Electric Car Range Suffers in the Cold: Why it Happens and What’s Being Done About it

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Electric Car Range Suffers in the Cold: Why it Happens and What’s Being Done About it
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Recently the New York Times and American electric car maker Tesla got in a highly publicized war of words over a review of the Model S electric car. Amongst other contentious issues, the range of the vehicle didn’t meet the Times’ writers expectations. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Large Sedans With the Greatest Range

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Top 10 Large Sedans With the Greatest Range
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There’s something magical about going on a road trip. Whether it’s the allure of visiting a far-flung destination or just the call of the highway, piling into a car and eating up miles satiates mankind’s wanderlust. Of course some vehicles are better for long-distance drives than others. A quiet interior, comfortable seats and smooth ride… Continue Reading...

Chevy Volt European Ads Banned for Misleading Claim

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The distinction between a hybrid and a range-extended hybrid is still confusing to some people, and GM’s European branch, Vauxhall, is getting in some hot water after misleading people in ads for the Ampera, sister car to the Volt. Continue Reading...

Tesla Model S Deliveries Start One Month Early

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Tesla Model S Deliveries Start One Month Early
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Arguably the most successful startup company to build and sell electric vehicles, Tesla is beginning delivery of its second car today: the Model S sedan.  Continue Reading...

The 400 Mile Range Electric Car is Here: Tesla Model S

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The 400 Mile Range Electric Car is Here: Tesla Model S
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Customers who buy the new Tesla Model S, due out in a month’s time, could enjoy the longest range of any EV to date according to CEO Elon Musk, though you’ll definitely never achieve the 400-mile potential range. 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...

Infiniti Battery-Electric Vehicle Announced for New York Auto Show

Infiniti Battery-Electric Vehicle Announced for New York Auto Show
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Questions and uncertainty are swirling around the Infiniti battery-electric vehicle (BEV) which Nissan will debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show. The BEV, which isn’t named yet, will share underpinnings with the Nissan Leaf, but with more emphasis on power and aggressive styling. “It was designed to be a luxury vehicle first and an… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus Electric is More Efficient Than Nissan Leaf

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Ford Focus Electric is More Efficient Than Nissan Leaf
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving Ford something to brag about: The new Focus Electric is more efficient than the Nissan Leaf. “Ford is giving customers the power of choice for leading fuel economy regardless of what type of vehicle or powertrain technology they choose,” said Eric Kuehn, chief nameplate engineer for the Focus… Continue Reading...

Tesla Roadster Top Gear Lawsuit Thrown Out

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Tesla Roadster Top Gear Lawsuit Thrown Out
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Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson is paid to piss you off, it’s what he does best. Maybe someone should have forwarded the memo to Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk. Musk probably should have taken Top Gear’s pot shots with a laugh and kept doing business, but it’s easy to understand why he might be feeling defensive…. Continue Reading...

Nissan Leaf Drivers Average 37 Miles Per Day, Added Range Not Needed Says Product Boss

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Nissan Leaf Drivers Average 37 Miles Per Day, Added Range Not Needed Says Product Boss
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Has Nissan already cracked the range sweet spot of electric vehicles? According to Mark Perry, director of product planning and strategy for Nissan North America, Nissan Leaf drivers average a distance of 37 miles in a single day. Moreover, the average length of a single trip is a short seven miles. According to these findings,… Continue Reading...
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