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...

  • How safe are green cars?

    How safe are green cars?

    In a car, power sources like electricity and natural gas seem threatening. Once you look into it, you'll find these alternatives are not necessarily more dangerous. But they do raise different concerns than do gasoline engines.Crash testsMore than safety features, crash tests are the best way to...

  • Will E85 save you money?

    Will E85 save you money?

    Spikes in gas prices often turn attention toward alternative fuels. Ethanol alcohol, in the form of E85, is occasionally in the news due to political debates, automotive marketing and the controversial rise in global food prices. GM (the largest proponent) and other manufacturers each sell a few...

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