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BMW i8 Sales Jump 2233% In US*

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 […]

September 3rd

Tesla Model S #1, Chevy Volt #2, Nissan LEAF #3 In July US Electric Car Sales

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). […]

August 6th

EV Owner & Lessee Survey (If You Drive Electric, Complete This!)

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 […]

July 25th

Why I Sold My Camaro, & Bought An Electric Car

Originally posted on CleanTechnica By Stephen Grinwis The Honeymoon I’m not going to lie. I loved my Camaro at first. It was fast. It was loud. It was beautiful. It was the embodiment of the North American automotive enthusiast’s dreams. I’d always wanted a muscle car from the time I was little. I’d been sold […]

September 15th

Video: Smart ForTwo Outpaces A Porsche

Originally posted on CleanTechnica This weekend saw a pair of electric supercars debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the $152,000 Saleen FourSixteen and the $529,000, 500 horsepower Renovo Coupe. Both of these electric cars can compete with gas-powered competitors…but most of us can’t afford them either. But how does the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive […]

August 18th

Video: 2016 Smart ForTwo and ForFour Teased

  What is a Smart car, exactly? For the past several years, the brand has drifted from one concept to another with little success in the American marketplace. First the brand brought out the slinky and stylish Roadster, then experimented with a four-door sedan, before toying with the truly weird Crossblade. The market in Europe for small, entry […]

July 14th