Plugin Cars News

By Brad Berman ·
April 01, 2015

Kia To Expand Soul EV Sales to Five More States

Kia has sold on average nearly 100 Soul EVs per month since its introduction in October 2014. Those sales were in California, its only market so far. In an effort to expand sales, Kia announced last week that the Soul EV, offering 93 miles on a single charge, will become available in Georgia, Oregon, Washington, Texas and Hawaii as early as June.

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By Brad Berman ·
March 24, 2015

Honda Is First To Offer Attractive Used EV Leases

Honda a few days ago announced that it would extend the lease on a used Fit EV for two years at $199 per month. That’s with no money down, unlimited mileage, routine maintenance and collision coverage. Moreover, those attractive leases on used Fit EVs—if declined by the current driver—will be extended to new customers. As a result, a used Honda Fit EV could become the least expensive small electric car on the market.

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By Brad Berman ·
March 18, 2015

German Automakers, Led by Mercedes, Make Big Push for Plug-in Hybrids

Mercedes today announced an aggressive schedule of plug-in hybrid introductions that includes 10 models by 2017. At that pace, there will be a new Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid model introduced every four months on average for the next two years. In addition, we can expect new plug-in hybrids from Audi and BMW later this year.

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By Brad Berman ·
March 11, 2015

Auto Industry Responds to Prospect of Apple Electric Car

Regardless of Apple’s true intent regarding the car industry, the computer giant’s hiring of hundreds of automotive engineers gives new legitimacy to electric connected cars as the future of automotive transportation.

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By Brad Berman ·
March 05, 2015

VW Announces E-Golf Trim At Lower Price

Following a trend toward price reductions on all-electric vehicles, Volkswagen today announced a lower-priced version of the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf. Previously only available in an SEL trim for $35,445 (plus a $820 destination charge), the new Limited Edition drops the entry level price by $2,000 to $33,450.

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