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Electric Test Drive: What to Look for in an Electric Car

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

When it comes to a test drive we oftentimes go off our gut instinct and emotional attachment to a vehicle and fail to keep in mind that the purchase of a vehicle is a major investment. However, there should be a formulaic strategy to any test drive. Seeing how your car fits into your everyday life from a practical standpoint takes a more methodical approach to the way you test drive, and will result in a smarter purchase. Here is a checklist of the most important things to consider before, during, and after the electric car test drive to ensure the purchase of your vehicle is a sound decision.

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Test Drive Checklist: What to Look for in an Electric Car

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

When test driving an electric vehicle, there are a specific set of questions and inquiries to be made just for electric vehicles. From specifics about the battery to eco-effecient driving modes to MPGe or the rebates offered for electric cars. Below is a checklist to take with on your electric test drive to ensure that all the bases are covered and you leave knowing all there is to know from the test drive.

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Nissan Leaf Test Drive Review

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

The Nissan Leaf is one of the most established electric vehicle models in the US, but has yet to sell as well as Nissan would like; however, with the recent announcement of price reductions for the 2013 Leafs, Nissan is setting up to corner the EV market. For our test drive of the Leaf, we were able to take out one of the last produced 2011 SL models.

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Chevy Volt Test Drive Review

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

The Chevrolet Volt is not only GM's most popular EV model but is also the top selling EV in the US. For our test drive of one of the most popular EVs, we had the chance to take a 2012 model out for a spin. The plug-in hybrid is loved by it's owners and we decided to take the Volt to its limits to see everything it offered and how the extended range electric stood up against pure EVs.

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Mitsubishi i Test Drive Review

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

The Mitsubishi i, formally the iMiev, is the only available EV available from Mitsubishi and is a pure electric four-door compact. For our test drive of the Mitsubishi i we were able to take out a 2012 standard model for an extensive test drive, hitting the highway and some city traffic to truly test out what the vehicle offers.

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Where to Test Drive Electric Cars: Find the Best Electric Cars For You

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

You've read the reviews, you've made up your mind, and have now narrowed your search down to a few electric cars that are just right. Your first impulse no doubt is to hurry down to your local dealer and take that baby for a spin. But as you know, there are plenty of fish in the sea, and if you're looking to test the waters before taking the plunge, it's good to know there are more places to fish than your local water hole. Manufacturer Demo Days and Car Rental Shops are two other great ways to test drive the electric car you've had your eye on. Here's a rundown of the different places to visit when looking to test drive a new electric car, and the advantages of each unique experience.

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Smart ForTwo Goes Electric: New Smart Car ED and Car2Go Review

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

Daimler has added an electric counterpart to their lineup of gasoline-powered smart cars with the release of the 2013 smart fortwo electric drive. This zero-emissions vehicle stays true to the signature compact design of the smart series, with its own unique crystal white/electric green exterior reserved only for the electric drive model. We review the 2013 smart fortwo ED, and suggest a great way to test drive the ED in real-world conditions.

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Tesla Model S Review: A Tesla Electric Car with All the Right Moves

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

With a sexy bod and impressive performance capabilities, the new Tesla Model S is looking to usher in a new standard for the electric luxury sedan. Armed with a 40 kWh battery that can take you from zero to sixty in 6.5 seconds, and a 17-inch touchscreen to give you complete control of your environment, the Tesla S is a cool fusion of athleticism and elegance fit to keep you satisfied. You can go green, and make others green with envy, driving the new Tesla Model S.

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Nissan Leaf Review: An Eco-Friendly Nissan for the New Age

Posted 02-08-2013 in Articles by Christopher

Safe, affordable, and 100% electric, the new Nissan Leaf is eco-friendly fun for a family of five. With an impressive number of accolades, including a 5-Star Overall Rating for safety from the NCAP, the Nissan Leaf has left a great impression, without leaving a carbon footprint. Our test drive of the Nissan Leaf uncovered four features you should carefully consider before selecting an electric car.

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