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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Rated as America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Midsize Sedan

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Rated as America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Midsize Sedan

This fall Ford is releasing an all-new 2013 Ford Fusion - and the vehicle was just rated by the EPA as the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in America with fuel economy scores of 47 mpg city, 47 mpg

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Fisker Automotive Sets Two World Records for EV Charging in the Netherlands

Fisker Automotive Sets Two World Records for EV Charging in the Netherlands

Fisker Automotive's Karma EV just set two new world records at a recent event at the Floriade Horticultural World Expo in Venlo, Netherlands. Fisker now holds the the world record for the highest number

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TEST DRIVE: We Drive the 2013 Ford Focus Electric in San Francisco

TEST DRIVE: We Drive the 2013 Ford Focus Electric in San Francisco

With the introduction of electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S and Honda Fit EV, do you ever wonder what it would be like to actually own one? A quick ten minute test drive at a dealership

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Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standards for 2025

Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standards for 2025

Photo from Shutterstock Today the Obama Administration finalized new standards that will increase fuel economy for cars and light-duty trucks to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg. The newest standards will

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Ford Announces Rating of 47MPG for C-MAX Hybrid, Energi Now Has Highest Electric-Only Speed in Industry

Ford Announces Rating of 47MPG for C-MAX Hybrid, Energi Now Has Highest Electric-Only Speed in Industry

Ford just released two exciting new announcements for its 2013 C-MAX hybrid and the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid. The 2013 Ford C-MAX hybrid has just been rated at 47 mpg across the board, which means that

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Ford Launches the Only Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Transmission Made in North America

Ford Launches the Only Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Transmission Made in North America

Ford is celebrating the launch of its new HF35 front-wheel-drive hybrid transmissions, which will be produced at its Van Dyke transmission plant in Sterling Heights, MI. The new transmission for hybrid

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The MyFord Mobile App Helps Drivers Find Their Nearest EV Charging Station

The MyFord Mobile App Helps Drivers Find Their Nearest EV Charging Station

Ford just announced the release of its new MyFord mobile app, which will help EV drivers find more than 9,400 public charging stations across the U.S. The app has been designed to be used with the Ford

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Audi’s “Electric Life” Series Follows Audi’s A3 Electric Car in the Real World

Audi’s “Electric Life” Series Follows Audi’s A3 Electric Car in the Real World

Audi just released the first YouTube video from its “Electric Life” series, which chronicles the daily lives of Audi’s “e-Pilots” that have been given an A3 e-tron prototype

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TEST DRIVE: We Take the Tiny Prius c Out for a Picnic

TEST DRIVE: We Take the Tiny Prius c Out for a Picnic

The first thing everyone wants to know about a Prius is its mileage. How did it do? Well, official estimates are 53 city and 46 highway. On our test it was easy to get 40 mpg with combined city and

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ECOmove Announces 500 Mile Range Electric Vehicle Based on the QBEAK E-Car

ECOmove Announces 500 Mile Range Electric Vehicle Based on the QBEAK E-Car

Danish electric car manufacturer ECOmove has announced plans to develop an electric car based on the company's QBEAK city car that will feature a whopping 500 mile driving range. Dubbed the Modular Energy

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Declining Lithium-Ion Battery Costs Could Knock Thousands Off the Price of Electric Cars

Declining Lithium-Ion Battery Costs Could Knock Thousands Off the Price of Electric Cars

According to a recent McKinsey study, the price of automotive lithium-ion batteries is expected to drop by thousands of dollars by the end of the decade - a change which could substantially increase the

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Justin Bieber Pulled Over by Cops for Speeding in his Chrome Fisker Karma

Justin Bieber Pulled Over by Cops for Speeding in his Chrome Fisker Karma

Justin Bieber’s custom-chrome Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid is really hard to miss -- especially when he’s driving it well over the speed limit! The teen heartthrob was pulled over last week for putting

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TEST DRIVE: 2013 Honda Fit EV Is The Most Fuel Efficient Car in the US, With Few Compromises

TEST DRIVE: 2013 Honda Fit EV Is The Most Fuel Efficient Car in the US, With Few Compromises

Next month the first deliveries of Honda’s highly anticipated electric car, the 2013 Honda Fit EV will kick off. As the Fit EV goes head to head with other full electric vehicles such as the Nissan LEAF

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TEST DRIVE: Audi Gives Us the Keys to an A3 e-tron Electric Car Prototype

TEST DRIVE: Audi Gives Us the Keys to an A3 e-tron Electric Car Prototype

Audi just gave us a quick drive behind the wheel of a prototype of its upcoming A3 e-tron electric car — which won't hit the streets for another two years! Although the A3 e-tron we drove will look

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Toyota Develops System that Enables Electric Vehicles To Power Your Home

Toyota Develops System that Enables Electric Vehicles To Power Your Home

Toyota just announced that it has developed a new vehicle-to-home (V2H) power system for the mutual sharing of power between electric vehicles and homes. The two-way electric power supply system can

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The Interior of Ford’s All-New 2013 Fusion is Made of Recycled Bottles and Cotton

The Interior of Ford’s All-New 2013 Fusion is Made of Recycled Bottles and Cotton

The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion midsize sedan is set to arrive in showrooms this fall, and it features some highly unusual recycled materials. While a great amount of time was spent on finding ways to make

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2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Ford’s First Dedicated Hybrid Starts at $25,995

2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Ford’s First Dedicated Hybrid Starts at $25,995

Ford's first dedicated hybrid, the 2013 Ford C-MAX compact utility vehicle, is slated to arrive in dealers this fall. Ford has announced that the compact five-passenger C-MAX hybrid will start at $25,995

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Porsche’s Upcoming 918 Spyder Hybrid Packs More Than 770 Horsepower, While Getting 78 MPG

Porsche’s Upcoming 918 Spyder Hybrid Packs More Than 770 Horsepower, While Getting 78 MPG

Porsche has just released more official information about its upcoming 918 Spyder hybrid sports car, which is set to go into production at the end of 2013. Porsche is currently testing prototypes of the

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Finally, an Outdoor Gym that Generates Energy Instead of Wasting It

Finally, an Outdoor Gym that Generates Energy Instead of Wasting It

Going to the gym is of course great for your health, but there are at least two things that we dislike about traditional fitness clubs: you have to exercise inside (which feels particularly silly in the

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The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

Water Pollution of a Copper Mine Exploitation Image from Shutterstock WATER Water; we can't live without it, and thankfully much of the Earth is made up of it. Yet we face major problems where the

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2013 Chevy Volt Gets a New “EV Hold Mode” and Styling Updates

2013 Chevy Volt Gets a New “EV Hold Mode” and Styling Updates

Word on the street today is that General Motors will be updating the 2013 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid with some styling upgrades and a new “EV Hold Mode” that will allow the Volt to stay in

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GM Restarts Chevy Volt Production Earlier than Expected

GM Restarts Chevy Volt Production Earlier than Expected

GM halted production of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid in early March due to rising inventory, but now the automaker has restarted production earlier than expected. GM originally planned on temporarily

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Former General Motors R and D Head Predicts Driverless Cars by 2020

Former General Motors R and D Head Predicts Driverless Cars by 2020

General Motors former head of Research and Development, Larry Burns, has been looking to the future, and he sees driverless cars hitting the road as soon as 2020. The notion of removing human interaction

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Justin Bieber Wraps His 2012 Fisker Karma in Shiny Chrome

Justin Bieber Wraps His 2012 Fisker Karma in Shiny Chrome

Last month Pop singer Justin Bieber received a 2012 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid for his 18th birthday, but like any teenage rockstar, Beiber has modified his $102,000 present - by completely covering the

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Honda and Zipcar Team Up to Provide Hybrid and Electric Vehicles to Car Share Members

Honda and Zipcar Team Up to Provide Hybrid and Electric Vehicles to Car Share Members

Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, has announced that Honda will be Zipcar's preferred automaker with a focus on hybrid and electric vehicles. The new partnership will give Zipcar members

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Inhabitat’s Top Picks from the 2012 NY Auto Show

Inhabitat’s Top Picks from the 2012 NY Auto Show

Nissan NV 200 Taxi of Tomorrow Selected by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to serve as the exclusive taxi of New York City beginning in late 2013, the Nissan NV200 has several

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Volt Production to Restart Early as GM Reports Increased Demand

Volt Production to Restart Early as GM Reports Increased Demand

It looks like the Chevy Volt's fortune might just be turning around; General Motors has announced that it will resume production of the plug-in hybrid on April 16, a week earlier than anticipated. The

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Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March

Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March

Sales of GM’s Chevrolet Volt are stronger than ever, with sales in March spiking to 2,289. The numbers gave the Volt its best month ever - up 277 percent from one year ago. The good news comes despite

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BMW Unveils i8 Concept Spyder Future Hybrid Supercar

BMW Unveils i8 Concept Spyder Future Hybrid Supercar

BMW just officially unveiled its gorgeous i8 Concept Spyder, which is the third BMW i model following the i3 and i8 concepts. The BMW i8 Concept Spyder offers a glimpse of future supercars with its

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