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Coming Soon: Ringtones For Your Hybrid Or EV

Coming Soon: Ringtones For Your Hybrid Or EV

Apart from battery life, range, and recharge time, it appears that there's another downside to electric vehicles: they're too quiet. While that may sound like great news for folks living near an overpass, it's not so good for children, the elderly, and the hearing- or sight-impaired. As a result... read more

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2009 BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept

Frankfurt Auto Show: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept

It's a diesel, a hybrid, a plug-in, a three-cylinder--and a tour de force, perhaps? BMW's Vision EfficientDynamics concept has been the subject of rumor and innuendo for... read more September 15, 2009 by  2

2009 Volkswagen E-Up! Concept

Zero-Emissions Volkswagen E-Up! Concept Rolls Out At Frankfurt

It’s hard to believe that we have had two whole years of Up! concept cars spawned from Volkswagen but it seems that there’s still a ways to go until the first... read more September 14, 2009 by  0


Reduce, Reuse: Madrid Puts Phone Booths To Work For EVs

When was the last time you used a pay phone? Like the collect-call industry that fed off them, pay phones have become increasingly irrelevant in recent years, thanks to the... read more September 14, 2009 by  0

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Volkswagen Will Debut Electric Citycar By 2013

As if there weren't enough news blasting out of Germany at the moment, Volkswagen's head of research and development, Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, has announced that the company... read more September 14, 2009 by  15


Smaller Than Small: Some Clarity On When To Consider NEVs

Unless you’ve been living on a ranch or tucked away in an especially isolated small town, you’ve no doubt encountered a so-called neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV)... read more September 10, 2009 by  0

Special BEV Ford Focus for Jay Leno

Ford Builds Special Focus EV For Jay Leno's New Show

The Jay Leno Comedy Show doesn't debut until next week, but details have already emerged about the program's "Green Car Challenge" (an eco-friendly version of Top Gear's... read more September 9, 2009 by  1

Fisker Karma

2010 Fisker Karma Releases Fuel-Efficiency Stats

Upstart automaker Fisker doesn't grab as many headlines as the brasher, snazzier Tesla, to which it is frequently compared. But that may change with the release of efficiency... read more September 9, 2009 by  1

Hyundai i10 electric vehicle

Hyundai To Launch i10 Electric Vehicle In 2010

As our own Viknesh Vijayenthiran mentioned on Friday, Hyundai has announced that it will launch a mass-market electric vehicle in the second half of 2010. The vehicle will be... read more September 8, 2009 by  16

Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHYBRID lithium-ion battery pack

Study: Lithium Fears Unfounded, Plenty To Meet EV Demand

There's been growing concern in the green car community about EVs and their reliance on lithium batteries -- specifically that there's not enough lithium on Planet Earth to... read more August 31, 2009 by  14

Tokyo taxis

Better Place Scores EV Taxi Pilot Project In Central Tokyo

We haven't mentioned Shai Agassi and his outside-the-box startup, Better Place, in some time, but we're happy to report that the man with the battery-swapping plan has been... read more August 27, 2009 by  0

Tesla Model S Sedan

Tesla Revving Up For A $30,000 Vehicle By 2016

Given its recent slide into profitability, its snazzy new production facility, and its lawsuit-free status, Tesla Motors has been on a bit of a roll lately. Not surprisingly... read more August 24, 2009 by  1

Trabant electric car concept for 2009 Frankfurt auto show

WTF Friday Marathon: 2009 Frankfurt Show Gets...Trabant?

Of all the dead car brands interred in the automotive history books, what's the one you'd least expect to be revived? Not so fast, Mr. Auto Union. Our first pick above all is... read more August 21, 2009 by  3

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Future Cars: 2012 Chevrolets Get Smaller, Greener

Two weeks ago, TheCarConnection toured GM's design studios for a sneak preview of the future cars and crossovers planned for Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick. We've shared... read more August 20, 2009 by  5

Das Autobahn

Germany Wants 1,000,000 EVs On The Road By 2020

Germany has set a goal of putting 1,000,000 electric vehicles on its roadways by the year 2020, and Chancellor Angela Merkel is putting together a plan to make that happen... read more August 20, 2009 by  2

2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota Losing Ground In The EV Race?

An interesting article in the New York Times suggests that Toyota -- the same Toyota that's often considered to be at the forefront of the green car movement, thanks to its... read more August 20, 2009 by  2


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