Toyota Motor Corporation and Microsoft have announced that they will partner to bring telematics (a.k.a. the integrated use of telecommunications and informatics) to the smart grid via Microsoft's Azure
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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'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
Photo: DVIDSHUB After shutting down several power plants following an earthquake last week that was upgraded to 9.0 on the Richter scale, Japan's utility has announced plans to initiate a schedule
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
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
Last year we reported on Google developing a self-driving car that uses artificial-intelligence software to sense anything near it and makes decisions that would otherwise be made by the driver.
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
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
Range anxiety is one of the biggest hurdles facing electric cars today. For electric vehicles to truly become mainstream, batteries will have to provide a longer range and become much cheaper.
The Ego is an electric submarine that is guaranteed to change your perspective on open-water craft -- it literally puts you face-to-face with fish while keeping you dry. Powered by an electric motor, the
Move over Chevy Volt, get out the way Nissan Leaf — the Civic GX NGV has been named “Greenest Vehicle” by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the seventh
Man has used wind power to travel for centuries, but it is traditionally used on the sea. However, two Germans have decided to harness this natural occurrence to complete an epic road-trip across
While Toyota is going to launch a plug-in hybrid version of the Prius soon, the company isn't backing away from all-electric cars. We recently learned that Toyota will be showing off an all-electric
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
President Obama reiterated his vision of seeing one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 at yesterday’s State of the Union address. “With more research and incentives, we can break
General Electric scientists have created a new breed of nanocomposite magnets that would require less rare earths to achieve the same high magnetism as magnets currently on the market.
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
Range anxiety could be a problem of the past thanks to a new battery currently in development by Toyota. The magnesium-sulfur battery holds twice as much energy as lithium-ion cells, meaning that electric
In one of the most interesting electric vehicle partnerships of 2010, Tesla and Toyota announced last year that they would jointly build an electric RAV4, combining Toyota's SUV with Tesla's battery and
Yesterday at the Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled its all-new Veloster, a sporty, energy-efficient gasoline car that boasts 40mpg and low hydrocarbon emissions.
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
Europe is truly embracing hydrogen refueling stations -- first we saw Italy install solar-powered pumps, then Germany announced plans for a hydrogen fuel network that will be finished by 2015. The latest
While a number of electric vehicles around the world are being graced with green car honors, the Nissan Leaf just one-upped them all by nabbing one of the world's most coveted auto prizes -- European
Automobiles have managed to garner more interest over the past year, and the motor companies have expanded their exhibitions to make them more interactive than last year’s showing. We would like to
The atmosphere at this year's L.A. Auto Show has been electric — literally — as one automaker after another has announced its foray into EVs. To wit: Honda's new Fit EV, which has a 70-mile
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