Paris Joins Other Police Forces By Adding Electric Cars To Its Fleet

16 new Volksvagen e-Golf sedans began patrolling the streets of Paris this past week. They are part of a one year experiment to determine the suitability of electric cars for the demands of police work, according to New Mobility. “We will evaluate with our police officers on a regular base …

As New Electric Vehicles Come to Market, Older Models Get Discounted

As new electric vehicles (EVs) like Tesla’s much-anticipated Model 3 continue to hit the market with considerable fanfare, choices for consumers multiply. Existing EVs are now being priced to sell more quickly in many cases. Electrek reported that new Leafs have been selling at a rock bottom $13,000 in Florida …

January 2017 Electric Vehicle Sales Figures For Japan

The Japanese electric vehicle market is comprised almost entirely of Japanese auto manufacturers (unsurprisingly), which makes the market an interesting contrast to free-for-all markets like the US. The Nissan LEAF has over the past few years more or less dominated the market. Though, the first-generation Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid (PHEV) …

Pope Goes Electric, Sets Example for World Leaders

Pope Francis, long known for his commitment to environmental stewardship, has taken his call for climate action one step further. He now owns an electric car, a Nissan LEAF. The LEAF was given to the Pope in late February by German asset manager and mathematician Jochen Wermuth. The Pope’s Nissan …

European Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Sales for Jan-Oct 2016

While the Nissan Leaf remains the best-selling electric car in other markets, the Japanese automaker’s French partner once again remains on top of the European sales charts. The Renault Zoe was again the best-selling electric car in Europe between January and October, the most recent month with available data. The …

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Preview

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car gets a number of notable updates this year, including considerably increased range and a more powerful electric motor. Unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the e-Golf gets similar styling and content changes to other models in 2017 Golf lineup. Crucially, the electric …

Is Infiniti now Ready to Launch an Electric Car, After All?

Nissan’s strong commitment to electric cars has not, so far, extended to its Infiniti luxury brand. While the six-year-old Nissan Leaf is the bestselling electric car in history, the company has repeatedly postponed plans for an all-electric Infiniti model. But Infiniti’s on-again, off-again electric car may now be back on …