Insane Crowd Funded Nissan Car Holds BBQ, Karaoke Machine, And Drone

Japanese automakers have been shoving all sorts of devices into vehicles, especially kei cars, for years now. We've seen many a wacky concept come out of design studios, and a surprising number of them have actually made it into production. Well, Nissan may have just taken it to a whole 'nother level with their new… » 2/28/15 7:16pm 2/28/15 7:16pm

The New Boosted Boards Are Actually Affordable (and Still Badass)

A few months ago, our old friend Joel Johnson logged many miles on an incredibly awesome—and incredibly expensive—motorized longboard called a Boosted Board. Now, the company is announcing a whole new line of the miracle machines. And they're actually pretty reasonably priced for a cutting-edge electric vehicle. » 11/06/14 1:00pm 11/06/14 1:00pm

The World's Largest Battery-Electric Vehicle Is This Articulated Bus

If when you think of electric vehicles you picture tiny lightweight cars designed to maximize their battery life, BYD Motors is about to blow your mind. At the recent 2014 American Public Transportation Association Expo in Houston, the company revealed a new articulated bus that it's claiming is the world's largest… » 10/20/14 10:25am 10/20/14 10:25am

This Cart Proves That Electric Cars Could Be Powered By Radio Waves

They've been proven to be far more energy-efficient than their gas-powered equivalents, but limited range, long charging times, and high costs have prevented electric vehicles from really catching on. Researchers in Japan, though, may have come up with a breakthrough to overcome some of those obstacles by powering an… » 10/17/14 10:58am 10/17/14 10:58am

Chicago's New Electric Garbage Trucks Give Trash the Silent Treatment

You know how I know it's garbage day? Because it's 5 am and it sounds like the trucks from Pump are getting busy on the curb. VROOOOOM, CRUNCH, SLAM, WAKKA WAKKA WAKKA, SLAM, CRUNCH, VROOOOOM. But some lucky Chicagoans will soon be able to sleep all the way through the night thanks to a new fleet of (mostly) silent… » 9/16/14 1:40pm 9/16/14 1:40pm

Toyota's New Transit Idea Is Like a Bikeshare for Tiny Electric Cars

Small, weird-looking smartcars are nothing new; there are plenty of them on the road, especially in cities where space is at a premium. But Toyota has launched something that makes great use of its zippy 3-wheeled i-Road vehicles: a new car-sharing service that integrates with a city's existing transit system. » 9/12/14 4:32pm 9/12/14 4:32pm

It Only Takes This Electric Bus 15 Seconds To Charge At Every Stop

Because battery technology still relatively sucks, electric vehicles like buses that have to run all day long usually stay tethered to a spiderweb of overhead cables. But as an alternative to that costly infrastructure, researchers at the EPFL have developed an electric bus that can recharge itself at every stop in as… » 6/16/14 11:00am 6/16/14 11:00am

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

NYC Manhole Covers Could Soon Charge Your Electric Car's Battery

New York City’s iconic (and sometimes terrifying) manhole covers haven’t changed in decades, but they may be about to gain a whole new purpose—as charging stations for electric cars and trucks. » 10/16/13 12:17pm 10/16/13 12:17pm

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

Overhead Electric Lines for Trucks Are Coming to California

Systems of overhead electric cables are a common sight on trams and trains—but a new system designed to power road-going trucks is landing in the US. Developed by Siemens, the overhead lines will soon be rolled out for testing in California. » 5/15/12 7:18am 5/15/12 7:18am

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

That Electric Car Charging Business Thing Spreads to Massachusetts

Electric cars may not be the vehicle du jour of U.S. roads just yet, but that hasn't stopped their respective filling stations from spreading out like a negatively charged virus. » 7/24/11 5:00pm 7/24/11 5:00pm

Google Maps Points You Towards the Nearest EV Charging Station

The dozens of you who own electric vehicles have another tool at your eco-friendly disposal: Google Maps now knows the nearest electric vehicle charging station. Perfectly handy, since it's not like you can juice up at any local Chevron. [UberGizmo] » 3/14/11 9:40am 3/14/11 9:40am

Someone Finally Gets Their Hands on the Nissan Leaf IRL

At long last, Nissan delivered the first Nissan Leaf to a lucky San Francisco resident. Limited runs of the electric car, which has a 116 mile range on a single charge, will roll out in five states over the next year as Nissan ramps up for the full launch in 2012. [Gearlog] » 12/13/10 9:20pm 12/13/10 9:20pm

Panasonic Invests $30 Million In Electric Vehicle Maker Tesla

Looks like Panasonic has a great deal of faith in Tesla. The company—which happens to be a leading battery cell manufacturer—has invested $30 million in the electric vehicle maker in hopes of expanding the EV market. » 11/03/10 11:40pm 11/03/10 11:40pm

Blink Electric Vehicle Charging Station Looks Better Than Any Gas Pump

The fantastic folks of ECOtality and Frog Design have partnered to show us how we'll charge our sleek electric vehicles in the future. Their design is called Blink, and it looks almost as good as the cars it'll power. » 7/27/10 8:51pm 7/27/10 8:51pm

McDonalds Offering Free Car Charging With Your "Food"

McDonalds is planning to open "the first green restaurant" in Cary, North Carolina on July 14th complete with eco-friendly building materials and ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for electric vehicles. » 7/06/09 5:00pm 7/06/09 5:00pm

Driving the $1.4 Million Protoscar Lampo Solar-Powered Electric Roadster

Our gearhead brothers over at Jalopnik recently got a chance to take the insanely expensive Protoscar Lampo, a solar-powered roadster, for a test spin. » 6/05/09 5:40pm 6/05/09 5:40pm