electric car

Nissan Starts Taking Orders for All-Electric Leaf

Some 115,000 people have signed up at Nissan's website to get more information about the all-electric Leaf compact sedan, which goes on sale in December. Those folks, and anyone else who registers at the site by the end of Tuesday, can sign up to be among the first to own one of the zero-emission vehicles.

The Sims Goes Green, With an Electric Car Tie-In

Renault isn't planning to bring electric vehicles to the market until next year, but The Sims will get to test drive the vehicles virtually this spring. Electronic Arts has signed a deal to make the automaker's Twizy Z.E. concept car available on The Sims 3 for free. But will going green help the game company make money?

Nissan Will Sell Electric Car for About $25K

Nissan's new electric car will cost just over $25,000 when it goes on sale in the U.S. in December, aiming to bring gasoline-free technology within reach of mainstream drivers. The Leaf, a four-door hatchback, will have a base price of $32,780, but it's eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles. That will make it cheaper to buy than electric vehicles coming from rivals and may force competitors to cut prices.

Reva drives into New York state

On Oct. 22, Indian auto manufacturer, Reva Electric Car Co. announced plans to open a factory to build a new generation of electric cars in North...

GM says Volt to get 230 MPG

General Motors officials said Tuesday the automaker's planned 2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in electric car is expected to reach 230 miles per gallon of...

Who can save the electric car?

When Neil Young set out last year to transform his 1959 Lincoln convertible into an electric car, he had a dream in sight: to make electric cars the...