Image rules! If battery vehicles get tagged as expensive, slow or the opposite of fun, we're in trouble. It's time for a makeover in the form of a charismatic plug-in hot rod. The Tesla Model S will do.
The rubber is meeting the road, as the keys to the first Tesla sedans are handed to real, live customers. So far, the reaction is ecstatic, but will the company be able to sell these cars in big numbers?
Saab has been through hell on the road to bankruptcy, and now it's being revived by an unlikely Chinese/Japanese consortium that wants to build electric cars. The odds are still daunting, but there are some intriguing synergies at work here.
Every decade has its over-the-top supercars that only the rich and famous can afford. I've never owned one (and you probably haven't either) but it's an interesting look at car culture. Here are my personal picks, from the 1920s to now.
Modern electronic controls help make science-fiction visions like the Hiriko Fold possible. It's an Explorer-sized electric car pod that folds to fit into a third of a parking space. Here's the ultimate solution to urban charging issues!
Americans are changing their car-buying habits every month, as gas prices send up and down signals to the marketplace. The solution: A price floor for gasoline, guaranteed by the feds. Politically, it's dead on arrival.