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.
Google, Verizon, Nissan and Siemens are among 13 major U.S. employers that have pledged to add electric vehicle charging stations at their offices in a bid to expand the nation's EV infrastructure.
2 | February 1, 2013 9:52am |
If you build the infrastructure they will come. That's what E.U. lawmakers hope as they try to spark up slow sales of EVs.
10 | January 31, 2013 4:09am |
HONG KONG â€” Ships are the top contributor of harmful emissions in the city.
7 | January 31, 2013 3:00am |
Car manufacturer Toyota is being forced to recall 1.3 million cars worldwide following the discovery of airbag and windscreen wiper issues.
January 30, 2013 7:14am |
A research partnership could mean hydrogen cars are cheaper and more readily available by 2017.
6 | January 28, 2013 12:38pm |
"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 |
French automaker Peugeot Citroen is claiming a major breakthrough in fuel efficiency due to a new vehicle design that replaces a car's battery with compressed air. It will ship as soon as 2016.
4 | January 24, 2013 7:49pm |
Two automotive giants decide to share notes and cut costs to develop next-generation powertrains.
1 | January 24, 2013 6:38am |
A promotional lease deal on the Mitsubishi i-MiEV may give the plug-in market a boost by ushering in an unprecedented level of affordability.
3 | January 24, 2013 3:58am |
The automaker has begun using a solar farm adjacent to its Chattanooga manufacturing facility to power up to 12.5 percent of the plant's needs during full production and 100% off production.
3 | January 23, 2013 9:31pm |
Two of the world's top oil and gas producers are transitioning to renewable energy. So why isn't the U.S.? Energy expert Chris Nelder reports from the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
30 | January 23, 2013 3:00am |
Siemens, Nissan, Hyundai rumored to be interested in acquiring Molycorp. But don't count out the very country that already controls the market, says one expert.
1 | January 18, 2013 5:24am |
A U.S.-produced Prius would allow the company to cut the sticker price considerably.
1 | January 17, 2013 3:05am |
Nissan is now producing the Leaf domestically, which has allowed it to cut prices significantly.
23 | January 16, 2013 3:00am |
ELF, a pint-sized hybrid electric vehicle powered by both you and the sun, has secured enough investment to make its future a real possibility for urban commuters.
10 | January 15, 2013 1:03am |
While investment in clean energy projects took a dive in many developed countries, it hit a record high in China, according to a year-end report by research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
11 | January 14, 2013 10:43am |
Car manufacturers may be hell-bent on making vehicles more interactive and convenient, but is there a point where too much technology is too much for the consumer?
2 | January 14, 2013 4:40am |
When it comes to efficiency and range, Fiat's new electric model rolls past the competition.
10 | January 11, 2013 4:42am |
Luminescent road markings. Overhead lights powered by the draft of passing cars. Take a drive on the road of the future in this 1-minute clip from a country better known for bikes than autos.
2 | January 8, 2013 3:30am |
Regulators have proposed minimum noise requirements on EVs to make them safer for pedestrians.
17 | January 8, 2013 3:00am |