General Electric’s new test track in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, aims to sell fleet buyers on the virtues of electric and alternative-fuel vehicles.
Besides big cities, smaller communities around the Midwest are preparing for more electric cars to hit the road.
Volt owners respond to last week’s post about the New York Times purported 26-year payback period.
A recent New York Times article on hybrid cars puts the break-even point of buying a Chevy Volt vs. a Chevy Cruze at 26 years. But a closer look at the math reveals that figure is seriously questionable.
Each year in March, teams of college students from across the country converge on Houghton, Michigan to compete in the Society of Automotive Engineers Clean Snowmobile Challenge.
Compact, electric and hybrid vehicles have a prominent place at this year’s Twin Cities Auto Show.
In the Upper Midwest, plugging in your car at night was once commonplace. And with more all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the road, many are reviving the practice.Photo by Chad Kainz via Creative Commons
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?Photo via NHTSA
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.