A pair of fires following crash tests of the Chevy Volt has critics questioning the safety of electric cars. But are batteries really more fire-prone than gasoline?
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Researchers at IBM aim to increase the energy density of batteries, with the goal of producing an electric car that can travel 500 miles on a single charge.
City officials hope to put 1,000 Mitsubishi electric cars on the street of Normal, Illinois.
With an electric car company at the center of the latest ginned-up media “scandal,” EnergyNOW offers a more even-handed view of the state of the industry.
A new approach to a 1990s electric motor technology might help make electric cars more affordable.
New electric cars are expensive. But there are bargains out there.
So you want an electric car, but the Nissan Leaf is too small and the Tesla Roadster is too lavish? An Ohio company might have your answer.
A Minnesota engineer and writer sets a new world record at the Bonneville Salt Flats with his home-built electric motorcycle.
A study by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories finds that adding 2.1 million electric cars would help balance an additional 10 GW in wind power capacity without the need for other types of backup.
Electric vehicles are on a roll, but proponents of compressed natural gas cars say they are quietly laying the groundwork for a new transportation alternative, and they wish they were getting more attention and federal support.
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