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First 2011 Nissan Leaf delivered to buyer, San Francisco, Dec 2010, photo by Eugene Lee

Why Offer Electric Cars? Because They Sell More Gasoline Cars

Amidst supposedly slow sales–actually limited mostly by low production–one benefit to automakers of offering electric cars has nothing to do with cars that plug in. Not only do electric cars attract radically different buyers to […]

10/14/2011

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Hybrid & Electric Trucks On Display In Baltimore

Hybrid and electric trucks will be on display this week in Baltimore.

10/10/2011

Nissan's Bear Hug

Mother Nature Wants To Drive Your Prius Hybrid Too

The Toyota Prius is not only the quintessential hybrid-electric vehicle, but the automaker’s third best-selling car line in the United States. Last year, the redesigned 2010 Prius launched with the ad tagline, “Harmony between man, […]

09/08/2011

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BGE: All Systems Operating Well Following Quake

Baltimore Gas & Electric spokesman Rob Gould says the utility’s systems appear to be operating well, although inspections are ongoing following an earthquake along the East Coast.

08/23/2011

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototype, tested in November 2010

Will 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Get Us Used To Plugging In?

  Last week, Toyota said it expects to sell 16,000 or more 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid models in the U.S. next year, once the car is launched (in June or before). For all intents and […]

07/28/2011

2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

2011 Chevrolet Volt Vs 2011 Nissan Leaf: 7,000 Miles Later

After several months of using a 2011 Chevy Volt and a 2011 Nissan Leaf as our sole family transport, we have a better understanding of both cars than we did in March, when I first […]

07/18/2011

2011 LIberty E-Range SUV

First Drive Report: 2011 Liberty E-Range Electric Range Rover

If you’re a regular visitor to this site, you’ll know that we’ve said before that making a good electric car is hard, even for large automakers like Ford, Nissan, Toyota and Chevrolet.  As for turning […]

07/18/2011

2011 Nissan Leaf

What Will It Take For Electric Cars To Make Great Family Cars?

First, a disclaimer – I’m no scientist, not particularly good at math, and claim no expertise in dissecting voluminous data on the pros and cons of electric vehicles. But I am a writer who’s also […]

07/18/2011

Bluebird Electric land speed record car, 1998

U.K. Team to Attempt Electric Car Land Speed Record in 2013

Pendine Sands, a 7-mile long beach on the south coast of Wales went down in history in 1924 when a journalist and motor racer by the name of Malcolm Campbell broke the world land speed […]

06/30/2011

Cadillac Presidential Limo

Vatican: Electric Cars Too Slow, Hybrid Popemobile on Way

Last December we told you that the His Holiness The pope was keen on swapping his large gas-guzzling Mercedes SUV ‘popemobile’ for a suitable electric car. Now Vatican officials have confirmed the details of Pope […]

06/30/2011

Pepco

Pepco CEO: It Will Take Years To Be Top Performer

The head of Pepco’s parent company says he doesn’t think the electric utility can be a top performer in the next two or three years.

06/21/2011

Bill Ford 2006

Bill Ford: A Quarter Of All Vehicles Electrified By 2020

Will one-fourth of all new vehicles be either hybrids, plug-ins, or electric vehicles in less than a decade? That’s what one of the world’s top auto-industry execs thinks—at least for his company. In a piece […]

05/19/2011

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