Via EV Obsession: More than one million all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids have been sold worldwide to date, according to the most recent figures. Considering that the 500,000 threshold was just passed last July, that means that growth has really been picking up as of late — with a bit over 200,000 in sales between […]
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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 […]
It has been a rough few years for Japanese automaker Mitsubishi, especially in regards to their cheap electric vehicle, the i-MiEV. But Mitsubishi hasn’t given up yet, and they are determined to prove how awesome EVs can be, which is why they’re returning to Pikes Peak with two dedicated electric race cars to challenge Toyota for racing supremacy.
It has become readily apparent to automakers that consumers aren’t willing to pay much of a premium for pure electric vehicles. This has led to cost-cutting across the board, though an Illinois Mitsubishi dealer has undercut everybody with a $69-per-month lease deal on the Mitsubishi i electric vehicle. How is that even possible?
The Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE, has taken its sweet time settling on a new fast charging standard for American and European automakers. This week the SAE finally revealed their new fast EV charger, which combines both Level 2 and Level 3 charging in a single plug. This will eventually allow for charging times as quick as ten minutes.
Smart has big plans to increase car sales in the U.S., and it begins with offering the cheapest electric car on the market, the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, which will start at $25,000 before the $7,500 Federal Tax Credit. That means you could get behind the wheel of an EV for less than $18,000!
Though I often write about electric vehicles, my opportunities to drive them have mostly been limited to car shows and special events. That all changed a couple of weeks ago when I was given three full days to test out Mitsubishi’s entry into the EV market. Known around the world as the i-Miev, here in America it will be called simply the “Mitsubishi i,” and it currently represents the most affordable EV on the market that isn’t a go kart.
But only just. Read on for the rest of my “one-sentence” review.
Happy December! It is finally starting to feel like winter around here, but the green news world is still heating up with some good news. Today’s highlights include GM adding sun-tracking solar trees to one of its plants, Nissan’s LEAF Nismo Concept, and Americans might be paying $9 a gallon for gas this winter. Consumer […]
Mitsubishi sales in America have been sinking for some time, to the point where the small Japanese automaker has killed off most of their lineup to make room for electric and hybrid vehicles. Mitsubishi will unveil two of these vehicles, a hybrid crossover and a small car that could get up to 70 mpg on Japan’s testing cycle.
The 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show is just a few weeks away. So are the 2012 Green Car of the Year awards. Many big names are in contention this year sporting a wide range of technologies including diesel, natural gas, hybrid and electric vehicles. So who are this year’s contenders? Click the jump to find out.
The new EPA ratings for electric vehicles netted the Nissan Leaf a 99 MPGe, and the Tesla Roadster 119 MPGe. Their latest all-electric competitor, the Mitsubishi i, has been rated at an impressive 112 MPGe, with an estimated 98 miles of all-electric range. The 112 MPGe rating is the combined rating as well; in the […]