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?
All 2015 and 2016 Volkswagen E-Golf cars sold in the US are being recalled to fix a software issue that might unexpectedly shut off power to the motor.
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% […]
The best lease deal on an electric car is the Chevy Spark EV. $129 a month with no money down is a great deal on an EV with 139 miles of range.
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 […]
The Volkswagen e-Golf is about to get a lot more competitive with the market-leading Nissan LEAF. The base 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf will be simpler than the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf, and will come in at a price $4,500 lower than then 2015 base price. The 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE will have an MSRP of $29,815 (including destination charges) before […]
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’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 […]
What is the future of EV battery technology? That’s a question many automakers find themselves asking, and as Volkswagen finds itself vying for position of the world’s largest automaker, it’s an increasingly important question to answer. Bloomberg reports that Volkswagen will make a decision this July on whether or not to pursue solid-state batteries. The […]
In a move designed to support their plug-in vehicles, BMW and Volkswagen have joined with ChargePoint to build a network of fast-chargers along both coasts.
Volkswagen executives have mentioned their intentions to source a better EV battery, and buying a 5% stake in mystery company Quantumscape may help VW out.
For the first time ever, sales of plug-in cars have exceeded 100,000 units in the U.S., which could represent a tipping point for EV sales.
Volkswagen’s Dr. Martin Winterkorn remarked that he sees “great potential” in the ability of solid-state batteries to provide 400 miles of range per charge.
The Volkswagen e-Golf has gotten its official ratings, and at 83 miles per charge and 116 MPGe, it’s an efficient (but pricey) new option for EV buyers.
The Volkswagen e-Golf will hit American shores soon, and one lucky buyer will be able to buy the first one via a charity auction.
William Shatner is the perfect guy to help sell the VW e-Golf,starring in a German commercial with an appearence by Leonard Nimory and the Volkswagen XL1.