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Behind the subsidies for electric vehicles

Electric cars are expensive -- that's to be expected for any new vehicle with new technology and limited numbers.

The EV's are coming, the EV's are coming

The Detroit Auto Show runs this week and electric vehicles are once again at the forefront. I drove and wrote about the Smart ED pictured above last week as a kick off a year of electrifying change in the automotive industry.

A year in the life of an electric vehicle

Follow me as I spend a year living with an electric car. For the next 12 months, I plan to write stories and keep a blog of my experiences living with and driving an electric vehicle.
Test driving the electric Smart ForTwo

Test driving the electric Smart ForTwo

The smart money is on electric cars these days. North America's smallest car, the Smart ForTwo, is poised to jump on the bandwagon as well, with plans for an electric drive version - the Smart ED (Electric Drive) - sometime this fall.

Turn over an all-electric Leaf

The race is on for the all-electric crown. The 2012 Leaf is Nissan's entry into this new automotive category. It follows hot on the heels of the Chevrolet Volt, which debuted in September.

All-electric car hits the real world

Nissan aims to deliver the first all-electric car to a retail customer in Victoria within the next few weeks after 18 years of development.

New Mercedes exceeds expectations

The newly-redesigned 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 350 with the BlueTEC diesel is the quietest diesel-powered vehicle I have ever driven - it's even quieter than my gasoline-powered BMW X1.

2012 Nissan Leafs pre-orders open Saturday

Nissan Canada will begin to accept pre-orders for the first allocation of its all-electric Leaf beginning at noon on Saturday, October 22. The company is releasing 350 vehicles in the coming months.

2013 BMW 3-Series revealed

The first official pictures of the sixth-generation BMW 3-Series are out. BMW boasts new model, internally known as the F30, is larger, roomier, yet more fuel-efficient than the current car. The new car will be offered with a new turbocharged 2.

Chevrolet goes super Sonic

Chevrolet has just introduced the 2012 Sonic , their first Made-in-the-U.S.A. subcompact in decades. In fact it is the only subcompact manufactured in North America. It is available either as a five-door hatchback (shown) or a four-door-sedan.