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Tesla says Model S fire triggered by 'highly uncommon occurrence' [w/video]

By now, you've seen the Tesla headlines, read the reports that its stock dropped (it's now bounced back somewhat), and maybe even discussed the Model S fire with friends and coworkers. But there is now some more official information to share. Yesterday, in addi

EU aims to have electric vehicle standards finalized by 2012

Automakers, consumers and governments across the globe almost unanimously agree that electric vehicles (EVs) need an international set of standards. However, agreeing on these guidelines at the international level is a painstakingly long and difficult process.

Chevrolet and OnStar to train emergency responders on electric vehicle technology

Firefighter cutting open crash-tested Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

NFPA, SAE will hold summit on electric vehicle safety this October

One of the big selling points of electric vehicles (EVs) has been the ability to skip past gas stations and "fuel up" cars entirely at home. Until now, though, EVs have largely been the realm of hobbyists and enthusiasts. Starting later this year, the first wave of mass-produced, mainstream electrics will begin arriving at Nissan and Chevrolet dealers followed by many others in the

Volvo applies its safety know-how to the world of EVs

Volvo C30 BEV prototype - Click above for high-res image gallery