Jennifer Knightstep, Author

I was born in Detroit but raised in California, which explains my love of cars in general, but my fascination with and excitement about electric vehicles. I'm conflicted: I would love a late 1958 Corvette, but can I have it electric, please? I worked for seven years as a researcher at the General Motors Media Archive and have grown to love the rich and varied history of the industry as a whole. I find the infrastructure for the EV revolution particularly interesting, and enjoy writing about it.


Purdue Presents the evGrandPrix

Purdue Presents the evGrandPrix

Is there any better way to encourage innovation than a contest? Offer a prize for inventing or improving something, whether there's a cash prize involved or not, and that most basic of human instincts — competitiveness — will kick in and take care of the rest. And if the intent is to motivate...

March 24, 2010
Third-Generation Toyota Prius

Prius Owners Still Feel the Love

It’s impossible not to eavesdrop on the other parents’ conversations when I pick up my kindergartener from school. It’s a wholly unscientific but usually accurate way... read more February 9, 2010

The Salar de Olaroz Joint Venture Project in Argentina

Orocobre and Toyota Reach Deal for Argentine Lithium Mine

Critics of the development and use of lithium-ion (“li-ion”) batteries have long cited their concerns over the (un)availability of lithium, and with moderate success... read more January 20, 2010

Production of Renault Trafic. Barcelona Factory

Andalusia Signs with the Renault-Nissan Alliance

When you think of regions of the world that are particularly innovation-friendly, Andalusia may not be the first one that comes to mind. In fact, most of us might have... read more January 18, 2010

Tango EV

Op Ed: Getting a Head Start

Earlier this week, while I was researching a piece about the three-foot-wide Tango commuter car, I noticed that their website and brochure promote it as a traffic-beater... read more January 15, 2010

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid IP

Interview with Nancy Gioia about the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Today was the first press-only day at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and while it was blustery and miserable outside, inside the Cobo Center, it... read more January 11, 2010

Garia Golf Car

Meet Garia, the World’s Finest Golf Car(t)

What has a drivetrain by the same Italian company that produces Ducati gearboxes, and an aluminum frame by the same manufacturer that supplies them to Aston Martin, Jaguar... read more December 8, 2009


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