By boosting the demand for energy from the grid, electric cars could help create an incentive for more renewable energy investment, while smoothing over issues with supply and demand.
Standards, like electrical plugs, are usually so simple we don't even really notice them. But they're extremely important: Good ones can drive innovation; bad ones can stifle growth.
The country's ambitious plans for sustainable transport and renewable energy must work in sync.
New lithium stores in Cornwall could give the UK a valuable domestic supply of the expensive commodity.
Falling costs and better infrastructure are making the transition easier for drivers.
Plan to develop long-lasting supercapacitors would provide a faster, safer alternative to lithium batteries.
While action on air pollution is welcome, there may be better ways to cut car emissions.
The Norwegian capital shows other cities how it's done, by setting out a tailor-made plan to reduce emissions to zero by 2030.
Alternative technologies are already leaving Tesla's batteries in the slow lane.
Elon Musk hasn't made a cheap electric car, but one that's attractive enough to create a mass market.
Lithium-air batteries demonstrate 90% efficiency in the lab, enough for commercial use. Perhaps the battery breakthrough we've been waiting for is here.
Bond's nemeses usually want to destroy the planet but this one might help save it.
Tesla's sports SUV may be for the wealthy elite, but it will start in motion a process that will see electric vehicles reach the masses.
How electric cars are becoming popular – not just among environmentalists but old-school petrol heads too.
Elon Musk of Tesla Motors wants to build an affordable, mass-market electric car. What can Tesla learn from another auto innovator – Henry Ford?
If you want to kick-start the "electric superhighway" in Queensland then it makes sense to start in a populated area with the busiest traffic.
There are plenty of challenges to address before the electric car becomes a practical alternative to the petrol powered cars in Ausrralia.
The Tesla Model S is only as green as its electricity source - which is not very in brown-coal powered Victoria.
Battery prices are falling faster than anyone expected: that's good news for solar power and electric cars.
A new report shows Australia can and should double its energy productivity, increasing economic productivity while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.