Want a cheap, small, eco-friendly convertible? You're in luck: the 2014 Smart ForTwo is the smallest, shortest plug in electric car sold in the country. But the question remains--what does it feel like in the driver's seat?
One popular criticism of electric cars is that they will cause problems for our electrical grids. But electric cars are unlikely to trouble electric grids, even as far more of them hit the roads.
Nissan has now sold 100,000 Leaf vehicles since the electric car's launch in 2010. The milestone comes as Nissan draws up plans for an expanded range of electric vehicles.
Interested in going green with your next car purchase? Be sure to read these common myths about eco-friendly vehicle gas mileage first.
2015 Ford F-150 details were unveiled Monday at the Detroit Auto Show. With a host of new technologies and engines on display, the 2015 Ford F-150 could be the most advanced full-sized truck ever.
Chevy and GMC pickup truck recall includes certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 models with a fire risk associated with their cylinder-deactivation systems. 370,000 full-size trucks are affected by the Chevy and GMC recall.
Decades before Tesla Motors made electric car headlines, a little square car by American Motors was running 150 miles utilizing regenerative braking technology. Why is the Amitron not on the road today?
China, long known for its high levels of smog, is soaring to new air pollution heights as car sales also hit the highest numbers in years.
Some lawmakers feel that electric cars are a little too quiet, posing a risk to pedestrians. As a result, several are in the process of drawing up legislation that will require car companies to add noisemakers to electric vehicles.
Tata Nano, the world's cheapest new car, will soon unveil a diesel version to take advantage of India's exploding diesel market.
More plug-in electric cars were sold in the US than ever before in their third year of sales. The 2013 total of roughly 90,000 electric vehicles didn't quite double the 2012 total of about 53,000, but the numbers seem likely to grow again this year.
We pay a lot of attention to biofuels' potential in the auto industry, but the aviation industry could be their ideal market.
According to EPA statistics, 2012 model year cars and trucks which have now hit a record 23.6 mpg on average. Vehicles are also dropping in weight and horsepower, but performance has not suffered.
Japanese automakers are exploring electric vehicle-to-building systems that could provide backup power in the case of outages. Electric car power could also help large companies reduce energy costs.
Drivers in California are sure to see plenty of electric cars – from the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid up to the Tesla Motors Model S – but in other parts of the country, you may go months without seeing a single plug-in car. A new ranking lists the top states for electric cars.
At the unveiling of the 2015 Ford Mustang, powertrain chief Bob Fascetti said the company is considering green versions of the model including diesel, hybrid and even electric versions. Could Ford transform the muscle-car industry forever?
Large companies may be willing to pay for their emissions. Major companies including Walmart, American Electric Power and the five major oil companies have all incorporated carbon emission costs into their financial plans, according to a report by environmental data company CDP.
2015 Ford Mustang is sleeker, crisper, and more modern than the outgoing model, Voelcker writes. The 2015 Ford Mustang will also get its first four-cylinder engine since a 105-horsepower 2.3-liter four was dropped after the 1993 model year.
Most electric cars currently offer a range of 80-100 miles. That's fine if you're just driving around town, but a few extra miles surely couldn't hurt. Renault says that more could be on the way--and by 2020, the range of a subcompact electric vehicle like its Zoe could be as much as 250 miles.