Electric smart cars with Wi-Fi, tablets coming to University of Washington campus

Computers with wheels are coming to the University of Washington. The UW is one of four universities around the nation that will receive four small Innova Dash solar-powered electric cars for on-campus research projects. Illinois-based Innova UEV has built the “new urban electric vehicles” to include tablets that connect to the campus WiFi and can track data related to… Read More

Electric vehicle plug: Image via Toyota UK

How to buy an electric car: A shopper’s guide

I’ve been thinking about upgrading to an electric car for a while now. And in today’s market, there are plenty of models to choose from. But having a lot of options makes for a complicated decision! Each model of electric car has its own unique mix of efficiency, charging time, and driving range—and since buying… Read More


Microsoft closing down Hohm energy management service

Attention, startups: The home-energy management market just got a lot less competitive — for anyone who can figure out a viable business, at least. Microsoft today announced that it will be suspending its Hohm energy monitoring service, a free online tool that helps people monitor and manage their home power consumption, saying that it hasn’t seen… Read More