Automotive

For Some Texans, Charging a Nissan LEAF Will be Free of Charge

October 1, 2013 2 Comments
For Some Texans, Charging a Nissan LEAF Will be Free of Charge

Those lucky, lucky, Texas Nissan LEAF owners… Somewhat following the lead of Tesla – which offers its chargers for free across the entire country – Nissan is giving LEAF buyers and lessees in Dallas and Houston free access to the NRG eVgo’s Freedom Station electric vehicle charging network. Called the “No Charge to Charge” program, […]

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National Plug In Day Taking Place September 28 – 29, 2013

September 10, 2013 0 Comments
National Plug In Day Taking Place September 28 – 29, 2013

The third annual National Plug In Day, which celebrates the benefits of electric vehicles, will take place in over 75 U.S. cities during the weekend of September 28 and 29, 2013. For this event, the term “electric vehicle” encompass a wide range of types: cars, trucks, motorcycles, scooters, and more. Each event will be directed […]

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Electric Vehicle Myths & Reality

July 25, 2013 0 Comments
Electric Vehicle Myths & Reality

In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama stated, “With more research and incentives, we can break our dependence on oil with biofuels, and become the first country to have one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.” Achieving this goal requires auto manufacturers to produce sufficient electric vehicles, development of support […]

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Tesla Demos 90-Second Battery Swap

June 25, 2013 0 Comments
Tesla Demos 90-Second Battery Swap

What many people say needs to happen in order for mass adoption of electric cars has finally happened: a battery swap in less time than it takes to fill up a gasoline tank. Late last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a new system that will let drivers of his companies’ Model S sedan […]

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Tesla Model S EV Receives 99/100 Score From Consumer Reports

May 9, 2013 0 Comments
Tesla Model S EV Receives 99/100 Score From Consumer Reports

And Tesla continues their winning streak… The Model S electric car, manufactured by Tesla and brainchild of Elon Musk, has been awarded a 99 out of 100 score from Consumer Reports. The Tesla Model S is one my favorite cars from the past few years – electric or not – so I was very happy […]

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China Imposes New Stricter Fuel Economy Standards for 2020

March 21, 2013
China Imposes New Stricter Fuel Economy Standards for 2020

The Obama Administration may have set new fuel economy standards of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by 2025, but the United States isn’t alone in putting stricter numbers in place. China has now implemented its own standards, making it a rule that cars must achieve 100 kilometers on 5 liters of fuel by […]

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