Nissan offers Leaf discounts to spur sales
Nissan is offering cheap leases and big discounts on the Leaf because of slow U.S. sales of the all-electric car.
Developing next generation of batteries for improved mobile devices, electric cars
Sometimes even batteries can use a boost of energy, according to the focus of a Kansas State University graduate student's research.
Toyota plans expanded range of hybrids (Update)
Toyota Motor Corp. is boosting its green vehicle lineup, with plans for 21 new hybrids in the next three years, a new electric car later this year and a fuel cell vehicle by 2015 in response to growing demand ...
GM offers big discounts to boost Volt sales (Update)
General Motors rolled out the Chevrolet Volt two years ago with lofty sales goals and the promise of a new technology that someday would help end America's dependence on oil.
Tesla builds 100th sedan, but steep production ramp looms
Tesla has built its 100th Model S sedan.
Drivers, start your batteries: electric cars to race
Motor racing is set for an electric makeover that will see a new generation of green cars speeding at 220 kmh (138 mph) around urban racetracks—at least until their batteries run out.
Nissan chief pitches electric taxis to Hong Kong
(AP)—Nissan President Carlos Ghosn met Wednesday with Hong Kong's leader to pitch a proposal for the Japanese car maker to supply electric taxis to the southern Chinese city.
Palestinian inventor builds Gaza's first electric car
The boxy little white and blue vehicle draws plenty of curious stares as it chugs down the street. But this is no golf cart—it's Gaza's first hand-built electric car.
Murata turns to tiniest device for big business
(AP)—Small is big for Murata: The Japanese electronics maker has developed the world's tiniest version of a component known as the capacitor. And that's potentially big business.
Hong Kong company completes purchase of Saab
(AP)—A Hong Kong-owned company says it has completed the acquisition of bankrupt car maker Saab and will move ahead with its business plan to make electric cars under the Swedish brand.
GM's electric Spark: It's all about the batteries
Around this time next year, General Motors will unveil its first all-electric car since the EV-1. It's a battery version of the Spark mini-car that's hitting the showrooms now. In both gas and electric versions, ...