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.
Increased engine and transmission problems in newer cars have contributed to a decline in vehicle dependability in J.D. Power's annual Vehicle Dependability Study. There's a worrying correlation between these results and the trend for smaller, more fuel-efficient engines of the last few years, Ingram writes.
Computing giant Apple may have discussed a possible acquisition of Tesla Motors last fall, according to a report. How might Apple give Tesla Motors a boost?
Which new vehicle sold today has the lowest overall carbon footprint over its lifetime? It's the battery-electric Nissan Leaf, according to a study set to be released this spring.
Electric cars will continue to be subsidized in China as part of a continuing effort to jump-start plug-in sales and reduce air polution. Subsidies for electric cars will continue beyond 2015.
Toyota recall involves 1.9 million Prius vehicles with 2010 to 2014 model years. No accidents or injuries have been reported in relation to the Toyota recall.
BMW i8 and i3 plugins made their advertising debuts in two ads that aired over the weekend during NBC's Olympic coverage. The BMW i8 ad, called 'Sightings,' follows people trying to describe the futuristic coupe after it has whizzed past.
The car-sharing industry may be cutting into auto sales, according to a recent study, as Americans increasingly appear less interested in owning their own car.
Produce an electric car with enough range, and the journeys it can realistically achieve become almost limitless.The most impressive trip undertaken might be that of Randy Denmon and Dean Lewis, who have driven a Model S from Texas to the Panama Canal.