All the News, Reviews, Guides and Reports on Electric Cars

By Brad Berman ·
October 03, 2008

Hybrid and Electric Cars Shine in Paris

This week’s Paris Auto Show is practically a parade of electric and hybrid cars. It's a chance to see a glimpse of the future. Check out our showcase of the 10 coolest and greenest vehicles from the Paris show.

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By Brad Berman ·
October 03, 2008

Will Electric Cars Rule the Future?

What will your children drive 20 years or more from now? According to one analyst, many of them are likely to take the wheel of a battery electric car.

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By John Voelcker ·
September 22, 2008

Chrysler Bombshell: Electric Vehicle Production By 2010

Top executives of Chrysler Corporation took the wraps off a line of electric and hybrid vehicles today. In a CNBC exclusive interview, the company both upended and validated the future arrival of electrically driven vehicles.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 16, 2008

2008 Paris Auto Show: Green Preview

Every two years, thousands of car enthusiasts and journalists flock to see what’s new at the Paris Auto Show. This year however, it’s more than just about what’s new. It’s about what’s green.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 16, 2008

Chevrolet Volt Unveiled, As GM Turns 100

The Chevrolet Volt is undoubtedly the most popular car in the world that doesn’t yet exist. The vehicle moved one more step toward reality at this morning’s official unveiling of the production Volt.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 15, 2008

Oil Prices and the Pace of Auto Innovation

The drop in oil prices—more than $50 off the record high price of $147.27 a barrel on July 11—raises questions about how soon auto companies will deliver on exciting plans for “game-changing” alternative vehicles.

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By John Voelcker ·
September 12, 2008

Volkswagen's Latest Golf Spawns a Hybrid Concept

The Volkswagen Golf—or VW Rabbit, as it's known in North America,—may be the most flexible and widely used car in the world—its underlying architecture has spawned a phenomenal volume of other cars. The Golf's underpinnings are used in more than 3 million cars a year, sold under the Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, and Skoda brands. Now, as VW gets ready to unveil the sixth generation Golf at next month’s Paris Auto Show, the company will reveal a plug-in hybrid concept.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 08, 2008

Production Chevrolet Volt Photos 'Leaked'

Over the past year, GM has teased the public with successive glimpses of more and more of the much-hyped Chevy Volt. Now, the first set of photos of the whole car—shown behind the development team executives—have been “leaked” on several enthusiast websites.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 04, 2008

Chrysler's Electric Cars Get Closer to Production

Jim Press, Chrysler president and vice chairman, told Hybridcars.com that his company’s electric vehicles are “closer to production than you think.” He also took a stab at General Motors, suggesting that the Chevy Volt is a "PR stunt."

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By Brad Berman ·
September 03, 2008

Detroit Electric Returns, Again

The story in yesterday’s Detroit Free Press sounded promising: A new electric car maker, with a revolutionary new electric motor, would revive the venerable Detroit Electric brand and start selling electric cars by the end of next year. The article didn’t point out, however, that Detroit Electric had already been revived once, by a California electric car company with a controversial history.

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New to EVs? Start here

  1. Seven Things To Know About Buying a Plug-In Car
    A few simple tips before you visit the dealership.
  2. Incentives for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars
    Take advantage of credits and rebates to reduce EV costs.
  3. Buying Your First Home EV Charger
    You'll want a home charger. Here's how to buy the right one.