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A BYD K9 Electric Bus Takes Its Maiden Trip In Long Beach, California

February 22nd, 2017 | by EV Expert

The electric bus wave is upon us and cities are very eager to use them to paint a greener face. Companies such as BYD and Proterra are taking center stage and bitterly fighting for this new lucrative market. In fact, both romanced the city of Long Beach in California (my home base) for some time. The BYD K9 edged out the latter, so we are exploring it in more detail


Lucid Motors Air Has No Competition (Original Review, Pictures & Video — Part 2)

February 20th, 2017 | by EV Expert

On Tuesday, we looked at the unveiling of the wildly impressive Lucid Motors Air at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. The Air's performance was already noteworthy on paper, but my test ride was beyond expectations. I haven't been this happy about a new electric vehicle, EV since the unveiling of the Tesla Model S P90D, and before that, the Roadster and AC Propulsion's eBox


Man To Chevy Dealer: “Hey, You Got Any Bolts?”

January 31st, 2017 | by EV Expert

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A guy walks into a local Chevy dealer. Says, “Hey, you guys got any Bolts? That’s Bolt, with a B.” In return, the guy receives blank stares from the sales staff … replaced shortly by smiles, a negatory on the Bolt, and a verbal rundown of all the great models on the lot the guy would just love, such as the Cruze, the Sonic, the Malibu, and yes, the Volt. The Spark went unmentioned


When Will US Federal EV Tax Credit Expire For Tesla Buyers?

January 26th, 2017 | by EV Expert

One of the most frequent questions you see these days in electric vehicle forums, blog comments, Facebook groups, and here on CleanTechnica is some variation of the following: "I reserved my Tesla Model 3 on (fill the date), will I still be eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit when my car becomes available?"


EV Charging Stations: Staying Safe

January 4th, 2017 | by EV Expert

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Safety might not be the first consideration when selecting a charging station, but safety is actually the most important thing to consider. The primary function of a plug-in vehicle charging station is to provide electrical safety for the operator and electrical infrastructure throughout the charging process and specifically to address the risks of fire and electric shock



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