Plugin Cars News

By Brad Berman ·
April 16, 2016

Popularity of New Volt Shows Potential of Second-Generation Plug-ins

With the second-generation Chevy Volt in full production, the plug-in hybrid from General Motors has overtaken the Nissan LEAF to claim the mantle of the best-selling affordable plug-in in the United States. The uptick in sales bodes well for other second-generation plug-in models.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 06, 2016

Tesla Reveals Model 3 and the Countdown Begins

The unveiling of the Tesla Model 3 last week was one of the most anticipated electric car events in many years. For about a decade, the affordable long-range Model 3 has been the lynchpin in Tesla’s plan to expand sales beyond the luxury car market.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 01, 2016

California’s Electric Highway Is Becoming a Reality

The Northwest corridor of the West Coast Electric Highway represents the most extensive public fast-charging network in North America, and serves two of the US’s high-concentration EV adoption leaders. But California, the number one market for plug-in vehicles, has been slow to close the gaps in fast-charge coverage along its most travelled highways. That's going to change.

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By Brad Berman ·
March 24, 2016

Toyota Doubles EV-Range for 2017 Plug-in Prius

Toyota unveiled the new and improved version of its Prius Plug-in Hybrid at the New York auto show on Wednesday. In keeping with the plug-in market’s trend of increasing all-electric range, the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid will double its battery capacity to 8.8 kilowatt-hours—thereby roughly doubling its electric range to about 22 miles.

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By Brad Berman ·
March 18, 2016

Group Purchase Programs Can Dramatically Boost EV Adoption

Over the course of four months, a partnership between three Colorado counties and one local Nissan dealership resulted in 248 Nissan LEAF sales—up from an average of 52 for that period before the program.

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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.