Environment Forum

Survey finds electric car buyers motivated by environmental concerns, technology

By Todd Woody
December 8, 2010

RTXVC88.jpgWith the first mass-market electric cars hitting the streets this month in the United States, one question looms: Who will buy these cutting-edge vehicles?

Fabio goes green in electric car vs gas ads

By Todd Woody
December 2, 2010

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Fabio has gone electric?

The long-maned Italian model appears in a new commercial promoting electric cars that spoofs Apple’s Mac v. PC ads of years past.

Detroit vs. Silicon Valley as green auto hub

October 29, 2010

Composite image shows an aerial view of downtown Detroit (left) October 16, 2006 REUTERS/Molly Riley, and a view of a rainbow over San Jose City, California, Feb. 5, 2009 REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

There’s a debate touring its way around the blogosphere these days: should the new green auto industry be based in Motor City Detroit or shiny, happy Silicon Valley?

How I overcame range anxiety in Mitsubishi’s new electric car

April 7, 2010

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By Kwok W. Wan

I’m perhaps not the best person to test drive a car around London, as I consider these metal boxes only as machines to take me from place A to place B, and not vehicles of pleasure.

Gaze into clean technology’s crystal ball for 2010

December 1, 2009

Clean technology investors who have suffered through 2009 can find cheer in a new report by the Cleantech Group that gives its top ten predictions for 2010.

MINI leases not good enough for some electric car champions

July 1, 2009

Sometimes, even electric vehicles aren’t good enough for the die-hard green car set.

from DealZone:

Tesla sticker shock?

May 19, 2009

Elon Musk

With highly touted plans for a new electric car in jeopardy, an overseas investor steps in to provide new capital and a much-needed endorsement.

Beyond hybrid green technology – tribrids, quadbrids next?

May 13, 2009

This portable electric recharging device could be a lifesaver if you break you leg on a windswept mountaintop in the middle of the night and find that your mobile phone battery is dead when you try to call for help.

Electric cars to help solve riddle of storing power

March 19, 2009

Since the days of Thomas Edison, finding a way to effectively store electricity has been one of the “Holy Grails” for power companies.

VW on electric cars: “Please, lower your expectations”

March 13, 2009

Volkswagen’s U.S. chief ruffled some entrepreneurial feathers on Thursday when he told a group of business school students at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management that  it will be 35 years before electric cars make up a significant portion of the world’s auto market.