The New York Times report of a Tesla's failed test drive misses the point. You can't bring gas-powered car expectations to an all-electric vehicle.
A Nissan Leaf lets us drive 1,000 miles a month for $36 worth of electricity. That's a quarter of the monthly cost of gasoline for our van.
The Nissan Leaf website is funky, informative and so seductive you might be ready to get one after the online experience. But take a test drive first.
Before you buy an electric car, like a Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf, it makes sense to figure out how it will hit your pocketbook and your cash flow.
Latest installment of Monitor writer Mark Clayton's quest to buy a plug-in car: There are more than a dozen plug-in vehicles, but high costs and the lack of availability quickly narrow down the choices.
Buying a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle is more than just buying a car. It's choosing a lifestyle.
Nissan Leaf will save $1,000 a year in fuel bills. But the real reason I bought one? 9/11.