Chevy Volt sales surge as car remains political piñata

Good thing GM is planning to start building Chevy Volts again soon - March saw 2,289 of the cars sold, by far the biggest month ever for the plug-in electric, the company reported.

Morgan Roadster design gets an electric makeover

British auto maker Morgan is not well known outside a (very wealthy) circle of hardcore European car fans and in the United States.

Nissan wants to electrify commercial vans

Nissan already has the Leaf, and now the company is moving forward on electrifying the compact commercial vehicle market.

New pen writes electrical circuits

There's a new way to create electric circuits that could be key to the creation of disposable electronic devices: write them with a pen.

Genovation G2 revs electric or hybrid

We first reported on start-up automaker Genovation earlier this year when they announced the development of a green car called the G2.

Volvo heats C30 Electric with bio-ethanol


Temperature extremes, be they hot or cold, generally cause problems for vehicles of all types, but even moderately cold weather can be crippling to both electric and fuel cell vehicles.

Zero-emission vehicles finish 17,000-mile race

An 80-day, 17,000-mile electric car road race has ended in Geneva, with three of the original four entrants reaching the finishing line.

Rolls-Royce develops all-electric Phantom prototype

Rolls-Royce cars have never been known for their fuel efficiency - after all, if you can afford to buy one, you're probably not that concerned about the price of gas.

2nd Life for electric vehicle batteries?

Second life for electric car batteries? No, it’s not a world of electric virtual avatars - it’s a plan under development by Duke Energy and Tokyo-based cleantech ITOCHU to develop applications for spent car batteries.

Feds fund $19M in smart grid demos

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) calls it a system that is cleaner, more efficient, reliable, resilient and responsive. We call it the smart grid.

Porsche kicks off 918 Spyder hybrid production

Porsche is kicking off production of its sexy, 918 Spyder hybrid sports car which can hit 100kph in just 3.2 second.