A bill that would allow direct sales of cars serves as a "pre-emptive strike" against any measures to block automaker Tesla from selling its vehicles to consumers, according to an Arizona lawmaker. Meanwhile, Tesla reportedly named Arizona as a potential home for its planned battery factory.
Tesla recently announced plans for a lithium battery "gigafactory" and is considering four southwestern US states for its location. The city of Tucson has made a formal proposal to become the site of the Tesla giga plant.
With Tesla's network of chargers around the US growing quickly, a cross-country road trip may be in many Tesla owners' summer plans. But the dearth of electric car chargers in and around the nation's most popular national parks could pose a problem.
The Paris-based Autolib is reportedly rolling into London with the goal of mustering a fleet of 100 electric cars in its first year.
As more Americans move into cities and curb their driving habits over concerns of traffic and pollution, researchers say that mass transit use is higher than it has been in decades.
Honda has reaffirmed its commitment to expanding its hybrid offerings in the U.S, despite halting production of the Honda Insight later this year. Honda's hybrid efforts will focus on larger models like the Accord and Civic.
Though the Nissan Altima was a staple of the car company's line up last year, at the Geneva Motor Show it looks like Nissan is all about the Juke for 2015.
Tesla Motors (TSLA) will reportedly build additional charging stations and service centers across Europe. By year's end, the company claims that its combined European and Asian sales will be almost double those it expects in North America.
Driver satisfaction with public facilities to charge electric cars is improving according to a recent survey from California's Center for Sustainable Energy.
Automakers and consumer electronics manufacturers increasingly turn to lithium-ion batteries to power their products. After Tesla Motors (TSLA) reportedly consumed a significant chunk of battery output produced in 2013, the company may begin working with other manufacturers to produce their own battery supply.
Facing lagging sales and stiffer competition from Toyota's Prius models, Honda reportedly has pulled the plug on its own Insight hybrid.
Tesla Model S won Consumer Reports' 'Best Overall' vehicle award, beating out cars from traditional automakers like Ford and Chevrolet. The Tesla Model has been a Consumer Reports favorite since it joined the fleet last year.
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup hasn't quite reached dealers yet, but it's already making an impression on truck buyers. The automaker received more than 8,000 orders for the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup in just three days – more than twice the corporate average.
Mitsubishi is developing an electric motor for vehicles that the car company says has improved cooling and generates a similar amount of power that is produced by existing motors.
President Barack Obama said new fuel efficiency rules will be proposed for large trucks by March of next year. The goal will be to improve fuel economy by between 10 to 20 percent by 2018.
In a deal announced today, Japanese automaker Nissan will supply electric vehicles for Bhutan's government and taxi fleets. The Himalayan kingdom said the move is part of an effort to curb fossil fuel emissions, and hinted other manufacturers may also sell electric cars there in the future.
When the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act was passed in 2007, ethanol was viewed as a way to cut gasoline consumption and reduce dependence on foreign oil. Seven years later, times have changed.
Hyundai Santa Fe and other models helped the Korean automaker joined luxury brands Tesla and Cadillac in the list of the top three brands that US car buyers adore most. Hyundai had the highest number of well-loved vehicles on the list, with its Elantra GT, Equus, Genesis, Sonata joinign the Hyundai Santa Fe.
General Motors reportedly will begin manufacturing its pickup trucks using aluminum starting in 2018. The move follows rival automaker Ford, which started using the metal to make its trucks lighter and help meet stricter fuel efficiency standards.