Chinese firm approved to buy U.S. electric car battery company

Jan 31, 2013
The U.S. government has approved China's largest auto parts maker Wanxiang's plans to buy A123 systems. The result might be a huge loss of jobs in America.

Innovators: Building an electric car for speed

Jan 30, 2013
Mike Pethel has pieced together what may be the fastest electric car anywhere, using two DC motors and enough batteries to power 750 homes.

Carmakers bet on green future

Dec 31, 2012
Makers of hybrid and electric cars are increasing their offerings in 2013 despite a somewhat disappointing roll-out of vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt.
Ford Motor Company President and CEO Alan Mulally kisses the hood of the brand new all electric Ford Focus at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show on January 7, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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What trends are on display at the L.A. Auto Show?

Nov 30, 2012
The opening of the L.A. auto show comes at an interesting time; the market for cars in the U.S. has rebounded even as the broader economic recovery continues at a painfully slow pace.

At L.A. Auto Show, a big star is a gas-powered engine

Nov 29, 2012
Several new electric and hybrid cars were introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but high prices are expected to keep alternative-fuel vehicles a small part of the market. Ford's shot at efficiency: a three-cylinder Fiesta.

The Petraeus scandal and why email just isn’t secure

Nov 14, 2012
Former CIA director David Petraeus communicated electronically with his biographer using a not so secure email technique supposedly favored by terrorists to cover their tracks.

Obama-backed battery maker goes bankrupt

Oct 17, 2012
Mitt Romney claims battery maker A123's bankruptcy is another example of Obama's bad record of picking winners, but has the administration really performed as poorly as the GOP says?

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All around, a bad week for all-electric cars

Sep 27, 2012
Tesla's behind its production schedule, Toyota is all but abandoning its plans for a plug-in car, and the new Fisker gets a bad review from Consumer Reports.

Tesla Motors introduces all-electric sedan

Jun 22, 2012
Sales of the new Model S sedan could make or break the electric car company.

Toyota introduces an electric RAV4, again

May 7, 2012
Toyota partnered with high-end electric carmaker Tesla to unveil the new RAV4 EV in Los Angeles today. Surprisingly, sales expectations are low.