Electric Vehicles Can Be Twice As Bad For Global Warming So Stop Being…

At a glance, the environmental benefits to electric vehicles seem obvious. No exhaust pipe means no harmful pollutants, right? Well, wrong, of course. It's well known that where the electricity comes from to power the car is a huge factor, and the manufacturing of electric cars is more environmentally taxing than… » 10/05/12 2:30pm 10/05/12 2:30pm

These Are The High Tech Gas Stations Of The Future (Maybe)

Besides getting stuck in traffic, dealing with auto accidents, making loan payments, paying your car insurance, and being forced to compete in demolition derbies by Russian drug lords you owe money to, the most annoying consequence of car ownership is probably having to make trips to the gas station. » 9/29/12 12:30pm 9/29/12 12:30pm

Atlantic City Picks The Worst Place Possible To Set Up Electric Car…

The Atlantic City Casino Reinvestment Development Authority has placed six charging stations in a new parking garage to show their committment to renewable energy. It's a prominent placement that lets the world know they mean business. » 9/17/12 4:00pm 9/17/12 4:00pm

In This Electric Motorcycle Lies The Future Of Hoonage

I've seen the future, and it's a grim place for hoons like you and me. Cameras will monitor our speed. Congestion will reduce our opportunities to drive fast. Our own vehicles will report driver behavior back to the authorities. Hell, it's 2012 and it'd be socially unacceptable to enjoy our vehicles' performance even… » 8/30/12 2:00pm 8/30/12 2:00pm

How To Turn Your Five-Year-Old Into A Gearhead

In an age when teenagers are forsaking cars for smartphones, it's encouraging to see that some people have the right idea and are getting their children hooked on motoring at a young age. » 8/07/12 10:00am 8/07/12 10:00am

This Electric Race Car Sounds Like R2-D2 Humping

Meet Delft University of Technology's student-built electric race car. Watch it lap the Formula Student UK endurance course at Silverstone earlier this month. Listen to it squeal, whine and chirp like R2-D2 having a tender moment with another droid. » 7/20/12 5:30pm 7/20/12 5:30pm

Japanese Release Build-Your-Own Electric Car Kit

Have you been thinking about buying an electric car, but find them too assembled for your tastes? Then boy are you in luck: a Japanese company called Modi-Corp has released a new, assemble-it-yourself electric car. » 7/16/12 3:00pm 7/16/12 3:00pm

Nine Year Old Steals Electric Car At (Toy) Gunpoint

A nine year old Swedish boy armed with an Airsoft gun stole an electric car this past week in the Gothenburg suburb of Kortedala. According to witnesses the young boy yelled "It's Loaded" and pointed the gun at nearby adults during the car theft. » 7/01/12 6:00pm 7/01/12 6:00pm

The Electric Audi R8 e-Tron Set An 8:09 Nürburgring Lap 'Record'

It's official. The record has been set. Audi's 375-hp electric car — the Audi R8 e-tron — is the fastest "series production electric car" to lap the Nürburgring. Markus Winkelhock piloted the car around the 'Ring in 8:09.099. » 6/29/12 2:30pm 6/29/12 2:30pm

Thomas Edison's Car Battery Is Back And Better Than Ever

In 1901, Thomas Edison developed the recharcheable nickel-iron battery, a technology he hoped to see implemented in electric cars. But a slow rate of energy output and slower charging time saw it superseded by lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries in standard and electric cars alike. » 6/28/12 12:10pm 6/28/12 12:10pm

Electric Taxi Explodes In China

The safety of electric vehicles is being questioned in China after a crash involving a BYD taxi resulted in this massive explosion, killing its driver and two passengers. » 5/29/12 10:00am 5/29/12 10:00am

Electric M3 Scorches Pikes Peak

All you hear is the squealing of the tires. There's no straight six in EV West's 1995 M3, set to run at this year's Pikes Peak, just a 420 horsepower all-electric drivetrain. » 5/15/12 1:00pm 5/15/12 1:00pm

Renault's 17-Horsepower Electric Pod Is Not Your Friend

Just about any other day of the year, you can find Chris Harris four-wheel drifting through some Bristolian roundabout in a 600-horsepower Caterham (at least that's how we picture him getting the mail.) Today, however, it's a 17-hp electric reject from the Century Village shuffleboard lot. Did we mention it's French? » 4/12/12 1:30pm 4/12/12 1:30pm

BREAKING: Explosion At General Motors Tech Center Battery Lab Injures…

WXYZ, the local Detroit ABC affiliate, reports that there has been an explosion at a battery lab facility on the campus of GM's Technical Center in Warren. Two people have been injured and were taken to nearby hospitals and all employees have been evacuated from that building. » 4/11/12 9:45am 4/11/12 9:45am

Students Drive Electric Car 161 MPH... On Ice

A team of Finnish students took their electric sportscar prototype, the ER-V, to 161 miles an hour (260.06 km/h) on ice. Electric cars still aren't totally lust-worthy, but this unofficial record-breaking run certainly helps them stay cool. » 4/09/12 2:30pm 4/09/12 2:30pm

How Audi Makes Its Electric Cars Sound Like Futuristic Gas Guzzlers

Electric cars run nearly silent, which is great for minimizing noise pollution, but bad for pedestrians who can't hear a vehicle approaching. So Audi is developing an electronic engine roar so the company's e-Tron vehicles can still be heard. » 4/05/12 9:45am 4/05/12 9:45am

This Is The Strangest Electric Car You'll Ever See

You may know that the Fisker Karma isn't built by Fisker. It's actually outsourced to Finland and assembled by a company named Valmet Automotive. And Valmet's built this electric concept car for Geneva called the "Dawn." It looks like it may have melted. » 3/06/12 3:00pm 3/06/12 3:00pm

GM Halts Chevy Volt Production Because Sales Suck

General Motors has told 1,300 employees at the automaker's Detroit Hamtramck plant they will be temporarily laid off for five weeks as the company halts production of the Chevrolet Volt and its European counterpart, the Opel Ampera. » 3/02/12 4:00pm 3/02/12 4:00pm

The World’s Cutest Drift

Getting a tiny, two seat electric runabout sideways might just be the world's peppiest drift. If it proves anything, it's that even the smallest, weediest, rear-wheel-drive car can pull some awesome skids. » 2/28/12 1:00pm 2/28/12 1:00pm

Photos Of Electric Infiniti Emerge-E Reveal Sleek Concept Supercar

Although it is set to make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in less than two weeks, photos of the Infiniti Emerge-E have hit the internet—and we like what we see. » 2/26/12 5:00pm 2/26/12 5:00pm