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.
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.