electric vehicles

Tesla’s Bold Vision to Vertically Integrate Clean Energy

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is working to create a roofing product that is more durable and insulative than a traditional roof, yet with…

The Lifecycle Impact of Electric Vehicles

Electric cars are billed as an environmentally-friendly alternative to our ordinary methods of transportation. But their impact depends heavily on where you do…

Columbia Scientist Discovers Plastic-Based Energy Storage Solution

Smaller, lighter, cheaper electric vehicle batteries could result from a new manufacturing process that eliminates an energy storage "hiccup."

U.S. Pumps $30 Million More Into Hydrogen Economy

The U.S. Energy Department is betting big on the sustainable hydrogen economy of the future, with a new round of $30 million in…

Toyota’s Long Bet Pays Off with Sporty 2017 Prius Plug-In Hybrid EV

Low gas prices didn't stop Toyota from pitching fuel efficiency in its new 2017 lineup, including the new Prius.

Searching For a Better Battery Future

The energy market is sharply focused on advancing lithium-ion battery technologies -- and for good reason. Dr. David Lee, CEO of BioSolar, Inc.,…

Chevy Bolt’s 238-Mile Range Poses Huge Challenge for Tesla

Tesla has another challenge on its hands: GM's all-electric Chevy Bolt, slated for release by the end of this year, has an EPA…

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…