Range Anxiety: 100-Mile EVs Make Some People Nervous


Americans think they drive further in a day than they actually do, and that fuels fears that limited-range EVs will end up on the side of the road with their hoods up. They're not wrong to worry (I experienced range anxiety myself), but actual behind-the-wheel time will increase driver confidence.


Making Hondas (and Organic Soybeans) in Ohio


Honda sends 1.8 pounds of waste per car to landfills from its huge auto operations in Ohio. Its greening operations include river cleanups, zero-sludge paint operations and reusing just about everything.


Michelle Bachmann's $2 a Gallon Gas: Don't Count on It


No president can deliver cheap gas, and most analysts see higher prices ahead. Even if the Alaska reserve drilling and oil shale development that Bachmann supports went ahead full tilt, the results would be outside her term in office.


Power to the People: How to Run Your House on Your Car


Here’s a scenario: An electric storm knocks out power to your house just as the Super Bowl is starting. Do you knock on the neighbor’s door with a six-pack, or do you try plugging your television into your Nissan Leaf’s 24-kilowatt-hour battery pack?


Four Cars They Should Build (for People Like Me)


Am I nuts (it's debatable) or are there a number of important auto niches that nobody's exploring? Here are some concept cars I'd really like to see, some of which would actually sell if given half a chance.