Electric Cars

Catch High Gear Media on BBC 5 Live Today!
Catch High Gear Media on BBC 5 Live Today!

The death of HUMMER and the rise of hybrids, electric vehicles and everything in between--what's the future of the automobile and the car industry? If you're near a computer or satellite radio today, you'll find out more during Richard Bacon's BBC 5 Live today. Along with other guests, I'll be...Read More»

Nissan LEAF
Nissan CEO: EVs Not A Competitor To Gasoline-Engine Cars

Renault-Nissan CEO and president Carlos Ghosn is standing behind his prediction that ten percent of all the vehicles sold worldwide will be electric. And contrary to how some people are seeing it now, he says that electric power for cars isn't at all a competitor to the gasoline engine in the...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf prototype
EV Fans Get In Line For The 2011 Nissan LEAF, Reservations Open April

Nissan is stepping up its promotional efforts for its 2011 LEAF electric vehicle, which the automaker plans to launch this December. The compact hatch was first revealed last August and since then has been doing the rounds of public fairs and small scale drive days across the country as part of the...Read More»

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In Houston And Tel Aviv, Cities Shift Toward An EV Future

Electric vehicles have been discussed for decades, but it wasn't until the mid-aughts of this century that EVs gained traction within the broader auto industry. Today, nearly every automaker on the planet has some form of battery-powered vehicle on the drawing board, but research and development is...Read More»

U.S. Capitol
Congress Considers Adding 20,000 Electric Vehicles To USPS Fleet

With around 260,000 vehicles at its disposal, the United States Postal Service operates the biggest civilian fleet in the country. Unfortunately, most of those vehicles get terrible gas mileage: the Grumman postal van only earns around 10mpg, and the 17% of USPS trucks that run on E85 don't fare...Read More»

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Nissan Secures $1.4 Billion In DOE Funding For 2011 Leaf EV

Nissan has become one of the first non-U.S. based automakers to receive funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program established back in 2007. The program, which set aside $25 billion to help fund the development and manufacture of a new...Read More»

Better Place Israel CEO Moshe Kaplinsky displays the first electric parking lot in Israel.
EV Start-Up Better Place Scores $350 Million Investment

Shai Agassi and his EV start-up, Better Place, are on a roll. Just last month, we announced that the Palo Alto, California-based company brokered an amazing deal to develop charging and battery-swap infrastructure across Denmark, and now, Agassi and his colleagues have wrapped up another round of...Read More»

2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
High Gear Media Picks a Winner: 2010 Tesla Roadster Live!

It's a big week at High Gear Media -- with a new version of TheCarConnection.com in your hands, and a new site we've launched with NASCAR, we're looking ahead to bringing you the best of the Web in 2010 across the Web universe, from our learned hands as well as from exciting new sources. You may be...Read More»

Fiat 500 Abarth
2010 Detroit Auto Show: Fiat 500 EV

There's been a lot of excitement about the Fiat 500, which is expected to arrive in the U.S. later this year or in early 2011. While the convertible and the sporty Abarth version have gotten the lion's share of press, there's also an all-electric concept version, which is set to debut next week at...Read More»

Think City electric vehicle
Official: Think To Build Electric Cars In U.S.

Think Global is a Norwegian based manufacturer of electric vehicles and is the same company behind the original ‘Th!nk’ electric car that went on sale in the U.S. during the late 1990s. Back then, Think was owned by Ford, which sold it in 2003 to Swiss company Kamkorp Microelectronics...Read More»

Bob Lutz and 50 Cent
Firestone, Clunkers and Chapter 11: The Decade in Car News

As 2009 draws to a close this week, the auto industry is waving goodbye to a decade--and in some corners, waving it good riddance. The "Naughties" might be the best neologism for this lost decade. It began with new alliances forming and new empires emerging, and ends on Friday in a multi-car pileup...Read More»

Nissan LEAF
Preview: Cars Of The Future, Coming Sooner Than You Think

Grab any science magazine from the last century, and you'll see ideas and sketches for cars of the future, from atomic-powered to levitating. But the future is here already, and it's going on sale at a showroom near you over the next three model years. Here's our roundup of the most significant new...Read More»

2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
News In Brief: Tesla Plays Climate Change Card In Copenhagen

The international Convention on Climate Change is making headlines this week, so it's no surprise that EV startup Tesla and its spotlight-friendly CEO, Elon Musk, are taking their show to Copenhagen, offering test drives of the current Tesla Roadster and crowing about the car's eco-friendly...Read More»

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Better Place Wants The Danish To Roll In EVs

We've mentioned Shai Agassi and his game-changing EV startup, Better Place, several times on TCC. Now comes word that he's brokered an intriguing  deal to install charging and battery-changing infrastructure across Denmark, and the Danish government has agreed to nix the 200% new car tax (yes, you...Read More»

Mitsubishi - Best Buy
Mitsubishi, Best Buy Test MiEV; U.S. Electric Car Due In 2011

Mitsubishi today announced a new partnership with electronics retailing giant Best Buy, to place four vehicles initially with Best Buy’s Geek Squad computer-tech team. Through the agreement, the companies hope to study real-life vehicle range and any issues that might arise in a hard-use fleet...Read More»

Mitsubishi MiEV
Driven: 2010 Mitsubishi MiEV

Over the past year, the little Mitsubishi MiEV electric minicar has been making the rounds in the U.S. and abroad, with test fleets in the works in a number of countries. And although Mitsubishi hasn't yet announced how the MiEV might be sold or leased to the public in the U.S., it hasn't hesitated...Read More»

Jay Leno in the Tango EV
Video: Jay Leno Goes Cheek-To-Cheek With The Tango EV

With a price tag north of $100,000 and a production run of just 11 units, Commuter Cars' Tango EV isn't likely to become a bestseller on the lots -- but then, with Jay Leno test-driving it for all the world to see, you never know. It may be terrifyingly tiny, boasting a profile that only a mother...Read More»

Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint
Electrification Roadmap Sets High Standards For EV Adoption

We've often noted that the biggest hurdle for electric vehicles to overcome is the energy and recharging infrastructure. (In fact, that was listed among the most significant obstacles facing the MINI E just last week.) Now, a sprawling coalition of business leaders -- including Nissan's outspoken...Read More»

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Aptera Ousts Founders Steve Fambro And Chris Anthony

Just three months after the backstabbing and name-calling between Tesla co-founders ended, scandal has begun to rock another California-based EV  start-up: Aptera Motors has booted founders Steve Fambro and Chris Anthony from its rolls. This is the latest in a string of setbacks and delays for the...Read More»

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