A sneak peek at tomorrow's automated electric car

How might it be possible to improve upon the already popular, tech heavy Tesla Model S electric sedan? Turn it over to creative auto concept designers Rinspeed. This outfit, which has turned out some rather interesting designs over the years, is taking to the Geneva Motor Show later this year with XchangeE, an autonomous driving design idea.

Honda's Micro electric car is going solar

Honda, which unveiled in Japan this past November a micro electric car undergoing urban field trials, has now added an option to allow the MC-β to be powered via solar energy. Rather then directly sporting its own solar panels, like this Ford plug-in hybrid concept, however, it will instead get charged cleanly at a special solar panel equipped recharging station.

Daimler teases new smart electric car

Daimler’s small city car brand smart has unveiled a new model known as fortwo edition citybeam that is available in an electric only option. The price of the zero emissions option offering will run over $27,000 at start (over $31,000 for a convertible), and does not include a monthly battery rental fee.

Inching towards a 500 mile range electric car

Is the era of electric vehicles with longer and longer ranges upon us? That’s hard to argue at this point as the industry is only now beginning to gain traction in the eyes of consumers. Breakthroughs in research though could help address the range anxiety issue, which in turn could help drive more sales of these zero emissions vehicles.

An electric car that folds on demand!?

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has been impressing us with the electric vehicle research it has been doing of late, such as the development and trial of technology that allows electric buses to be charged wirelessly via special plates in the ground as they go about on their routes.

BMW's electric i3 hits the road

BMW formally unveiled its first mass production electric car, the i3, yesterday to a global audience. It is the first product of the German automaker’s i sub-brand of green cars, and will price for around $41,350 before tax rebates and the like. Release plans here in the United States are set for the second quarter of next year.

BMW details i3 electric car

BMW has driven a long road towards the development of production-ready electric vehicles for its worldwide audience. Looking back over our archives, we note the first instance we reported on being word of the German automaker testing out its ActiveE electric vehicle concept back in December of 2009.

Bluebird DC50 is one slick electric car

Bluebird Electric out of the United Kingdom aims to "capture the world land speed record for electric vehicles."

Reducing pollution in cities with electric cars

One thing we’ve come to expect with the rise of electric vehicles is that pollution levels in areas where these are driven will drop, even if just slightly.

Towards the most powerful electric car

To most Americans, the words “electric car” are synonymous with green, or zero carbon emissions, and fuel economy. Venturi, a luxury electric vehicle manufacturer in France, is looking to add a third word: speed.

Electric car battery wants to support a 250 mile range

A new development in extending the range of electric cars on a single charge of a battery could soon mean range anxiety is more of a thing of the past. This interesting research breakthrough comes from Australia’s University of Wollongong (UOW).

Yes, the VW e-up! is a real electric car

Back in 2009 Volkswagen debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show what might someday be its first true electric production car for the consumer masses.

Understanding the impact of electric cars on the grid

As more electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids hit the streets, one of the challenges will be managing the power grid requirements for these cars when they are having their batteries recharged at all hours.

150 miles of electric car range for under $10,000?

A Silicon Valley start up developing electric vehicle systems technology claims to have built an electric car prototype which can retail for under $10,000 and get rack up a 150 mile driving range.

Chinese electric car revolution running on half a battery

China, much like the United States, has ambitious goals related to the spread of green car technology among its population.

Toyota showcases Smart Insect concept car

Toyota's latest concept car is dubbed the Smart Insect and is somewhat reminiscent of a Smart car, if only a tad smaller.

New electric car company targets low speed vehicles

What’s up with Riverside, California of late? The big university there is just a hotbed of green technology development.

One electric car to rule them all

One of the most expensive electric cars in the world is set for its public debut in the United Kingdom in early September.

Visio.M MUTE EV is cheaper and lighter

According to a consortium of European automotive industry engineers, government officials and academics, the current crop of electric vehicles (EVs) now on the market could be better — a lot better.

Electric car claims 0-to-60 mph in 3.2 seconds

Fans of fast cars usually take a rather dim view of electric vehicles.