EVs

Can the Spark Convince Drivers to Switch to Electric Vehicles?

GM is now ready to roll out the 2014 Spark EV, so Leon Kaye flew to Portland to test the electric car's 82…

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.

Tony Hsieh Bets on Tesla for Las Vegas Carsharing Program

Led by Tony Hsieh, Project 100 signed an agreement to include 100 Tesla Model S cars within this futuristic, “complete transportation system" in…

Chicago, My Kind of Sustainable Business Town

Building A Sustainable Region, released last week, showcases various reasons why Chicago stands tall as a sustainable business hub.

Why More Automakers Must Focus on Commercial Vehicles’ Mileage Rates

Commercial vehicles' mileage will be more important for companies like Ford as they are an important slice of the pie for many automakers.

Bay Area Startup Motiv to Electrify Chicago’s Garbage Trucks

Motiv Power Systems, a Bay Area startup, recently landed a $13.4 million contract to start electrifying Chicago’s garbage trucks.

EV Review: New Chevrolet Spark EV Surprises with Powerful Torque and Road Handling

The Spark’s “green” credentials comes with performance that will shock many drivers with its powerful torque, spry road handling and entertainment options.

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.

Global Sales of Electric Buses Will Quadruple by 2018

With the cost of fossil fuel spiking and battery technology improving, electric drive buses are a long term prospect that benefits everyone.

Ford’s Investment in EVs and Hybrids Continues to Surge

Yesterday Ford Motor Co. announced that the company would accelerate investment in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids.

Ford, Yahoo! Join in a Reality Effort to Promote New EV

Ford and Yahoo will parter on a new reality show program, Plugged In, that will promote the launch of the automaker’s new Focus…

Google Helps Drive Electric Ford Focus to Market

We’ve been following along with Ford’s answer to the Nissan Leaf for some time, and not just because we like butterflies.  The all-electric…

The Chevrolet Volt Fire in Perspective

It was probably only a matter of time before we saw this story: An electric vehicle’s battery pack catches fire, drawing into question…

IBM Joins EcoGrid EU Renewable Energy-Smart Grid Consortium

IBM's signing on as a member of EcoGrid EU, a consortium of companies that is planning a European Union (EU) smart grid that…

EV Battery Staple to Be Produced at Geothermal Site

Using a "breakthrough, zero-waste" process that can be incorporated into geothermal power plants, the lithium carbonate, manganese and zinc produced from Simbol's facility…