By Brad Berman ·
July 25, 2017

Buying Your First Home EV Charger

It’s not rocket science, and you should not overthink the selection and installation of a home charger, also known as an EVSE. That said, there are important differences to consider.

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By Brad Berman ·
July 06, 2017

Incentives for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars

We're doing our best to track the growing list of federal and state-based incentives for purchasing an electric car or plug-in hybrid. See how much you can save to get behind the wheel of an electric-drive plug-in vehicle.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 30, 2016

Seven Things To Know About Buying a Plug-In Car

Shop around. Consider the incentives. Have faith in the battery. And four other essential things to consider when buying a plug-in vehicle.

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By Brad Berman ·
November 25, 2014

The Ultimate Guide to Electric Car Charging Networks

A comprehensive guide to the top electric vehicle charging networks (with info about access and costs), as well as background information and high-level recommendations.

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By Brad Berman ·
October 14, 2014

What Is an Electric Car?

Before we get going, let's establish basic definitions. For starters, an electric car is powered by an electric motor instead of a gasoline engine.

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By Alysha Webb ·
July 18, 2013

Los Angeles Expands Rebates for Electric Car Chargers

The cost of owning a plug in electric vehicle in Los Angeles just got cheaper. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power this week renewed its rebate program for installation of home EV charging units, and expanded it to include workplace charging stations.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
May 13, 2013

What to Expect from Electric Car Range Now, and Over Time

Just how far can you drive that new electric car you’ve been thinking of buying? And how far will you be able to drive it in a few years’ time, when its battery pack has aged? To answer that question, here’s a short guide to electric car range, covering E.P.A. ratings and real-world range, along with the factors that will reduce your car’s range over time.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 11, 2013

Measuring Efficiency in a Battery-Powered Car

For more than a half-century, consumers have used Miles Per Gallon (MPG) to describe a vehicle’s efficiency. Car owners have, in fact, grown so familiar with using MPG (and what it means) that it’s now being applied to electric vehicles that don’t have gas tanks with gallons of liquid fuel—but instead use battery packs with kilowatt-hours of electric energy.

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By Brad Berman ·
December 20, 2011

California Calls for 1.4 Million Electric Vehicles by 2025

Earlier this month, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) proposed a new package of tough clean vehicle standards, which the agency calls the Advanced Clean Cars program. The program, aimed at vehicles manufactured from 2015 to 2025, is a mash-up of existing standards that currently are separately tracked. The target to keep your eye on is CARB’s goal for electric vehicles. Starting in 2018 and running through 2025, CARB proposes a target of selling enough zero emission vehicles (ZEV) to put 1.4 million of them on the road by 2025.

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By Christof Demont-Heinrich ·
September 27, 2011

Electric Car Buyers Ditch Comparison Shopping

Most people don't buy a new car without doing some comparison shopping. But that's not possible yet for those eager to park a new pure electric car in their garage.

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