Electric car hype hiding a quiet revolution
September 12, 2011, 2:10 a.m. by Erik Kirschbaum
Carmakers have been quietly delivering significant cuts in CO2 emissions with technology advances, weight reduction and aerodynamic improvements.
'Leaf to Home': A charging system that powers your EV (and then some)
August 3, 2011, 9 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In response to Japan's power crunch resulting from the Fukushima disaster, Nissan unveils a two-way charging system that makes it possible for your home to be powered by your car during power shortages.
The Nissan Leaf's delivery issues: On a slow boat from Japan
June 16, 2011, 10:35 a.m. by Jim Motavalli
The lucky few have gotten their Nissan Leafs, but the company has scaled back its 2011 U.S. deliveries from 20,000 to 10,000, and dampened expectations about a Tennessee plant opening in 2012. A lot of customers are in limbo.
From an Iraq veteran: Electric cars are a matter of national security
May 25, 2011, 4:55 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Three tours of duty in the Middle East convinced Air Force veteran Tim Goodrich to buy a Nissan Leaf. He loves it — and he thinks cars like it can help reverse our misguided foreign policy priorities.
Pain at the pump: Americans ready for electric vehicles
May 20, 2011, 4:16 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Stung by high gas prices, 68% of drivers say they'll consider an electric car within three years.