First Drive: Tesla Model X P100D

Easy-to-love tech and performance I’ve wanted to spend some quality time with a Tesla for a long while. Sadly, Elon & Company don’t hand out their electronic keys to just anyone, so I didn’t get any significant seat time until my good buddy and colleague Rob K generously lent me his recently ... Read More...

News: VW Moves Away From Diesels in US

Plans To Build EVs in North America in 2021 Volkswagen recently revealed a new strategy to overcome its dieselgate woes: discontinue sales of diesel cars in the U.S and start production of battery electric vehicles in North America in 2021. The diesel news was first reported by European business daily Handelsblat, and ... Read More...

First Drive: 2016 Mercedes-Benz B250e

A Touch of Luxury Class in EVs There’s an electric-powered Mercedes-Benz out there, but you can be forgiven if you haven’t noticed. Quietly, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz B250e is rolling around town, if you happen to be in California or other EV friendly locales. The B250e is a five-door hatchback–not the shape you expect from Mercedes. ... Read More...

Tech: How To Get Better EV Mileage

Tips to Combat Electric Car Range Anxiety Electric vehicles are greatly appreciated for providing an alternative to expensive gas and diesel cars, yet the technology is far from perfect. One thing that bothers many drivers is the range anxiety. Here are some tips to get better EV mileage. A typical EV cannot go ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Ford Focus Electric

Good Drive, but Short Range and Limited Storage The compact Ford Focus is a favorite around the world, and enjoyable to drive, with taut steering, responsive engine performance, and a suspension that lets you feel the road. When you replace the car’s engine with an electric motor, the Focus (now the ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

(Electric) Power to the People! The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the least expensive all-electric car you can buy in the U.S. Enticing lease programs on other electric cars have made that less of a value proposition these days, but the little battery-powered car has its own charms. I recently spent a gasoline-free week ... Read More...

How Safe Are Electric Cars?

Addressing Electric Car Safety Concerns In a general sense, people love things that are new and intriguing. We always have, and we always will be drawn to things that we have never experienced. However, in this same vein, people are generally wary of anything new and unknown. This is the same ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Nissan Leaf SL

One small step for EV-kind This is a second view of the 2016 Nissan Leaf SL—Clean Fleet Report’s previous review with additional technical detail appears here. Let’s face it—the 2016 Nissan Leaf is not a moon shot, but it is a great step forward for the best-selling affordable pure electric vehicle on ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 NISSAN LEAF SL

Longer Range, Improved Battery A short six years ago Nissan launched the Leaf during a time when electric vehicles (EVs) were a curiosity and under no stretch of the imagination guaranteed to still be around in 2016. Fast forward to today where one auto manufacturer (Tesla) offers only EVs, another dozen ... Read More...

Sponsored Post: Linear Motion Technology and Electric Vehicles

Its Uses and Benefits What Are Linear Actuators? Unlike conventional actuators that produce movement through circular motion, High Speed Linear Actuators delivers high speeds through linear motion. More specifically, it works by extending and retracting a ‘nut’ against the 'lead screw' of the actuator mechanism. Most often, these types are used in ... Read More...