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458Electric Car Sales Have Doubled, Thanks To High Gas Prices

EVs selling at faster pace than hybrids after their introduction to market

This is a good time to be in the business of selling electric vehicles. Once moribund, sales of electric cars have more than doubled in the U.S. during the first six months of 2013.

15In New York, A Push For Electric Cars Meets A Tepid Response

Sluggish demand for EVs leaves future up in air, analysts say

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.

AddObama's 2012 budget gives clean diesel and fuel cell funding the boot, electric vehicles a boost

Under pressure to remove billions of dollars from the annual budget, the Obama administration has released a plan that ends funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's clean-diesel grants and the Energy Department's hydrogen fuel-cell program. Electric transportation, on the other hand, is seen to benefit with a move to turn the current $7,500 tax credit into a point of purchase rebate.

AddKia releases more pics of bubbly Pop electric city car concept

Kia Pop concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddElectric vehicle charging times will depend on both the charging station and the car

Electric vehicles (EVs) may be dramatically less mechanically complex than their traditional internal combustion counterparts, but that's where the simplicity ends. The battle that began with Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla over direct vs. alternating current continues to this day, the battlefield has just shifted to the EV powertrain. Electrochemical batteries can't store alternating current, the electrons will only flow directly in or out.

AddSmall electric car companies plan to ditch often-lousy car salesmen in favor of specialists at big box stores

Consumers routinely rank their interactions with car dealerships as one of the least rewarding parts of the new car buying experience. In particular, dealing with an untrained and often-lousy car salesman makes the entire experience less than pleasing. Of course, there are a few ways to deal with this situation, but none of the options guarantee a rewarding experience. Here's what car buyers can do: they can hunt down the best dealers in town, they can choose a car salesman with experience and k

AddStudy: UK demand for electric vehicles to surpass hybrids by 2020, hit 21% market share

2011 Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddParis 2010 preview: Kia adding fizz with all-electric Pop Concept

Kia Pop Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

11Kia adding fizz to Paris Motor Show with Pop Concept

Kia Pop Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddMore On The 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Translogic episode 5.3 takes a look at the 2011 Chevy Volt and what makes it tick, and next week we'll get behind the wheel to tear up GM's Milford Proving Grounds in our in-depth road test. But first, let's clear up a few issues. With the Volt just months away from going on sale late this year, consumers still have plenty of questions about how it works and why General Motors built it the way it did.

AddMartin Eberhard predicts 500-mile range for the electric vehicles of 2020

Volkswagen E-Up! Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddAt Witz' End - Electric vehicle progress, prospects and challenges

2010 Plug-in Prius Prototypes – Click above for high-res image gallery

133Poll: Chevrolet Volt takes on Nissan Leaf

Proving once again the old adage that there's more than one way to skin a cat battery, Chevrolet and Nissan have each designed new eco-friendly vehicles that are set to go head-to-head for sales supremacy starting at the end of this year. Though both automakers arrive at the same basic anti-gasoline (at least to a large extent) result, the Volt and the Leaf differ in more ways than they are alike.

AddGeneral Motors to establish global BEV test fleet, build New Sail EV prototype

Chevrolet New Sail – Click above for high-res image gallery

12Porsche testing three electric Boxsters in 2011

2010 Porsche Boxster – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddPorsche testing three electric Boxsters

Porsche Boxster – Click above for high-res image gallery

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