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Apr 24, 2013 at 9:16 AM
General Motors says the battery-powered version of its Chevrolet Spark mini-car can travel up to 82 miles on a single charge, putting it among the leaders in mass-market electric vehicles sold in the U.S.
Feb 4, 2013 at 7:48 AM
With more quick-charge stations installed for electric vehicles, Oregon has completed its portion of the West Coast Electric Highway.
Jan 24, 2013 at 7:52 AM
Toyota Motor Corp. and BMW Group are working together on next-generation batteries for green vehicles called "lithium-air" as their collaboration, first announced in late 2011, moves ahead in fuel cells, sports vehicles and other fields.
Jan 17, 2013 at 7:01 AM
The troubles with Boeing's 787 Dreamliner are drawing an unwelcome spotlight for the Japanese maker of the powerful lithium-ion batteries that have become the focus of investigations into onboard fire risks.
Jan 2, 2013 at 8:24 PM
Oregon state officials are proposing an alternative tax for drivers who have bought efficient or electric vehicles that seldom or never stop at the gasoline pump, where government has traditionally collected money to build and fix roads.
Dec 24, 2012 at 9:45 AM
Owners of electric cars in Washington state don't pay gasoline or gas taxes, but they're soon going to be hit with a $100 fee to own the battery-operated cars.
Dec 6, 2012 at 4:52 PM
Oregon's stalled effort to reduce greenhouse gases from cars and trucks could get new life soon, as the state pushes for a new pollution-reporting mandate for fuel providers and the Legislature prepares to take a fresh look at the program.
Nov 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM
If the trash truck or bus rolling down your street seems a little quieter these days, you're not imagining things. It's probably running on natural gas.
Nov 20, 2012 at 8:52 AM
The upgraded Nissan Motor Co. Leaf electric car can travel further without recharging, comes in a cheaper model and tells drivers how much battery life is left.
Nov 5, 2012 at 12:07 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — In a big-city mayor's bid to spur colleagues to think boldly around the country, 20 cities from Chicago to Springfield, Ore., are finalists in a $9 million urban-innovation contest created by New York Mayor Michael...
Nov 5, 2012 at 12:07 PM
In a big-city mayor's bid to spur colleagues to think boldly around the country, 20 cities from Chicago to Springfield, Ore., are finalists in a $9 million urban-innovation contest created by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Sep 25, 2012 at 9:12 AM
CEO Elon Musk said at a news conference at the company's design studio that the company's roadside Supercharger has been installed at six highway rest stops in California.
Sep 22, 2012 at 2:23 PM
GM's discounts on the Volt are more than four times the industry's per-vehicle average, according to TrueCar estimates. Discounts include low-interest financing, cash discounts to buyers, sales bonuses to dealers, and subsidized leases.
Sep 3, 2012 at 8:09 AM
A Hong Kong-owned company says it has completed the acquisition of bankrupt car maker Saab and will move ahead with its business plan to make electric cars under the Swedish brand.
Aug 29, 2012 at 9:09 AM
The Obama administration has finalized regulations that will force automakers to nearly double the average gas mileage of all new cars and trucks they sell by 2025.