Plugin Cars News

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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By John Gartner ·
March 03, 2015

Automakers and Utilities Filling the Gaps in Charging Infrastructure

Consumers new to understanding plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) want to have confidence that they won’t run out of battery power, which requires a modicum of EV charging infrastructure to be located in the areas where they drive. Even if they don’t utilize public charging often (if at all), charging stations provide peace of mind to PEV owners.

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By Brad Berman ·
February 27, 2015

Ford Offers Deals on Plug-ins in March

If you are considering the purchase of a plug-in hybrid from Ford, March might be the time to make the move. According to Ford’s corporate website, outgoing 2014 Fusion Energi models can receive about $3,500 in combined manufacturers discounts—and $4,000 on a 2014 C-Max Energi.

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By Brad Berman ·
February 24, 2015

2016 i-MiEV Arrives Soon, But Who Will Buy?

The jellybean-like Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the least expensive EV at $23,845 (including destination)—beating out the next cheapest electric car, the Smart Electric Drive, by nearly $2,000. It also has the shortest driving range at 62 miles, and the lowest number of sales among EVs. Mitsubishi announced today that the 2016 model is due in late March.

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By Brad Berman ·
February 18, 2015

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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