Chicago has often been called the nation’s candy capital, murder capital, basketball capital, steakhouse capital and even the capital of “false confessions.” Now Chicago boosters are planning to add the title “battery capital” to the list.
Electric vehicle technology has a bright future, says a leading industry analyst, but the focus for the near future will continue to be developing internal-combustion engines that meet tightening economy standards while still being affordable to consumers.
With electric vehicles still largely a niche product – even a hologram of Thomas Edison acknowledged “the transition will still take some time” — companies with all-electric offerings recognize the importance of competing for your attention, if nothing else.
Hybrid and electric vehicles are not necessarily renowned for their performance, but this year, competitors in some of the world’s most prestigious motorsports events are turning that perception on its head.
A 50-kilowatt solay array went online at Western Michigan University this year, and now 15 EV charging stations are drawing power from the sun.
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.