Fun in the sun: A photovoltaic finish for Australia's solar car race
October 29, 2009, 4:47 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
It's more than 1,800 miles from the top of Australia to the bottom, but these solar-panel-covered homemade racers went the distance.
Is this the most eco-friendly delivery van in the world?
October 20, 2009, 1:43 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
To get it into fleets at Coca-Cola, Frito-Lay and FedEx, the Indiana auto veterans at Bright Automotive are hoping for a federal loan.
Smart cars, smart meters: Recharging battery vehicles on a consumer-friendly grid
October 19, 2009, 2:57 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
As EVs plug in, they'll need to interact with a more sophisticated electric grid. And that's exactly what a platoon of wised-up utilities has in mind.
Europe heats up: Smart battery cars and a whole lot of French charging stations
October 9, 2009, 1:31 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
The plug-in Smart car will be on the market by 2012. In the meantime, the French government is investing in charging stations and even requiring them in office parks and apartment parking lots.
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Real men love torque steer
October 7, 2009, 5:26 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Nye is one of 500 Americans testing BMW's Mini-E electric car, and he thinks if you're going to drive a red-blooded sports car you should be ready for some quirks.
Racing on Jay Leno's track: Time to take the Green Car Challenge
October 5, 2009, 12:53 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
I couldn't beat Drew Barrymore's time out there in Burbank, but it was fun to try.