Clean Car Diaries
With a number of electric cars hitting the roads, we asked every day drivers of these new clean vehicles to share their stories. Quest’s editor, Andrea Kissack, just began driving an all-electric Nissan Leaf and will lead us through her journey as well as other early adopters’ tales. You can read all about it in our new blog series.
Nissan is the latest automaker to open a research center in Silicon Valley to explore the future of the car.
KQED Science explores the growing pains of building an electric car charging network and the fledgling new industry rising up to meet the challenge.
In 2009, U.S. Secretary of the Department of Energy Steven Chu dismissed zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as an impractical alternative to electric cars. Now an abundant supply of natural gas, from which hydrogen can be extracted, is changing Chu's mind, but that natural gas comes from the controversial hydraulic fracturing process.
The all-electric Nissan Leaf first went on sale in December 2010. Until a couple of weeks ago, the Leaf had been the only EV available to U.S. consumers from a major automaker. That changed in mid-May when, according to a report by Reuters, Ford started shipping the 2012 Focus Electric to dealers.
Consider these two numbers: 100 and 100, as in 100 miles-per-hour and 100 miles of driving range. Those are the two key metrics for the all-electric Brammo Empulse motorcycle that was launched in Los Angeles earlier this month.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, May 15, 2012, I hitched a ride with my closest friend from San Francisco out to Palo Alto to attend the ribbon cutting for the first public fast charger in California for electric vehicles in Stanford Mall.
More than ten years after releasing the all-electric Rav4, Toyota brings the EV model back.
Toyota's new Plug-in Hybrid Prius quietly enters the auto market.
The 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas is eligible for a white carpool lane decal—granted only to cars that run on compressed natural gas or purely on electricity—but adoption of CNG cars has been slow.
Electric car drivers cheered last week when the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and NRG Energy announced plans to invest $100 million in the state’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
California Governor Jerry Brown announces plans to build a 100 million dollar electric car charging network.
President Obama announces a multi-billion dollar clean car initiative at a time of slumping EV sales.
Some Tesla owners have found that leaving an electric car parked for too long could become a serious problem.
Should electric car drivers pay a tax to use roads and highways?