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Volkswagen Passat, Beetle Go Fuel-Efficient

Volkswagen Passat, Beetle Go Fuel-Efficient

By Sean Patterson July 23, 2014

Volkswagen this week announced its 2015 car model lineup. The company is continuing to iterate past models while introducing what could very well be the future of the company. Some of the most popular Volkswagen models will remain largely the …

U.S. Electric Car Sales to Top 2.6 Million by 2022 U.S. Electric Car Sales to Top 2.6 Million by 2022

As consumers begin to view electric cars more favorably, the market for such vehicles has now opened up for manufacturers. As the cost benefits for electric vehicles continues to improve, consumers in North America are now set propel significant growth …

40% of Households Could Use Electric Vehicles 40% of Households Could Use Electric Vehicles

Though consumers in the U.S. are finally viewing electric vehicles as an option at an expanding rate, less that 1% of Americans are currently driving such vehicles. It will take until Though the range and size of electric vehicles are …

Emissions Laws May Push Electric Car Adoption Emissions Laws May Push Electric Car Adoption

Though electric vehicles are slowly becoming more popular in western markets, car manufacturers are still being conservative with the technology. This may change rapidly in the coming years, however, as emissions mandates begin to put pressure on manufacturers. Market research …

Consumers Are Coming Around on Electric Vehicles Consumers Are Coming Around on Electric Vehicles

As prices drop and technologies improve, electric vehicles are now set to become a mainstay on U.S. roads and even in the U.S. military. Though adoption rates for the technology are clearly on the way up, manufacturers will still have …

U.S. Military to Buy 100K Electric Cars This Decade U.S. Military to Buy 100K Electric Cars This Decade

Sales of electric vehicles are finally showing promise, with predictions showing the vehicles making up to 7% of the light vehicle market by 2020. Though consumers will undoubtedly find value in ditching gas, it also seems that the U.S. government …

Over 2 Million Electric Cars to Hit Roads in 2020 Over 2 Million Electric Cars to Hit Roads in 2020

Hybrid vehicles are becoming the norm in the U.S. and Europe, but fully electric plug-in vehicles are still slowly gaining traction. The reasons for this slow adoption are many, including a low install base of public charging stations and battery …

Electric Car Charger Market to Grow in Coming Decade Electric Car Charger Market to Grow in Coming Decade

With plug-in electric cars set to become ever more popular in the coming years, and installation of stand-alone charging stations now ramping up, it appears that the future of driving is electric. Along with that will come a rush for …

Kia's Bringing an EV to the U.S. Next Year Kia's Bringing an EV to the U.S. Next Year

South Korea’s second-largest automaker has announced that they will debut their first ever all-electric vehicle in the U.S. next year. Called the Soul EV, it’s an all-electric version of the Kia Soul, one of the company’s best-selling cars. Kia says …

Electric Car Charging Stations Now Number 64,000 Electric Car Charging Stations Now Number 64,000
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Though hybrid cars are becoming more ubiquitous on U.S. roads, sales of fully-electric plug-in vehicles are still ramping up slowly. Part of the reason for the slow adoption of electric cars is the fact that the charging station infrastructure simply …

Electrics to Make Up 7% of Vehicle Market by 2020 Electrics to Make Up 7% of Vehicle Market by 2020

With electric car sales now rising and charging station infrastructure for the vehicles now rolling out, it seems that electric vehicles are finally starting to become mainstream. With major car manufacturers now debuting fully-electric plug-in models, the number of electric …

Electric Car Sales Rising in the U.S. Electric Car Sales Rising in the U.S.
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As the price and reliability of electric cars improve, manufacturers are now seeing adoption rates of the technology pick up. The U.S. in particular is seeing sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) soar, according to a new report from market …

Electric Car Charging Stations to Reach 200K by 2020 Electric Car Charging Stations to Reach 200K by 2020

Hybrid cars have now become the norm on U.S. roads and car company Tesla is showing more established car companies exactly how to build a safe, profitable electric luxury car. Though electric vehicles appear to be the future, the infrastructure …

Tesla Recall: CEO Elon Musk Points to Weakened Weld Tesla Recall: CEO Elon Musk Points to Weakened Weld

Tesla Motors has issued the first recall on its full-sized luxury sedan, the Model S. It’s a partial recall on Model S vehicles manufactured between May 10th and June 8th of this year. According to Tesla, “the attachment strength of …

Tesla: $465 Million Palin-Criticized Loan Paid Off Tesla: $465 Million Palin-Criticized Loan Paid Off
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In 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a $465 million loan to Tesla Motors, the California-based electric car manufacturer founded in 2003. The loan was a part of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) program, and …

Hybrid Cars: Silent But Deadly On the Road Hybrid Cars: Silent But Deadly On the Road
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Hybrid cars, as well as their electric brethren, make so little noise on the road that the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration is considering putting together guidelines for automobile manufactures that would require these vehicles to maintain a minimum …

Electric Cars Have Radio Interference Problems Electric Cars Have Radio Interference Problems
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To enable radio reception in electric vehicles, manufacturers must install filters and insulate cables, since electrical signals will otherwise interfere with music and speech transmissions. Now, using new calculation methods, researchers are paving the way for pure listening pleasure while …