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How a small Illinois town of 50,000 wound up with more than 300 electric cars

Don’t let the name fool you; Normal, Illinois, is actually unique.<p>That’s because this small town — with a population of 53,837 — has more than 300 plug-in cars roaming its streets. And <i>that’s</i> because the town, along with neighboring Bloomington, has made a concerted effort to encourage the adoption …

Electric Car Survey - Consumer Reports News

<b>Transportation needs</b><p>Another 19 percent of drivers needed hauling or towing capacity in their daily vehicle, so none of the electric or plug-in hybrid …

GM Aims to Compete with Tesla with 200 Mile, $30,000 Electric Car

Watch out Tesla – a General Motors executive just revealed that GM is working to develop an electric car with a 200 mile range that will be available …

It's Settled: Electric Cars Are Cleaner Than Their Gas-Powered Cousins

Sometimes a technological advance takes off all on its own: the iPhone, for example. And sometimes government and consumer groups have to beg …

Feds Say Just One Car Out of 100 Will Be Electric in 2040

Electric vehicles are gaining a small foothold in the U.S., but according to the feds, it will remain just that – small. Fossil fuels will power the …

Driving An Electric Car For The First Time

<b>Published on</b> January 2nd, 2014 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>3<p>January 2nd, 2014 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>AutomotiveBlog.co.uk yesterday published a pretty good overview …

Outlet Schmoutlet: Ford’s Electric Hybrid Concept Car Recharges via Built-in Solar Panels

Finally, a use for the sun that doesn’t involve making you squint or turning your pale, pale skin all splotchy and red.<p>Here at the 2014 CES gadget …

Tesla upgrades car charging software, adapter to prevent fires

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc is taking steps to prevent overheating of its charging systems, including giving customers upgraded wall adapters and providing charging-software upgrades, the electric-car company said Friday.<p>A Tesla model S car with an electric vehicle charging station …

Volvo's New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car's Body Panels

Conventional batteries that power today’s electric cars and hybrids take up space and add a lot of extra weight to the vehicles. Volvo just announced …

Clean Energy

Volvo is Developing a Wireless Inductive Charging Pad for Electric Vehicles

Swedish automaker Volvo just announced that it’s working on a wireless inductive charger for electric vehicles. The charging pad is able to wireless …

Electric Cars by the Numbers

Tesla Patents Next-Gen Electric Car Battery that Gets 400 Miles on a Single Charge

Over the years, one of the biggest obstacles to widespread electric vehicle adoption has been the issue of how far the car can travel on one charge. …

Electric Vehicles

Gas Math

<b>Climate crisis gas math</b><br>In the climate crisis, we all need to grasp our gas math to help us keep breathing.<br>The bottom line is the main hypothesis of …

Three years on solar power and our electric car

As luck would have it, we hit 50,000 miles on our Volt on January 11, 2014, exactly three years after we bought her. So, once again, I have to …

AT&T Reaches Halfway Mark in Commitment to Deploy 15,000 Alternative Fuel Vehicles Through 2018 – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

DALLAS, Oct. 09 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - Halfway there and not breaking speed, AT&T has reached the halfway mark of its commitment to invest up to …

VERGE San Francisco Revs Up Focus on Connected Cars and Sustainable Mobility – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

OAKLAND, Calif., Sep. 24 /CSRwire/ - The near-term future of vehicles — smart, clean, connected and increasingly efficient — will be at the forefront …

This DIY Team Is Trying To Build 1,000-MPG Autonomous Vehicles

Meet project Elcano. For now it's just a self-driving electric tricycle, but its makers have far more ambitious plans using the power of crowdfunding.<p>Google's self-driving car doesn't come cheap. Minus the price of the vehicle itself, the Silicon Valley's autonomy-enabling equipment costs about …

Reports Say Tesla Is Developing A Self-Driving Car

With all the buzz over autonomous automobiles these days – among other automakers currently in the race, Nissan recently pledged it would bring a self-driving car of its own to market by decade’s end – it comes as no surprise that high-tech darling Tesla Motors would be working on its own auto …