The computers needed to make autonomous cars possible require so much power, they actually reduce overall efficiency and fuel economy. Is that a problem?
The Chrysler Pacific Hybrid may be the perfect eco-vehicle for families with lots of kids and stuff to haul around without burning a lot of gasoline.
Groupe Renault plans to have electric and 12 plug-in hybrid models in its lineup by 2022.
China has been going back and forth with its plan to require foreign and domestic car manufacturers to have a certain percentage of electric car sales or face significant fines. The cap-and-trade plan was scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2018, but there were loud complaints from the industry that the target date […]
Mitsubishi says it will finally get around to bringing its Outlander plug-in hybrid to the US in December — about 4 years behind schedule.
A report from Fleet News screams that plug-in hybrids get lousy fuel economy and have higher carbon emissions than diesel cars. The sky is falling! We must run and tell the king!
The Alt Car Expo in southern California is an annual event that helps EV customers learn about the advantages of electric cars.
Jaguar says every car it makes will be a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or battery electric car starting in 2020. That’s not so far away, folks!
The Kia fastback concept set to be revealed at the Frankfurt auto show in a few days is drop dead gorgeous.
The heads of several companies that are major suppliers to the auto industry believe it will be a long time before electric cars go mainstream.
A fleet of specially equipped Volvo XC60 plug-in hybrid SUVs will chase the coming solar eclipse across America to make a 360 degree virtual reality film about the experience.
Ben Van Beurden, the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, says his next new car will be a plug-in hybrid. He currently drives a diesel. Will wonders never cease?
General Motors is considering removing six sedans from its product mix, including the Chevy Volt. A plug-in hybrid SUV using the Voltec powertrain may appear in 2020.
BMW has decided to concentrate on PHEV versions of its traditional models instead of developing more electric cars for its i brand. But the offerings so far are pretty weak tea compared to what the competition offers.
Workhorse CEO Steve Burns says the W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup truck is cost effective and reliable. So far, it has hundreds of pre-orders and expects to begin production next year.
The government of China is sticking to its previously announced mandates for more electric cars beginning in 2018.
Honda says it is ramping up its commitment to electric and self driving cars as part of its Vision 2130 initiative. Let’s hope it is not too late.
After high level talks, China has agreed to a request from Germany to delay its mandate to sell 8% new energy cars by one year according to news reports.
EV sales were up 25% in May and 40% for 2017 so far. The Chevy Volt was the best selling EV in the US in May.
The long rumored BMW i5 is now officially cancelled. The company will focus instead on building electric and plug-in hybrid versions of its current models and on its iNEXT concept car.