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

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

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 Fisker's … » 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

Top Gear caught pushing a dead Nissan Leaf

Undeterred by Tesla's publicity campaign-via-lawsuit over its last experience with electric vehicles, Top Gear has another EV segment in the works for this season, with footage of Jeremy Clarkson and James May pushing a discharged Nissan Leaf in the can. » 5/12/11 3:30pm 5/12/11 3:30pm