Monthly Archives: November 2012

The most surprising electric car at the LA Auto Show

Next generation 2013 Smart Electric Drive Back in June we wrote about the start of production of the next generation Smart Electric Drive (found here). Already available in Europe, look for this new electric vehicle (EV) to show up in … Continue reading

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Hitting LA Auto Show tomorrow

Looking to check out the new EV action There will be some interesting¬†electric vehicle (EV) launches at the LA show this year – Chevrolet Spark EV and Fiat 500E – along¬†with the availability of some existing EVs that we haven’t … Continue reading

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2013 LEAF announced – for Japan

Still awaiting US Spec LEAF announcement Last week Nissan Global announced the updated 2013 Nissan LEAF for the Japanese home market. Think evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. There is a launch video of the announcement – in Japanese. We tried to … Continue reading

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Blue is the new green

If an electric vehicle just won’t work for you We spend our time looking for information about the Nissan LEAF and other electric vehicles (EVs) to analyze that information and pass it along to you. But as we have discovered … Continue reading

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J. D. Power EV Study analysis continued

Wrong size and not reliable? Really? In our last article, we took a look at the issue of the cost of driving a Nissan LEAF. In this one, we will examine the two other reasons cited for not going electric … Continue reading

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Evaluating the new J.D. Power EV ownership study

Does an EV lease make more sense? J. D. Power and Associates has just released a study (found here) of the issues surrounding and driving the move into the electric vehicle (EV) segment. With a significant history of focusing on … Continue reading

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