electric vehicles

3p Weekend: These Partnerships Are Out to Revolutionize Transportation

This year, transportation outpaced the utility sector as America's largest carbon emitter. That demands big change. And these seven partnerships aim to deliver…

Tesla: New Model S is the Fastest Production Car on Earth

This week Tesla Motors staked its claim to having what is now the fastest production car ever manufactured in history: its new Model…

Despite Low Oil Prices, Electric Vehicle Sales Keep Rising

Several recent reports suggest that sales of electric vehicles and cars built without the conventional internal combustion engine are on the rise.

Electric Car Charging-Station Companies Issue Warning Over VW Settlement

As a part of its dieselgate settlement, Volkswagen must invest in electric charging infrastructure, but industry leaders are rightly concerned that VW's investments…

Dream of a Hydrogen Highway Still Alive in California

Arnold Schwarzenegger's hydrogen highway fell far short of fulfilling its goals a decade ago. But that doesn't mean hydrogen lacks a future, as…

Futuristic ‘Straddling Bus’ in China Promises to Transform Public Transport

Last week in the Chinese coastal city of Qinhuangdao, a massive electric vehicle that can drive over two lanes of automobile traffic made…

Tesla Finalizes $2.6 Billion Acquisition of SolarCity

On Sunday, high-end electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors announced the final terms of its acquisition of SolarCity. The deal will cost Tesla approximately…

3 Surprising Reasons For Low Oil Prices

Since 1974. OPEC (the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) has curtailed oil supplies to raise prices and profits. What changed that is causing…

Test-Drive Comparison: Tesla Model S vs Toyota Mirai

3p economic correspondent Bill Roth test-drove the all-electric Tesla Model S and the hydrogen-fueled Toyota Mirai. Check out his side-by-side comparison, and see…

EV Expansion and the Hunt for a Charging Station

Electric vehicles are still far from their promise to transform the automobile market. And the reason why is simple: EVs lack a comprehensive,…

Report: The U.S. Has More Oil Than Saudi Arabia or Russia

According to a Norwegian energy consultancy, the U.S. edges out Russia by just over 3 percent and holds the mantle of having the…

VW Aims to Remake Its Green Empire (and the Electric Car Industry)

Volkswagen's future is electrically charged. Or, that's the way the company sees it. Fresh out of court, saddled with billions in debt and…

Automakers Rev Up Recycling and Sustainability Efforts

Sustainability in the auto industry is now about more than fuel economy and emissions rates. Multiple stakeholders are working to make the automotive…

Ford on Mobility: ‘One Foot in Today and One Foot in Tomorrow’

Ford's 2015 sustainability report is a candid summary of where the automaker is today and its goals for the future of sustainable transportation.…

Hundreds of All-Electric, American-Made Scooters Coming to San Francisco

Electric-scooter sharing service Scoot Networks plans to bring hundreds of new, American-made machines to the streets of San Francisco. 3p's Phil Covington spoke…