When we test-drove our Chevy Volt last year, we didn't experience any side-impact accidents. We also didn't experience any instances of the battery pack catching on fire. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that sometimes both of these things can occur back-to-back, so GM has had to come up with a fix.
Way back in 2009, when Syfy was spelled "Sci Fi" and DVICE was spelled "device," Tesla Motors promised us all that their forthcoming Model S electric sedan would cost $49,900 after federal tax credits. Now, it's nearly 2012, and the final price might shock you.
There are a bajillion smartphone cases out there that come with extended battery packs, as well as all manner of other accessories of varying degrees of usefulness that let you tailor your phone to your needs. So, why not just extend that concept to electric cars? Makes total sense, right? Right!
Cutting the cables isn't just a nice way to tidy up your home electronics. Why are we plugging our electric cars into a socket, when we're living in a wireless world? Nissan's going to bring wireless charging to the Nissan Leaf — as early as 2013. Woot woot!
Our Flux Capacitors are on at full blast, because the DeLorean Motor Company's remake of the famous Back to the Future DeLorean is returning as an all-electric car in 2013. Here's a closer look at the sassy car kitted with new guts.
Doc Brown's time traveling DeLorean will be gracing roads again in 2013. The DeLorean Motor Company is partnering with Epic EV to build an all-electric car that'll be updated with necessities like an iPhone dock. Can't cruise down the freeway in a DeLorean without blasting the Back to the Future theme, now can ya?
One of the biggest downsides of electric vehicles is the recharge time; rather than fill up at a gas station for a couple of minutes, you need to leave the car plugged in overnight. But Nissan has developed a new method that requires only 10 minutes to juice a car up.
As electric cars come into the mainstream, they're going to need charging stations outside of their owners' garages. You can't really go on a cross-country road trip in one at the moment. But 350Green is looking to change that.
The German AutoTram is trying to reap all the benefits of train, tram and bus networks, without taking on any of the negatives. The end result is something that's almost ludicrous on paper, but also a clever new option for mass transit.
On the fence about whether or not an electric car would be the right fit for you? Well, stop trying to make such a big decision with that weak, fleshy lump you've got between your ears — let today's superior technology sort it out!