First Look: 2018 Nissan Leaf; 150 Miles, $30K

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[Updated 8/6/17 with information re parking assist and availability of long-range model.] The  2018 Nissan Leaf EV made its debut this evening as Nissan took the wraps off a redesigned, re-engineered compact hatchback with several battery choices and, eventually, more than 200 miles of range. As you can see from the photo above, the redesign … Read more »

Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet: EV For the 1%

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We don’t usually cover flights of fantasy, but once in a while something comes along that’s either so audacious, or so breathtaking, that we can’t ignore it. That’s the Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet, a 750-horsepower, all-electric, two-seat ragtop concept car from Mercedes-Benz’ ne plus ultra nameplate. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 15 seconds.] The boatail … Read more »

VW: ID Buzz Electric Microbus Set for U.S.

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After teasing us with concept showings for months now, Volkswagen has finally confirmed that it will build a retail version of its I.D. Buzz all-electric miocrobus for the U.S. market. The Buzz will hit U.S. dealerships sometime in 2022, the automaker said in an announcement from the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 … Read more »

VW’s ID Crozz Coming to US?

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Volkswagen has been showing a number of concept electric vehicles using the “I.D.” model nomenclature. They include a crossover called the ID Crozz, an updated microbus called the ID Buzz and a subcompact simply called the ID. The automaker is hoping to recover from its disastrous diesel emissions scandal by jumping into the plug-in arena … Read more »

Point of Sale PEV Rebate Coming to Oregon?

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Oregon’s legislature has approved a measure that institutes a state PEV rebate for EV and plug-in hybrid purchasers – if the vehicle is sold new and is priced at $50,000 or less. While it could take the state up to 60 days to process a qualified rebate, the law was written to make it possible … Read more »

Tesla Model 3 – First Photos

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The first photos of the production version Tesla Model 3 electric sedan have surfaced, courtesy of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who posted these on Twitter. [Estimated Reading Time: 40 seconds.] Production began last month and the first deliveries – just 30 of the cars – are slated for July 28. Musk has said he expected … Read more »

Some Clarity on the Clarity: Honda Provides PHEV, EV Details

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Article updated 6/20/17 and 10/25/17 to include Clarity EV lease price and EPA fuel efficiency and range ratings for EV and Clarity PHEV. New info is in italics. Honda unveiled the other two members of it Clarity family at the New York Auto Show recently, providing some but not all of the info prospective buyers … Read more »

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

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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 »