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2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

The new Smart Fortwo Electric Drive is priced lower than any other electric car on the market, and makes for a very economical commuter.

July 31, 2013

MSRP: $25,000.00

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2014 BMW i3

At events around the world, BMW pulled the wraps off its purpose-built electric car.

July 29, 2013

MSRP: $41,350.00

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Tesla's gigafactory could make electric cars rival gas cars

The massive lithium-ion battery plant is slated to open in 2017 and is said to bring down the battery cost per kWh by 30 percent.

By July 23, 2014

Review

2013 Ford C-Max Energi

If you have a commute under 50 miles and a place to plug the car in, the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi makes an economical and excellent commuter and family vehicle.

February 21, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating February 21, 2013

MSRP: $32,950.00

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Australian team smashes 26-year-old electric car world record

UNSW's Sunswift eVe has broken a long-standing electric car speed record and now shifts gears to make the car street-legal. And CNET got to take the car for a spin.

By July 23, 2014

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Tesla gets sporty with new electric car, the Model 3

The all-electric car company confirms that a smaller vehicle is in the works, but it probably won't go on sale until 2017.

By July 15, 2014

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Australian team prepares to break electric car world record

We take UNSW's Sunswift eVe solar/electric race car for a test drive as the team prepares to break a 26-year-old speed record.

By July 7, 2014

Review

2014 Ford Fusion Energi

The 2014 Ford Fusion Energi drives very comfortably and easily, and proves extremely economical for people who can plug it in and drive a reasonable daily commute.

June 10, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 10, 2014

MSRP: $34,700.00

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Tesla's Musk hints at open-sourcing electric car tech

In shareholder conference comments and while talking to a BBC reporter, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk hints at opening up electric car technology to competitors.

By June 9, 2014

Review

2012 Ford Focus Electric

Its short driving range and long recharge times limit the suitability of the 2012 Ford Focus Electric to some specific lifestyles, but it is a very high-tech car that should delight early adopter types.

July 16, 2012

4 stars Editors' rating July 16, 2012