Cisco jumps into electric cars via Ecotality partnership

Electric car charging company Ecotality has integrated its Blink car charger with Cisco’s home energy management systems. The Cisco-Ecotality parntership will allow electric car charging status and electricity rates gathered by the Blink charger (pictured, above) to be viewable on a Cisco home energy controller (pictured, below).

Video: Tesla shows off Model S hitting the road

First came VentureBeat’s scoop on the Model S prototype’s completion. Then came Tesla’s trifecta of professionally-edited videos showing off the engineering of the all-electric 2012 Model S sedan. Now, Tesla has released a video showing the Model S alpha going for a spin on a set of country roads.

Will charging infrastructure be the electric car's speed bump?

This year — and next — will be a busy one for arrival of electric cars. The Ford Focus Electric and Coda’s sedan are slated for launch by 2011. The Nissan Leaf is slowly making its way to buyers in the U.S. and Europe, the Wheego Whip and LiFe are on sale in New York, and the partially electric Chevrolet Volt is on dealer lots now.