InMotion SCV Hands On: A Cheaper, Lighter Segway That's a Lot of Fun

If you've ever been to a touristy locale, you've likely seen flocks of tourists riding Segways—the electric, two-wheeled, lean-steered, (dorky) personal transporters. There are two major problems with them, though: They're very expensive, and they're very heavy. But a small company called Inmotion may have just solved… » 1/09/14 3:01pm 1/09/14 3:01pm

How Many Electric Car Charging Stations Are Actually Out There?

Hybrid and electric cars have gone pretty mainstream. But it's hard to get a sense of whether the charging infrastructure is keeping pace. Especially since there are lots of proposals for how we could transition away from the gas station model. » 10/27/13 6:06pm 10/27/13 6:06pm

A UK Minister Just Broke the Electric Car Land Speed Record

If there are two things in this world that folks just do not respect, it's the US Congress and the obscene amounts of torque that an electric engine can produce. And like its two-wheeled brethren, the Lola B12 69/EV has more than enough torque to spare. Enough, even, to propel a former UK government official to over… » 7/01/13 11:30am 7/01/13 11:30am

What Is Google Up To With Ford's First Electric Focus?

Ford's electric Focus was first announced this time last year — and now it's slowly going in to production. But Google has its hands on some of the first vehicles to roll off the line. Just what are they doing with them? » 1/05/12 5:44am 1/05/12 5:44am

Superconductor-Powered Car is Energy Efficient Awesomeness

Electric vehicles are pretty great as it is, but ones powered by superconduction and liquid nitrogen cooling are even better. That happens to be the case with Sumitomo Electric's car, which promises to be 10% more efficient that the typical electric vehicle. Built using an old Toyota Crown Comfort, the combination of… » 6/12/08 2:51pm 6/12/08 2:51pm

DIY Project: Motorbike to Electric Motorbike

There's a new Instructables page up that shows you how to mod your regular motorbike into an eco-warrior electric cycle. You'll be able to hit a top speed of 70mph after shelling out $3000 to complete the project. Thankfully, you'll probably make the money back in saved fuel in approximately a days use. The machine… » 4/13/08 10:00am 4/13/08 10:00am

Tesla Electric Sports Car Coming This Fall, Not Sold Out Yet

The Tesla electro-roadster that goes from 0-60 in 4 seconds is due to hit the streets this fall, and there are 560 orders for the $98,000 electric sports car already pending. Hey, wait a minute. We thought all the Teslas were sold out. Not so, according to a Tesla Motors spokesman, who says the Lotus factory where the… » 7/25/07 9:50am 7/25/07 9:50am

Hammacher Rocks Banana-Like Electric Trike for One

We didn't realize Hammacher Schlemmer was in the car business, but look at this monstrosity: a semi-globular arrangement that looks like a transmogrified banana or maybe Pacman with a boner. If you can get past its dog-ugly countenance, it's actually a highway-legal three wheeler that might be useful for trips around… » 3/14/07 10:59am 3/14/07 10:59am

Silence PT2 Electric Trike Goes 125MPH, Ships This Spring

It seems like nary a week goes by without an intro of yet another electric vehicle, and this week it's the Silence PT2 by EBW & Silence Inc., an all-electric three wheeler that's a cross between an electric car, a go-cart and a motorcycle. Its makers say the 13-foot-long pocket rocket has a range of 125-250 miles. » 2/08/07 2:45pm 2/08/07 2:45pm

Electric SUV to Rival Tesla Roadster in Speed, Range

That Tesla Roadster electric vehicle that can do zero-to-60 in four seconds may not be able to hold the crown for coolest and fastest production electric vehicle for long, especially when this crossover SUV comes into town. Our greasemonkey guru blog-brothers at Jalopnik tell us this Lotus-designed firebreather packs… » 1/30/07 12:40pm 1/30/07 12:40pm