2010 LA Auto Show: 2012 Honda Fit Electric Car, World Debut

2010 LA Auto Show: 2012 Honda Fit Electric Car, World Debut

This afternoon, Honda unveiled its plans for an all-electric version of the Honda Fit subcompact hatchback to be launched globally in 2012. The announcement came at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. The announcement represented a full circle of sorts, since Los Angeles was the home of many of the 300... read more

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AMP Electric converted Chevrolet Equinox electric crossover, Detroit, October 2010

AMP Electric Thinks Soccer Moms Want Electric Equinoxes; Do They?

Attending a conference in Detroit a couple of weeks ago, we had the chance to drive a converted "Amp'd Chevrolet Equinox" crossover, offered by AMP Electric Vehicles. Based... read more November 2, 2010 by  1

Better Place Battery Switching Test, Yokohama Japan

Want to Hail An Electric Taxi Cab? Head for San Francisco

Urban taxi service may be the equal of any proving-ground torture test. Taxis are driven hard, up to 20 hours a day, and must handle both bad roads and bad drivers. Those... read more October 29, 2010 by  7

Diagram of cylindrical lithium-ion battery, via HowStuffWorks

Nanoscale Analysis of Rechargeable Batteries Pinpoints Cause of their Demise

It is my fervent belief that nanotechnology’s ability to push the lowly battery to new heights will be one of the field’s biggest achievements in the... read more October 25, 2010 by  0

2011 Chevrolet Volt test drive, Michigan, October 2010

2011 Chevrolet Volt: Full Driving Impressions

Finally, after almost four years, we've driven the 2011 Chevrolet Volt in a variety of conditions, talked over our impressions, and reached a conclusion: Yes, the 2011 Volt... read more October 18, 2010 by  2

Lithium-ion battery pack for 2011 Chevrolet Volt

The Car Battery's Carbon Footprint

Electric cars may run clean. But how green is the battery? Hi, this is Steven Cherry for IEEE Spectrum's "This Week in Technology." With governments around the world... read more October 18, 2010 by  5

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Tax Credit: $1,300, One Month Only!

Like us, you may eagerly have been awaiting the arrival of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. You may even be planning to buy one. One of the reasons may be the tax credit for... read more October 15, 2010 by  1

Aptera 2e production intent vehicle

Aptera 2e Prototype: First Drive

As electric cars make their way to market, one funky little vehicle has captured plenty of attention for its unusual looks. That would be the Aptera 2e. The car is more than... read more October 11, 2010 by  5

2011 Coda Sedan electric car, New York City, September 2010

How the 2011 Coda Sedan Hopes To Compete With the Nissan Leaf

Coda Automotive, the California startup that will begin delivering its 2011 Coda Sedan electric car at the end of the year, has ambitious plans. CEO Kevin Czinger expects to... read more October 1, 2010 by  12

2011 Wheego Whip LiFe electric car

Will the 2011 Wheego LiFe Be the First Electric Car On Sale?

Sometimes we avoid covering certain cars, for good reasons or not. One of those cars is the 2011 Wheego LiFe, a derivative of the 2009 Wheego Whip. Never heard of it? Not... read more September 27, 2010 by  3

2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM, Nissan, Tesla Focus On How To Recycle Used Electric-Car Batteries

Electric cars may be coming out in force come December, but the spotlight is now on how their batteries will be resold and recycled several years down the road. There’s... read more September 24, 2010 by  2

Power lines by Flickr user achouro

Will Old Chevy Volt Batteries (Eventually) Store Solar Energy From Your Roof?

Pretty much everyone loves renewable energy. The problem is that wind usually blows at night--often sporadically, at that--and solar power is unpredictable. Suppose the... read more September 21, 2010 by  2

The Great Wall of China

China To Car Companies: Hand Over EV Technology To Sell Here

In pursuit of its goal to become a world leader in electric-vehicle technology, the Chinese government is considering new rules that will effectively require ceding critical... read more September 17, 2010 by  2

Ann Marie Sastry, CEO of startup lithium-ion cell maker Sakti3

GM Ventures Invests In Startup Michigan Battery Cell Maker

If nothing else, the new, post-bankruptcy General Motors is quicker moving than the old one. The latest proof? GM Ventures, its venture-investment arm, has quietly invested... read more September 10, 2010 by  1

Ford Focus EV

2012 Focus EV Will Rely On Liquid-Cooled Lithium-Ion Battery System

As electric cars start to increase in power and range, so do the stresses and requirements placed on their oh so vital batteries. Most automakers have chosen to stick with... read more September 6, 2010 by  3

A123 lithium-ion cells

Lithium-Ion Batteries Get Green Kudos, Better Than Gasoline

In a week where many mainstream media outlets are claiming electric cars are prohibitively more expensive to own than gasoline counterparts, a team of Swiss researchers have... read more August 31, 2010 by  12


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