November 14, 2013 KQEDUnlike the technologies in laptops, smartphones and electric cars, the batteries inside them have been slow to evolve. In Silicon Valley, more than 40 companies are working on finding a battery breakthrough. And they're facing international competition.
August 7, 2013 In South Korea, a new type of charging road — power, not tolls — allows electric vehicles to be recharged whether they're parked or on the move. A city flipped the switch on a road this week to power commuter buses on an inner city route.
July 29, 2013 BMW, which unveiled its all-electric i3 compact sedan on Monday, will reportedly give customers the option of booking a gas-powered SUV for a few weeks each year. The move is part of efforts to ease customers' concerns about relying on an electric vehicle year-round.
February 12, 2013 After The New York Times published a scathing review of Tesla's Model S electric car, the automaker's CEO took to Twitter to slam the reporter. Disputed facts aside, the timing of the spat could hurt Tesla, which is under pressure to improve its financial performance.