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.
November car sales were strong for most automakers, and it looks like deliveries of plug-in electric cars were about level with last month's car sales, Voelcker writes.
Audi Q1, set to appear in 2016, is one of dozens of new crossovers to join the auto market. The Audi Q1 will find a niche below Audi's Q3 and Q5, Ingram writes.
Tesla woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. First, the NHTSA issues a new set of publicity rules for its cash-testing results that explicitly threatened Tesla. Then, Sale VP George Blankenship reportedly left Tesla. What's next for Tesla?
For the first time in two decade, the U.S. is now producing more oil than it imports. This means pricing stability and greater economic growth but some skeptics argue that the increase in U.S. oil production is a sign that we're using too much oil in the first place.
Apple co-founder and Silicon Valley luminary Steve Wozniak picked up his own Tesla Motors Model S electric luxury sedan Thursday. His Model S ownership isn't the only connection between Tesla Motors and Apple.
British Columbia's electric utility says it will install electric car fast chargers to expand the West Coast green highway in Oregon and Washington.
When will the last gasoline car be built? No later than 2070, Shell Oil predicts.
Enough Tesla Superchargers have been established to make possible a trip from the Mexican border to the Canadian border along the West Coast. Tesla Superchargers can be used only with the Tesla Model S.
A study of wireless charging of electric cars by Swedish automaker Volvo found the technology to be practical, safe, and efficient. Still, Volvo hasn't yet announced a full-scale production battery-electric vehicle, but continues to sell the V60 Plug-In Hybrid wagon.
Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors, has already made disparaging comments about his electric car competitors the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt. Now, Elon Musk has a few choice about hydrogen cars.
Rentals of electric cars have increased in recent years, but the length of the rentals is typically short due to a familiar culprit: range anxiety.
The US Department of Energy will award Fisker Automotive's $168 million loan to an investor group led by Hong Kong tycoon Richard Li, Reuters reports. With further cash injections to pay outstanding bills, though, it appears that Fisker Automotive may still be at risk of bankruptcy.
Tesla Motors has picked AT&T as its in-car Internet service provider, the Washington Post reports. The deal puts AT&T in charge of the many functions on the Tesla Motors Model S electric car that are already controlled via wireless network.