All the News, Reviews, Guides and Reports on Electric Cars

By Brad Berman ·
January 19, 2017

Face This Prospect: The End of Electric Car Incentives

Electric vehicle incentives are not likely to be supported under President Trump. What’s at stake? Well, we can look at precipitous drop in EV sales in the State of Georgia when its $5,000 tax credit for electric cars expired in 2015.

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By Brad Berman ·
January 07, 2017

Ford Promises a 300-Mile Electric SUV by 2020

Ford Motor Co. announced sweeping plans this week about its work on “vehicle electrification” in the coming years. Among those plans,Ford promised to produce a pure EV sport utility vehicle, with a driving range of 300 miles, by 2020.

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By Brad Berman ·
December 27, 2016

Can Nissan Revive Its Electric Car Program in 2017?

When sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF peaked above 30,000 units in 2014, it appeared the Japanese automaker made a smart early bet on EVs. Unfortunately, the number of new takers of the LEAF has steadily declined since then. It could be a make-or-break year for the Nissan LEAF in 2017.

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By Brad Berman ·
December 13, 2016

Chevrolet Delivers First Bolt Electric Cars

Chevrolet delivered its first three Bolt EVs to customers today. That makes it the first of an expected future wave of relatively affordable all-electric cars that provide more than 200 miles of driving range on a single charge.

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By Brad Berman ·
December 07, 2016

Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Minivan Goes into Production

The first battery-powered minivan available to US consumers rolled off the production line last week at Fiat-Chrysler’s Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada. The 2017 Pacifica Hybrid, a plug-in model providing 33 miles of all-electric range, breaks new ground on efficiency for a minivan.

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By Brad Berman ·
December 01, 2016

A Plan Emerges for Convenient EV Road Trips: Corridors with 350-kW Stations

A global consortium of automakers—including BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen—this week announced a joint venture to beginning in 2017 deploy a highway-based network of 400 high-power charging sites in Europe. EV owners could have the ability to add 300 kilometers (or 190 miles) of range in about 20 minutes.

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By Brad Berman ·
November 21, 2016

MINI Will Introduce Plug-in Countryman in 2017, and EV in 2019

BMW this month announced that it will introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the MINI Countryman in 2017—followed by a pure all-electric versionin 2019. These new plug-in models will come in addition to BMW's growing list of plug-in offerings.

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By Brad Berman ·
November 16, 2016

Electric Cars in the Age of Trump

Automakers, consumers and EV advocates will need to recalibrate. Automakers could downshift on their investment in EV research while reducing production of ultra-efficient cars to a minimal level. The race for the electric car—and the mitigation of vehicle emissions—is about to hit a speed bump.

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By Brad Berman ·
November 08, 2016

Carmakers’ Commitment to Electric Cars: Brand-by-Brand Review

Every electric vehicle purchase is a vote of confidence in the companies helping to wean the world from a petro-based transportation infrastructure. Obviously, a vehicle’s features—its style, handling and range—are essential for making a good decision. But for many EV buyers, the level of commitment an automaker makes toward the electric car future is another important consideration.

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By Brad Berman ·
November 08, 2016

Total Cost of Ownership of an Electric Car

EVs get bad rap as expensive. Until you look at the Total Cost of Ownership. The sticker price of the vehicle is only the first consideration.

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New to EVs? Start here

  1. Seven Things To Know About Buying a Plug-In Car
    A few simple tips before you visit the dealership.
  2. Incentives for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars
    Take advantage of credits and rebates to reduce EV costs.
  3. Buying Your First Home EV Charger
    You'll want a home charger. Here's how to buy the right one.