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Electric Cars That Most Excite Potential Electric Car Buyers

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% […]

January 26th

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

Tesla, Toyota Could Sign Another Deal In 2 or 3 Years

Toyota and Tesla Motors signed a big-dollar battery contract in 2011, but earlier this year the two companies announced plans to part ways once the current deal ran its course. Toyota is currently focusing its efforts on hydrogen vehicles, while Tesla remains committed to a pure electric vision. But that doesn’t mean the two companies […]

September 8th

Toyota RAV4 EV Service Problems Hinder Success

After nearly a decade without a pure electric vehicle in its lineup, Toyota rolled out the RAV4 EV in 2012. With battery and electric powertrain supplied by Tesla Motors, the RAV4 EV has the makings of a hit. The New York Times described the drive as “transformational.” Southern California AAA ranked it the Top Green Car in […]

March 4th

Scion iQ EV Will Be Available For College And Car-Sharing Usage Only

A couple of years ago when Toyota announced it was working on an all-electric version of its iQ microcar, EV enthusiasts were excited. But last month Toyota backtracked, saying it would launch just a small fleet of the tiny iQ EV. The Japanese automaker has now released details on where those few EVs are going, and it is mostly to college campuses and car-sharing services.

October 18th

Toyota Rav4 EV Lease Will Cost $599 A Month

Toyota has taken a lot of flack for producing what many are calling a “compliance car” in the Toyota Rav4 EV. With a $49,800 price tag and production initially limited to just 2,600 units, the Rav4 EV isn’t what one would call “affordable.” However, leasing options may make it slightly more attractive for the well-heeled EV enthusiast.

September 18th