Why some states are selling more electric cars than others
November 18, 2013, 10:57 a.m. by Jim Motavalli
2 West Coast states are moving a lot of electric cars, thanks to hard work and great subsidies. But 6 states on the East Coast are pledging to do their part as well.
Daimler offers best new deal in battery car leasing: $139 a month for the Smart Car
August 6, 2013, 10:20 a.m. by Jim Motavalli
This is one of the lowest monthly payments for any car on the road. Auto companies have to move the electrics, and that means Crazy Eddie-type pricing.
Man zooms up East Coast on a solar-powered bike-car thing
August 2, 2013, 1:43 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Mark Stewart didn't want to pay the $1,000 delivery fee on his Organic Transit ELF, so he's driving it from North Carolina to Massachusetts. We caught up with him in Connecticut.
The Porsche 918 Spyder: An electrified bat out of hell
May 17, 2013, 1:46 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Move over Tesla, here comes a plug-in hybrid capable of 211 mph and zero to 125 mph in less than eight seconds. They're talking about 78 mpg, but not when the big V-8 is really roaring.
Tesla on a roll, selling more electric cars than anyone else
May 9, 2013, 10:05 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Tesla made its first profit in the first quarter of 2013, and it's selling more plug-in cars than GM or Nissan. The stock is soaring, and Consumer Reports is raving.
Electric cars too expensive? Try renting the battery pack instead of buying it
April 16, 2013, 11:26 a.m. by Jim Motavalli
European electric car buyers have been getting lease options, and so will Americans who go for the new version of the Smart Electric Drive.
New York: If electric vehicles can make it here...
March 13, 2013, 10:57 a.m. by Jim Motavalli
California is still the undisputed leader when it comes to rolling out electric cars, with 40 percent of the vehicles nationwide. But despite cold weather, New York is very up-and-coming, thanks to aggressive government programs and public support.
BMW and Toyota advance battery technology agreement
January 24, 2013, 1:18 p.m. by Melissa Hincha-Ownby
Automakers working on development of lithium-air batteries, a more powerful, energy-dense improvement on today’s lithium-ion batteries.
World's first flexible lithium ion battery engineered
January 17, 2013, 12 p.m. by Konrad Krawczyk, LAPTOP
A scientific team from South Korea has just created the first bendable lithium ion battery by using nanomaterials that behave like polymers in the battery's construction