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93Former Fisker CEO has some advice for Tesla Motors

Tony Posawatz Questions ZEV Credit Sales, Suggests More Effort Go Into Model 3

Former Fisker Automotive CEO and ex-Chevrolet Volt vehicle-line director Tony Posawatz has some words of caution for Tesla Motors. The long-time automaker executive questions the California automaker's long-term viability – and gives some praise – in a talk with Benzinga, which you can listen to below.

109GM starting to talk seriously about 200-mile EV

Based On Chevy Sonic, Sources Say

We've been hearing word of a 200-mile EV from Chevrolet for a while now. First, there was General Motors then-CEO Dan Akerson hinting at a $30,000, 200-mile EV that would take the competition by surprise. Then Akerson confirmed that GM is working on a 200-mile EV in a speech in March. LG Chem, which supplies batteries to GM and other automakers, recently said it was working on batteries for EVs with a range of 200 miles. GM's head of global product development Mark Reuss just re-confirmed that t

18This is how GM is hiding new Chevy Volt in public

General Motors is letting the public know that, well, it's not about to let the public know anything else about the next-generation Chevrolet Volt. But the automaker is willing to talk about its camouflaging process for upcoming versions of the extended-range plug-in. So it's a half-hearted secret, at best.

25Why leasing a new EV is better than buying used

The old saying goes that when you buy a used car, you're buying somebody else's problems. And when it comes to electric vehicles, you're also not getting the benefit of any purchase tax breaks. Maybe you should just lease a new one.

2Recharge Wrap-up: EVs poll well in Portland, Tesla seeks office space

San Francisco Mayor's Chevy Volt Is Ticket Magnet

In a poll of drivers in Portland, more than 80 percent said they would be driving an EV in the next 10 years if they weren't already. The poll was small and not scientific, with just 218 votes cast, but it does reflect a slice of a certain population with changing attitudes toward electric mobility, and 80 percent is an impressive figure. Additionally, 43 percent of respondents planned to have an EV in the next five years, and only 18 percent said they prefer gasoline-powered vehicles. With EVs

26July 2014: Summertime blues edition

Heaven help the analyst trying to get a handle on year-over-year green-car sales numbers, because there is little rhyme or reason to them. Just when one would think the usual summertime bump in gas prices may spur more Americans to buy hybrids, plug-ins or diesels, the industry turns in another down month in July.

10Chevy Volt 'acceptable,' Nissan Leaf 'poor' in new IIHS safety tests

Batteries In Both Plug-in Vehicles Considered Safe

Ford C-Max Hybrid also scored "acceptable" rating.

2Recharge Wrap-up: Panasonic, Tesla on Gigafactory deal?

CO2 Capture Vs. Fuel Cycle Analysis; MBAs Get Chevy Volts; 2035 Fuel Consumption Predictions

Bentley has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for reductions of carbon, water use and waste production in manufacturing. The Carbon Trust is an organization that helps groups such as businesses and governments reduce carbon emissions, use of energy and resources, and waste output. From 2011 to 2013, Bentley reduced CO2 emissions by 16 percent per car manufactured, curtailed water use by 35.7 percent, and saw significant waste reductions. Darran Messem of Carbon trust says, "Bentley is clear

14There are now more than 500,000 EVs on the planet

In the three years since automakers started selling mass-produced plug-ins such as the Nissan Leaf battery-electric and Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in, global customers have acquired a half-million plug-ins, according to a UC Davis report. That adoption rate is faster than how quickly people bought hybrid-electric vehicles during the first three years of gas-electric vehicle commercial availability more than a decade ago.

12IHS: EVs sales are better than you might think

Plug-in vehicles are getting a lot more done during their proverbial senior year than hybrids ever did. IHS Automotive is poking holes into the theory that plug-in vehicles aren't selling as well by comparing them to hybrids at the same stage the technology's evolution. Turns out, the plug-ins come out substantially ahead.

14Former Volt, Fisker executive Tony Posawatz joins Electrification Coalition

When it comes to choosing a guy who's gone from Rocky Mountain High to sea level in the electric vehicle world, the Electrification Coalition couldn't have made a better choice. The EV advocacy group has tapped Tony Posawatz, he of the former Chevrolet Volt and Fisker Automotive fame, to help spread the EV word. Posawatz will head the Coalition's community efforts in Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) and Drive Electric Orlando (DEO).

AddThe mystery of the Chevy Volts that go more electric miles than Nissan Leafs

When it comes to the country's two most popular plug-in vehicles, a premium-gas-powered security blanket can make the difference of about four all-electric miles a day. That's the crux of the US Department of Energy's EV Project Vehicle Summary Report for the second quarter of 2013 on how drivers use the Chevy Volt (PDF) and Nissan Leaf (PDF).

AddOctober 2013: The Doldrums Continue Edition

Anyone hoping September's flatlining of US green-car sales was an aberration will be disappointed. October's numbers are in and they're not much better. With gas prices working their way down from their summertime highs, Americans continued to show tempered enthusiasm for hybrids, plug-ins and diesels, as October green-car sales rose just 4.3 percent from a year earlier to 48,191 units. While plug-in vehicle sales rose 29 percent compared to October 2012, year-to-date plug-in numbers had been up

AddMore men like Tesla EVs, more women are buying electric Nissan Leafs

When humanity reaches the stars, it looks like the all-electric Nissan Leaf will sell well on Venus while the Tesla Model S EV will be snapped up pretty quickly on Mars. Unfortunately, there are charging stations on neither planet.

3Opel Ampera gets smart nav system for more efficient driving

Could the European version of the Chevrolet Volt be smarter than its American brethren? In so many words, that's what General Motors' Opel division in Germany is saying after the Opel Ampera extended-range plug-in vehicle was chosen to conduct a test involving intelligent navigation systems.

166Tesla's Musk gives a big 'meh' to Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt

What, you thought Elon Musk was going to sing the praises of other plug-in vehicles? Nope, the Tesla Motors CEO didn't disappoint in a recent interview with Bloomberg News, offering a "meh" when it came to his opinion of models such as the Nissan Leaf EV and Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in. The interview came on the heels of the Tesla Model S receiving high crash-test ratings from regulators earlier this month.

2TRANLOGIC's Guide To The Geneva Motor Show 2013

This year's Geneva Motor Show unleashed plenty of high tech, high design and high performance cars and concepts onto the automotive scene. Here are a few of our favorite reveals...TRANSLOGIC style.

14Faulty Lithium-Ion Batteries Ground Boeing's Dreamliner: Should EV Drivers Be Concerned?

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner demonstrates that not all lithium-ion batteries are created equal

5Bargain Hunting: Chevy Volt

The Chevy extended-range electric is a fascinating car for those smart enough to understand it

General Motors is now offering a whopping $10,000 worth of rebates toward the purchase of a Chevy Volt. Now, cue the wise-guys, right-wingers, Tea Partiers and snark merchants to say, "See. Told ya it was a flop and a waste of tax-payer money."

446Government Skewers Its Own Investments In Electric Cars

Bad news mounts for battery-powered vehicles

It's been a bad two days for electric cars. First, the Congressional Budget Office skewered the government's rebate program for electric car buyers, saying the program doesn't actually do anything to boost electric-car sales. Then Toyota announced it is scrapping plans for a small all-electric car, according to Reuters, because nobody wants them.

490Is GM's Big Bet On Volt Headed For The Ditch?

Innovative, fun and fuel-efficient, the Volt suffers from consumer apprehension about any EV tech

General Motors is losing as much $49,000 each time it sells a Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle, according to analysis done by Reuters news service. The chief reason is the high start-up costs of the car and the so-far disappointing response from consumers.

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