The Nissan Leaf sold well in its initial offering, but sales have slowed much since that time. The higher cost of EVs has hindered their adoption in the U.S., and much of that added expense is due to the battery pack. Now, says Nissan, it is making a new battery pack for the Leaf that Read on! →


The West Coast Electric Highway initiative is a plan to set up charging stations for plug-in vehicles along the West Coast, from San Diego, Calif., to Vancouver, British Columbia. The hope is to encourage the sales of EVs by relieving driver’s “range anxiety.” Tuesday, the first AeroVironment EV charging stations opened along I-5 in Southern Read on! →


If you’ve been waiting excitedly for the Nissan Leaf all-electric vehicle, then $99 will put you first in line as soon as it is released. The Nissan Leaf website has been taking reservations for a few months, but on April 20, a $99 deposit will put you “on the list” when the Leaf is released. Read on! →


Nissan’s electric Leaf was not available in all 50 states until recently. However, U.S. dealers manged to move 9,700 units in 2011. The 2013 U.S. model begins production at the Smyrna, Tenn., facility possibly as early as December. The coming model will feature a whole slew of new upgrades to tempt the buyer. Responsive to Read on! →


The All Cars Electric suggests that if you’re in the market for an electric car (EV), you should consider living in one of the top 10 cities for electric car commuting. The right mix of modern urban infrastructure – which cuts commuting distances – and geography caters to the relatively limited vehicle range of electric Read on! →


In changing times, amid increased regulation and global unrest, automakers are striving to make their vehicles cleaner and more efficient. The same is true with vehicles designed for the physically disabled. In the past, commercial vans had to be adapted to accommodate wheelchairs, often at the cost of efficiency. The Kenguru EV, with its absence Read on! →


Sixteen cities in nine countries are making a concerted effort to put six million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. A new report called the EV City Casebook is tracking those efforts and offers tips to other cities to reach those goals. The EV City Casebook The new report, published by the International Energy Read on! →


Green automaker Fisker announced a “potential safety issue” last week concerning the batteries in some of its Karma models. Friday the company made it official. Fisker will be recalling about 239 cars. An assembly error in the battery system could potentially cause a fire, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall filing said. Alerted by Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has concluded its safety investigation into the Chevy Volt, giving the car a relatively clean bill of health. However, the Volt is still struggling to make it in the marketplace. Many Chevy dealers are refusing to take the plug-in hybrid cars off of GM’s hands. Safety issues investigated GM Read on! →


American motorists have been slow to embrace electric vehicles for many reasons. The cost and the lack or range and infrastructure are chief among them. Still others may be deciding to wait a bit until all the bugs have been worked out. Indeed, recalls and accusations of battery fires have plagued more than one major Read on! →