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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]

Largest EV Government Purchase to Date in USA

Largest EV Government Purchase to Date in USA

The Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) buys 90 Electric Vehicles (EVs) and in the process creates the single largest government green fleet deployment in the U.S. to date (as of July 8th 2014). Ten local city and county governments and agencies have pulled their resources together to almost double the 50 electric vehicles that four [Continue]

Chevy Volt Achieves Over Half Billion Miles

Chevy Volt Achieves Over Half Billion Miles

According to GM’s Chevrolet website Chevy Volt owners have logged over a half billion electric miles, saving more than 25 million gallons of gasoline since going into production in 2010. That is a significant milestone and a huge achievement accomplished by individual Volt owners. Perhaps even more impressive is that according Chevy Volt owners [Continue]

EV Drivers Save on Auto Insurance and More

EV Drivers Save on Auto Insurance and More

Not only do electric cars save you money at the pump, but driving one can also lower your Auto insurance rates. For instance Farmers and Travelers Insurance offers a 10% discount for alternative fuel vehicles for California residents, while AAA, Geico and the Hartford offers a 5% discount for hybrids and electric vehicles for its [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]

Alaskan EVs to Drive in Defiance of Pro Oil Politics?

Alaskan EVs to Drive in Defiance of Pro Oil Politics?

Is Alaska about to get more friendly towards adopting an increase use of electric vehicles? Only the power company in the state capital is currently offering any token assistance. It’s not a far stretch to say that the state of Alaska is known for being “overly oil friendly” which may put them at odds with [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]

Electric Harley-Davidson Signals the End of an Era?

Electric Harley-Davidson Signals the End of an Era?

The rule of the jungle and the wild business world is “Evolve or Die”….and thus perhaps the reason behind why the Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire was born. Harley-Davidson has no doubt noticed that the majority of their customers are now mostly middle-aged males, while younger riders clearly favor the electric bikes of upstart companies [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]

EVs Selling for Less than Conventional Cars?

EVs Selling for Less than Conventional Cars?

Daimler’s Smart Dump the Pump offer is still not well known. Since 2013 with little fanfare Daimler’s made a Smart play to get more people to “Dump the Pump”, by giving their customers a chance get into one of their electric models for significantly less than their competition. Currently the Smart Electric Drive is still [Continue]

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