Report: Clean Vehicles Create More Manufacturing Jobs

  Although electric cars and other advanced-technology vehicles make up a very small portion of the U.S. vehicle market, a new report suggests that they have far greater significance to the economy—and an oversize role in creating U.S. jobs. The highly annotated report, compiled by the BlueGreen Alliance and the Natural Resources Defense Council with the […]

Cordless Drill: How EVs Could Be Charged while They’re Being Driven

Maybe electric cars are the brilliant, cleaner future, but keeping them charged is still a quagmire involving a tangle of cables and long stops for charging along the way. Going cordless—with wireless (inductive) charging—is one way to manage this bothersome reality. And as one of the technology leaders for wireless charging, Qualcomm, has just shown, you could […]

Cordless Drill: How EVs Could Be Charged while They’re Being Driven

Maybe electric cars are the brilliant, cleaner future, but keeping them charged is still a quagmire involving a tangle of cables and long stops for charging along the way. Going cordless—with wireless (inductive) charging—is one way to manage this bothersome reality. And as one of the technology leaders for wireless charging, Qualcomm, has just shown, you could […]

Faraday Future’s Fate Uncertain as Partner Hits Financial Woes

Faraday Future has faced heavy skepticism at seemingly every turn of its attempt to bring an electric vehicle to market. That alone is no surprise, as anyone with a passing knowledge of the auto industry knows it is hard to start a new car company. But recent financial woes at Chinese financial partner LeEco have cast […]

Ford’s 300-Mile All-Electric Crossover: Affordability Is Job One?

Earlier this year, news that Ford is planning hybrid versions of the Mustang and the F-150 might have overshadowed what, to electric-vehicle fans, was a bombshell announcement from the automaker: It is aiming for a range of more than 300 miles for an all-electric crossover due in showrooms by 2020. While that range number came as a […]

Ford’s 300-Mile All-Electric Crossover: Affordability Is Job One?

Earlier this year, news that Ford is planning hybrid versions of the Mustang and the F-150 might have overshadowed what, to electric-vehicle fans, was a bombshell announcement from the automaker: It is aiming for a range of more than 300 miles for an all-electric crossover due in showrooms by 2020. While that range number came as a […]

Rug Burn: We Test the URB-E Electric Scooter—Inside Our Office

From the May 2017 issue With the population density of the world’s largest cities trending upward, Pasadena, California–based URBAN626 is looking to ease the daily commute to the office or public-transportation connector with its URB-E. The electric scooter’s lightweight aluminum frame folds up with one pull, providing easy portability and storage when not in use. […]