According to The Nikkei, Toyota plans to make plug-in capabilities standard on all of its fourth-gen Prius hybrid models debuting in 2014. This is even bigger news than it sounds, since Toyota recently
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Think hybrid vehicles have only been around a couple of decades? The Porsche Semper Vivus, developed over a century ago in the year 1900 proves otherwise. A beautifully crafted copy of the original Semper
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
Lexus just announced the world debut of its LF-Gh hybrid concept car at the New York Auto Show. The new vehicle fuses luxury design, efficiency and environmental compatibility into a premium sedan that
Fisker Automotive, an ambitious start-up raising funds to manufacture green luxury cars, has announced that they’ve reached their $1 billion dollar goal! With ample funds now in hand the company is
Journalists at the Seoul Motor Show have awarded Chevy's new hybrid super car concept, the Mi-Ray, the Best New Concept Car Award. The Mi-ray is a throw-back and a push forward all at the same time,
Fisker's next generation of hot hybrid cars are likely to have lighter, dedicated three- or four-cylinder engines, according to Autoblog. The company is seriously looking into the Lotus Engineering
Move over, entry-level hybrids -- the Lexus CT 200h is coming to dealerships near you. The new hybrid bridges the gap between the drivable Toyota Prius and hot hybrid sports cars with its sleek and
We whet the appetites of sports car enthusiasts everywhere when we first mentioned Porsche's Spyder 918, but now they can really start salivating because the super fast hybrid sports car is finally
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
Car dealers across the United States are facing a shortfall of Japanese fuel-efficient cars as rising gas prices and uncertainty about new shipments coming in from Japan have increased demand. Toyota and
Blu Homes modular houses significantly outperform Energy Star rated homes, which save 20 percent compare to conventional homes.
The European continent has not only embraced renewable energy, but it is determined to exceed all emissions goals it is faced with. Not content with decimating its 2012 targets and being on track to more
The gorgeous and beastly Veritas RS III Roadster was released just over a year ago, and now Vermont AG is adding a hybrid drive to its V10-powered retro ride. The Hybrid version adds a 105 kilowatt
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
Toyota just made hybrid cars a whole lot more accessible by debuting the Toyota Yaris sub-compact hybrid at this week's 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Hybrids that are currently available typically cost upwards
The Geneva Auto Show kicks into full gear this week, and so far a number of hot new green cars have turned heads left and right. The latest vehicle to hit the scene is Saab's futuristic "PhoeniX"
Inhabitat recently had the opportunity to test drive the new 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Coupe in all three of its modes: Eco, Normal and Sport. A Prius driver myself, I have to admit there are times when I
For the past few years Honda have been besieged by complaints that the batteries in the Civic Hybrid die prematurely. Traditionally battery packs are meant to last for over 100,000 miles, with some even
Not sure whether you want to drive an all-electric car, a hybrid or a powerful sports car? Well, now you can do it all the with Volvo's new diesel plug-in hybrid, a new design based on their V60 estate.
Just as President Obama announced his goal of placing one million electric cars on U.S. roads by 2015, China has announced plans to manufacture 1 million per year by 2015. According to an article from
As a way to meet the new fuel economy standards set by the Obama administration, requiring fleets to have an average of 35.5 mpg by 2016, Porsche unveiled the 2012 Panamera S hybrid before the Geneva Auto
After much talk, Toyota will debut its brand new Yaris HSD concept at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show this March, dedicating its entire stand at the show to the new hybrid technology. The Yaris will
Though no official announcement has been made, a source close to Toyota has stated that the company will manufacture a hybrid with a lithium-ion battery "in the very near future." This will be the first
Ford has a great thing going with the Fusion Hybrid, so they decided to take it one step further and create the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Essentially a Fusion Hybrid with Lincoln luxury amenities, the Lincoln
The Toyota Prius may be one of the most popular hybrid cars on the planet, but Toyota believes they can make it even greener. As such, they are researching and developing a new electric motor that is
With electric buses, a huge forthcoming wind farm, and dozens of ecotastic buildings, South Korea is a leader in implementing sustainable development and promoting greener choices. As a part of a new
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
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