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Official $7500 Federal Electric Car Tax Credit List

Official $7500 Federal Electric Car Tax Credit List

List of Qualified $7500 Federal Tax Credit Electric Vehicles The US government’s official list of Electric Vehicles that qualify for a $7500 Federal Tax Credit. The credit amount varies based on the capacity of the battery used to propel the vehicle and is for EVs purchased starting in 2010 and is for highway capable vehicles [Continue]

100000 Electric Cars Sold in California

100000 Electric Cars Sold in California

The LA Times reported on Sept 9th, 2014 that California not only leads the USA in electric car purchases but also announces that a buyer in California just purchased the 100,000th plug-in electric vehicle in the state. California has 23 million cars and currently electric cars only make up 1% of that market—however, that number [Continue]

Australian EV Beats Tesla Model S

Australian EV Beats Tesla Model S

Australian students have created a two seat 4 wheel electric vehicle called “Sunswift Eve” that go faster and farther than the Testa model S on a single charge. The accomplishment also helps gives it the title of being the world’s first practical solar powered car. The Australian EV is covered with solar panels and was [Continue]

Toyota i-ROAD EV Leans

Toyota i-ROAD EV Leans

The Toyota i-ROAD was introduced as a three wheel tandem concept electric vehicle at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show that features rear wheel steering and the ability to tilt into turns, much like downhill skiing. The “Active Lean” technology uses a gyroscope, speed calculations and computers on each side of the front suspension to determine [Continue]

Tesla Roadster RIP (2008-2012)

Tesla Roadster RIP (2008-2012)

The Tesla Roadster is a 100% electric sports car & was Tesla Motors (TSLA@NASDAQ) 1st production vehicle as of 2012 –a total of 2400 Roadsters were sold in at least 31 countries. The Roadster was the first highway-capable all-electric vehicle in serial production available in the United States. The Tesla Roadster set a new world [Continue]

Electric Car Insurance Costs Less than Gas or Diesel

Electric Car Insurance Costs Less than Gas or Diesel

Not only do electric cars save you money at the pump, but driving one can also lower your Auto insurance rates, because electric car insurance is less expensive than for gasoline, diesel and some other fossil fuel powered cars. For instance Farmers and Travelers Insurance offers a 10% discount for alternative fuel vehicles for California [Continue]

Several Models of EVs Stumble out of the Starting Gate

Several Models of EVs Stumble out of the Starting Gate

Only a handful of EVs available in 2010 are still being sold today, which is actually a sign of a rapidly maturing and healthy market. The selection of electric cars that were offered by the major car manufacturers at that time were meager at best. Many of those earlier models couldn’t capture and hold the [Continue]

Ford Explains EVs with Infographics

Ford Explains EVs with Infographics

Ford Social takes the time to explain the difference between the various types of Electric Vehicles (EVs): Hybrid, Plug-in hybrid and All-electric. Basic differences in range, power sources and refueling options for electric cars are covered. Ford’s EV infographics also categorize what type of EVs are best suited for particular types of trips [Continue]

Oil Refineries Electric Needs Make Case For Electric Cars

Oil Refineries Electric Needs Make Case For Electric Cars

Oil Refineries in the USA consumed/purchased 46,227 million Kilowatt-hours from electric companies in 2010 according to figures released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In some states such as California oil refineries are the largest industrial customer of the electric companies. Any reduction in oil refinery electric use allows an [Continue]

Corbin Sparrow PEV (1999-2003)

Corbin Sparrow PEV (1999-2003)

The design of the Corbin Sparrow electric vehicle allowed it to be parked in motorcycle parking and use HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) traffic lanes. Just under 300 of the single passenger three-wheeled Corbin Sparrows were produced before Corbin Motors filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on March 31, 2003. The Personal Electric Vehicle (PEV) was powered [Continue]

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