If you haven't been keeping an eye on Best Buy, you may have been stunned by their recent announcements at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). First, on January 6, Best Buy announced that it will offer General Motors' OnStar system (conveniently packaged within a rear-view mirror) through its stores and website. GM also showed a prototype of an upcoming OnStar system using the Verizon 4G network, which Best Buy may eventually support, as it currently provides in-store set-up services for Verizon cellphones. Then, the next day, Best Buy announces that it will offer...
Electronics Stores: The Future Electric Car Showroom?
Are electric cars appliances? They plug in, use electricity and certainly have more computers in them than most consumers have in their entire home. But should they be sold in conventional car dealerships or somewhere else? Japanese retail chain Yamada Denki has tried to answer both questions, by...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
2010 LA Auto Show: 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' Electric Minicar
It was the first electric car sold in volume anywhere in the world, starting more than a year ago, and now the 2012 Mitsubishi "i" is officially coming to the U.S. market. The U.S. version was unveiled on Thursday at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, though Mitsubishi provided few new details on how...John Voelcker
Mitsubishi Commits To Selling Electric Car in U.S. in 2011
At today's Los Angeles Auto Show, Mitsubishi committed to selling an electric car in the U.S. during 2011. The company didn't say what car, but it's likely to be a version or an update of its i-MiEV electric mini-car. While it is struggling in the market, Mitsubishi has a long history of electric...John Voelcker