DIY Electric Car Converters Requesting Government Incentives, Officially

A new petition on the White House website is requesting for the U.S. government to also give tax incentives to electric vehicle conversions, not...

Elon Musk: Obama Victory Could Mean Continued EV Programs

Hundreds of millions of dollars of US government funds have gone into the advancement of electric vehicle technology, including to electric vehicle manufacturers,...

Some Diesels Cleaner Than Electric Cars, Swiss Researchers Say

European cars often get a fuel economy of about 42 mpg, with some newer models even getting 60 mpg or more. The technology adopted for electric cars, on the other hand, uses mainly lithium ion batteries, made of metals extracted from mountains by using complex chemical processes that not only generate CO2, but also pollute the environment and help to deforestation.

New York City Increases EV Sales to 70,000 New Cars by 2015

We all know that one of the industries that pollute the most is the automotive industry. With several millions of vehicles on the roads, that consume every day millions of tons of fossil fuels, the air in the megacities becomes more and more unbreathable.
Tesla Motors in Ohio, General Motors Speaks Up

GM First Car Manufacturer to Speak Out Against Tesla Motors’ Direct Sales Model

The only automaker to stand up to the automobile dealer associations (ADA), the Tesla Motors direct-sales strategy has been welcomed in some states, but obstructed in...

Tesla Free Technology Offer Taken Up

Characteristic for a firm in the Valley, Tesla open sourced its technology, allowing other car makers to use its patents free of charge.  After...

“Autopilot” Function on Tesla Cars Anticipated, Elon Musk Says It’s Years Away

When Elon Musk tweets about something, it usually becomes news for a day or two. But when he doesn't, people speculate. So it's been...
Possible Tesla Motors Win in New Jersey

Tesla Motors Might be Able to Sell Direct in New Jersey After All

We’ve been covering the Tesla Motors direct-sales approach in depth, but a big blow came from New Jersey lawmakers in March. Tesla Motors’ direct-sales models...
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$10,000 to Hack the Tesla Model S, No Winners So Far

We’ve talked before about hacking the computer controls in modern cars, such as the Toyota Prius and Tesla Model S, but this is the...

Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Hurt Big Oil Stock Dividends, UCS Press Release Notes

Big oil companies count on our refusal to change when it comes to fuel-efficent vehicles. “Fuel efficient vehicles are wimpy” and “Fuel-efficient vehicles aren't...