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Nissan LEAF

ZEV Sales Exceed 260,000 In U.S.

Yesterday, in California at the world’s largest ” Zero Emission Vehicle Showcase” representatives of an eight-state partnership to develop and support the market for zero emission vehicles joined Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols to announce that national ZEV sales have passed the quarter-million mark. Actually, the 250,000 mark…

4 hours ago by Eric Loveday 2

Kandi Cyclone

Kandi To Launch Cyclone EV By End Of 2014

Though Kandi Technologies is most well known for its EV vending machine, there’s something else Kandi does: manufacture electric vehicles. Kandi’s newest EV is the pure electric KD17 “Cyclone”, jointly developed by Kandi and Geely. Cyclone is described as follows (note: no specific details are available at this point in…

1 day ago by Eric Loveday 12

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McLaren P1 GTR Revealed – Video

The McLaren P1™ GTR will offer an on- and off-track driving experience like no other, with unique access to the technologies and expertise within the McLaren Technology Centre, and the most powerful track-only model ever produced by McLaren Automotive. Dynamic testing is well underway at a range of international race…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 2

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

Range Anxiety 2.0

A mid-month break from our Driving to Net Zero Energy challenge and time for an observation. As a two BMW i3 family, Julie and I have many opportunities to talk to interested people about electric cars, the question about range is always the first one to be asked. We’ve noticed…

3 days ago by Peder Norby 78

Crazy Cart XL from Razor

Razor Crazy Cart XL (w/video)

Oh stop it.  It’s an EV.  We even have specs. 500W motor 36V quick change battery vertical mount dual link drift bar 300 lb capacity 17 mph top speed Range: N/A MSRP $800 The Crazy Cart XL is a limited production (1600, through Toys-R-Us or the Razor site), adult-sized drifter…

1 week ago by Ted Dillard 2

Ratings of buyer satisfaction with new vehicle purchase experience

Plug-In Vehicle Buyers Typically Not Satisfied With Dealership Experience – Tesla Is Exception To Rule

Once again, Tesla’s direct-sales model wins. A recent study conducted by researchers at the Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis suggests that “buyers of plug-in vehicles (PEVs) are substantially less satisfied with the dealer purchase experience than buyers of conventional vehicles—with the notable exception of Tesla buyers. A fundamental problem…

1 week ago by Eric Loveday 16