The Obama administration plans to add an additional 10,000 hybrid vehicles to its fleet of roughly 200,000 cars and trucks, Voelcker writes. Currently hybrids make up 5 percent of the government fleet.
Natural gas is already becoming a major power source across the US, Ingram writes, and the trucking industry is quickly turning to the two major benefits of natural gas: cleaner running and lower pricing.
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg joined with Nissan officials Monday to announce that six Nissan Leaf taxis would go into service this spring. Nissan Leaf taxis already operate in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Osaka, Japan,
Hybrid car sales grew 40.9 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to a recent study. It's a stark indication of the hybrid car's relentless transformation from eco-themed curiosity to mainstream car choice, Ingram writes.
To coincide with Earth Day and Earth Week, charging station network ChargePoint is giving away free charging cards for simply filling in a form.
Imagine a battery so small it could feature in a credit card-sized cellphone, charge in mere seconds, with enough power to jump-start a car, Ingram writes. Now imagine it scaled up for use in an electric vehicle.
Toyota has been refining its hybrid mtoro technology for a decade and a half, becoming an industry leader in the process. Now, Toyota has announced that its hybrid sales have surpassed the 5 million mar worldwide.
Compact SUVs and Crossovers have struck a chord with buyers in recent years, and sales have grown at a faster rate than the rest of the industry in the first part of the year.
President Obama would like to boost the Department of Energy's research budget to develop more efficient cars, as well as increase the maximum tax credit for electric car buyers. Will it help more drivers make the switch?
Ford Focus has overtaken its Japanese rival, the Toyota Corolla, at the top of the global sales charts. The company sold over one million units of its Ford focus last year.
That's one way to go green: Americans have been steadily driving less since 2005. RIsing gas prices, the recent recession, and a disinterest among younger people all play a part.
Average fuel economy of all cars in the US reached 24.6 miles per gallon – not high for your average hybrid, but the highest it's ever been.
Fisker Automotive will lay off most of its staff, according to various media reports. Fisker faces an April 22 deadline for its next payment to the U.S. Department of Energy, but the company has virtually no income from ongoing operations because it hasn't built a single Karma electric car since last summer.
Marrying electric cars with solar panels is a good way of enticing people into buying electric cars, new research shows. Joint efforts from automakers and green energy providers could expand interest in electric cars, Ingram writes.
With all of the options available to drivers, and the multitude of fuel efficiency claims, finding the greenest option can be difficult. But Ford is offering prizes of $50,000 to software developers to come up with a smartphone app that helps people make sense of the barrage of information.
Researchers have found a way of using microorganisms to turn atmospheric carbon dioxide into energy, Ingram writes, essentially replicating the processes found in plant life. Fuel from carbon dioxide has promise, he adds, but isn't yet developed into something that can work on a large scale.
Tesla Motors is planning to open more quick-charge locations along its 'Supercharger' network in various locations over the next three to four months, Voelcker writes. The Supercharger network is meant to allow Tesla Motors Model S drivers to obtain rapid recharges every 100 to 200 miles.
Tax Day 2013 is a month away, and if you drive a plugin, your vehicle could qualify you for a wide range of federal, state, and local tax credits. Read on to see if you qualify, and get your paperwork together in plenty of time for Tax Day 2013.
Norway is one of the most electric car-friendly countries on the planet, Ingram writes. But how much is Norway's pro-electric car stance actually costing the country – and can any of the country's techniques really be used elsewhere?
Tesla Motors is delaying the Model X electric crossover launch to the end of next year rather than late 2013 as it had said when the Model X electric crossover was first shown, Voelcker writes.