Honda Clarity EV Lease – $269 a Month

Honda says its 2017 Clarity EV, due to hit showrooms in California and Oregon August,  will lease for $269 a month. Clarity EV lease terms include allowance for 20,000 miles a year – generous for an EV lease – and 24/7 roadside assistance. [Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes.] The $7,500 federal tax credit for EVs … Read more »

Nissan’s New Leaf EV Coming By Year’s End

Nissan says it will introduce its redesigned new Leaf EV in September, with sales to start by the end of the year.  It is widely expected that at least one version of the next-generation Leaf will have more range that the present generation’s 107-miles. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 5 seconds.] Nissan has acknowledged developing … Read more »

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Pricing and Model Overview

  Hyundai engineers set out 11 years ago to develop a world-class hybrid, and with the launch of the Ioniq compact hatchback this month they believe they’ve hit the mark. The Ioniq Hybrid is a car that is more efficient, lower priced and slightly roomier than the hybrid segment’s 800-lb. gorilla, Toyota’s Prius. [Estimated Reading … Read more »

Flurry of Electrified Honda Models Coming

Honda said it will launch a new dedicated hybrid model, made-in-the-U.S.A., in 2018, as part of a move to make electrified Honda models account for half of all the new vehicles it launches in the U.S. in the next two years. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 20 seconds.] One of those will be a hybrid … Read more »

Chevy Bolt EV Named North American Car of Year

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has been named the North American Car of the Year, the first all-electric model to be selected. [Estimated Reading Time: 40 seconds.] The award is bestowed annually by an independent panel of 60 automotive journalists for the U.S. and Canada. It is considered one of the premier new car awards. … Read more »

13 Electrified Ford Models Coming by 2021

Mustang, F-150 and Autonomous Car Hybrids are in the Mix   Ford Motor Co. plans to add 13 new plug-in electric and hybrid models to its global lineup by 2021, including the first hybrid Mustang sports coupe and the best-selling F-150 pickup. A hybrid autonomous car for the commercial ride-hailing (think Lyft and Uber) or … Read more »

Tesla Gigafactory Starts Battery Production

Tesla said it and partner Panasonic have begun mass production of commercial quality lithium-ion battery cells at the Tesla Gigafactory, pushing the electric car and energy storage company closer to production of its Model 3 electric car. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 30 seconds.] The cells now in production at the Nevada factory are intended … Read more »