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
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Witmer's inspiration from the idea came from his many camping trips where he cooks over open fires. Even though he cooks outdoors, the smoke from the fire still burns his eyes and irritates his lungs,
Toyota's Ideas for Good challenge began just seven months ago when the company opened up five of its most innovative technologies and asked people to come up with ways they could be used outside of cars.
What will the future hold? That's the question Smart recently put to the Twittersphere. The answers were penned onto a Smart Car on the Smart Urban Stage in London by illustrator Johanna Basford. Basford
One of the sexiest car brands on earth, Aston Martin, is working on an electric version of their compact car, the Cygnet. The EV will be dubbed the e-Cygnet and is based on a partnership with Toyota. The
Apparently Google's self-driving cars are more than just a concept - the company has tested a fleet of 6 fully autonomous Toyota Priuses and an Audi TT on California roads, and is now lobbying Nevada
General Motors offered up an elegant new concept at the Shanghai Motor Show, the Buick Envision Plug-in Hybrid SUV. This scissor-door beauty is equipped with a solar roof and lithium battery to provide
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
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
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.
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"
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 straight year! The
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
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 our dependence
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.
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.
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
On September 1, the world's first solar cell-equipped public bus will hit the streets of Okayama City in Southern Japan. The Sanyo-designed bus is a hybrid diesel-electric vehicle whose rooftop solar
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