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Plug-in Car Registrations in UK – August 2014

Plug-In Car Registrations Up 350% in UK

Plug-in vehicle registrations in the UK fell down to 515 in August.  However, this is still a 348% improvement over the 115 sold in August of last year. Not bad on a market that’s growing by 9.4% as a whole (for the 30th consecutive month). With 72,163 new cars registered,…

7 hours ago by Mark Kane 0

Finally You Can Justify That Cadillac ELR Purchase!

Cadillac Extends ELR’s Free Charging Station Offer Into Canada

Cadillac announced that early adopters in Canada, those who decide to purchase the ELR soon, will receive a complimentary 240-volt home charging station and installation for free, just like in the US. Full charge takes about 4.5 hours. Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing officer global Cadillac, stated: “The ELR’s blend of leading…

10 hours ago by Mark Kane 4

Public-Private Partnership between City of Hermosa Beach and NRG eVgo Brings New Electric Car Fast-Charging Station to Popular California Beach Destination - Freedom Station(R) features first SAE Combo fast-charger install in greater Los Angeles metro area

City of Hermosa Beach Gets NRG eVgo Freedom Station

The City of Hermosa Beach, California and NRG eVgo, introduced the first electric vehicle fast-charging Freedom Station installation on public land in California. Mayor Michael DiVirgilio and eVgo Vice President Terry O’Day attended the grand opening. The new Freedom Station is located in the municipal parking garage at 1301 Hermosa…

12 hours ago by Mark Kane 4

LEAF Truck

Nissan Unveils LEAF Truck (Images + Video)

The future of electric trucking has arrived in the form of this Nissan LEAF pickup: “If necessity is the mother of invention, engineers fuel that fire at Nissan’s Technical Center in Stanfield, Arizona. Here engineers are plentiful. They love to build things, test things and tinker with things. This team…

15 hours ago by Eric Loveday 41

James May

Top Gear’s James May Discusses His BMW i3

Back in May, Top Gear’s famous host, James May, stated he was considering the new BMW i3 electric car. Part of a team which has traditionally taken great pains to paint electric cars as slow, boring, expensive and impractical, the news came a surprise. May purchased the BMW i3 REx…

17 hours ago by Inside EVs Staff 17

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KTM Freeride E XC Launch

Since back in 2011, we’ve been lusting over the KTM Freeride E.  Just now we heard the launch is live. Probably the best account of this bike is found by Chris Denison on DirtRider, where you get a good description of the pre-production prototype (one of 500 available at the…

18 hours ago by Ted Dillard 4

Nissan LEAF Crushed By Falling Tree

Tree Crushes Nissan LEAF – Video

Watch as this Nissan LEAF gets smashed by a falling tree. Fortunately, the driver appears to be unharmed. Uniquely, an in-car camera captures footage of the tree as it strikes the in-motion Nissan LEAF. This is one video that just might startle you…

19 hours ago by Electric CarsTV 25

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Featured in MotoManTV

The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is closer then ever to its US launch and MotoMan took the opportunity to test dive the car in Virginia. The review begins with a question if customers will be attracted to an EV that doesn’t have unique design and on how much the e-Golf resembles the…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 10