Monthly Archives: May 2013

Honda reduces Fit EV lease

New lease rate hoping to improve interest Honda, recognizing that their Fit EV is not even close to appealing to their customer base, has done what auto manufacturers have done since the automobile’s first days – throw money at it. … Continue reading

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Spark EV priced at $26,685

Sub $20,000 after incentives We really were thinking that this would be a less than positive story. After all, this is Living LEAF, right? But after taking another look at some of the specs of the Spark EV, and considering … Continue reading

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PEVs in California triple from 2011 to 2012

EVs gaining ground in California The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) has released its second survey of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) owners (found here). We reported on the results of the first survey last August (found here). With information … Continue reading

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LEAF sales shine where infrastructure lives

West Coast strength proves infrastructure helps sales This week Nissan announced that LEAF sales passed the 25,000 mark in the US and over 60,000¬†worldwide. Recognizing that electric vehicle (EV) sales drive infrastructure build-out, Nissan also acknowledges that infrastructure build-out drives … Continue reading

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Tesla S shines with Consumer Reports

Image source: Tesla Motors Model S scores 99 out of 100 points We must say right up front that we are not big fans of Tesla. Admittedly, as much of that has to do with our feelings toward Tesla’s founder … Continue reading

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Bosch Level 2 Charge Station under $450

Available to order now Bosch, the spark plug, appliance, automotive navigation system maker (among myriad other items) has developed, and is now offering, a 16 amp, 240 volt residential charging solution for $449. Rated for either indoor or outdoor installations … Continue reading

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