Why Is This $500,000 Electric Car Collecting Dust In Rolla, Missouri?

Hey kid. Yeah, you. Want to make a cool half-mill? Well, there's a car covered in dust and chiaroscuro dongs sitting out in the open on a college campus. A very valuable car; a GM EV1. One of the ones that was supposed to have been destroyed. All you have to do is go to Rolla, Missouri and grab it up. » 8/05/13 2:00pm 8/05/13 2:00pm

A first: An electric car has been awarded Motor Trend’s top prize

If anyone ever doubted that electric cars were the future, those concerns can now officially be laid to rest. Tesla's luxury Sedan, the Model S, has just captured one of the auto industry's most prestigious awards by taking home Motor Trend's Car of the Year honors for 2013. It marks the first time that an electric… » 11/14/12 1:00pm 11/14/12 1:00pm

Thomas Edison's car battery is back, and it's better than ever

In 1901, Thomas Edison developed the recharcheable nickel-iron battery, a technology he hoped to see implemented in electric cars. But a slow rate of energy output and slower charging time saw it superseded by lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries in standard and electric cars alike. » 6/28/12 9:10am 6/28/12 9:10am

Electric cars could cause worse pollution than your gas guzzler

The electric (or even hybrid) car has been heralded as a way to help limit the amount of aerial pollution hitting the skies and our lungs, but a new study out of China has shown that they're actually even worse than regular gas guzzlers. » 2/16/12 2:24pm 2/16/12 2:24pm

Fake Trees Charge Your Car While You Park


Purely electric cars may be green, but it's tough to find a parking place close enough to an electrical outlet. But one designer has come up with the perfect solution: solar-powered sculptures that charge your car while you park. » 7/27/09 12:30pm 7/27/09 12:30pm

Ford Says Electric Cars “Commercially Feasible” By 1977

Move over, EV Smart Car, here comes your granny—the Ford Comuta! Two test models of the tiny (80 inch long) electric car were built by Ford in 1967 and demonstrated in the U.S. and Britain. Powered by batteries located in the wheel hubs, the Comuta’s top speed was a mere 25 mph. » 7/23/08 1:00pm 7/23/08 1:00pm