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By Brad Berman ·
September 10, 2009

European Carmakers Embrace Plug-in Cars

The growing list of part- or pure-electric cars to be displayed at next week’s Frankfurt Auto Show establishes a new litmus test for green cars at auto shows: Cars without plugs are behind the times.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 03, 2009

Blogosphere Responds to Nissan’s Electric Car

No longer an amorphous concept, Nissan’s electric car can now be stacked up against other hybrids and plug-in cars for its look and feel, features, and likely cost. The reviews from the blogosphere—usually an irreverent crowd—were mixed.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 01, 2009

First Photos and Video of All-Electric Nissan Leaf

After months of anticipation, Nissan today unveiled the Nissan Leaf, a medium-size all-electric hatchback that seats five adults and has a range of 100 miles. Check out first photos and video.

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By Brad Berman ·
July 29, 2009

Confusion Over MPG Ratings for Electric Cars

What will fuel-economy numbers look like on the window stickers of electric vehicles coming to the US market next year? Trying to find the answer could short-circuit your brain.

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By Brad Berman ·
May 14, 2008

Nissan’s Electric Car Plans: Victory or Vapor?

Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan, unveiled the company’s five-year business plan on Tuesday. The plan puts a major emphasis on electric vehicles. Hybrid and EV fans responded with enthusiasm—but also engaged their well-worn vaporware alert systems to detect false promises, improbable plans, and insincerity.

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By Brad Berman ·
March 18, 2008

Electric Cars at Un-Green NY Auto Show

The 2008 New York Auto Show, opening this week, will mostly focus on model redesigns while pushing hybrids and other fuel-sipping models to the margins. There’s one notable exception: the show will feature a number of electric vehicles.

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New to EVs? Start here

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