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Fiat 500e Review

I finally got behind the wheel of a Fiat 500e while I was in Los Angeles for the Tesla Model 3 unveiling. I had heard wonderful things about the car, but naturally wanted to test it out for myself and compare it to the Nissan LEAF, BMW i3, Volkswagen e-Up!, Renault Zoe & Twizy, etc. […]

May 18th

Nissan LEAF vs VW e-Golf + Other EVs (Owner Review)

Editor’s Note: Neil Blanchard is a longtime reader and top commenter on EV Obsession and CleanTechnica. He’s very detail oriented — as in, he pays close attention to details and has what I’d call a scientific mind. He seems to know EVs like the back of his hand (though, I’m not sure if he would approve […]

January 3rd

EV Standards & EV Technology (EV Obsession Video)

To kick of the presentations at the 1st annual EV Transportation & Technology Summit, Doug Kettles provided an introductory presentation (“EV 101” is what I’d call it) that covered many aspects of EVs. He discussed different types of EVs (pure EVs vs plug-in hybrid EVs, for example), the basic components of EVs, some of the key […]

December 28th

New Videos Show Off Design Of BMW i3

The BMW i3’s LifeDrive design architecture is detailed in a couple of interesting new promotional videos from the German company. Possibly worth watching — or, probably, if you’re a fan of the company and/or the i3. They’re very visually attractive videos, and the first to go into quite a bit of detail regarding what’s under […]

November 8th

Tesla Model S vs BMW i3 — Chapter 3

Well, I was hoping to get more clarity by test driving the BMW i3 and the Tesla Model S 70D one day after the other last week. Unfortunately, I walked away more undecided than before the test drives. Mixing in test drives of the Nissan LEAF (which we got for my mom), Chevy Volt, Porsche Panamera […]

October 31st

BMW i3 vs Chevy Volt vs Nissan LEAF

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Aside from the amazing Tesla Model S 70D, Cadillac ELR, BMW i8, and Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid — four high-priced heavyweights in the electric car segment — I test drove the Chevy Volt (for the first time!), Nissan LEAF (for the second time), and BMW i3 (for the second time) last week […]

October 31st

Tesla Model S 70D Review (Exclusive)

I’m really eager to test the Model S 70, 70D, 85, 85D, P85D, 90, 90D, and P90D back to back in one day… but that is clearly a fantasy, and I wouldn’t be surprised if not a single individual has ever done that. With so many variations, I’m sure my senses would turn to mush […]

October 27th

BMW i8 Review (Exclusive)

I test drove several high-end, high-performance cars while in Florida last week. Of all the vehicles I test drove, I was perhaps most interested in testing out the BMW i8. The i8 is a stunning vehicle, imho. And knowing how wicked the i3 is to drive, I was drooling at the opportunity for even greater acceleration. […]

October 26th

Pictures of Elon Musk’s Tesla Model X Touchscreen

As you no doubt saw, the Tesla Model X was unveiled to much fanfare two nights ago, and at the end of the unveiling, CEO & product architect Elon Musk left his black Tesla Model X (Vin #1) on stage for people to explore the new electric SUV. Of course, some visitors are more curious […]

October 1st

Skeleton Technologies + Adgero Develop First Kinetic Energy Recovery System For Freight Trucks

The world’s first commercial Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for road freight trucks/vehicles was recently unveiled by Skeleton Technologies and Adgero. The new system can reportedly reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 15–25% — depending upon traffic circumstances and terrain. The new Adgero Hybrid System is composed of a bank of high-power ultracapacitors coordinated […]

September 16th

Wannabe EV Owner/Lessee Survey!!

Our survey of electric car owners and lessees went very well, with 800 people completing the survey! A couple of years ago, I think we wouldn’t have gotten half that number. But now is time for the really big one — a survey of wannabe electric car owners/lessees! (If you don’t yet own or lease an electric car […]

August 21st

Audi A3 e-tron Review

Right after test driving the Renault Zoe, I had the opportunity to test drive an Audi A3 e-tron. It offered me a good chance at an acute view between a fully electric and a plug-in hybrid electric car. My first car was an Audi. I like the design/look of Audis. And, knowing the A3 e-tron […]

August 18th

Quick Summary Video of Tesla Model S P85D

Utilizing the power of listicles, Kevin Michaluk has created an “11 Awesome Features” of the Tesla Model S P85D video. It’s nothing new for Tesla fanbois and stalkers, but it’s an excellent, quick summary of the key features of a Tesla Model S P85D, many of which apply to other Tesla Model S options and even […]

August 10th