electric cars

Solo Carpoolers: Do HOV Lanes Discriminate?

As much as it might sound like an oxymoron, “solo carpoolers” are allowed to use the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane on California…

China Set to Leapfrog the U.S. in Clean Car Production

The Chinese government announced last week that it plans to invest up to $14.8 billion (100 billion yuan) over the next ten years…

Why Electric Cars Should Be Marketed Like the Ford Fiesta

Crowdsourcing is an effective way to involve potential consumers in the promotion of clean cars. In marketing terms, this means outsourcing your advertising…

Obama: Clean Tech Investor-In-Chief ?

While several eco-pundits have been lamenting the failure of a climate bill to pass through Congress, it is important to keep one thing…

ReVolt: Is it Time to “Zinc” About a Different Kind of Battery?

Zinc-air batteries have been around for a long time. They are commonly used for hearing aids and watches, as well as for remote…

Korean EV Maker Commits to Manufacturing in South Carolina

South Korean manufacturer CT&T announced that they are investing US$21 million in an electric car manufacturing plant in Duncan, South Carolina. This is…

Will Tesla Pave the Way for More Clean Tech IPOs?

Tesla’s initial public offering (IPO) was well-timed. Except for the World Cup, the past week was a relatively slow news week, unless you…

J.D. Power: Hybrid and EV Cars Will Be 3.5% of Sales by 2015

Somehow it seems appropriate that an outfit named J.D. Power and Assoc. is weighing-in with some optimism on the future of electric-powered vehicles…

Tesla and Toyota: A Match Made on Wall Street?

Tesla’s new partnership with Toyota comes at a trying time in the history of both companies. The recent announcement initially seemed to be…

Chinese Eager for Electric Cars, Survey Shows

Sixty percent of Chinese who own a car or are planning on buying one would consider buying a plug-in hybrid or all-electric vehicle,…

Better Place Starts Electric Vehicle Battery Swap in Japan

News broke early this week that Better Place, the Silicon Valley car-charging infrastructure upstart, is launching the first tests of its battery-swapping scheme…

Brace for Impact: the West Coast Anticipates Electric Vehicles

It’s hard not to see the flurry of activity preceding Dec 2010’s slated electric vehicle launches as an expression of joyous excitement. A…

Tomorrow’s Electric Cars at the 2010 North American Auto Show

In 1986, I bought my very first car. It was a red 1980 Chevy Chevette. And I loved that thing. I drove it…

Ford Ups the Ante on EVs

Ford is investing another $450 million in electric vehicle development and facility retooling, bringing its total investment in this area to a cool…

This is Not Yo Mama’s Nissan Altima

The 2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid is definitely a step up from its previous incarnations. I test drove this vehicle this past week across…