Sales of the Smart car and other tiny two-seaters have been disappointing in the US, despite soaring gas prices.
The "fiscal cliff" deal turns out to contain some good news for green energy, Voelcker writes, long a priority of president Barack Obama.
2013 Ford Fusion Energi becomes America's most fuel-efficient sedan, with a rating of 108 MPGe in city driving, Ingram writes. At $39,495 in SE trim, the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi costs $350 more than the Chevy Volt.
Lawsuit says fuel economy claims for C-Max Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid are 'false and misleading.' Ford says cars can deliver 47 m.p.g. with right driving style.
Canada is seeing the development of several charging station programs across the country, in preparation for increased electric vehicle ownership, Ingram writes.
Wireless charging sales for electric cars will surpass 280,000 by 2020, according to Pike Research.
Hong Kong authorities have brought in measures to ban the highest-polluting vehicles in an effort to achieve clean air targets, Ingram writes.
US sales of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric cars should reach 440,000 units in 2012 – a 73% improvement over 2011 – according to market research firm Mintel.
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.