electric cars

GM Sustainability Report 2012: A Cautious and Futuristic View of the Auto Industry

This morning General Motors (GM) released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which covers electrification, waste and energy efficiency.

Building an EV Ecosystem: Why Tesla Will Likely Succeed Where Better Place Failed

It's not enough just to build a great electric car, Tesla has shown that in order to make the product truly useful, they…

Can Electric Cars Give an Economic Lift to Route 66?

Last week, Ford Motor Co invited Leon Kaye to test drive a 2013 Ford Fusion Energy plug-in hybrid from St. Louis to Tulsa.

What is the U.S. Federal Government’s Role in Creating Innovation?

Can Congress and federal agencies play a significant role in developing innovative solutions to the nation’s most intractable problems?

4 Lessons in Green Product Development from the Failure of Better Place

The failure of Better Place is a very sad event for anyone who believed in Agassi’s vision and in Better Place’s ability to…

Renault’s Public ‘No Confidence’ Vote is a Blow to Better Place

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan apparently lost his confidence in Better Place and said that in the future, Renault will build only electric…

California Spearheads a Transportation Reformation to Curb Emissions

Transforming our transportation infrastructure won’t happen overnight. While policies improving the supply side are taking shape, our individual transportation choices can have a…

A New Law Would Require Electric Vehicles to Make Artificial Sound

The NHTSA estimated in its January 2013 recommendations that, "If this proposal were implemented, there would be 2,800 fewer pedestrian and pedal cyclist…

Smart Highway to be Installed in Netherlands in 2013

What happens when one of the Netherlands' foremost artists joins forces with a renowned engineering firm? The world's first interactive smart highway, which…

Peugeot Citroen Unveils the Latest Effort to Run Cars on Compressed Air

The French car manufacturer Peugeot Citroen is working on a new kind of hybrid car that uses both conventional internal combustion engine and…

New Technology for Hybrid Car Motors Leaves Rare Earth Behind

Researchers throughout North America have come up with possible prototypes for electric motors that get around the use of the precious and environmentally…

New Ford Plug-In Scores California Carpool Lane Approval

This week Ford Motor’s C-MAX Energi scored approval for the Golden State’s Green Clean Air Vehicle Sticker under the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program.

BSR Compares Sustainable Options for Transportation Fuel

The BSR report provides an in-depth analysis of the sustainability impacts of all the major transportation fuel types.

Why Better Place Fired Its Founder & CEO, Shai Agassi

How come Agassi, who was described on the 2009 TIME 100 list as “the closest we've seen to a Steve Jobs of clean…

Future of Electric Vehicles Remains Bright, Despite Detractors

The success of electric vehicles will not be determined by looking at monthly sales figures or even on a quarterly earnings. Some things…