What is the cheapest electric car you can buy in the US? That depends on your needs and how you define the word “car.”
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What is the best electric car for under $40,000? That depends on several factors — range, price, performance, charging time, handling, and styling all play a part in the decision. Why not drive them all and make your own decision?
5 people, 7 countries, 2782 miles in a Kia Soul EV. Does that sound like fun? For a group from the Netherlands, it was a an excellent adventure that taught them a lot about driving an electric car today.
In our 4th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into which electric car models respondents were most likely to buy and most excited, as well as some implications regarding certain car companies. Without surprise, current EV ownership matched historical EV sales fairly well — 33.9% […]
Kia is expanding sales of the Soul EV to 19 dealers in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Connecticut. Sales in the northeast will begin later this year.
Ah, that mythical creature — the “average person” or “average American.” What is the best electric car for the “average American?” It depends on what you consider average, but I’ll present a few scenarios below.
Via EV Obsession: Despite the ongoing economic troubles of Canada (and the falling gas prices), sales of the Chevrolet Volt are continuing to go strong there — based on the recently aggregated sales figures for the US’s northern neighbor during August 2015. Altogether, there were 167 Chevy Volts sold during August 2015 in Canada — somewhat […]
Via EV Obsession: Well, let’s be honest, August was a lame sales month for electric car lovers. There are clear reasons for this. Historically, the two highest-selling electric cars in the US have been the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy Volt. The 2nd-generation Chevy Volt, much improved and even a little cheaper, is just hitting the […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. It’s no surprise to see that German car companies continue to top the electric car sales table in Germany, but after test driving the Audi A3 e-tron myself, I have to admit that I’m surprised to see it and its almost identical cousin, the Volkswagen Golf GTE, topping the tables. The […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Well, the Netherlands is certainly turning out to be one of the most interesting electric vehicle markets in the world. It is #2 in terms of electric cars’ percentage of total new car sales, but the cars leading the pack keep changing. The Dutch plug-in hybrid fetish is apparently as strong […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Well, that was a crappy month… if you’re an electric car fan. Almost across the board, US electric car sales were down in July 2015 compared to July 2014. However, three models were up — the Tesla Model S ($75,000), the Mercedes B-Class Electric ($41,450), and the BMW i3 (42,400). […]
I’m fairly turned off to infographics these days, as many are simply a lot of colors and squiggly lines with little substance. However, some really good ones come across my desk from time to time. Thanks to a good friend, Amber Archangel, I’ve got a great one to share. The infographic was created for Car Leasing Made […]
I’ve been long planning to do an EV owner and lessee survey like this, so I am super eager to see the results. (I’m going to have a hard time not watching them obsessively as they come in.) But the key, of course, is getting EV owners and lessees to complete the survey. If you drive […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. I love looking at the Dutch, French, German, and Norwegian electric car sales data, but looking at the bigger European picture is where the real fun is. Throwing everything together from the different countries, it’s hard to have a good idea where they will fall out. Plus, the numbers get […]
Wireless electric vehicle charging has been getting a strong dose of attention for years. Is it the future? Is it not? Is it? The questions and the people claiming to know the answer run in circles. I’m waiting to make any final predictions myself, but I’m eagerly watching the progress. The latest piece of news […]
I came around the corner to find my wife just exiting the bar where she works, ready to hop into the cool confines of the Kia Soul EV. I had found that using the air conditioning cost me between 2 and 5 miles from my estimated range calculator, but by driving into Hartford using city […]
On Tuesday, a fresh, bright-white 2015 Kia Soul EV was dropped off in my driveway, brought by custom flatbed from New York City to my humble abode in central Connecticut. Coated in a bright white paint but minus the conventional grille its gas-powered stablemate wears, my wife remarked how it looked like a guy in […]
Tesla P85D Test Drive, BMW i3 On Amazon, Electric Mustang, Unfriendly Kia Dealer… (Cleantech Talk #10)
Chris and I enjoyed recording another Cleantech Talk podcast, and we hope you’ll enjoy listening to it just as much. You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below, on SoundCloud, on iTunes, or by downloading the podcast and then listening. If you need a text summary before deciding to listen or not, here’s a […]
Originally posted on CleanTechnica Though it may have been a late entrant to the electric car market, Kia came out swinging with the well-recieved Soul EV. After the initial limited rollout produced higher-than-expected sales, the Kia has decided to accelerate a nationwide rollout by expanding Soul EV sales to five additional states where EV sales […]
Following closely on the heels of the new Kia Soul Trail’ster concept revealed at the Chicago auto show this week, Kia has announced that demand for the Soul EV has been quite a bit stronger than the company ever expected. As a result, the Soul EV, which is currently only available at just 17 dealerships […]