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.
Vehicle-to-vehicle communication could save money for businesses, help scientists keep tabs on city pollution levels and prevent car-on-car and car-on-pedestrian crashes. So what's in store?
3 | August 28, 2012 5:12am |
HONG KONG -- In a city slow on the uptake of electric cars, taxis might be point of entry.
2 | December 20, 2012 3:00am |
The decline of the internal combustion engine will be gradual as cleaner alternatives take hold. A market research company is predicting that annual sales of electric vehicles will reach 130...
11 | August 20, 2012 9:51pm |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about electric vehicles.
November 14, 2012 12:52am |
Surveys have suggested people will want electric cars when the technology becomes cost efficient. But is it enough?
10 | August 5, 2011 3:37am |
MELBOURNE -- Is Australia's electric vehicle market set to take off? Government and solar companies seem to think so.
2 | June 27, 2012 3:00am |
Is it down to age and income, or simply as a means to avoid tax?
1 | May 14, 2013 3:42pm |
Consumer interest in electric vehicles has declined nearly 10 percent since 2010.
10 | November 13, 2012 2:14pm |
Ford says it expects its electric Focus to be the first 5-seater EV to get a 100MPGe fuel rating.After much industry buzz, Ford announced on Wednesday that it is starting to produce its Focus...
5 | December 15, 2011 4:28am |
The bloom is sliding off the rose of renewables. Electric and hybrid vehicles losing favor too. What about nuclear?
28 | May 16, 2013 4:51am |
The California-based startup is ditching its electric vehicle business to pursue another related path.
2 | May 1, 2013 10:45am |
It was a rough year for electric vehicle sales, but is there hope for the future?
1 | January 3, 2013 10:44am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about electric vehicle battery technology.
3 | November 29, 2012 1:26am |
Could the future of our public transport rely on electric vehicles? Probably not.
2 | March 13, 2013 5:06am |
Has improved vehicle efficiency really cut U.S. oil consumption since 2005? Energy analyst Chris Nelder crunches the numbers, and finds a surprising result: It's the recession, stupid!
23 | September 19, 2012 3:00am |
The latest all-electric vehicle to hit our streets is the Sora superbike, which can go 185 miles on a single charge.
7 | April 23, 2013 2:42am |
Will charging all our electric cars overload the grid? What is Best Buy doing building charging stations? And why do we need to keep an eye on EV progress in China?
11 | June 23, 2010 2:00am |
In the Netherlands, electric cars are being pushed hard. But are consumers responding?
3 | February 12, 2013 6:58am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about electric vehicles and battery development.
4 | January 25, 2013 12:16am |
EV sales are slumping in the rest of the world, so why have China's automakers been investing so strongly in them?
8 | February 21, 2013 4:56am |