Electric Cars

2010 Detroit Auto Show: Fiat 500 EV
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»

better place battery switch station 002
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»

Aptera 2e, revised
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»

2009 MINI E
The MINI E Isn't Quite Ready For Its Close-Up

Results from field tests of the MINI E have finally come in, and sadly, the EV didn't exactly pass with flying colors. Aside from braking, handling, and other problems that our own John Voelcker discovered during his time behind the wheel, BMW learned that the biggest threat to the MINI E might be...Read More»

The Triac, by San Jose's Green Vehicles
We're Gonna Walk Down To 'Electric Avenue' (With Earplugs)

Halloween is done and Thanksgiving is looming, so that can only mean one thing: just two more months until the 2010 Detroit auto show! This year's gathering will see a new display area for up to 20 electric vehicles -- many of which come from smaller companies like San Jose's Green Vehicles that...Read More»

From Renault's Zero Emissions Magazine #1
Renault's Sustainable-Mobility.Org Touts Zero-Emissions Tech

In America, we tend to think of Renault as that wacky French outfit responsible for the Le Car craze of the 1970s and 80s. But in fact, the company has been doing some very interesting work on the EV front, thanks largely to its partnership with Nissan. In that vein, Renault recently launched a...Read More»

Chrysler ENVI Vehicles
Chrysler Retools Its EV Program, Possibly For The Better

Last week, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne unveiled the company's five-year recovery plan. This week, we've received details about Chrysler's electric vehicle program, which has been given a fairly extreme makeover and a new direction. Most notably, Chrysler's EV development initiative -- known as...Read More»

Ontario green license plate for hybrids and EVs
Ontario Goes Green With New Plates, HOV Perks

High Occupancy Vehicle lanes help reduce traffic congestion by encouraging carpools. In states like California and Virginia, they're also used as incentives for green car buyers, since drivers of approved hybrid and electric vehicles can cruise the HOV lanes even when traveling solo. Now comes news...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Thefts Down, But LoJack Looks Ahead To Hybrids and Electrics

In any normal vehicle, a slight drain on the battery is no big deal. But if you have a hybrid—or, for that matter, if you have a finicky old British roadster in the garage that needs to be hooked up to a trickle charger all the time—you want to minimize what's tapping into your power. That's...Read More»

2009 Toyota FT-86 Concept
Tokyo Motor Show Comes & Goes, Infiniti Confirms Electric Car: Today’s Car News

The 2009 Tokyo Motor Show has released its secrets, and the High Gear Media crew has covered all the latest from the Japanese capital. Apart from a Lexus supercar, a few EVs and new sports cars from Toyota and Honda, there was not much else to shout about it. [2009 Tokyo Motor Show] Of more concern...Read More»

Honday EV-N concept [video screencap]
2009 Toyko Motor Show: Honda's EV-N Minicar Concept Video

The 2009 Tokyo Motor Show kicks off today, and even though the event will be much smaller than it's been in recent years, there's already some fun stuff on view. Take, for example, the Honda EV-N concept, a retro minicar with some very distinct styling features, as shown in the weirdly silent video...Read More»

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