China Just Made The Most Adorable Range Rover Knockoff Micro-Car

Don't let the grille, trim pieces, lights, Land Rover badge, or BMW badges(?) fool you, the Longer Yuelang X1 is clearly a completely original design. Yessir. Definitely not a Range Rover. Hahaha look how cute! » 3/27/15 9:00pm Friday 9:00pm

​How Electric Vehicles Could Make America's Roads Even Worse

America's roads and infrastructure are partially funded by gasoline taxes. So what happens when electric vehicles are adopted en masse? According to research out of Carnegie Melon University, a loss of nearly a billion dollars in tax revenue in less than a decade. » 3/20/15 10:00am 3/20/15 10:00am

Insane Crowd Funded Nissan Car Holds BBQ, Karaoke Machine, And Drone

Japanese automakers have been shoving all sorts of devices into vehicles, especially kei cars, for years now. We've seen many a wacky concept come out of design studios, and a surprising number of them have actually made it into production. Well, Nissan may have just taken it to a whole 'nother level with their new… » 2/28/15 12:05pm 2/28/15 12:05pm

​VW's Investment In EV Charging Is A $10M Drop In The Bucket

Volkswagen has announced plans to invest in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, but it's a paltry $10 million and it's only good through next year. » 2/10/15 2:20pm 2/10/15 2:20pm

Sweden Will Test Wireless Bus Charging On City Roads In 2016

Swedish truck company Scania will test a wirelessly charged electric-hybrid city bus in the city of Södertälje starting in June 2016 using a cutting edge bus stop that can add enough power for a complete journey in just six to seven minutes. » 12/19/14 10:10am 12/19/14 10:10am

Toyota's New Transit Idea Is Like a Bikeshare for Tiny Electric Cars

Small, weird-looking smartcars are nothing new; there are plenty of them on the road, especially in cities where space is at a premium. But Toyota has launched something that makes great use of its zippy 3-wheeled i-Road vehicles: a new car-sharing service that integrates with a city's existing transit system. » 9/12/14 5:01pm 9/12/14 5:01pm

It Only Takes This Electric Bus 15 Seconds To Charge At Every Stop

Because battery technology still relatively sucks, electric vehicles like buses that have to run all day long usually stay tethered to a spiderweb of overhead cables. But as an alternative to that costly infrastructure, researchers at the EPFL have developed an electric bus that can recharge itself at every stop in as… » 6/16/14 11:55am 6/16/14 11:55am

The Problem With EV And Hybrid Tuning

Steve Dinan really wants to tune the BMW i8. He and his team sat down to hatch a plan, but it was scrapped in short order. By turning up the electric wick on BMW's hybrid super coupe, the life of the battery would be decimated. And that's a problem when the 7.1 kWh pack costs upwards of $10,000. » 6/13/14 3:25pm 6/13/14 3:25pm

Survey: Dealers Lack Knowledge and are Reluctant to Sell EV Cars

Elon Musk has maintained for the longest time that dealerships will sway people away from EVs and into gas cars. He says, "...auto dealers have a fundamental conflict of interest between promoting gasoline cars, which constitute virtually all of their revenue, and electric cars, which constitute virtually none." » 4/24/14 12:36pm 4/24/14 12:36pm

What's California's New SST-e Electric School Bus Really Worth?

The Kings Canyon Unified School District of San Joaquin Valley, California made a splash last week when it put the first electric school bus into service. Those green bumpers sure look snazzy and "85% emissions reduction" sounds great. But nobody seems interested in publishing how much the buses actually cost. » 3/19/14 3:25pm 3/19/14 3:25pm

Home Made Toyota Prius Pickup Blowing Minds Across California

Tesla might want to reconsider shunning that electric pickup truck idea after they see this kickass Prius pickup conversion. » 2/24/14 11:18am 2/24/14 11:18am

F1 Driver Says All-Electric Formula-E Racer Will Be Fun To Drive

The fully-electric Spark-Renault SRT_01E "Formula E" racing car has successfully been driven, leaving test-driver Lucas di Grassi excited for the upcoming season of electric open-wheel racing. » 11/22/13 4:40pm 11/22/13 4:40pm

How Many Electric Car Charging Stations Are Actually Out There?

Hybrid and electric cars have gone pretty mainstream. But it's hard to get a sense of whether the charging infrastructure is keeping pace. Especially since there are lots of proposals for how we could transition away from the gas station model. » 10/27/13 6:09pm 10/27/13 6:09pm

The Chevy Spark EV Has More Torque Than A Ferrari 458

This is Chevy's new ad for the Spark EV, claiming their shopping car with some batteries has more torque than a Ferrari 458. Cute. Very cute. » 7/22/13 9:44am 7/22/13 9:44am

Tesla and The Chasm - a day with a group of Model S owners

In the Washington D.C. area EVs are still rather rare, to include the Model S, Tesla Motor’s all-electric luxury sedan. Not only did I get a chance to photograph a pack of them, I also got to talk to their owners. » 7/11/13 4:54pm 7/11/13 4:54pm

This Startup Will Buy An Old GM Plant In Louisiana, But Is Their Car…

The GM Shreveport Assembly and Stamping Plant in Caddo Parish, La., once happily churned out Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks. Then the Carpocalypse hit and General Motors went bankrupt, causing them to give up the facility as part of their reorganization. » 1/03/13 5:40pm 1/03/13 5:40pm

You Are Not Alone. America Hates Electric Cars [Updated]

Electric cars are terrible. They just are. They're a solution for a problem we don't have. Or rather, they're a solution for a problem we aren't about to change: our sprawling, big-ass cities filled with things we can't afford to buy yet must haul around. (Like kids.) » 1/05/12 12:00pm 1/05/12 12:00pm

How Fisker got $500 million in government loans for a fuel economy flop

When Fisker Automotive won heaps of praise from Vice President Joe Biden and a $529 million loan from the U.S. government, officials touted the Karma luxury sedan as getting up to 100 miles a gallon, going 50 miles on a full battery charge and offering "supercar" performance. None of those targets were met — but… » 10/20/11 12:00pm 10/20/11 12:00pm

Audi's two-seat, Messerschmitt-like electric car caught testing in…

Because European automakers see a world where their cars may be regulated to extinction by the European Union, they're trying everything to find suitable alternatives. Audi's next answer: this two-seat Messerschmitt-like revival due for a Frankfurt unveil in September. » 8/08/11 3:30pm 8/08/11 3:30pm