electric cars

  • China vs. the U.S. in electric vehicles

    The electric car is finally about to move from idea to reality. Currently there are barely more than 2,000 on the road in the world's two largest car markets (China and the U.S.) combined. But that number is about to soar. Beijing has demanded that its fast-growing auto industry put at least 5 million all-electric cars on the road by 2020. Will the U.S. keep up?

    Oct 19, 2010 3:00 AM ET
  • Making hybrids hum

    Hybrid vehicles are quiet ... a little too quiet for some.  That's why there's a plan to give  them a little volume.

    When hybrid cars first appeared on the scene, manufacturers touted their silent engines. But soon it was clear that cyclists and pedestrians -- especially the visually impaired -- relied on car sounds to help them navigate streets and intersections. So U.S. lawmakers are mulling the automotive equivalent of adding MORE

    Jul 1, 2010 11:12 AM ET
  • First electric cars, now electric planes

    Electrical aeronautics promises to revolutionize aircraft design.

    GM has earned high praise this summer – and deservedly so – for its announcement that the forthcoming Chevy Volt electric car will get as much as much as 230 miles per gallon for in-town driving.

    But while Detroit was stealing headlines on the ground, a little-known Chinese company was doing something even more incredible in the skies.

    - Aug 24, 2009 6:59 AM ET
  • Tesla's wild ride continues

    By Michael V. Copeland

    Maybe Tesla chairman Elon Musk flipped through the "R.I.P. Good Times"  slide deck that Sequoia Capital showed its startup CEOs last week about the tough road ahead. Whether he did or didn't, Musk pulled a few pages from it, as he announced Wednesday on the Tesla blog that not only would there be layoffs at the electric car  startup, he would be taking over as CEO from  MORE

    - Oct 15, 2008 6:30 PM ET
  • Solar industry sees ray of hope

    By Scott Moritz

    Solar tech stocks got a small jolt Wednesday after the U.S. Senate included an extension of renewable energy tax credits in its $700 billion financial bailout package.

    A vote by the Senate on the financial rescue plan is expected Wednesday. If passed it will head to the House of Representatives, which could vote as early as Thursday. In a surprise move, the Senate version of the proposed package salvages MORE

    - Oct 1, 2008 2:43 PM ET
  • GM chief introduces greener, safer cars at CES debut

    By Yi-Wyn Yen

    LAS VEGAS - GM CEO Rick Wagoner announced his arrival at the Consumer Electronics Show Tuesday night by rolling up in a silver Chevy Volt. But it was another concept car that Wagoner introduced during his keynote speech that wowed the crowd -- the electric-fuel cell hybrid Cadillac Provoq.

    In hopes of changing negative perceptions about big American car makers, Wagoner -- the first automotive chief executive to speak MORE

    - Jan 9, 2008 12:28 AM ET
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