Electric vehicles are automobiles and trucks that are propelled by electric motors, rather than internal combustion engines. Popular in the late 19th century, EVs are seeing renewed interest in the face of rapidly increasing oil prices and the need to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, NRG Energy CEO David Crane discusses how smart meters, distributed-solar projects, and plug-in electric vehicles could potentially cause disruptive change...
3 | March 27, 2012 1:28pm
At a press event in Los Angeles, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk shows off the company's new Model X sport utility vehicle. Musk says the new SUV will use the same electric power train as the Model S...
2 | February 10, 2012 12:20pm
Electric cars like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt may have gotten most of the attention this year but electric motorcycles also turned heads. The year also brought innovations such as an electric...
4 | December 19, 2011 8:45am
Electric vehicles and hybrids seem to have captured all the attention lately. But Honda believes natural-gas vehicles could be the future too. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das talks to Jay Guzowski, senior...
8 | November 14, 2011 8:41am
Lit Motors CEO Daniel Kim wants to reinvent the motorcycle as we know it today. His idea? To design and manufacture a fully enclosed, two-wheeled motorcycle that runs purely on electric....
12 | September 12, 2011 7:20am
Nissan Motor has developed a system that enables its Leaf to provide household electricity. The company says the product will help reduce demand on the power grid during peak periods and provide...
1 | August 25, 2011 12:41pm
Electric vehicles run quietly enough that pedestrians may not hear them approaching. To increase safety, Ford Motor Company is testing various sounds for its vehicles to make. Listen to the...
14 | August 9, 2011 8:49am
Should your next car be all electric? Or how about a plug-in hybrid instead? Virtual Vehicle Company Chief Scientist Laura Schewel has developed a mobile app that might make your decision easier....
4 | July 25, 2011 8:31am
SmartPlanet takes a peek inside Tesla Motors' R&D lab and talks to CTO JB Straubel about the evolution of the electric vehicle and the technology behind the company's lithium ion battery pack.
3 | February 22, 2011 8:57am
Electric vehicles are finally starting to rollout, but analysts say it could be a bumpy ride. Greentech Media editor-in-chief Michael Kanellos talks about the challenges facing electric vehicles...
10 | January 31, 2011 1:57pm
At the Networked EV conference in San Francisco, David Leeds, a senior manager with Greentech Media, shows his timeline for the rollout of the electric vehicle. He says the first generation of...
5 | November 9, 2010 4:43pm
At the Greentech Media Networked EV conference in San Francisco, Kevin Dasso, PG&E's senior director of the smart grid, talks about how plug-in electric vehicles could impact the grid once they...
2 | November 9, 2010 4:13pm
Kevin Czinger, CEO of battery and electric car designer and manufacturer CODA Automotive, talks about how his company looks at the market. He identifies what it will take for the average consumer...
7 | October 14, 2010 1:19pm
Product designer Yves Behar talks about the design aesthetic behind a new vehicle charging station he created for General Electric. Behar explains how users will interact with the device and...
13 | July 13, 2010 12:32pm
General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt unveils an electric vehicle charging station, a new home energy-management device, and a $200 million competition seeking innovative ideas from entrepreneurs for a...
2 | July 13, 2010 11:42am
At the GreenNet conference in San Francisco, automotive-industry executives debate how much connectivity is suitable for electric vehicles, which need to be networked to take advantage of utility...
May 3, 2010 4:33pm
At the Nordic Green conference in Menlo Park, Calif., Mark Duvall, director of the Electric Power Research Institute, talks to Sven Thesen of Better Place about the economic model associated with...
April 29, 2010 9:42am
President Obama predicts there will be 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. But what will the infrastructure look like to run these vehicles? Coulomb Technologies CEO Richard Lowenthal...
15 | September 30, 2009 10:32am
At the AlwaysOn Venture Summit in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Praveen Mandal, president of Coulomb Technologies, outlines the difficulties in finding places to plug in rechargeable cars and balancing...
1 | December 5, 2008 3:37pm
At the AlwaysOn Summit at Stanford University, Bill Green of Vantage Point Venture Partners discusses the theory behind "Project Better Place" and explains why the country of Israel is a smart...
July 28, 2008 4:40pm