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BMW i8

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

The i8's sleek scissor doors and ultra-futuristic styling make it look like a spaceship yanked from a science fiction epic.   The plug-in hybrid/extended range EV accelerates from 0 to 60 in under 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 155mph. It won the coveted Green Car of the...

The Electric Car Revolution Is Accelerating

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

Jess Shankleman / Bloomberg / July 7, 2017 • Electric cars will be as cheap as gasoline models by 2025 • Battery manufacturing capacity will triple in the next four years   Electric cars will outsell fossil-fuel powered vehicles within two decades as battery prices plunge, turning the global auto...

BMW X5 xDrive 40e

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

The New York Times calls the BMW X5 xDrive 40e "a Hybrid for the Future"   BMW has added a 9 kWh battery and 113 HP electric motor to its standard X5 engine to create an eco-friendly hatchback SUV providing 309 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The X5 xDrive...

Santa Monica charges forward with a plan to encourage electric vehicles

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

Kate Cagle / Santa Monica Daily Press   Electric car drivers in Santa Monica can look forward to seeing the City triple the number of public charging stations in the next three years, now that the City Council has approved an aggressive plan to encourage drivers to shift to electric...

Ford Fusion Energi

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

The Ford Fusion Energi hybrid has a 20 mile electric battery range and a total electric/gas range of 600 miles, giving it the highest combined total range of any USA plug-in hybrid   With its extensive total range, Aston Martin-similar design lines and generous government incentives which dramatically lower its...

Global Electric Vehicle Rush

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

US automakers are swept up in a global electric-vehicle rush   William H. Noack / Tribune News Service / Nov 20, 2017   "General Motors believes in an all-electric future," GM product boss Mark Reuss announced recently. "Although that future won't happen overnight, GM is committed to driving increased acceptance...

Honda Accord Hybrid

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

The Honda Accord Hybrid has an incredibly long range: 743 miles. With an MSRP of $29,605, this highly affordable car is a bull's eye for the budget-conscious.   The 2017 hybrid is a major step in Honda’s move to electrified vehicles with an expanded range of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, fuel-cell...

Electric Cars Are Cheaper to Run Than Gas Vehicles, Study Says

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

Dennis Romero / LA WEEKLY/ Nov 29, 2017   Running an electric vehicle on Los Angeles Department of Water and Power juice is cheaper on average than fueling up an old-school gas ride, a new analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists concludes.   That conclusion was unveiled ahead of...

Honda Clarity Electric

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

Clarity Electric: Part of Honda's Triplle Powertrain Strategy   Four years ago, Honda introduced its FCX Clarity fuel-cell vehicle. It has discontinued that version and completely upgraded the single Clarity brand vehicle into a full line of three 2018 electric sedans including a new fuel-cell version (sold only in SoCal);...

Electric Cars Will Cause the Next Oil Crisis

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

Here’s How Electric Cars Will Cause the Next Oil Crisis: A shift is under way that will lead to widespread adoption of EVs in the next decade.   Tom Randall / BLOOMBERG Feb. 25, 2016   With all good technologies, there comes a time when buying the alternative no longer...