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San Francisco Will Receive $3.9M for Even More Electric Vehicle Chargers Citywide

San Francisco Will Receive $3.9M for Even More Electric Vehicle Chargers Citywide

Trouncing the competition when it comes to green living, San Francisco has received an additional $3.9 million to expand the number of electric car chargers in the city. The Bay Area Air Quality

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Green Overdrive Video: The Electric Mini!

Green Overdrive Video: The Electric Mini!

BMW doesn't have plans to commercially sell its electric Minis, but boy is the car fun to drive. For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive Show, we drove an electric Mini around LA, and

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Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Porsche kicked off the Detroit Auto Show with a bang as they unveiled the pulse-pounding 918 RSR, a brand new powerhouse hybrid racer. The smoothly sculpted 767 horsepower

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Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

We've seen some really awesome sustainable sports cars unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this week, and yesterday, the French EV specialists, Venturi, added to the list with the introduction of the

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Ford Unveils the All-New Focus Electric!

Ford Unveils the All-New Focus Electric!

After teasing the vehicle earlier this week, Ford unveiled its first all-electric passenger car today at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The model is a zero-CO2-emissions,

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Charge Your Electric Vehicle Wirelessly with Fulton Innovation’s eCoupled Technology

Charge Your Electric Vehicle Wirelessly with Fulton Innovation’s eCoupled Technology

We've seen mats that allow you to charge your gadgets cordlessly just by placing them down (Chevy actually just unveiled the one that is going to be in all of their new Volts), but how about something a

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Green Overdrive Show’s 2010 Year In Review

Green Overdrive Show’s 2010 Year In Review

After 6 months and close to 30 shows, GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive show is celebrating the coming of 2011 with a year-end wrap. Here's our year in review for electric vehicles in 2010, including some of my

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Top 6 Green Transportation Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Fave!

Top 6 Green Transportation Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Fave!

2010 saw a fleet of planes, trains and automobiles that were greener and more efficient than ever before. With the world realizing that electric vehicles, high speed rail and electric cars are both money

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South Korea Unveils World’s First Commerical Electric Bus

South Korea Unveils World’s First Commerical Electric Bus

Many countries have invested in green public transportation as of late, with both the UK and the US implementing trial electric bus services. However South Korea set to surpass both nations as the Seoul

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Billionaire to Invest $131 Million into Paris Carshare Program

Billionaire to Invest $131 Million into Paris Carshare Program

French businessman and billionaire Vincent Bolloré just announced that he will invest $131 million in Autolib, the Parisian electric vehicle car share program that will be launched in the fall of 2011.

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Electric Vehicle Smackdown: Chevy Volt vs. Nissan Leaf

Electric Vehicle Smackdown: Chevy Volt vs. Nissan Leaf

If you've been following the growing electric car momentum, you probably know about all of the buzz that's built up around the most anticipated electric vehicles of the year - the Nissan Leaf and the

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Honda X-Track Hybrid Transforms from Sporty to Street Mode

Honda X-Track Hybrid Transforms from Sporty to Street Mode

The Honda X-Track concept is perfect for environmentally-conscious drivers who want a flashy sports car -- sometimes. Designed by Nikita Kalinin, the hybrid vehicle features a transforming body that can

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Nissan Leaf is First Electric Car to Win European Car of the Year

Nissan Leaf is First Electric Car to Win European Car of the Year

While a number of electric vehicles around the world are being graced with green car honors, the Nissan Leaf just one-upped them all by nabbing one of the world's most coveted auto prizes -- European

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M55 Unveils “Beast” Hybrid Electric Bike

M55 Unveils “Beast” Hybrid Electric Bike

E-Bicycle manufacturer M55 Bikes have just unveiled their latest hybrid electric bicycle, dubbed The Beast. While most electric bicycles made are designed to help their riders get up steep hills, The

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Houston to Get First Privately-Funded EV Charging Network in US

Houston to Get First Privately-Funded EV Charging Network in US

Chalk this up to things we never thought we'd see: Houston, that bastion of the oil industry, is getting the first privately-funded electric vehicle charging network in the U.S. The $10 million network,

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Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

We've covered the Chevy Volt extensively over the past few years, and we are now excited to announce that the EV has just claimed the title of Green Car of the Year at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show!

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Tesla & Toyota Unveil RAV4 Electric Vehicle at LA Auto Show

Tesla & Toyota Unveil RAV4 Electric Vehicle at LA Auto Show

Earlier this spring we announced the very exciting news of Toyota's $50 million dollar investment in Tesla and their partnership to build a new mass-market electric vehicle, and now we are thrilled to

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Nissan Unveils New Ultra-Compact Electric Vehicle Concept

Nissan Unveils New Ultra-Compact Electric Vehicle Concept

Forget the upcoming Leaf EV -- Nissan has other snazzy electric vehicles waiting in the concept phase. The latest is the New Mobility Concept, a golf cart-like EV that is, according to Nissan, easy,

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Electric Audi Drives 372 Miles to Break EV Distance Record!

Electric Audi Drives 372 Miles to Break EV Distance Record!

A tiny electric Audi A2 with a battery made by DBM Energy recently drove 372 miles from Munich to Berlin without stopping, shattering the world record for EV range. The drivers averaged 52 miles per hour,

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The Electric DeLorean Takes Riders Back to the Future

The Electric DeLorean Takes Riders Back to the Future

If Back to the Future was made today, Doc Brown's DeLorean would probably be an all-electric powerhouse. While we haven't heard about any movie remakes in the pipeline, the electric DeLorean is about to

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Super Futuristic Kia Pop EV Unveiled At Paris Motor Show

Super Futuristic Kia Pop EV Unveiled At Paris Motor Show

What's small, compact, able to be charged in six hours and has a top speed of the 87mph? Why it's the Kia Pop, the latest concept car from Kia that is not only fully-electric but, despite its small size,

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BMW Unveils Their New Electric Mini Scooter E

BMW Unveils Their New Electric Mini Scooter E

If you've been holding off on purchasing an electric scooter, this may be the beauty that you've been waiting for. The Mini Scooter E by BMW is a retro plug-in electric vehicle inspired by the Mini

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Green Overdrive: Electric Bike Off-Roading!

Green Overdrive: Electric Bike Off-Roading!

If you thought off-road mountain biking was fun, why not try the battery-assisted version. Yep, that would be electric bike off-roading, with big ol' fat tires, courtesy of Fortune Hanebrink, a small bike

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Saab’s New 9-3 ePower Will Be an All-Electric Utility Wagon

Saab’s New 9-3 ePower Will Be an All-Electric Utility Wagon

Saab Automobiles will soon be debuting their brand new 9-3 ePower station wagon -- one of their key pieces in an effort to build a green future for their company.  With a prototype of the 9-3 ePower set

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Green Overdrive Video Showcases Jay Leno’s Green Garage

Green Overdrive Video Showcases Jay Leno’s Green Garage

Comedian and talk show host Jay Leno sure has a lot of cars and motorcycles down at his garage in Southern California -- his collection numbers roughly 200 vehicles. That's not so great for the

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Green Overdrive Video: Test Driving the Tesla Roadster 2.5!

Green Overdrive Video: Test Driving the Tesla Roadster 2.5!

Electric sports car maker Tesla recently released an upgraded version of its inaugural car the Roadster, dubbed the Roadster 2.5, which has a new front-end design, new wheel spokes, a bigger touch screen

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Fast-Charging Electric Buses Coming to Southern California

Fast-Charging Electric Buses Coming to Southern California

Southern California isn't exactly known for having the best public transportation system, but Foothill Transit, a public transportation agency in the San Gabriel/Pomona area, is about to get an impressive

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Test Drive: Amp Electrifies the Chevy Equinox

Test Drive: Amp Electrifies the Chevy Equinox

Looking for an electric vehicle that is larger and has a greater electric drive range than either the Nissan Leaf or the Chevy Volt? There are options -- Cincinnati-area-based AMP has started taking

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Green Overdrive Video: An Electric Porsche

Green Overdrive Video: An Electric Porsche

How do you turn a hot rod Porsche into an electric vehicle? According to Jeff McCabe, who made his own homebrew EV Porsche, you first strip off any excess weight until you've taken a whopping 1,700 lbs

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Four Electric Vehicles Embark on 80 Day Trip Around the World

Four Electric Vehicles Embark on 80 Day Trip Around the World

Is it possible to travel the globe in electric vehicles powered by renewable energy offsets? We’ll find out soon — the “Zero Race”, an 80 day around-the-world excursion, just

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