American motorists have been slow to embrace electric vehicles for many reasons. The cost and the lack or range and infrastructure are chief among them. Still others may be deciding to wait a bit until all the bugs have been worked out. Indeed, recalls and accusations of battery fires have plagued more than one major Read on! →


Marketing powerhouse J.D. Power and Associates does not think that hybrids or other green types of cars will sell well. Power thinks that a down economy and high buy-in costs may prevent hybrid cars from selling well for some time. Basic economics will often trump environmental considerations. Price among biggest considerations when purchasing The marketing Read on! →


Driving forward at a high rate of speed can be dangerous even for those with superb reaction time. Now, automakers are beginning to market “reverse speed” as a selling point as electric cars become more prevalent, reports Automotive News. Considering the limited field of vision reverse driving affords, concerns over whether extensive reverse driving should Read on! →


Electric cars have been around since the beginning of automobile history, but their lower speed, high battery cost, limited range between chargings, charging time and overall battery lifespan have limited their commercial appeal. However, as Ford Motor Company’s Executive Chairman Bill Ford suggested to the 2010 SAE World Congress, the market is changing fast. Mainstream Read on! →


Chevy Volt reviews are beginning to come out. There is mixed sentiment about the car. The Chevy Volt is the first entry by General Motors into the hybrid and electric car field. It has been hotly anticipated. Critics contend that the car is too reliant on its gas engine to truly compete with other hybrids. Read on! →


It seems like there is a day for everything anymore, and its the same with the plug-in electric vehicle. National Plug In Day is a day of awareness and appreciation for the rising segment of the automotive industry. It is being celebrated in more than twice as many cities as last year. And you might Read on! →


Nissan is working to make its eco-friendly Leaf car into an alternate power source for homes in times of emergency. The Japanese car maker is developing the technology as it simultaneously attempts to gear back up to full production after the country was devastated by severe natural disasters in March. A pure electric car The Read on! →


The new Chevy Volt lithium-ion battery is what General Motors is counting on for its future. GM announced Wednesday that the Volt’s lithium-ion battery is going to be guaranteed for eight years or 100,000 miles, depending on which comes first. Battery for Chevy Volt is different from other cars The warranties on GM’s conventional car Read on! →


A new study by J.D. Power and Associates says that sales for electric and hybrid cars will be slow for at least a decade. The report uses current sales estimates of hybrid and electric cars, which are a small fraction of the market, to estimate growth for the next decade. The report estimates that by Read on! →