electric car

Researchers Study Electric Car Impacts on the Grid

December 16, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

As more electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids hit the streets, one of the challenges will be managing the power grid requirements for these cars when they are having their batteries recharged at all hours. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame recently announced they are “attempting to develop mathematical algorithms to help guide the integration of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) into the power grid.”[read more]

Will a SmartGrid and GM’s Volt Stimulate the Electric Vehicle Industry?

August 11, 2011 by Robert Rapier

I remember my first trip to Bentonville, Arkansas to visit the WalMart corporate headquarters. As I looked at the offices of all the vendors who sell to WalMart, I remember thinking “being the world’s biggest retailer has its advantages.” So it is with the development of the electric car (EV). We root for companies like Tesla but, to move the market in a substantive way, you need to be big.[read more]

An Electric Hummer in London – Sort Of!!

June 1, 2011 by David Hone

An "electric Hummer" photographed in London.[read more]

Debate: Are More EVs in Our Future?

May 10, 2011 by Silvio Marcacci

energyNOW! anchor Thalia Assuras talks with Jeremy Anwyl , CEO of car rating website Edmunds.com and Mary Beth Stanek, Director of Environment and Energy at General Motors to debate if electric plug-in and alternative fuel vehicles could replace internal combustion engines.[read more]

What’s The True Cost of an Electric Car?

April 20, 2011 by Marc Gunther

Detroit’s the Motor City. California’s car culture is unsurpassed. But when the electric car industry staged an “innovation motorcade” of electric cars and trucks today, it did so in Washington, D.C.–fittingly, because, without the government, there would simply be no electric car industry. Indeed, the market for electric cars is so...[read more]

Can Startups Weather Entry of GE, Siemens and Toyota into Electric Car Charging Market?

March 13, 2011 by Tim Hurst

Analysts predict the EV charging industry to swell to $1.1 billion by 2013 — and even though they won't have any plug-in vehicles ready until 2012, Toyota, the world's largest automaker wants a piece of it.[read more]

Tesla Roadster Sets Distance Record: 347.2 Miles On One Charge

January 5, 2011 by Osha Davidson

On (and on, and on) The Road The owner of an all-electric Tesla Roadster from Texas has set a new record for distance traveled on a single battery charge: 347.2 miles. The GPS log of the trip, completed on a closed circuit in California last week, has been posted as proof, but Tesla Motors hasn’t officially verified the new record. The...[read more]