Ford Motors has proven its commitment to electric vehicles with its latest offering, the Focus Electric. Autocar UK reports that the debut of Ford’s flagship alternative-fuel car and primary competition for the Nissan Leaf excited the audience at what sources claim has been a lackluster Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show. The Focus Electric will make Read on! →


A new study shows that, in general, charging electric vehicles produces less greenhouse gas than driving other types of vehicles. However, the findings differ by locality, and in some states, the study indicates, it may actually be more environmentally responsible to drive a hybrid, even though its internal combustion engine burns fossil fuels part of Read on! →


The problem with electronic devices is compatibility between makes. Can you imagine if all cell phones used the same type of charger? That would make public charging stations possible and convenient. Such is the thinking behind a coalition of eight automakers, who want to make a standard interface across electric and plug-in hybrid models. A Read on! →


In changing times, amid increased regulation and global unrest, automakers are striving to make their vehicles cleaner and more efficient. The same is true with vehicles designed for the physically disabled. In the past, commercial vans had to be adapted to accommodate wheelchairs, often at the cost of efficiency. The Kenguru EV, with its absence Read on! →


The fourth annual REFUEL electric vehicle racing event was held July 1 at famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, Calif. It was perhaps the largest such event ever held. REFUEL promotes EVs The event is organized by the racing instruction school, Speed Ventures, in recognition of the growing importance of vehicles powered by batteries Read on! →


Sixteen cities in nine countries are making a concerted effort to put six million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. A new report called the EV City Casebook is tracking those efforts and offers tips to other cities to reach those goals. The EV City Casebook The new report, published by the International Energy Read on! →


Electric cars are great for the environment, there is no doubt about it. They create no pollution at all, unlike hybrids. They don’t require any fuel, but they do require recharging every few hundred miles. Right now, the only U.S. car company that sells completely electric vehicles in serial production is Tesla Motors. Other companies 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! →


This is an exciting time for gear heads with a taste for innovation. New concepts and technologies seem to appear almost on a daily basis. But with innovation come more choices. Consumers can choose from gasoline engines, electric engines or their offspring, the hybrid. A new concept from a Romanian design team could relieve that Read on! →


Toyota Motor Corp., Duke Energy Corp. and the not-for-profit Energy Systems Network are collaborating in Indiana on a pilot program to test standards for plug-in vehicles and charging stations that communicate with the power grid. Toyota team-up seeks to answer questions How will power companies assess charges for a future infrastructure supporting electric and plug-in Read on! →