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U.S. Tesla buyers have counted on a $7,500 federal tax credit for a few years now, but the automaker is due to hit a 200,000-unit threshold at which point they’ll begin to fade away.

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New spy photos of the 2018 Nissan Leaf indicate that prior reports that it would appear more “mainstream” have been fulfilled. Shot at a test track, with heavy camouflage masking removed, hints of the 2015 IDS concept can be seen, and gone are quirky design cues of the first generation. No interior shots were provided […]

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Chevy has prepared an entire fleet of self-driving Bolt EVs, showing that mass production is possible with this type of sophisticated technology. Chevy has built 130 Bolt EVs outfit with a full suite of self-driving hardware and software, showing that it can include this type of technology in its mass-production process. These new vehicles will […]

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As the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s availability in all U.S. markets increases toward nationwide this summer, the car saw its best sales month yet with 1,566 units delivered in May. Unlike in April, when the $37,500 and up (before incentives) 238-mile EV was outsold by the outgoing $31,000 107-mile range Nissan Leaf, this month it topped […]

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Chevrolet’s 238-mile range Bolt EV is a major leap forward among mass-appeal electric cars and for now arguably the best. Why? Several reasons that add up to a nicely designed vehicle that does what it’s supposed to, while being enjoyable to motor around in, and boasting amazing efficiency as well. As the first EV with […]

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Since late last decade all-electric cars have been increasing in model selection and sales volume, but have you considered whether an EV would work for you? If you’re one of the 295,000 people in the U.S. who’ve already left behind the world of gas pumps and tailpipe hydrocarbons with purchase of an EV, the answer […]

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Nearly every automaker has electric cars in the works, but a top General Motors executive said today it will be the first to sell them profitably. “We know the customers would like to drive electric cars but are unwilling to pay any more for them,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president for product development. […]

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In a time when “plug-in cars” are being treated like “compliance cars” to California zero emission rules, America’s five best sellers have an especially heavy weight on their shoulders. Sales progress from almost nil at the beginning of this decade has seen a proliferation of as many plug-ins as hybrids, but their 1.01 percent market […]

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For all those in the UK feeling neglected because a right-hand-drive Chevy Bolt-based Vauxhall Ampera-e isn’t being offered, Tata Motors recently showed a proper Bolt EV of its own. Described by author “Nigel” for The Red Ferret as “impressive,” and “very nice,” with good drivability, attention to detail, and fit and finish all around, the […]

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Consumer demand may be the driving force behind automakers shifting assembly line production toward crossover vehicles, but there is another trend that has nothing to do with modern-day sales. Electric vehicles have a small but loyal consumer base and the majority of carmakers seem poised to ensure the next decade caters directly to them — […]

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