BMW just raised the stakes for electric vehicles by unveiling its new i Series concept cars. The runabout all-electric i3 is to debut in 2013, followed by the sporty i8 hybrid in 2014. Both 4-seaters push
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America's largest motorist group, AAA, is doing their part to decrease range anxiety related to electric vehicles (EV) by deploying mobile EV charging units for drivers stranded without any juice. The
A report released earlier this month took into account the entire life cycle of hybrid, electric and gas powered cars -- analyzing everything from gathering resources to disposing of used vehicles -- and
Automaker Mitsubishi and the state of Hawaii are teaming up to promote the use of electric cars across the islands. The plan is to offer an extra $4,500 discount on electric cars sold in
As part of President Obama's mandate that all new government vehicles use clean energy by 2015, the US government has decided to purchase 116 new plug-in -- some hybrid, some not -- electric vehicles.
Despite its strict tailpipe emission standards, California is still the state with the dirtiest air due to its geography that traps pollution and the fact that it is the state with the largest number of
Ford just announced its best quarterly profits in 13 years, thanks to rising demand for its fuel-efficient vehicles. Profits rose to $2.55 billion in the first quarter of 2011 from $2.09 billion in the
In advance of the New York International Auto Show, BMW CEO Jim O’Donnell announced to the Detroit News that the company will be releasing 1,100 of it’s newest electric vehicle, the ActiveE. That's
While Tesla has been on the forefront of electric vehicle battery technology, company chief Elon Musk recently said that capacitors, not batteries, are the future of EV's. Musk told a Cleantech Forum in
We've seen a number of innovations focused on improving the efficiency of hybrid cars. But while most of these new ideas have focused on optimizing battery capacity, here is one new piece of technology
Yesterday we reported on Toyota's hybrid car sales topping 3 million vehicles worldwide and this morning the automaker announced that there's a lot more where those came from. In their "Toyota Global
So far it's been a big year for the Toyota Prius - not only did the world's most popular hybrid car receive an official pluralization (Prii), but Toyota just announced that its hybrid sales have topped 3
Better Place has finally announced a pricing plan for its cars at its first European retail station in Copenhagen, Denmark. The company has teamed up with Renault for the venture. We've been following the
Back in August, we reported on the start of the Zero Race - an epic 80 day around-the-world excursion that pitted electric vehicles from Australia, Germany, South Korea and Switzerland against each other
Just minutes ago, Toyota unveiled their new family of Prius vehicles at this year's Detroit Auto Show. Once the gold standard for energy-efficient cars, the company has faced rapidly
One of the inherent positives for those gas guzzling vehicles is the sound of their internal combustion engine. This alone can often act as a warning signal for pedestrians and cyclists to get out of the
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed a new type of material made from "nanoscoops", which can increase the charging speed of small lithium-ion batteries by 40-60 times.
The US Navy just added a few good green vehicles - Chevy Equinoxes, to be specific - to their fleet in Hawaii as part of an Aloha State initiative to make hydrogen fuel cells a realistic option for
"Nature isn't waiting while we negotiate, " said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon -- and as if to prove him right, a bevy of electric vehicles recently descended upon the Cancun Climate Change Conference!
When one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world invests their capital into algae biofuel research, you know that renewable energy will soon play a major role in the global economy. Ford Motor
Hybrid cars ain't cheap and they're about to get a little bit pricier. Though you're definitely going to save on gas, when you count all the parts, labor and complex technology needed to run a hybrid
Is it possible to travel the globe in electric vehicles powered by renewable energy offsets? We'll find out soon -- the "Zero Race", an 80 day around-the-world excursion, just launched today. The race
Sports car manufacturers have been lining up left and right to bring their own brand of electric vehicles to the market, so it comes as no surprise that Porsche is finally joining in with a few
During the knockout stage, competing vehicles had to pass a series of technical inspections and on-track safety tests. Vehicles not only had to complete emissions, efficiency, and range events, but they
As car companies around the world scramble to energize the transportation market, Audi is taking to the streets to crowdsource designs for their next generation of cars. They've launched a public
Last week marked the start of a beautiful friendship between Ford and Microsoft. The two companies announced a deal at the New York International Auto Show in which they'll partner to create a
Just in time for the New York Auto Show, the U.S. government has announced the first ever greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light trucks! As a result of the rules set by the EPA and the
Electric vehicles are pretty green in their own right. After all, the cars create zero carbon emissions. But imagine a vehicle that not only runs on electricity, but actually gives power back to the grid.
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