The Phinergy air car concept is a different type of hybrid, using two distinct types of battery to run its electric motor depending on the range needed.
The Tesla Roadster was a total game changer when it was introduced a few years ago, but now its crown as the world's sexiest electric car is about to be snatched by a million-dollar upstart from Croatia, which boasts some insane performance to boot.
The Tesla Roadster is probably the coolest electric car around, but not too many people can swing its $109,000 asking price. If you believe that show counts more than go and want something cool to cruise around in, the Dartz Jo-Mojo gives you a lot of the Tesla's sexiness, but for about one third the price.
Any hippie worthy of the name has owned at least one VW camper van, but those vehicles are now getting pretty old. The Ecco camper concept updates the VW's style, turning it into a green machine for the future.
One of the problems with driving in a big city, is that once you've found a nice parking spot, you don't want to give it up. That means riding public transport or burning a lot of shoe leather to actually get to the places you want to go. This tiny city car makes it easier, by giving you an electric scooter to ride from place to place.
One of the biggest barriers stopping people from embracing electric cars, is the fear of wanting to go somewhere while your car is still being recharged. This concept eliminates that problem, but letting you charge an extra battery that can be swapped in as needed.
If you think of electric cars as kind of pumped-up golf carts useful for getting around town but not much else, then you probably haven't encountered the 307-mph Buckeye Bullet 2.5
Electric cars may be a treehugger's dream, but few people are willing to rely on a car with limited range. It's more convenient to have a car that you can drive anywhere on a whim, not just following some restricted daily commuter run. But there's a way to have the best of both worlds.
Here's one for Earth Week: Sanyo is crowing about its latest lithium-ion battery tech, powering a Daihatsu Mira electric car 345 miles on a single charge. The little car made the trip from Tokyo to Osaka in an unspecified amount...
At $40,000, the Chevy Volt will be a pricey ride when it first rolls out in California, Washington, D.C. and Michigan this November. Before you sign up on the unofficial "wait list," check out Treehugger's astute take on whether it's...