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wireless electric cars about to hit the road


imagine charging your electric car as easily as you charge your electric toothbrush. or, your car charging itself as it drives down the road. those scenarios are not as far-fetched as you may think. indeed, a group of tech gurus who gathered earlier this month in san diego discussed how a wireless...






an electric car-buying guide, custom-made for l.a.


most people don’t know much about electric cars. the knowledge gap prompted the creation of a new l.a.-focused website, electromotive. “people tell me not only do they not know about electric cars, they don’t even know where to start,” said danielle kelton, co-creator of electromotive, which launched...






new fee for electric vehicles proposed in minnesota


the fee would offset the fact that owners of electric cars do not pay gas taxes.






honda, hitachi automotive to develop, make electric vehicles


tokyo (ap) — japanese automaker honda motor co. says it has signed a deal with hitachi automotive systems to jointly develop, make and sell motors for electric vehicles. honda, which also makes its own electric motors, has a fuel-cell vehicle and hybrids in its lineup. it’s planning an electric vehicle for sale later this year, […]






l.a., meet ev: new partnership will enable angelenos to borrow bolt ev electric


general motors’ maven ride-sharing service has partnered with the city of los angeles to enable angelenos and tourists to borrow bolt ev electric cars to get around town.  the partnership, announced thursday morning at a union station ceremony, will put 100 of gm’s bolt ev all-electric sedans into...






how solar panels can impact your electric bills


a year and a half ago, melanie and john maiorca's electric bill topped $200 every month. last month, they paid pseg a whopping $11.






bmw expects higher profits and more electric cars


german automaker bmw is forecasting increased sales and profits this year as it begins the rollout of some 40 new models and aims to sell 100,000 electric-powered cars.






honda, hitachi automotive to develop, make electric vehicles


tokyo (ap) — japanese automaker honda motor co. has signed a deal with hitachi automotive systems to jointly develop, make and sell motors for electric vehicles, as the industry adapts to concerns over global warming and the environment. the companies announced the agreement tuesday. honda, which also makes its own electric motors, has a fuel-cell […]






oklahoma house passes bill ending electric chair executions


the oklahoma house approved legislation thursday to eliminate the electric chair as a method of execution, although it's been more than 50 years since the state's last electrocution.






review: 'play it loud: an epic history of the style, sound & revolution of the e


nonfiction: the electric guitar is a cultural icon without parallel. “play it loud” explains how it came to be.






school districts, including cps, to try for new electric buses


a multibillion-dollar settlement with carmaker volkswagen over an emissions scandal could mean dozens of new electric school buses in the chicago region and around the midwest. the german automaker admitted in 2015 that it had installed secret software that allowed u.s. vehicles to emit up to 40...






would you deliver an electric shock at someone's orders? a new take on the milgr


more than 50 years ago, american social psychologist stanley milgram found that, when prodded by someone in charge, just about every one of us would do something that most would find deeply disturbing: comply with an authority figure’s stern directive to deliver painful electric shocks to an unseen...






san diego boosts charging stations for electric vehicles


it’s getting increasingly easier to find a place to recharge an electric vehicle in this county, with hundreds of sites where people can power up their cars and trucks. officials announced wednesday that the city of san diego, for its part, has now built 68 charging ports at 15 locations — including...






electric bill seem too high? here’s how to find out — and what to do


high electric bill? a cold winter may be to blame. or a bad meter reading. or a recent rate increase. you can check your meter or contact city light.






car of the future is driverless, shared, electric, uc davis survey says


the car of the future will be self-driving, shared and electric. that’s according to a survey of the nation’s top transportation experts.






sdg&e still having problems with some customers' bills


san diego gas & electric still hasn’t whipped its customer billing problem. due to what the utility has called “technical complexities,” some 15,000 residential and commercial business customers have not been receiving monthly electric bills. that represents about 1 percent of sdg&e’s customer...






swedish student startup gets deal to build electric cars


a group of swedish university students that raised 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) in crowdfunding for their startup to build electric cars has caught the attention of german industrial heavyweight siemens.






toyota adds most fuel-efficient prius


for 2017, toyota has added its most fuel-efficient prius ever: a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid called prius prime that can travel up to 640 miles on a full electric charge and a single tank of fuel.






wright electric unveils its commercial electric plane business


 gas is the biggest cost for airlines. the easiest way to reduce these costs? don’t use gas at all. that was the pitch from wright electric, a startup building an commercial passenger plane that runs on batteries and can handle flights under 300 miles. these short-haul trips make up 30 percent of all flights and a $26 billion market. today wright electric gave its first preview to the… read more






honda, hitachi automotive to develop, make electric vehicles


japanese automaker honda motor co. has signed a deal with hitachi automotive systems to jointly develop, make and sell motors for electric vehicles, as the industry adapts to concerns over global warming and the environment.






california bets on electric cars, at ratepayer risk


should all utility consumers subsidize the wealthier few who like to drive electric cars? it’s hardly a fair question. yet that’s what the california public utilities commission will eventually have to decide, now that utilities have proposed a $1 billion plan to build and effectively own the state’s...






chicago among 30 cities seeking electric vehicles to defy trump emissions review


dozens of u.s. cities are willing to buy a total of $10 billion in electric cars and trucks to show skeptical automakers there's demand for low-emission vehicles, just as president donald trump seeks to review pollution standards the industry opposes. thirty cities including new york and chicago...






tesla to sell $1b in stock and notes to increase capital


detroit (ap) — electric car and solar cell maker tesla inc. wants to raise over $1 billion in new capital by selling stock and five-year convertible notes. the company says the offerings will strengthen its balance sheet and reduce risks from scaling up to produce the $35,000 model 3 electric car starting in july. the […]






bmw expects higher profits and more electric cars


frankfurt, germany (ap) — german automaker bmw is forecasting increased sales and profits this year as it begins the rollout of some 40 new models and aims to sell 100,000 electric-powered cars. the company said tuesday it expects “a slight increase” from last year, when it had 94.2 billion euros ($101.7 billion) in revenues and […]






swedish student startup gets deal to build electric cars


lund, sweden (ap) — a group of swedish university students that raised 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) in crowdfunding for their startup to build electric cars has caught the attention of german industrial heavyweight siemens. the two sides said wednesday that they were starting a partnership that will see them create 50,000 lightweight city cars […]






fact sheet: 2017 kia niro


base price: $22,890 for fe; $23,200 for lx; $25,700 for ex; $28,000 for touring launch edition; $29,650 for touring. price as tested: $30,545. type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, five-passenger, gasoline-electric hybrid, small sport utility vehicle. engine: 1.6-liter, double overhead cam, atkinson cycle, direct injection four cylinder mated to a 43-horsepower electric motor and lithium ion battery […]






2017 kia niro is most affordable hybrid suv


kia’s newest vehicle, the 2017 niro, is the lowest-priced, gasoline-electric hybrid suv on the market and is rated as high as 50 miles per gallon in combined city/highway travel. starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $23,785 for a front-wheel drive, five-seat niro fe with four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor and lithium ion battery […]






toyota adds most fuel-efficient prius


for 2017, toyota has added its most fuel-efficient prius ever: a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid called prius prime that can travel up to 640 miles on a full electric charge and a single tank of fuel. with its federal government fuel ratings of 54 miles per gallon on gasoline power and 133 mpg-equivalent on electricity plus […]






elon musk tweets model 3 teaser and clears up misconceptions about tesla's lates


elon musk tweeted a teaser video of a freshly manufactured tesla model 3, the mass-market electric sedan due for sale in limited numbers later this year. for tesla, the model 3 is a make-or-break proposition. the renewable energy company has enjoyed much success with its luxury-priced model s and...






oklahoma house passes bill ending electric chair executions


oklahoma city (ap) — the oklahoma house approved legislation thursday to eliminate the electric chair as a method of execution, although it’s been more than 50 years since the state’s last electrocution. the bill lists which execution methods are allowed, including lethal injection, nitrogen hypoxia — which causes death by depleting oxygen in the blood […]






us utilities seek sun as trump sides with coal, fossil fuels


raleigh, n.c. (ap) — plunging solar power costs are leading u.s. electric companies to capture the sun just when president donald trump is moving to boost coal and other fossil fuels. major electric utilities are moving into smaller-scale solar farming, a niche developed by local cooperatives and non-profits. it’s both an opportunity and a defensive […]






new fee for electric vehicles proposed in minnesota


legislators propose $75 to $85 a year to offset missing gas tax money from drivers.






senate passes legislation that could diminish puc oversight


gov. dayton now must decide whether the veto the bill regarding the state’s electric co-ops.






roadshow: gas tax increase winning over voters — but what about electric cars?


plus: this san jose street is now a slalom course, with potholes in place of cones.






will the instant pot really change your cooking life?


the latest trend in kitchen gadgetry — the multiuse electric pressure cooker — has some big pluses, but also some minuses.