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Ford Hybrids Lead Sales, Dodge Rams Aren't Sheep: Today's Car News

Ford Hybrids Lead Sales, Dodge Rams Aren't Sheep: Today's Car News

Cheap is the new black, or so we're told--luxury-car buyers are opting for less features and lower prices as we begin to pull out of phase one of the Great Recession. [Automotive News, sub. req'd.] There's no MultiAir V-8 in the works for the Alfa Romeo brand, despite its new kinship with the Dodge... read more

October 14, 2009 by - 1
 
Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid

Mazda Raises $1 Billion For Zoom-Zoomin' Hybrids

In January, Mazda North America president Jim O'Sullivan said, "We will not go somewhere unless it's 'zoom-zoom'" -- by which he meant that Mazda would stick with combustion... read more October 5, 2009 by 0


 
2009 Audi R8 e-Tron Concept

Audi E-Tron Concept EV Confirmed For Development

The Volkswagen family is growing by leaps and bounds today. Not only is Porsche planning to expand its lineup to include a "bottom-of-the-range" vehicle priced... read more October 5, 2009 by 0


 
Tesla Roadster with CA Clean Air Vehicle sticker  --  flickr user jurvetson

Prius Owners Beware: CA Carpool Lane Stickers Expire In 2011

No, it's not just because there are too many hybrids in the carpool lane. New hybrid owners have already been denied those coveted yellow carpool stickers for some time but... read more September 29, 2009 by 2


 
Better Place Israel CEO Moshe Kaplinsky displays the first electric parking lot in Israel.

Is Better Place's Shai Agassi Fudging the Math On Cost of Driving Electric?

Shai Agassi, the founder and CEO of Better Place, is by all accounts a supremely charismatic entrepreneur. He has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to wire Israel with... read more September 28, 2009 by 0


 
Aptera 2e leak

Aptera 2e: On-Track For October, Official Shot Leaked

We haven't heard much from Aptera for a while -- at least, not since Jay Leno gave the company's 2e prototype a test run on LA's freeways. But despite the lack of updates... read more September 28, 2009 by 0


 
2009 Volvo V70 Plug-in Hybrid Demonstrator

Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy, Step Up To The EV Plate

The American South may not be the first place you think of when it comes to EVs, but two Southern utility companies -- Florida Power & Light and Duke Energy -- have both... read more September 28, 2009 by 0


 
Peugeot Globule concept

WTF Friday: Peugeot Concept Gives Us Pause

We were going to write something potentially clever about this new mass transit concept from Peugeot--the Globule--that's made from four electric pods covered by a flexible... read more September 25, 2009 by 4


 
Fisker Karma

Fisker Scores $529 Million Low-Interest Loan From DOE

A couple of weeks ago, Fisker gleefully announced fuel efficiency stats for its upcoming extended-range Karma sedan (67 mpg, though the math is a little fuzzy).  Now the... read more September 23, 2009 by 15


 
Renault Fluence EZ concept, 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show

Better Place Sets Goal Of 100,000 EVs By 2016

Better Place has never been afraid of thinking big. Heck, the company's basic premise -- that electric vehicles can be built with easily swappable batteries -- is one of the... read more September 22, 2009 by 1


 
2009 Volkswagen E-up! Concept

Volkswagen Working On Electric Vehicles For American Market

Volkswagen gave us a preview of its first series electric vehicle at last week’s 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show, where the company also confirmed that the first cars will be... read more September 21, 2009 by 0


 
Nissan LEAF

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... read more September 21, 2009 by 0


 
2010 Volvo C30

Volvo Working On Another EV (For Real This Time)

Yesterday we broke the news that Volvo is launching a fully electric vehicle next month. And although that's technically true, the news probably isn't very interesting to car... read more September 18, 2009 by 0


 
Volvo C70 golf cart

Volvo To Launch New EV Next Month!

It's been a busy week in the auto industry -- especially for European automakers. The big theme of Frankfurt has clearly been green technology, and most manufacturers in... read more September 17, 2009 by 2


 
Porsche logo

Surprise, Surprise: Porsche Developing An Electric Sportscar

You might have missed it, but Porsche's new president and CEO, Michael Macht, announced yesterday that Porsche is planning to introduce an electric sports car. On second... read more September 16, 2009 by 1


 
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


 

 
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