Electric Vehicles

A sign displays the price of gas at a metro Detroit gas station. (WWJ/Marisa Mohan)

As Cheap Gas Shifts Car Buyers’ Habits, Automakers Power On

The plummeting pump prices – now pegged by AAA at $2.13 per gallon on average – have had an “immediate impact on consumer psyche.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/13/2015

Teaser picture of 2016 Chevy Volt (GM Photo)

Electric-Car Drivers Trading Gas For Solar Power

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.

10/28/2014

LTU 1

Johnson Controls – LTU Partnership Starts With Upgraded Dyno For Hybrid, EV Tests

A new partnership between Johnson Controls Inc. and Lawrence Technological University is starting with an advanced dynamometer to test advanced vehicle powertrain and energy storage concepts, and could lead to a whole lot more.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2014

Lawrence Technological University's Southfield campus

Johnson Controls To Establish Energy Storage Lab At LTU

Johnson Controls Inc. has announced plans to add an energy storage laboratory and testing center at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/29/2014

(credit: Jeff Gilbert/WWJ)

Cadillac ELR, Tesla Model S Offer Green Luxury At LA Auto Show

Is green the key to cracking the California market? General Motors is hoping that it’s new Cadillac ELR. Plus Jeff Gilbert gets impressions of the Tesla Model S with Dan Edmunds.

11/19/2013

The Tesla Model S electric vehicle seen plugged in on the show floor during the press preview at the North American International Auto Show in Cobo Center January 12, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Credit: Bryan Mitchell/Getty Images)

Tesla Fire Shows Electric Vehicles Face Safety Challenges

When debris on the freeway pierced the battery of a $70,000-plus Tesla Model S and touched off a raging fire, it raised new safety concerns for electric-vehicle owners.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/05/2013

The Ford Focus Electric. (Ford Motor Co. photo.)

Ford Offers Employees Free EV Charging

More Ford Motor Co. employees will be able to drive to work entirely on electricity, soon thanks to a new workplace charging network being installed at nearly every Ford building in the United States and Canada.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/16/2013

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A battery pack for the Chevy Volt awaits installation into the vehicle on the assembly line after General Motors celebrated the official launch of the Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric vehicle at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly November 30, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The Volt is an extended-range electric vehicle. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

MSU Works On Eliminating EV ‘Range Anxiety’ Through Better Batteries

Electric vehicle “range anxiety” — the fear that EVs don’t go far enough between lengthy charges — could someday be eased thanks to a team of Michigan State University researchers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/28/2013

Ford C-MAX Energi

Michigan Green Fleets To Showcase Green Vehicles At HFCC

The Clean Energy Coalition’s Green Fleets Program, funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act — better known as the federal stimulus — has brought together a diverse cross-section of Michigan fleets to deploy alternative fuel and advanced vehicles and supporting infrastructure.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/03/2013

An EV charging station (File)

Tesla Promises To Add Charging Stations

Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. promises to boost the number of fast-charging stations in the U.S. and Canada to make cross-country travel by electric car possible in the next year.

05/31/2013

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