Plugin Cars News

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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By Brad Berman ·
March 14, 2016

The Exotic Electric Conversions Competing for 2016 WAVE Trophy

In June, hundreds of electric vehicles and their owners will assemble in Bremerhaven, Germany for the start of the WAVE Trophy EV rally. Last year’s parade set a world record with 577 electric cars on hand. WAVE acts as a showcase for home and shop-built EVs.

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New to EVs? Start here

  1. Electric Cars Pros and Cons
    EVs are a great solution for most people. But not everybody.
  2. Seven Things To Know About Buying a Plug-In Car
    A few simple tips before you visit the dealership.
  3. Incentives for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars
    Take advantage of credits and rebates to reduce EV costs.
  4. Buying Your First Home EV Charger
    You'll want a home charger. Here's how to buy the right one.
  5. The Ultimate Guide to Electric Car Charging Networks
    If you plan to charge in public, you'll want to sign up for charging network membership (or two).
  6. Electric Vehicle Charging for Businesses
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  7. How to Use the PlugShare EV Charging Station Tool
    Locate EV charging stations and optimize their use with a powerful mobile app.
  8. Quick Charging of Electric Cars
    Add 50 to 60 miles of range in about 20 minutes. Here's how.
  9. The Real Price of EV Public Charging
    Compare the cost of charging on the road to what you pay at home.
  10. Electric Vehicle Charging Etiquette
    Thou shalt charge only when necessary. And other rules to live by.