electric vehicles

Your Smartphone May Be Linked to Child Labor

Amnesty International found child labor in the supply chains of 16 multinational tech companies, including Apple, Samsung, Daimler and Microsoft.

3 Disruptive Technologies Driving Zero-Emission Smart Cars

Three disruptive technologies are enabling companies like Google, GM and Lyft to rethink the design and commercialization of the automobile.

Your 21st-Century Car Will Be Zero-Emissions and Smart

Silicon Valley and Detroit are in a race to reinvent the automobile. 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth makes his predictions about the result.

Demand For Lithium-Ion Batteries Surges in Spite of Cheap Oil

This week’s Economist ran a couple of articles reporting that demand for lithium-ion batteries is surging, with lithium itself being, “one of the…

Taking Fewer Car Trips is the Best Thing You Can Do for the Environment

As leaders from around the world are meeting over two weeks in Paris to advance collective action on climate change, it’s heartening to…

Yes, EVs are Cleaner than Gasoline-Powered Cars

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a two-year study has provided the answer. The EV is the cleaner option, hands down.

Interactive Map Shows Volkswagen Scandal’s Impact in California

As the Volkswagen emissions scandal continues to unfold, a new interactive map offers a visualization of the environmental effects in California resulting from…

As Recalls of Volkswagen Cars Begin, Costs Could Climb to $40B

More than 8 million Volkswagen cars will likely be subject to a mandatory recall in Europe, as the fallout from the emissions scandal…

In Wake of the VW Scandal, Elon Musk Calls for Random Emissions Testing

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the solution for the Volkswagen scandal is simple: random emissions testing on cars when they are on…

Toyota Ups the Ante On Controversial Hydrogen Economy

The hydrogen economy could transition from dream to reality if Toyota's renewable hydrogen and fuel cell demonstration project in Japan proves successful.

Toyota’s New Prius Scores High on Fun and Style

Toyota’s dazzling red 2016 Prius twirled in the air, paused, then returned to earth. This is the spectacle that greeted the media-only audience…

WSJ Editorial Calls Consumer Reports a Sustainability ‘Prostitute’

Call it a poorly planned intersection of values and subscription marketing, but Consumer Reports' banner rating of the new Tesla Model S didn't…

Market Turmoil and the Death Throes of the Fossil Fuel Era

“All businesses, like humans, fight death. And fight [the fossil fuel industry] will, with all the considerable power they have," Paul Gilding, former…

Tesla’s Newest Car Crashes Consumer Reports’ Rating System

Tesla's Model S P85D sedan just broke the record for the best car ever, according to Consumer Reports. It scored 103 out of…

Ford Survey Finds EV Owners Highly Satisfied

It seems EV owners are a loyal bunch: 92 percent of battery electric vehicle (BEV) owners and 94 percent of plug-in hybrid-electric (PHEV)…