Electric vehicles: Electric car buying guide

How to buy an electric vehicle, plus car reviews from Tribune newspapers and Cars.com.

  • Detroit Auto Show: First official photos of new Lexus IS sedan

    Detroit Auto Show: First official photos of new Lexus IS sedan

    Lexus on Wednesday unveiled the first official photos of its all-new IS sedan, ahead of the car's world debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show on Tuesday. The next-generation IS will be available as an IS 250 and IS 350, and will go on sale as 2014 models. Engine specifics will be released at the...

  • Noise requirements proposed for hybrid and electric vehicles

    Noise requirements proposed for hybrid and electric vehicles

    Electric vehicles and hybrids are quiet — a little too quiet for the U.S. Department of Transportation.The agency on Monday announced proposals for minimum sound requirements on hybrid and electric vehicles. Without an internal combustion engine running, many vehicles can operate under full or...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S: Mean green machine

    2012 Tesla Model S: Mean green machine

    A battery-electric car that accelerates quicker, drives farther and charges faster than any other on the market, the 2012 Tesla Model S is a work in progress whose capacity to evolve is more revolutionary than the fact that it's an electric car. Our experience with the gorgeous Tesla Model S got...

  • Electric cars: Ready to plug in?

    Electric cars: Ready to plug in?

    If you're considering a new car purchase, an electric car might be worthy of consideration for the first time since the Turkey Trot was a national craze. While the thought of never visiting a gas station again holds appeal, there are things to consider before you take the plunge. How will you use...

  • Startup announces big breakthrough for electric vehicle batteries

    Startup announces big breakthrough for electric vehicle batteries

    For years, the electric vehicle industry has been eager to build a better electric car battery: one that extends range while having a longer overall life, is affordable, quick-charging and safe. Now Envia Systems, a start-up based in Newark, Calif., has announced it has achieved a critical milestone:...

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