Green Technology Pundit Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tells Electric Car Makers to…

Click to viewWhen he's not driving around in circles, NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt Jr. apparently likes to opine on the state of electric cars and green technology. CNS news tracked down Earnhardt to ask him what he thought of electric cars, specificially the Chevy Volt. Here's what he said: » 3/04/11 7:40pm 3/04/11 7:40pm

Bailout Package Includes $7,500 Tax Break For Future Chevy Volt Owners

If the future dashboard » 10/06/08 10:45am 10/06/08 10:45am and weren't incentive enough to consider picking up a Chevrolet Volt in 2010, Congress has gifted future owners with an added bonus: a $7,500 tax break passed as part of last week's bailout package. The credit applies to any vehicle with a battery rated at 6kWh or higher, placing it far enough…

Chevy Volt Dashboard Looks Like The Future If The Future is White…

We don't write about car dashboards all that often here on the Giz, but when the dash is from an electric car/hybrid and it shares its white sheen with both classic iPods and Stormtrooper helmets, how could we possibly resist? Nearly buttonless, the Chevy Volt's » 8/29/08 9:00am 8/29/08 9:00am injection molded center console features a large LCD…

Key to Cheaper Lithium Ion Batteries Could Be Inside the Microwave

Researchers at UT Austin have devised a new way to create lithium iron phosphate-the compound inside high-density Li-ion batteries being developed for cars and power tools-that uses microwaves to cut costs. The new method requires lower temperatures (300° C rather than 700°) and less time to fabricate the phosphate… » 7/29/08 11:42am 7/29/08 11:42am

McCain Proposes $300 Million Prize to Develop Next-Gen Battery for…

It's well known that the biggest bump in the road to developing an awesome all-electric car is the battery. The only ones juicy enough are a) big b) expensive and c) not so durable. Not easy. But science is no match for the American spirit! If elected, John McCain is promising $300 million to whoever develops a… » 6/23/08 7:30pm 6/23/08 7:30pm

LEAKED, Electric Meets Diesel in Opel E-Flex

We shouldn't know about the cars of the future yet, and let me be the first to say, I'm sorry they don't fly. But the Opel E-Flex is a European concept of the Chevy Volt unleaded/electric hybrid. Other than its propensity to drink more wine and go "on holiday," the Opel will use a 1.3lt turbo diesel engine to recharge… » 9/08/07 10:30am 9/08/07 10:30am