Will California ban internal combustion-powered cars?

California wants to rid its roadways of all combustion engine-powered cars. But does the state really have the authority to ban the internal combustion engine? Listen in as Scott and Ben talk about California’s proposed plan to go all-electric.

Recharge Your Electric Car (or Hybrid) Though its Tires

If this becomes a reality, all-electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids stand to gain additional (or even unlimited?) driving range and a significant decrease in downtime for a battery recharge. As an added benefit, EV batteries could be much smaller in size (which means reduced weight, too) and far less expensive to replace when the time comes for a fresh start. Sounds good, right? But how do they do it? According to a recent post at Green Car Congress, "Researchers at...

Nissan Unveils Its All-electric Leaf

Here's a car that you may not have heard about until now: an electric vehicle (EV) from Nissan called the Leaf. And why is Nissan's Leaf a big deal, you may ask? Well, it's the first zero-emissions, 100 percent electric car from Nissan, that's why. The Leaf, a medium-size hatchback, was unveiled just yesterday, and as Dan Neil reported in the Los Angeles Times, "Depending on how you define your terms, the Leaf will be the first mass-market EV sold in the U.S. since the 1920s."