Ford's C-Max hybrid has become the fastest-selling hybrid ever, even as Ford deals with discrepancies between the car's real-world gas mileage and its EPA rating.
Hybrid and electric vehicles are increasingly popular as a way of cleaning up city fleets, Ingram writes.
Ingram offers a wrap-up of the latest research on electric car batteries and energy storage – an important area for the future of cleantech.
The last place you'd expect to find garden herbs is in your car battery. But at least one, Rubia, can make car batteries more energy efficient, studies find.
The City of Indianapolis announced a goal to convert essentially its entire municipal fleet to hybrids or plug-ins by 2025, Voelcker writes.
Nissan Leaf electric car drivers are keeping pace with Chevy Volt drivers, having covered more than 100 million electric miles, Voelcker writes.
Coda Automotive, an electric vehicle company, confirmed Tuesday that it had laid off about 50 people, or 15 percent of its 330-person staff, Voelcker writes.
Electric vehicle sales are doing pretty well, Voelcker writes, but advocates say education and awareness can go a long way towards selling more electric vehicles.
Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group Corp. on Sunday bought A123 Systems, the bankrupt battery maker which supplies Fisker Automotive and others.
Ford's 2013 hybrids aren't living up to their EPA fuel efficiency ratings. According to Consumer Reports, The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford C-Max 'have the largest discrepancy between our overall-mpg results and the estimates published by the EPA that we've seen among any current models.'
New research from a German automotive Institute suggests that electric cars could cost 35 percent less to maintain than their combustion counterparts, Ingram writes.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday that the company was narrowly cash flow positive last week. Tesla Motors achieved profitability in 2009, but that didn't continue, and it's unlikely to continue this time--at least in the short term, Ingram writes.
The US Department of Energy has set a goal to improve battery and energy storage technologies by five times that of today--in the next five years, Ingram writes.
Winter can bring an added dose of anxiety for electric car owners, Ingram writes. Here are some tips for getting through winter with an electric car.
Plug-in sales dropped slightly in November with Nissan Leaf's steady sales unable to make up for the drop in Chevy Volt sales, Voelcker writes. The Chevy Volt range-extended electric car, logged 1,519 sales.
Chevy Volt drivers have driven a combined total of more than 100,000,000 miles on electricity, as of last Friday, Voelcker writes. The number of miles is tracked by a counter on the Chevy Volt website.
Electric cars meant thousands of new jobs in Michigan, says the former governor of that state. While many have criticized alternative energy grants, Jennifer Granhom says they are essential if the US doesn't want to lose advanced manufacturing jobs 'forever.'
Fisker Automotive revealed Wednesday that it has halted production on the Fisker Karma due to the bankruptcy of its battery maker, A123 Systems, according to Green Car Reports.
High efficiency was a bit of a trend in this year's Consumer Reports' consumer satisfaction survey, with the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Prius, Prius C and Nissan Leaf all scoring highly, Ingram writes. The Chevy Volt electric car topped the list for the second year in a row.
Chevy is hinting at a price "below $25,000 with incentives," for the 2014 Chevy Spark EV meaning a pre-incentive price of under $32,500, Ingram writes. The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV will be unveiled in full at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.