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.
An entrepreneur wants to bring back wicker-bodied 'electriquettes' designed to parade around the Panama-California Exposition grounds in San Diego between 1915 and 1916.
EPA denied a request Friday to suspend parts of the 2007 Renewable Fuel Standard, which came from concerns that the feed corn essential to those states' agricultural businesses would be diverted to supply ethanol refineries.
Suzuki recently announced it will stop selling cars in the US, and now there are bargains galore on new Suzuki models. But are there any drawbacks to buying a car from a defunct automaker?
A123 Systems, the bankrupt battery supplier for Fisker Automotive, wants to end the contract under which it supplies the Fisker's battery, Voelcker writes.
A fire that destroyed 16 Fisker Karmas in the wake of Hurricane Sandy was caused by residual salt damage inside a Vehicle Control Unit submerged in seawater for several hours, according to Fisker Automotive.
In some parts of New York and New Jersey right now, electric cars are suddenly making a whole lot of sense, Ingram writes.
Manufactures, environmental groups, and the White House have approved new rules for cars requiring 54.5 mpg on cars by 2025. But dealers think the rules will lead to a dearth of cars that consumers actually want to buy.
Fuel economy depends on a slew of factors beyond the make and model of your vehicle, including traffic, driving style, landscape, and even weather. For the real scoop on a car's fuel efficiency, check real world economy websites and see what other drivers have been getting.
Blink, an electric car charging network, has developed printable notices that electric car drivers can use to inform gas drivers when their cars occupy spots reserved for electric cars, Voelcker writes.
The Arlington County, Virginia-based Electric Vehicle Taxicab Company is hoping to have the first all-electric taxi cab fleet in the US, Ingram writes.
Several northern European countries have signed a memorandum of understanding with Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai, to work towards the development of fuel cell vehicles and installing a hydrogen infrastructure, Ingram writes.
Gordon-Bloomfield offers tips for making your everyday commute easy and fuel-efficient.
In what may be a first, an enthusiast has turned a Corvette into a vegetable-oil burning 'green' racer.
By adding energy and sodium hydroxide to air, British engineers say they've found a way to produce carbon-neutral gasoline, Voelcker writes. There is, of course, a catch.
Charging data by a charging infrastructure company suggests that Volt owners are concerned about relying on their gas engine, Gordon-Bloomfield writes.
With more hybrids than ever before on the market, have hybrid cars and their drivers broken through their own stereotypes? Gordon-Bloomfield offers some reasons for why the hybrid seems to be entering into the mainstream.