Rules for quiet hybrid and electric cars to have alert noises aren't ready yet. Thus, automakers are urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to delay the rules for quiet electric cars.
Tesla Motors Model S earned the highest score for the annual Total Quality Index study. Tesla Motors earlier won the recognition for the Model S being the 'most-loved car' in the US.
Hybrid cars, from plugins to gas, will clearly be all the rage among carmakers for the next couple of years. Virtually every global automaker now has plug-in hybrid cars planned for launch between 2015 and 2020.
Automakers and consumer electronics manufacturers increasingly turn to lithium-ion batteries to power their products. After Tesla Motors (TSLA) reportedly consumed a significant chunk of battery output produced in 2013, the company may begin working with other manufacturers to produce their own battery supply.
Which new vehicle sold today has the lowest overall carbon footprint over its lifetime? It's the battery-electric Nissan Leaf, according to a study set to be released this spring.
Consumers considering a switch from traditional gas-powered cars to electric and hybrid models may have a larger selection from which to choose. IHS Automotive said it's thanks to a mix of tighter emission standards and lower manufacturing costs.
Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt sales slid in January, rounding out a bad start to 2014 for electric cars. Bitter cold was mostly to blame for a lack of interest in Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, and just about every other car on the market.
Interested in going green with your next car purchase? Be sure to read these common myths about eco-friendly vehicle gas mileage first.
Most electric cars currently offer a range of 80-100 miles. That's fine if you're just driving around town, but a few extra miles surely couldn't hurt. Renault says that more could be on the way--and by 2020, the range of a subcompact electric vehicle like its Zoe could be as much as 250 miles.
Two fires in damaged Tesla Motors Model S cars have raised some concerns over the safety of lithium ion batteries. But the concern should be more about the response from Tesla Motors, Finley writes, than the fires themselves.