Electric Car Buying Guide

08.07.2014

Considering an EV? The choices are growing, from two-seat economy cars to luxury performance vehicles. Find out what’s on the market, right here. 

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Electric Vehicle Explainer

08.07.2014

What's under the hood of an EV? Do they even keep the important stuff under the hood? Find out what makes your EV go, right here. 

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Is an EV Right for Me?

08.07.2014

All cars may be electric someday, but right now they’re a niche market and not for everybody. Take our quiz and find out if an EV is right for you, right here.

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Electric Car FAQs

08.07.2014

Get answers to common questions about Electric Vehicles, right here. 

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EVs vs. Conventional Cars: What's the Difference?

08.05.2014

What's the difference between an EV and conventional cars? Not a riddle--actual car information this way!

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The Pros and Cons of Owning an EV

08.05.2014

The good news is that EVs are simple, cheap to operate, and benefit the planet. What's the bad news? Range is limited, reliability unproven, and there are high upfront costs.

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London's 100-mpg Taxis: The Mayor Loves 'Em

08.04.2014

Mayor Boris Johnson says the new plug-in hybrids, which look like traditional cabs, are "beautiful" and "a masterpiece."

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Iceland Plugs In (With EV Chargers From Israel)

07.28.2014

The 240-volt Better Place stations that were to have made Israel the world's leading wired country have been diverted to Iceland, where abundant clean energy favors electric cars.

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With the Hyundai Sonata Eco Getting 32 MPG, is a Hybrid Necessary?

07.25.2014

It's a growing dilemma--conventional cars are getting so good it's hard to make the more expensive hybrid pencil out.

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Did the White House Own This Car?

07.21.2014

A Car Talk reader thinks he might own Mamie Eisenhower's '58 Lincoln Continental. Jim Motavalli considers the case, pro and con.

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By 2035 Most Cars Will Drive Themselves, and by 2040 Forget About a Driver's License

07.18.2014

Automakers talk about 2020, but that's just an interim date--the car might take over sometimes, but you'll still be sitting in the driver's seat, paying attention. Fifteen years later, now we're talking about sitting in the back with your iPad.

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Bill Ford: You May Be Buying Your Last Car

07.14.2014

Ford's executive chairman sees tomorrow's carmakers as "personal mobility companies." You might buy auto access, not the car itself, and who knows, maybe the vehicle will drive itself. 

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Nissan Leaf Charging: It's Free!

07.11.2014

More stations at work and shopping centers means that half of all Leaf charging is public now, confounding the predictions. Jim Motavalli has the latest on free, public EV charging networks. 

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Slow Summer Sales for Convertibles

07.09.2014

All but two of the Top Ten cars stuck on dealer lots this month are convertibles or coupes. What's it say? My guess is that the summer-car buying season is over.

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The 5 Greatest Classic Car Radio Songs

07.09.2014

Back in the day, chart-toppers had to make it through the static and terrible sound of AM radio.

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