Cadillac ELR, Tesla Model S Offer Green Luxury At LA Auto ShowIs 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.
Tesla Fire Shows Electric Vehicles Face Safety ChallengesWhen 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.
Ford Offers Employees Free EV ChargingMore 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.
MSU Works On Eliminating EV 'Range Anxiety' Through Better BatteriesElectric 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.
Michigan Green Fleets To Showcase Green Vehicles At HFCCThe 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.
Tesla Promises To Add Charging StationsElectric 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.
Long-term Cost Savings, Infrastructure Essential To EV Growth: PwC SurveyCharging stations and battery swap locations are the most crucial to developing a sustainable electric vehicle infrastructure, according to more than 40 percent of respondents to PwC's Electric Vehicle Survey 2012.
Ford: Ads For C-Max Hybrids Gain Traction with New CustomersFord Motor Co. says its new C-Max hybrids are gaining momentum with new customers and are luring more Toyota hybrid owners out of their cars and into Ford's new hybrids.
Detroit Three, NextEnergy Support DoE's Workplace Charging ChallengeEnergy Secretary Steven Chu announced 13 major U.S. employers -- including Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. -- and eight stakeholder groups -- including Detroit's NextEnergy -- joined the new Workplace Charging Challenge to help expand access to workplace charging stations for American workers across the country.
Aisin Drive Green Experience At Auto Show Features 'Zen' Garden, Clucking CarsAisin's Director of Customer Sales Richard Gorski updates WWJ on the latest in the world of electric and hybrid vehicles and describes the Drive Green Experience at the North American International Auto Show.
NAIAS Test Drive: Current Motor's Hi-Tech, Electric Super Scooter Based In Ann ArborJohn Tittle, engineering technician at Current Motor Company based in Ann Arbor, Mich. took WWJ Reporter Kathryn Larson for a test drive on an electric scooter at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Chevy Volt Goes Upscale In New Electric CadillacGeneral Motors is trying to find more buyers for the Chevrolet Volt's electric technology. So it's putting it inside a new Cadillac.
Fisker Automotive Plans Midwest Technical CenterElectric car maker Fisker Automotive says it plans to establish a new technical center in the Midwest, possibly in the Detroit area.
Hybrid Vehicle Battery Creator Ovshinsky Dies At 89He was known as the 'hero of the electric car movement.' Stanford Ovshinsky, a Bloomfield Hills resident, has died at age 89.
GE, Ford, University of Michigan Working to Extend Battery Life for EVsIn what could propel electric vehicles miles down the road toward commercial viability, GE researchers, in partnership with Ford Motor Co. and the University of Michigan, will develop a smart, miniaturized sensing system that has the potential to significantly extend the life of car batteries over conventional battery systems used in electric vehicles today.