We all think that electric cars are great because they don't run on gas. Unfortunately, not needing gas means that those cars never end up paying any gas taxes, and Washington State wants to implement a fee to make up the difference.
Next time you swing by your local electric car dealer, you may want to make sure your warranty covers damage by rodent. Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder didn't have that kind of coverage for his Chevy Volt (who would?), and it ended up costing him $600.
Named after an ancient Japanese queen, Mitsuoka Motor's Himiko electric car strives to mesh the elegance of a classic style vehicle with the sportiness of a modern Mazda NC MX-5 sports car. The Himiko is proof that electric cars can look sexy and be green.
Electric cars are going to suck in the immediate future for one big reason: you have to charge them, which usually takes hours. A New Zealand company wants to solve that with inductive chargers built into roads that'll keep your car topped off, while you drive.
With electric cars looking to become more and more common in coming years, all those plug-in vehicles are going to need places to juice up. And Best Buy wants to be one of those places, which is why the big electronics retailer is installing Blink EV charging stations at 12 of its stores.
If you're going to be driving an electric car, there'd better be plenty of charging stations available along the way. That's why our parent company GE (technically our parent's parent) hired designer Yves Behar to create WattStation, a powerful charger that'll be able to top off your batteries in four to eight hours.
The previous world record for the longest distance traveled in an electric vehicle on a single charge was 345 miles. The new record destroys that at a whopping 623 miles. Both were set by the Japan Electric Vehicle Club, and they do it using laptop batteries. Lots and lots of laptop batteries.
Is there an electric vehicle in your future? Then Washington state is the place to be. A stretch of I-5 that spans from Canada to Oregon is about to become America's first "electric highway" after a $1.32 million grant from the government.
You know all those awesome concept cars we're always showing you? BMW's "Megacity" electric vehicle feels a lot like one of those, but the company actually has plans to bring this sleek, weird-wheeled-wonder out as early as 2013.
Tesla Motors today unveiled an update to its famous Roadster sports car, the Roadster 2.5. The changes are fairly minor, including a new front fascia, better seats, an optional touchscreen navigator, better sound in the cabin and improved wheels. But any chance to post a bunch of photos of a super-sexy car of the future is one we'll gladly take.