California has enacted numerous policies to cut transportation-related emissions, improve energy efficiency, and reduce the use of fossil fuels. One such policy--the state's Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, or LCFS--is not sitting well with oil companies, which claim the regulation will raise the price of gasoline.
Self-driving or electric? One researcher contends that green-car advocates should support connected cars that are increasingly intelligent, leading toward partly and fully automated driving.
Foxconn, well-known for manufacturing Apple iPhones, announced in June that it would build an electric car and that it would sell for less than $15,000. Foxconn is reportedly looking to expand its business beyond contract manufacturing for Apple and other companies like Microsoft and Sony.
The use of biofuel in aircraft may be really starting to take off. Southwest Airlines is the latest carrier to experiment with renewable jet fuel, recently signing an agreement with Red Rock Biofuels to purchase low-carbon fuel made from forest residue.
The percentage of people who own cars in London, Paris, and Munich has dropped noticeably over the past decade. The culprit? Smartphones.
Tesla Motors has won another battle in a state-by-state war between the automaker and car-dealer associations after a court granted it right to sell from its company owned-stores in Massachusetts. With the decision, Massachusetts joins Minnesota, North Carolina, and New York in the 'pro-Tesla' camp.
BMW i3 and Mercedes B-Class electric car models from 2014 were recently put to the test by 'Car and Driver', The BMW i3 was praised for its ambitiousness and the B-Class for its restrained styling, but which luxury electric model came out on top?
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the automaker could introduce self-driving technology in three years. Several other firms, most notably Tesla's partner Mercedes-Benz, already feature significant autonomous features in its high-end cars that is absent from the Tesla Model S.
Elon Musk hinted at a significant project with Toyota in the next few years at a ceremony to launch the Tesla Model S in Japan. Toyota owns a 2.4 percent stake in Tesla Motors.
Telsa Motors appears to have chosen Nevada as the site of its massive battery gigafactory. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that the company planned to prepare more than one site, to ensure that its so-called gigafactory would stay on schedule to start production of lithium-ion cells and battery packs in late 2017.
Tesla Motors is backing up its commitment to China with a new deal to set up 400 new charging stations across the country. China has become a vital market for global automakers, and a lack of charging stations has hampered electric car sales for Tesla and other electric carmakers thus far.
The states in the running for Tesla Motors' massive battery 'Gigafactory' are ponying up huge incentives to win the bid, drawing the ire of budget watchdogs. Is the Tesla Gigafactory worth it for a state's economy?
The triumphs of Elon Musk and Tesla are largely due to putting out an industry-changing new product. But Elon Musk has done something else to separate himself from the grey-flannel pack: He listens to his Tesla customers.
When Tesla announced the short list of possible locations for its lithium-ion cell 'gigafactory,' California wasn't on it. Now, California governor Jerry Brown's office is negotiating an incentive package for the Tesla gigafactory that would include waiving certain parts of a decades-old state environmental law.
Uber and Lyft have occupied a grey area between individual car ownership and more traditional forms of public transportation like buses, taxis, and subways. Now, Uber and Lyft are expanding into the carpool lane.
Toyota is recalling 2007 through 2011 model-year Camry Hybrid sedans to correct an issue with the cars' brake-fluid reservoirs. The Toyota recall affects about 177,000 hybrids.
SUV sales are on the rise: Jeep sold 41 percent more cars last month compared to June, and other automakers have seen similar increases in SUV sales. However, these SUVs have become more fuel efficient since the last generation had their SUVs.
Thanks to federal law, what drivers may consider as cars are actually legally trucks. How can drivers know if their new car is actually a truck?
Car dealers have been problematic for electric car sales. For example, plug-in electric cars typically require more explanation to buyers, which makes them less appealing for dealers to sell.
The auto industry is moving ahead in improving cars' fuel economy, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. About one in every three US vehicles on sale today already meet the fuel economy standards for 2016.