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 Jim Motavalli ·
May 02, 2014

BMW i3's First American Customer: Boston Professor Charlie Rabie

The i3 will be a second car for long-time ActiveE driver Rabie, who says it "takes off like no other car."

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By Jim Motavalli ·
January 14, 2014

Somewhat Cautiously, VW Rolls Out the New E-Golf

Volkswagen's entry for the ZEV states is a 100-mile sedan on the new Golf platform. VW chose to roll out the car on the new go-for-broke Golf platform, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week. It was, it must be said, a low-key announcement.

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By Alysha Webb ·
November 19, 2013

Tesla Responds to Fires With Ground Clearance Software Update

How low can it go? That's the question Tesla owners are debating in online chat rooms after the latest software upgrade from Tesla, which alters the Smart Air Suspension feature at high speeds. The change is in response to three recent fires in Tesla Model S vehicles.

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By David Herron ·
September 16, 2013

Used Nissan LEAFs Now Available as Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle With Full Warranty

Nissan announced last week that it is adding the all-electric LEAF to its Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle program. Beginning in September, CPO LEAF's will be available backed by a robust Nissan's warranty.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
June 26, 2013

Buying Peace of Mind With Smart's $80 a Month Battery Rental

Smart's battery rental program has proved wildly popular in Europe. In the U.S., it will drop the Smart Electric Drive's purchase price to $20,650, before the federal tax credit.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
June 24, 2013

Tesla’s Fight With Auto Groups Switches Up A Gear As NY Joins In

In the ten years since it was founded, California-based Tesla Motors has ruffled more than a few feathers in the automotive industry with its fresh-faced thinking. Not only is its Model S electric sedan the best electric car money can buy, but the company—led by its tenacious CEO Elon Musk—is fighting a massive war against auto dealers for the right to sell its cars directly to its customers.

To date, most of Tesla’s bloody battles have revolved around well-established legislation in some 48 states which make it illegal for automakers to sell cars directly to the public, forcing them to sell through franchised dealerships.

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By David Herron ·
May 06, 2013

Tesla Tweaks Model S Financing To Make It More Affordable

On Friday, Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors, announced a revision of the Tesla Model S financing program—the one that was unveiled only a month ago. Tesla had presented the program as a big deal that makes the Model S more affordable, but it was met with criticism. “We decided we were wrong and other people were right and we decided to fix it,” said Musk. The changes include adjustments to the residual value guarantee, and lengthening the financing term to lower the payment.

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By David Herron ·
April 29, 2013

Tesla Motors Offers Unlimited Battery Warranty

Calling it the worlds best service and warranty program, Elon Musk unveiled a new warranty and service plan on Friday. It includes an unlimited battery warranty, and a Model S upgrade program. Is Tesla setting a standard for the rest of the auto industry to follow with its electric cars?

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
April 17, 2013

Baltimore Gives EVs a Jolt As Chevy Spark Motors Enter Production

For more than a year, EV fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV. An all-electric variant of the unusually popular gasoline subcompact, he 2014 Spark EV will be the first electric-only car to issue from General Motors since the ill-fated EV1.

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