By RecargoJames ·
December 20, 2013

In The PlugShare Garage: BMW i3

We get a lot of interesting visitors at the PlugShare office in Venice, California. Today we hosted a lucky neighbor who was driving a BMW i3 for a couple days.

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By Eric Loveday ·
April 17, 2012

Full Details Emerge on 2013 Chevy Volt

GM Inside News reports that Model Year 2013 Chevrolet Volts will feature technical modifications, additional options and a laundry list of new features, including EV Hold mode, heated cloth seats and more.

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By Patrick Connor ·
April 03, 2012

Oregon Electrifies First Leg of Electric Highway

Today, electric vehicles are great city cars. They can meet commuting and errand needs that dominate the majority of our daily driving. However, for travel between cities, you often need to be an adventurous and patient guerrilla-charger with maps to EV-friendly RV parks or other locations where you can juice up your BEV. The West Coast Electric Highway plans to simplify travel between many West Coast cities.

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By Brad Berman ·
March 26, 2012

More EV Public Charging Projects, But Still No Standard on Fast Charging

Last week’s announcement that California will invest $100 million in building an electric vehicle charging network could mean a lot more charging opportunities in the state, including 200 new DC fast chargers in the next few years. Those fast chargers can add 50 or so miles in about 20 minutes, and could make the difference for EV drivers between taking an electric car on a longer trip—or having to run some or all of those miles on petroleum.

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By Eric Loveday ·
March 16, 2012

Fisker CEO Explains Away Problems as Minor

Consumer Reports' six-figure Fisker Karma broke down with less than 200 miles on its odometer. "Our Fisker Karma cost us $107,850. It is super sleek, high-tech—and now it’s broken," Consumer Reports posted on its blog. Well, within 48 hours, the Karma was fixed and ready for action. And as Fisker CEO Tom LaSorda explains, the Karma simply entered limp-home mode as intended to protect the vehicle from costly damage.

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By John Gartner ·
March 09, 2012

The Death and Rebirth of the Car Company

In mature automotive markets that may have already hit peak car sales, the companies formerly known as automakers have expanded their focus beyond pushing metal to becoming more sustainable (in all senses of the word) transportation solutions providers.

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By Laurent J. Masson ·
March 07, 2012

Carlos Ghosn, the Undisputed Electric Car Leader in Geneva

There was only one new electric car in Geneva this year. Some had expected an electric version of the wonderful new Mercedes A-Class, but it wasn't there. Nor was the plug-in hybrid version of the new Mitsubishi Outlander. There was only a mock-up of its drivetrain next to the standard diesel version. It will be introduced later this year in the Japanese market, before being available globally in 2013.

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By Michael Coates ·
March 04, 2012

Why the Chevy Volt Slowdown is a Good Thing for Plug-ins

The five-week shutdown of the Volt production line is a good thing for plug-in vehicles because it will help align production with demand and keep GM's revenue on the vehicles higher and fund ongoing vehicle development.

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By Nick Chambers ·
January 05, 2012

Extend the EV Tax Credits - Why the Washington Post Editorial Team is Wrong

The burgeoning electric car industry is under attack more fervently than it has been since the modern resurgence began. Misinformation and, sometimes, a willful disregard for the facts has led to a drive to take away the tax credits that help them gain a foothold, but getting rid of those supportive policies would be incredibly shortsighted.

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By Nick Chambers ·
November 04, 2011

Ford's Focus Electric Marketing Chief Talks Pricing, Leasing, Reservation Process

Of this coming year's electric car debuts, Ford's 2012 Focus Electric has been one of the most anticipated among the growing group of electric car consumers. But after the announcement that the Focus Electric will start at a base price of $39,995, many of those who were anticipating it have now begun to grumble. Ford's Focus Electric Marketing Manager, Chad D'Arcy, provides some exclusive insight on these issues and the decisions Ford has made in bringing an electric car to market.

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