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VW looks past its ongoing diesel emissions scandal and sees an electric future.

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Credits can be signed over to dealerships, so consumers can save $5,000 when buying instead of waiting for tax season.

Colorado has enacted the most lucrative state EV tax credits in the country, offering an assignable $5,000 credit that can be applied at vehicle purchase.

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And Tesla claims there are 115,000 preorders, which is madness.

The newest Tesla joins the Model S and Model X in the lineup, with a 215 mile range, starting at $35,000. Autopilot and Supercharging hardware are standard.

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Chevrolet Bolt EV comes in sixth.

39 percent of current EV owners intend to buy the Tesla Model 3 next.

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Self-imposed limitations won't benefit Ferrari.

When it comes to building a pure EV, "You'd have to shoot me first," says the Ferrari boss.

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Norway's EV hangover leads to new proposals.

EV drivers in Norway may lose some of their privileges under new proposals.

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If the price of EVs is what's keeping you from giving up your gas guzzler, you may not have to wait long for the prices to come down.

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iPod co-creator (and Nest CEO) Tony Fadell tells Bloomberg that he and Steve Jobs had "multiple" discussions about a car as far back as 2008.

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Volvo will rapidly expand its plug-in line across its entire range ahead of an all-new, all-electric car, set to launch before the end of the decade.

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This year's Shandong EV Expo offers a look at two Chinese vehicles that blatantly take from the design of other models. The JMW2200 wears the face of a BMW i3, and the Videoev is a five-door Volkswagen Beetle.

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CEO Elon Musk believes the world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform

Tesla CEO releases all patents on electric car technology in an effort to encourage other automakers to build electric cars on a common platform.

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We'll admit, the idea of the Formula E is an exciting one to us – all-electric, open-wheel racers silently zipping around on the streets of the world's greatest cities should appeal to any futurist/racing enthusiast. As the series approaches the start of the inaugural, ten-race season in Beijing, we're learning a bit more about FE and what it hopes to accomplish.

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Tesla buyers in in Shanghai, China, are getting even more of an incentive to choose its electric sedans. Each purchase of a Model S in the city will come with a free license plate.

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Toyota brought its new i-Road, a three-wheeled, all-electric low-speed vehicle that debuted in 2013 at the Geneva Motor Show, to the Capitol for some of our elected officials to test out. As easy as it is to forget that politicians are people, too, it was refreshing to see a human side to many of them as they zipped about one of the Capitol's many meeting rooms.

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Plug-in vehicles, battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids are cutting US gasoline use by 45 million gallons a year, which means Americans are already saving $100 million a year in refueling costs thanks to EVs. Now, imagine how those savings might look if startups like Aptera, Coda Automotive and Fisker Automotive had created hits instead of flops.

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Electric cars may be reaching their time in the sun with successes like the Tesla Model S, but the basic concept goes back to practically beginning of motoring. EVs also saw a brief renaissance in the 1970s when automakers were trying find a way around rising fuel prices. This 1979 Chrysler ETV-1 concept for sale on eBay Motors is a great example from that era.

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As regulations encourage wider adoption of electric cars and more OEMs get into their electric-car stride, we're getting a better idea of what the synthetic tones we'll be hearing on our electrified streets. Not only will it be unlike anything we've ever heard, it could get pretty raucous according to a Bloomberg article that surveys the sound engineers creating the notes sung by electric cars.

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Electric cars may be great for saving money on gas, but a new report from Kelley Blue Book, commissioned by USA Today, shows that EVs might not be a great value option for their first owners. The study found that compared to gas-powered vehicles, EVs tend to lose significantly more of their value in the first five years of ownership, corroborating a study conducted in the UK, which we reported on earlier this month.

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We had to check our calendar to make sure it didn't read April 1, but since it's not April Fool's Day, we have to assume that Nissan of Europe really has created a special air freshener scent to give away this Christmas. To create this original fragrance, Nissan looked to Dr. George Dodd, a master perfumer and aroma academy scientist who looks a tiny bit like Santa Claus (we seriously aren't making this stuff up).

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Saleen may not be the first company you think of when it comes to electric cars. Tire-smoking modified muscle cars, sure, but not so much with the electric cars. That could, however, be about to change.

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Police insist stealing is stealing

An electric car owner was arrested and charged with stealing after he plugged his EV into a public school outlet. The estimated cost of the theft? About five cents.

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