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.
Could the future of our public transport rely on electric vehicles? Probably not.
2 | March 13, 2013 5:06am |
BMW thinks that giving EV owners the option of getting a gas-powered car on loan could ease range anxiety.
24 | March 8, 2013 4:00am |
To prove it's ready for production, the ultra-lightweight Urbee will go coast to coast on 10 gallons of gas.
9 | March 7, 2013 1:53am |
Carbon capture and storage has been touted as a way to let us keep burning fossil fuels while saving the climate. But will it ever pay off? Energy analyst Chris Nelder runs the numbers.
35 | March 6, 2013 1:50am |
Self-driving cars? Child's play. Join the slipstream of this energy saving convoy.
9 | March 4, 2013 4:38am |
BARCELONA -- Wireless scooters. Facial recognition crowd control. 4G cars. The future of a completely connected city is here, at Mobile World Congress.
1 | February 28, 2013 3:04am |
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 |
Estonia has installed 165 fast-charging EV stations through the country, none more than 37 miles apart.
4 | February 20, 2013 12:55pm |
Honda and Acura customers in the U.S. will be offered a different kind of add-on when they buy car: a home solar power system.
7 | February 20, 2013 8:26am |
A British company says it has slashed the cost of fuel cells for cars by replacing expensive metal with a catalyst from detergents.
4 | February 20, 2013 5:25am |
America is faced with a strategic choice: pay more for oil or leave it behind.
48 | February 20, 2013 1:55am |
Vehicles are now equipped with the same features as smartphones--and store the private information that goes with them. So why don't we consider security in the same way?
1 | February 19, 2013 7:00am |
The U.K. has debuted its own version of Google's driverless car -- could this rival technology surpass the search engine giant?
5 | February 18, 2013 2:06am |
Internet giant, aerospace firm and renowned venture capitalists pop up together in the quest for energy's Holy Grail.
18 | February 15, 2013 5:25am |
Think "byproduct" and "methanol." A Reykjavik group strikes a deal with a Dutch oil company.
6 | February 13, 2013 5:16am |
In the Netherlands, electric cars are being pushed hard. But are consumers responding?
3 | February 12, 2013 6:58am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmaertPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about biofuel research and opinion.
4 | February 7, 2013 12:58am |
The electric car infrastructure company, whose founder envisioned a network of battery-swapping stations, is turning its attention toward two core markets.
5 | February 6, 2013 2:29pm |
One of the largest venture capital backers of cleantech has stopped raising a new fund because a lack of interest.
3 | February 6, 2013 12:20pm |
Nowhere is the challenge of the energy-water nexus so acute as in the Middle East. Here's what Abu Dhabi plans to do about it.
26 | February 6, 2013 3:00am |