Smart For-Us Pickup Truck - Feb 29, 2012 - 1:01:13 AM
The Smart For-Us Pickup Truck is the world’s first zero-emissions truck, and that's a big deal. Carjunky.com knows how Americans really love their pickup trucks but there's a few jokes going around about this one. What do you think about an all electric pickup?
Tesla Cars Introduces The Model X All Electric SUV - Feb 12, 2012 - 11:56:22 PM
Tesla Cars introduced the brand new Tesla Model X. The Model X is Tesla's all-electric crossover vehicle. Due to be available in 2013, the X is paving the way for "BlueStar", the affordable family electric vehicle.
Amp Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee - Feb 12, 2012 - 11:52:27 PM
Progressive X Prize finalist Amp Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee will make its debut at this year's Detroit Auto Show. While other electric car start-ups have aimed at the sports and luxury markets, Amp has chosen to integrate their drivetrains into off-the-shelf vehicles to provide fleet vehicles that drive like their
Toyota Goes Electric - Dec 26, 2011 - 12:54:01 AM
Two Strategies For Alternative Powerplants - look at the electric hybrid models we can expect to see from Toyota.
All Charged Up Over Electric Cars - Jul 25, 2011 - 9:52:48 PM
Are You All Charged Up Over Electric Cars? Electric cars are coming, experts advise, and many communities are working on ways to make driving them easier and less expensive for their citizens.
The Rinspeed BamBoo The EV Goes To The Beach - May 23, 2011 - 11:32:47 PM
The Rinspeed BamBoo is the EV that goes to the beach. With the Rinspeed BamBoo you get an EV that more than gets you to the beach, it becomes your beach chair too. Electric vehicles are all the rage and it's about time, but this beach buggy is way more
Nissan Electric Car The Nissan Leaf - Apr 18, 2011 - 11:56:31 PM
The Nissan Electric Car, The Leaf, is a new breed of Hybrid electric vehicle. Let's find out the good, the bad and the verdict on this new car with the electric motor.
Veritas RS III Roadster Hybrid - Apr 11, 2011 - 12:40:19 AM
Veritas RS III Roadster Hybrid - It seems that since the Chevy Volt and Nissan Versa have hit the showroom floors the floodgates have opened for electric vehicles. Everyone from Ford to Bentley has announced some sort of plug-in or pure hybrid on the horizon, while newcomers like Fisker and
Toyota Electric Cars - John Elfreth's EV - Mar 22, 2011 - 10:16:23 PM
Find out aboout Toytota Electric Cars and John Elfreth's EV. EV means Electric Vehicle and John Elfreth wrote a magazine article in 1900. What could electric cars, Toyota's electric microcar and this man have to do with each other?
Twizy, Renault's Electric Microcar - Mar 22, 2011 - 9:33:30 PM
Twizy, Renault's electric microcar was first introduced to us at the 2010 Paris Auto Show and there it is again at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. But in Geneva it was called a production car so let's find out more about this micro electric vehicle from it's lithium ion batteries
The CODA Sedan - A Step Forward - Mar 21, 2011 - 1:00:00 AM
The CODA Sedan - a step forward for electric cars. This EV is touted as being the beginning of the end for combustion engine cars. Find out more about this electric vehicle.
Going Green in Geneva: The Land Rover Range-e - Mar 2, 2011 - 1:19:00 AM
Going Green in Geneva: The Land Rover Range-e is an experimental plug-in hybrid SVU and it it the first vehicle to offer plug-in electric power in off-road form. The prototypes of this vehicle are expected to cost 3.2 million dollars. Find out more about this expensive and amazing vehicle.
E-Z-GO 2Five Eco-Friendly Transportation Just Got Easier - Aug 21, 2010 - 11:53:14 AM
The E-Z-Go 2 Five a new idea in Eco-friendly transportaion. Check out this new electric car and find out how easy it is to go green.
Westfield iRACER An All-Electric Race Car - May 22, 2010 - 1:21:51 AM
The Westfield iRACER is an all-electric race car unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Who thought you would ever hear electric vehicle and race car in the same sentence.
PEVs Go BugE A New Personal Electric Vehicle - Mar 14, 2010 - 9:50:53 AM
PEVs go BugE, check out this new personal electric vehicle. Three wheels and completely electric, this PEV looks like a jet fighter's canopy and seats one person.
Electric cars, hybrids and...coal power? Let's see what EarthTalk says. - Mar 13, 2010 - 12:21:00 PM
Electric cars, hybrids and...coal power? Let's hear what EarthTalk® Magazine has to say about plug-in hybrid cars and electric cars and the impact they will have on coal power.
Prius Hybrid Electric Bill From Earth Talk - Feb 27, 2010 - 12:29:58 AM
What's the Prius Hybrid electric bill going to be? How mush electricity will the plug-in Prius use? Find out what EarthTalk says about this new plug-in hybrid car.
Chrysler's ENVI-powered electric vehicles - Mar 24, 2009 - 6:14:38 PM
Green with ENVI is about the future no-compromise electric vehicles offering a completely new driving experience.
Earth Talk: Toyota Plug-in Prius - Nov 6, 2008 - 4:21:10 PM
A new version of the Toyota Prius is out there. It's the plug-in Prius, a car with an electric motor. Or you can buy a conversion kit and do it yourself!
Electric Cars in the Here and Now - May 29, 2008 - 4:56:00 PM
Electric cars are here, and if you can't buy one Hybrid Technologies will convert your gas vehicle to electic for you.
The Easiest Way to Save on Gas? Drive Electric - May 15, 2008 - 4:34:00 PM
If your sick and tired of buying gas, especially now with gas prices through the roof, you should consider buying an electric car.
Electric Car Fundamentals - Apr 30, 2008 - 8:04:00 PM
Electric cars just may be the answer to our gasoline price woes, but how does the electric car run?
Alarmist Attitudes against EVs - Apr 26, 2008 - 10:12:00 PM
This author read some articles about electric cars and the problems they would cause. Let's see what you think.
The Lumengo Smera - Apr 12, 2008 - 7:54:00 PM
The Smera is a tiny thing, but you know what they say about small packages.
Building Dreams - Apr 3, 2008 - 9:02:00 PM
The story of the F3DM is an interesting one: it’s built by a company that designed the batteries before they designed the car.
The Dodge ZEO Concept ZEO For Zero Emissions Operation - Feb 4, 2008 - 4:28:00 PM
It seems as though car makers are determined to convince the public that electric doesn’t mean slow. A significant number of electric car prototypes being exhibited these days are sports cars – nimble vehicles with attractive styling and impressive performance.
The 2008 Jeep Renegade Concept - Jan 23, 2008 - 9:56:00 PM
Sometimes a car company just wants to show off. Bizarre, off the wall designs, over the top features and ridiculous power are some of the best ways to get all eyes on your product at one of the big international auto shows.
Hybrid Electric Cars: The Environmental Friendly Cars - Dec 31, 2007 - 3:00:00 PM
A HEV or a hybrid electric vehicle is an electric engine that generates electric energy and is combined with an engine that uses some other type of fuel, in other words hybrid cars work on a dual engine.
Miles Electric Vehicles' High-Speed Sedan - Dec 24, 2007 - 12:40:00 AM
Miles Electric is a relatively new automobile manufacturer from California that specializes in compact, low-speed electric vehicles. Many military and government agencies, as well as universities, use these “green-fuel cars” because of their efficiency and less harmful effect on the environment.
The Think City Electric Car - Dec 16, 2007 - 5:46:00 PM
It all started with Ford who bought Norway’s Think Nordic ASA but they lost interest in electric vehicles and sold off this company to a Swiss company and from there, it was bought over by Norwegian investors. The product of its new venture is expected to roll out next year.
G-Wiz - Dec 6, 2007 - 6:18:00 PM
You'll find a lot of them on London roads and you'll also find they live up to their name. These Indian made cars which have been designed by the Reva Electric Car Company have found favor with many to beat London’s rush hour traffic.
Neighborhood Electric Vehicles: A GEM Of An Idea - Dec 2, 2007 - 12:17:00 AM
American consumers are demanding greener transportation options and one company has been providing them for more than 10 years. To accomodate the demand companies like Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) has manufactured emission free electric vehicles (NEV).
The Tesla Roadster All Electric Sports Car - Nov 25, 2007 - 9:38:00 PM
The Tesla is an all electric sports car that costs about 2 cents per mile to drive. It differs from other electric cars we are familiar with because it can go from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds. Now that's fast, and it has a range of about
The Peugeot 207 Epure And Fuel Cell Technology - Nov 12, 2007 - 11:08:00 PM
The new Peugeot 207 Epure is, as it is described, a vehicle ‘styled for pleasure’. It is equipped with an experimental power train and this really is the latest in the Peugeot offerings and is something that has no effect on the car’s styling or functioning
Go Electric with the Elettrica - Nov 7, 2007 - 1:18:00 AM
It’s a comfortable 2-seater and it can take you round town at 40 mph and it can travel a distance of 65 miles on a full five-hour charge. It also has enough space in the boot to accommodate a lot of shopping or luggage and is comfortable inside thanks to
The Zero Pollution Subaru R1e Electric MicroCar - Nov 4, 2007 - 3:00:00 PM
The Subaru R1e is a battery-operated electric microcar is expected to go global in 2010. It is a four-seater but has only two doors and is a result of Subaru and the Japanese giant Tokyo Electric Power coming together.
The Ooh La La Microcar Zenn - Oct 28, 2007 - 9:00:00 PM
It’s from the company in France that claims to be the leader in microcars and ‘Zenn’ stands for ‘zero emissions no noise’. The car has been developed in collaboration with Canada’s Feel Good Cars and is being launched in the UK.
The Sakuro Maranello4 – The Snug Electric Alternative - Oct 23, 2007 - 11:42:00 PM
There comes yet another choice in electric cars for London roads and that is the Sakura Maranello4. Made by the EFFIDI Automotive Group in Italy, it is marketed in the UK by the Sakura Battery Company Ltd.
The Charge Of The Lightning GT Electric Car - Oct 6, 2007 - 12:36:00 AM
It?s got the power. The Lightning GT may be an electric sports car but it can take on many a large engine car in its range and overtake it as far as acceleration, speed, performance and looks go. This latest offering from UK?s Lightning Car Company is all set to
The Mitsubishi i MiEV SPORT – Now Electric Goes Sporty! - Sep 25, 2007 - 12:54:00 AM
Mitsubishi has just unveiled an electric car and it is going to probably be the most looked-at model in the Tokyo Motor Show this October in Chiba City.
The Volt A Plug in Car by Chevrolet - Sep 7, 2007 - 12:02:00 AM
Since there is an increasing demand for alternative fuel vehicles, the auto industry has been investing heavily in them. One such manufacturer is the Detroit-based car manufacturing giant General Motors. In January of 2006 they introduced a propulsion system for the Chevrolet Volt, which supports the company’s E-Flex electric car
E-Flex Electric Vehicle System - Aug 22, 2007 - 10:52:00 PM
The E-Flex is a new vehicle propulsion system introduced by GM. The "E" in the E-Flex stands for "electricity" and "Flex" stands for "Flexibility". This term sums up in essence that the vehicle propulsion system will produce electricity, and that its platform is also flexible, a unique feature that will
Gas Prices Fuel Purchases Of Electric Cars - Jul 16, 2007 - 9:28:00 PM
A growing number of Americans have steered clear of rising gasoline prices by turning to electric cars. Fans of electric cars-which run on a battery that is charged by plugging into an outlet at home-say they offer drivers a variety of advantages over their gas-powered counterparts.
Google Gives Millions for the Development of Plug-In Hybrid Cars - Jun 27, 2007 - 1:02:00 AM
Cars are one of the major contributors to the greenhouse effect. The carbon gases that they emit are the ones which can trap the heat within the earth’s atmosphere, thereby causing the process of global warming to accelerate. But there is a car which can help solve this problem.
ZAP-X Electric Crossover A Powerful, Stylish SUV - May 24, 2007 - 11:02:00 PM
ZAP Automotive looks to leap ahead of all clunky, underpowered pure-electric vehicles currently available or under development if it can rapidly tool up and bring the Zap-X Electric Crossover to market in 2008. For here is a powerful, capacious and ultra-modern electric vehicle for families, for groups of up to
The 2008 Tesla All-Electric Roadster - May 24, 2007 - 12:40:00 AM
Tesla Motor breaks ground with the 2008 Roadster, an all-electric two-door that salves one’s conscience about greenhouse gas emissions (exactly zero) while delivering the acceleration and speed of a Ferrari. Find out how Tesla and Lotus Development managed this feat.
The All Electric 2008 Tesla Roaster - May 16, 2007 - 10:53:00 PM
The all Electric Tesla Roadster sold out in a matter of three weeks in 2007 when it was first offered for sale, all one hundred of them that were initally available. Not only is this car gasoline free, it is a joy to behold. It doesn't look like any hybrid
Hard Economic Times, Expensive Gas & Oil Prices -- No Problem Scooters Offer A New Inexpensive, Ecologically Friendly Way to Travel - Mar 19, 2007 - 11:36:00 PM
People of all ages are zipping around towns and cities on scooters these days. Back in the early 1960's, scooters were considered merely a toy for boys to get around their immediate neighborhoods before they had a license. Yet today, scooters have transcended the sexual divide and are now being
Record Gas Prices Spark Interest in Electric Cars - Dec 22, 2006 - 12:40:00 AM
Prices at the pump are driving more car buyers to look into electricity as an alternative fuel source. This summer, oil and gas prices surged to new highs. Oil reached $70 per barrel for the first time in history in August, boosting prices at the gas pump to $3 per
The tzero And The eBox Electric Car Technology - Dec 19, 2006 - 1:15:00 AM
The tzero prototype has been raced against Ferraris, Porsches, and Vets and has equaled or beaten them. Now that is an amazing piece of machinery. In 2003 the tzero got the highest grades in the Michelin Challenge Bibendium.
The Zenn Electric Car - Nov 30, 2006 - 12:23:00 AM
There has always been a certain mystique associated with the automobile. It is in the roar of a mighty engine, growling like a caged tiger at an intersection. It is the feel of the miles peeling away one after another on an extended road trip.
Plug In Hybrid Cars - Sep 3, 2006 - 9:13:00 PM
Automobile manufacturers have long been trying to find ways to reduce America’s dependency on foreign oil and improve vehicle designs to be less harmful to the environment. The result of this diligent work has been the creation of the hybrid car.
Tesla Roadster ‘Signature One Hundred’ Series Sells Out - Aug 16, 2006 - 7:26:00 PM
The limited-edition “Signature One Hundred” series Tesla Roadster, the first high-performance electric car manufactured by Tesla Motors, has sold out in three weeks, confirming that the sleek, stylish, zero-emissions Tesla Roadster is a hit. Unveiled last month before a throng of well-wishers and automotive enthusiasts in Santa Monica, Calif., the
Whatever happened to electric cars? - Aug 2, 2006 - 10:10:00 AM
The main problem with the electric cars that reared their heads briefly a decade ago was their ability to only go so far on battery power. Charges lasted just 50 miles or so, so you were in trouble if you needed to go farther or ran out of juice somewhere
Electric Car Eliminates Gas Costs - May 21, 2006 - 11:32:00 PM
Electric cars have huge potential to change the auto industry, particularly with rising gas prices, but a new design out of California targets the niche of busy urban drivers. The new Zap Xebra all-electric car is a 40-mph, three-wheeled automobile that was designed for people who do a lot of
What Types of Vehicles Use Electricity? - Mar 26, 2006 - 9:55:00 PM
Electric Vehicles (EVs) come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be light-duty delivery vehicles or heavy-duty trams and buses. Because the range of an EV (approximately 80 miles) is limited by weight, design, and the type of battery used, EVs are particularly well suited to short-distance, high-use
How does an Electric Vehicle Work? - Mar 11, 2006 - 9:50:00 PM
Some of the earliest automobiles were powered by electric motors driven by batteries, but rapid advances to internal combustion engines quickly drove the heavier, range-limited EVs from the market. The pressing need to reduce air pollution together with new advanced batteries and motors have allowed EVs to reappear as a
What Are the Key Components of HEVs? - Mar 5, 2006 - 11:03:00 PM
Essentially, an HEV combines an energy storage system, a power unit, and a vehicle propulsion system. The primary options for energy storage include batteries, ultracapacitors, and flywheels. Although batteries are by far the most common choice for energy storage, research is still being done in other energy storage areas.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) What Are HEVs? - Mar 5, 2006 - 10:57:00 PM
Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) combine the internal combustion engine of a conventional vehicle with the battery and electric motor of an electric vehicle. As a result, HEVs can achieve twice the fuel economy of conventional vehicles. In combination, these attributes offer consumers the extended range and rapid refueling they expect
Electric Cars 'Zap' Rising Gas Prices - May 19, 2005 - 10:50:00 PM
Tired of paying more and more for gas? Fuel prices this year have been at the highest levels in 25 years, and with world demand for oil higher than ever, they most likely won't decrease any time soon. According to Zap, a publicly owned company based in California that manufactures
The Driving Need For Electric Vehicles - Feb 14, 2005 - 9:20:00 PM
The idea of environmentally friendly electric vehicles may seem like a future trend but it has been going on for decades. It is expected that in the near future they will become as mainstream as the microwave oven because of their enormous potential to help our environment as well as