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What is Holding Back the Electric Vehicle Revolution?

The movers and shakers in the electric vehicle market offer a candid glimpse into the immediate future of electric vehicles. (With photos!)

May 11, 2012

The movers and shakers in the electric vehicle market offer a candid glimpse into the immediate future of electric vehicles. (With photos!)

Tags: Toyota, Volkswagen, Nissan LEAF, Ford, Chevy Volt, BMW i3, Tesla, Chevy Spark, Battery-Electric Vehicles

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Friday, May 11, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

The EV Experience: Is Range Anxiety Real? (Part 2)

In the second part of this blog on electric vehicle experiences, our five Nissan Leaf drivers weigh in on driving impressions, the realities of range anxiety and the unexpected consequences of plugging in instead of gassing up.

The Leaf is surprisingly roomy and has greater interior dimensions than the 2012 Nissan Versa, including more cargo volume (14.5 cu. ft. compared with 13.8 cu. ft.).

September 28, 2011

In the second part of this blog on electric vehicle experiences, our five Nissan Leaf drivers weigh in on driving impressions, the realities of range anxiety and the unexpected consequences of plugging in instead of gassing up.

Tags: Nissan LEAF, Battery-Electric Vehicles

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

The EV Experience: Nissan Leaf Drivers Speak Out (Part 1)

All-electric vehicles are finally in the real world. After 5,000 miles of driving, five Nissan Leaf users share their experiences on the ordering and buying process, charging challenges, figuring costs per mile, the driving experience and the specter of range anxiety. This is part one of a two-part blog, with photos.

The port on the right accepts the Level 1 and Level 2 plugs. This Leaf comes with the Level 3 port, a $700 option.

September 21, 2011

All-electric vehicles are finally in the real world. After 5,000 miles of driving, five Nissan Leaf users share their experiences on the ordering and buying process, charging challenges, figuring costs per mile, the driving experience and the specter of range anxiety. This is part one of a two-part blog, with photos.

Tags: Nissan LEAF, Battery-Electric Vehicles

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(4)

Chevy Volt Test Ride

October 6, 2010

When it finally makes it to fleet, drivers will like the Volt’s large (for an EV) cargo space, while the gas-power range-extending capabilities should open up a lot more possibilities for fleet applications. Check out the photos.

Tags: Chevrolet, Nissan LEAF, Battery-Electric Vehicles

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, October 6, 2010 11:14 AM | » Comments(0)

The Nissan LEAF: an EV, and a Real Car

September 30, 2010

We took a spin in the Nissan LEAF. The fit-and-finish and drive characteristics are up to North American standards, and the range does not disappoint.

Tags: Nissan LEAF, Battery-Electric Vehicles

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:33 PM | » Comments(0)

The Promise of the Nissan Leaf – and a Test Drive

November 16, 2009

Carlos Ghosn says Nissan will have enough capacity to produce 500,000 pure electric vehicles in less than three years. Will the metrics work?

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Nissan, Nissan LEAF, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, November 16, 2009 10:22 AM | » Comments(2)

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