Exclusive: Obama pulls plug on $32,000 meeting with electric car advocate
June 3, 2013, 5:21 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Paul Scott sells Nissan Leafs for a living. He put up his retirement savings for a few minutes with the president to talk about electric cars and climate change. But now the Democratic National Committee has returned his check, citing the media attention.
Can the electric car change the world? [Infographic]
June 1, 2013, 9:17 a.m.
Buyers have been slow to purchase electric cars, and cities slower still to support them. What can be done?
Tesla dramatically expands charging locations, making NY to LA trip possible
May 30, 2013, 4:41 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
The Model S-only network will enable not only coast-to-coast electric rides, but 20-minute charges. CEO Elon Musk is ramping up the timetable and putting the chargers on steroids.
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.
Tesla posts profit, gets unbelievably high scores from Consumer Reports
May 9, 2013, 11:53 a.m. by Melissa Hincha-Ownby
The electric vehicle automaker posted its first ever quarterly profit and earned 99 out of 100 points from the consumer rating magazine.
Taxi! New York explores plug-in cabs
April 22, 2013, 5:24 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Mayor Bloomberg wants an all-green fleet — like San Francisco — but that effort has been stymied by a lawsuit. So the 6 Nissan Leaf taxis introduced on Earth Day are a pilot program, but that might lead to greater things ahead.
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.
Hyundai debuts E4U urban mobility vehicle in Seoul
April 10, 2013, 12:09 p.m. by Melissa Hincha-Ownby
The hit of the Seoul Motor Show may be Hyundai’s egg-shaped take on personal mobility, the E4U.