electric-cars

These 5 things need to happen before electric cars really go mainstream

Automakers are racing to introduce new electric cars. Will they ever succeed?

What Fisker’s failure tells us about Obama’s clean-energy programs

On Wednesday, House lawmakers held a fractious hearing over federal loans that had been made to struggling electric-car manufacturer Fisker Automotive.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Apr 24, 2013

Better Place was supposed to revolutionize electric cars. What went wrong?

The based company had a much-hyped idea for electric vehicles — battery-swapping. But to date, the company has only sold 750 cars in Israel and is losing $500 million. What happened?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Mar 6, 2013

What’s at stake in the fight between Tesla and the New York Times

As the New York Times and Tesla Motors trade bitter accusations over a test drive of the Model S, a look at what the future of electric cars might hold.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Feb 14, 2013

A123 Systems files for bankruptcy: Here’s what you need to know

A123 Systems, an electric-car battery maker that has received $250 million in stimulus grants, just filed for bankruptcy. Since this is bound to be big political fodder, here are a few things to know about the company, its collapse, and the broader battery industry.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 16, 2012