electric vehicles

Are Apple’s Sights Set on the Auto Industry?

Henry Ford didn’t invent the automobile. Rather, he took a machine that was merely the interest of curious hobbyists and made it available to everyday Americans. Does that sound like another household name – Steve Jobs, perhaps? The co-founder of Apple Inc. (AAPL) didn’t invent the personal computer. He simply took a machine that appealed...

Correction or Crash? Our Verdict on Tesla

It might be a new year… but some high-profile companies are still battling the same old problems they were at the end of 2014. Take automaker Tesla (TSLA), for example. On the one hand, Tesla, the car company, is still humming along nicely, delivering new vehicles, rolling out upgrades to its older models, and moving...

“Breathing” Battery Extends EV Range

Previously, I told readers about aluminum gaining popularity in the auto industry as manufacturers, like Ford (F), started using more and more of the metal to create lighter and more fuel-efficient cars. Now, aluminum is becoming popular with the makers of electric vehicles, too. But not for use in the body of cars… You see,...

The Battle is on for Tesla’s New Gigafactory

Almost 150 years have passed since the American Civil War ended… but a new battle is brewing between a handful of U.S. states. Rather than a North versus South clash, though, this war is being waged between the West and the Southwest. And instead of muskets, these combatants are fighting with today’s ultimate weapon –...

How Could You Have Protected Yourself From Tesla’s Plunge?

With the right political intelligence, you can save yourself from making huge investment mistakes. Just look at Tesla Motors (TSLA), for example. Tesla has seen its shares plummet by 28% since October 1. You see, the federal government is beginning to realize the costly side effects of overfunding certain green energy initiatives. As a result,...

A Solar-Powered Car You Can Actually Drive

Driving a car that’s powered completely by the sun might seem impractical now. But thanks to an engineering team in Sydney, Australia, it might happen sooner than you think. They designed a new solar-powered car – called eVe – for the World Solar Challenge. And they built it unlike any other solar-powered car you’ve likely...

Got “Range Anxiety?” Here’s the Cure…

Barbecues, ballgames, and driving. They’re all imprinted in Americans’ cultural DNA. But did you know that although the average American drives 40 miles per day, studies show that people think they drive much more than that. Maybe it’s because we spend longer stuck in traffic. Or because we don’t get as much bang for our...

Pinpointing the Key Roadblock to Mainstream EV Adoption

Worldwide, there are around 180,000 electric vehicles (EVs) on the streets. Yet the International Energy Agency (IEA) wants 20 million on the road by 2020. That’s a pretty tall order, since we’d need to see adoption grow 80% a year to meet the IEA’s goal. The key will be locking on to what’s currently keeping...