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Are super-compact EVs the ride of the future?

Japanese automakers continue to experiment with super-small one- or two-seat electric vehicles. But does anyone want to ride these carts?

By Nov. 22, 2013


Tomorrow's compact EVs light up Tokyo Motor Show (pictures)

Glorified golf carts? Or a serious alternative to commuting short distances in bulky gas guzzlers? Here's a look at compact EVs and similar rides on display at the Tokyo Motor Show.

7 Images By Nov. 22, 2013


How does the new BMW i3 compare with our favorite EVs?

We pit BMW's newly announced i3 electric city car against competing EV models and check the specs.

By Jul. 29, 2013


Peering into EVs (photos)

The Business of Plugging In conference hosts a closer look at the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, and other production electric vehicles.

8 Images By Oct. 12, 2011


A Beltway boost for EVs

Automotive News reports on how the lobbying group SAFE, Securing America's Future Energy, is pushing government policy to encourage the electrification of cars.

By Aug. 17, 2011


Capability to charge EVs lacking in homes, apartments

With garage outlet access in only 49 percent of detached homes and 14 percent of apartments, is the real EV market in the Midwest suburbs?

By Jun. 26, 2012


IBM brings smart charging to Honda Fit EVs

Using the Fit's telematics system, IBM demo project will gather data and set schedules for plug-in vehicles to show that the grid can handle millions of electric vehicles.

By Apr. 11, 2012


Volvo working on wireless charging for EVs

Volvo begins testing wireless charging technology for its Volvo C30 Electric.

By May. 20, 2011


Under the hood of EVs and hybrids (photos)

To bring electric cars to market, an entire industry of battery manufacturers and charging station providers is ramping up.

10 Images By Apr. 21, 2011


EVs meet the 'real car' test with ease

Taking electric cars, including the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, out for a ride reminds CNET's Martin LaMonica that EVs are very solid and have the goods in the "fun to drive" department.

By Oct. 12, 2011