Plugin Cars News

By Brad Berman ·
October 31, 2014

Next-Generation 2016 Chevy Volt Will Be More Efficient and Powerful

It’s been exciting to watch the release of one new plug-in model after the next. But the most promising developments could be just around the corner: new and improved second-generation battery-powered models, starting with the Volt.

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By Brad Berman ·
October 27, 2014

Next BMW Battery-Powered Cars Will Be Plug-in Hybrids

In 2014, BMW introduced two plug-in vehicles: the all-electric i3 and plug-in hybrid i8 sports car. But that might be merely a precursor to a set of new practical plug-in Bimmers coming in 2015 and beyond.

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By Brad Berman ·
October 23, 2014

VW E-Golf Scores 116 MPGe Rating, But Does It Matter?

Volkswagen announced today that the 2015 E-Golf electric cars was rated by the Environmental Protection Agency at 126 city, 105 highway, and 116 combined miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent. In the world of EVs, these efficiency numbers take a secondary role to the all-important range number: how far an EV can go on a single charge.

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By Brad Berman ·
October 19, 2014

The Coming Era of Long-Range Electric Cars

There is mounting evidence that electric cars will soon enter a new era of much greater consumer acceptance. Unlike the current period—circa 2010 to 2014—in which key vehicle shortcomings were overlooked, the next phase will be based on the toughest reality from the past few years: limited range is crimping sales.

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By Brad Berman ·
October 19, 2014

2015 Tesla Model S: Continuous Improvement

Tesla Motors doesn’t like to play by existing auto industry rules. That holds true for its release of new model-year features. With the ability to wirelessly deploy software updates throughout the year, drawing the line between one model year and another can be tricky.

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New to EVs? Start here

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  2. Seven Things To Know About Buying a Plug-In Car
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  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
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  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).
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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.