Nissan Will Make One of Its Mainstream Models EV Only by 2025

Nissan made a daring move a decade ago when it decided to make the Leaf electric car a global mass-production effort rather than a small-scale one that would just satisfy regulators. While it had hoped to sell millions of Leafs by now and have 10 percent of its global sales be EVs by 2015—neither of which […]

Nissan Will Make One of Its Mainstream Models EV Only by 2025

Nissan made a daring move a decade ago when it decided to make the Leaf electric car a global mass-production effort rather than a small-scale one that would just satisfy regulators. While it had hoped to sell millions of Leafs by now and have 10 percent of its global sales be EVs by 2015—neither of which […]

BMW Is Burning Cow Pies on the Road to Renewable Energy

Cow poop and chicken droppings? You might not expect to find those among the fuel sources automakers are tinkering with. But BMW is among a number of automakers harnessing the power of biowaste—not to power its cars, but the factories that build them. The Bavarian carmaker’s Rosslyn factory near Pretoria, South Africa, gets about a […]

Not Zero: Emissions from Driving an EV Vary Widely by Country

China and India both aspire to embrace electric cars to cut petroleum dependence over the next decade. But there’s a big reality check: Electric cars are only as clean as the power sources that charge them. So far, in both of these rapidly changing markets, the electrical grids are quite dirty. Both China and India fall into […]

Self-Driving Vehicles May Save Energy, Despite Power-Hog Tech on Board

Although much about self-driving vehicles remains mired in an uncertain, hotly debated future, one important detail about them seems far less controversial: the assumption that autonomous vehicles eventually will be fully electric. However, those who are developing the cars have to contend with an inconvenient truth: the technology uses a lot of energy. The suite […]

Self-Driving Vehicles May Save Energy, Despite Power-Hog Tech on Board

Although much about self-driving vehicles remains mired in an uncertain, hotly debated future, one important detail about them seems far less controversial: the assumption that autonomous vehicles eventually will be fully electric. However, those who are developing the cars have to contend with an inconvenient truth: the technology uses a lot of energy. The suite […]