy work with cars? Automakers say that electric vehicles are the future of the industry, but even with many EVs on the market, they may not be the perfect choice for you.  Continue Reading...

Electric Car Residual Values Drop: Report

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Electric Car Residual Values Drop: Report
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With electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles getting their prices slashed this year, it’s no surprise that residual values are also being cut. Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the 100,000th Electric Car Sold in America

Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the 100,000th Electric Car Sold in America
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When it comes to popular electric vehicles in America, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV isn’t exactly one of them, with overall weak sales since its debut. Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Production Still Halted

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Production Still Halted
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Mitsubishi will continue its production and shipment stoppage of its Outlander plug-in hybrid variant since the automaker still hasn’t found a cause for an overheating lithium-ion battery in one of the vehicles. Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, i EV Production Halted Due to Battery Issues

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, i EV Production Halted Due to Battery Issues
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Mitsubishi has halted production on its Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle and i electric car models after a lithium-ion battery melted at a dealership and another caught fire in an assembly plant. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Worst Selling Vehicles of 2012

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Top 10 Worst Selling Vehicles of 2012
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After checking out the top 10 best selling vehicles of last year, it’s now time to take a look at the worst performers on dealerships lots. It isn’t a huge surprise to see the Volvo C30 on the list at 10th place, considering the Swedish automaker decided to give the vehicle the axe at the… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi i MiEV Falls Short of Competition Crash Rating

Mitsubishi i MiEV Falls Short of Competition Crash Rating
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Results for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) crash tests on the Mitsubishi i MiEV were released today, leaving the little electric vehicle trailing its competition. Continue Reading...

What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained

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What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained
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Ford recently announced the EPA fuel efficiency rating for its electric Focus model. Since it doesn’t burn any gasoline, the number isn’t in miles per gallon (MPG), but was given as miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, or MPGe. A new term to the automotive lexicon, it’s worth exploring exactly what MPGe means and how an… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Plans Electric Versions Of Three Vehicles

Mitsubishi Plans Electric Versions Of Three Vehicles
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Contrary to public belief, Mitsubishi still sells cars in America. And the company is hard at work on hybrid technology: they are planning to sell three electric versions of their vehicles: the i-MiEV, the Outlander, and the Outlander Sport. The kidney-shaped i-MiEV is already available in America, and is fully electric-powered. But the other two vehicles… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Slashes EV Price To Increase Sales

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Mitsubishi Slashes EV Price To Increase Sales
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Mitsubishi is becoming much more aggressive regarding future EV sales in its home market of Japan. Currently Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV sells for 3.98 million yen which equals $49,200. Government subsidies bring the price down a million yen equalling $36,900. The i-MiEV’s chief rival, the Nissan Leaf costs 3.76 million yen which equals $46,500 before subsidies and is… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi May Sell Electric Versions of Larger Cars

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Mitsubishi May Sell Electric Versions of Larger Cars
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The i-MiEV electric mini car has only just gone on sale in North America but already Mitsubishi is looking to expand its offering of EVs. Speaking at a shareholder meeting in Tokyo Mitsubishi Motors president Osamu Masuko commented that the automaker is currently studying whether to produce electric versions of cars other than mini-cars like… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi i Grows In Size For U.S., More Suited To Highway Driving

Mitsubishi i Grows In Size For U.S., More Suited To Highway Driving
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Mitsubishi‘s diminutive i electric vehicle is undergoing some fairly substantial changes when it makes its debut on our shores, the most significant being a slight increase in length and a 5 inch bump in width, with the extra size added to help the car feel better during high speed highway driving. While Japanese drivers experience… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Developing All Future Cars With Hybrid And EV Capability

Mitsubishi Developing All Future Cars With Hybrid And EV Capability
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Hot on the heels of Mitsubishi’s joint venture announcement with Nissan comes word that the Japanese conglomerate is developing all of their future products with the ability to use hybrid or electric drive technology. Mitsubishi’s German spokesman, Helmut Bauer, would only give a cryptic statement to a German magazine, claiming that “Every new car we… Continue Reading...

Hertz Adds Smart Fortwo Electric Cars to its Fleet

Hertz Adds Smart Fortwo Electric Cars to its Fleet
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Like a lot of people, you may not be willing to take the plunge and buy an electric car. But now, you can rent one from Hertz. It was announced recently that Hertz Corp. and Smart USA are joining forces to bring the all-electric version of the Fortwo mini to Connect by Hertz car sharing… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Builds 5000th i-MiEV Electric Car

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Mitsubishi Builds 5000th i-MiEV Electric Car
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Mitsubishi recently reached a milestone with the completion of their 5000th i-MiEV electric car, which rolled off the line at its Mizushima plant this week. After starting production in June of 2009, the i-MiEV has been a hit in Japan, and will make its debut in America in late 2011 after being unveiled at the… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Debuts for U.S. Market; Priced at Under $30,000

LA 2010: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Debuts for U.S. Market; Priced at Under $30,000
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Citing the company’s long history of affordable compact cars that are environmentally sustainable, Mitsubishi today launched the U.S.-spec version of the electric i-MiEV at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. With some 4,000 i-MiEV models already on the road in different parts of the world, the car is now somewhat familiar, but the U.S. version… Continue Reading...
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