May Sales, Lead By The Nissan LEAF and Fusion Energi Look Make It Three Good Monthly Results In A Row

October 2016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

A year ago plug-in electric vehicle sales were pretty bleak, with October of 2015 showing the 6th consecutive monthly pullback. Now a year later those old results seem far in the past, as this month’s result – while not the huge gains we have been used to, still marks a full year’s…

1 month ago by Jay Cole 50

2016 Kia Soul EV:  Long Term Recap & Review From Toronto, Canada

2016 Kia Soul EV: 1 Year Review – Video

Following up on a early review of a 2016 Kia Soul EV sent to us by Dax in Toronto, Canada last January, here is the follow-up, 1 year (long term) report on the 93 mile (epa rated) all-electric Kia. It is interesting to note Dax’s opinions on the car, especially considering…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 15

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid (wallpaper 2,560 x 1,700+)

Wallpaper Wednesday: Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

The Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid is approaching its sales debut, further expanding the fairly extensive plug-in product line-up on the market today (anyone remember 2011?). The Kia has a 9.8 kWh battery, that gives an expected 27 miles/43 km real work range (EPA estimate). The electric motor is just 50 kW, and probably won’t…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 6

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

Kia Releases Optima Plug-In Hybrid Ad – Video

Kia Motors advertises its new plug-in hybrid Optima in Europe as a simple, no compromise car without range anxiety. See full description here. The Korean manufacturer notes the seven year warranty on the car and batteries and emphasizes that its range is up to 54 km (33 miles) NEDC (27…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 3