The Detroit Auto Show: Muscle cars with green hearts
January 14, 2013, 4:08 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
There are few new EVs, but plenty of performance cars -- with eco mode. Yes, it's possible to drive a rip-roaring V-8 Corvette and get nearly 30 mpg.
A sailing race around the world...on eco power
December 27, 2012, 10:31 a.m. by Jim Motavalli
Javier Sanso is the only competitor in the grueling round-the-world solo yacht race known as the Vendee Globe to use 100 percent renewable energy. If it were a movie, he'd win. But right now he's in eighth place.
Should A123's battery technology be sold to China?
December 10, 2012, 3:22 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Sure, a lot of the noise about the sale of a federally subsidized American company to a Chinese high bidder is political, but there are legitimate concerns, too.
Coming soon to a mall near you: 20-minute electric car charging
October 17, 2012, 4:29 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
The U.S. has finally approved a standard for fast chargers, which should speed their deployment in restaurant parking lots, movie theaters and Starbucks across America. When EVs are convenient, that's when the mass market happens.
Shai Agassi out at Better Place: Like Tesla without Musk, or Apple minus Jobs
October 4, 2012, 11:31 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
In a shocker, Better Place's board has dismissed the man who imagined the company, raised hundreds of millions for it, and relentlessly drove it forward. What's next without the visionary founder?
Can the E-Bugster fix Volkswagen's green credibility gap?
July 27, 2012, 2:38 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Volkswagen has been slow to develop green cars (other than the diesels popular in Europe). But the cute and sexy E-Bugster roadster is a big step in the right direction.
Ford C-MAX Energi delivers best in class driving range
July 26, 2012, 1 p.m. by Melissa Hincha-Ownby
Ford's upcoming plug-in hybrid can deliver 550 miles of driving pleasure on a single tank of gas.