The FIAT 500e is Coming to Oregon, but It is Still a Compliance Car

By:   Christian Okolski Last week at the New York International Auto Show, the Head of FIAT Brand for North America, Jason Stoicevich, announced that the Italian automaker will start selling the FIAT 500e in Oregon this summer.  Up until now, the 500e has only been available to California customers, but Green Car Reports speculates that [...]

EVs Take the Stage at the New York International Auto Show

By:   Christian Okolski   Last Saturday was the official opening day of the 2014 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. The New York show runs until April 27th but is just one installment of a host of similar events that begins with the North American International Auto Show in [...]

The State of Electric Trucks in America

Photo Courtesy of Boulder Electric Vehicle  By:  Christian Okolski   Large, medium-duty electric trucks are available to fleets in the United States, and most of them have been deployed over the last five years by seven different manufacturers.  However, now that arguably the most prominent and market-leading electric truck maker, Smith Electric Vehicles, has suspendedproduction, what is the state of this market? [...]

Test Drive a Tesla Model S, It’s Easy!

Electric cars have been growing on American consumers since the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan LEAF were introduced to the U.S. auto market in late 2010.  However, while over 96,000 EVs were sold last year, total U.S. auto sales typically exceed one million vehicles each month.  It will take a few more years before EVs are [...]