US gives carbon emission credits for hybrid, electric, and other alternatively fueled cars. The loophole is aimed at spurring the alternative technology.
With a federal tax credit and state rebates, the price for Nissan's zero-emission, all-electric Leaf could be just above $20,000. Fully charged, it'll go 100 miles.
At Seoul Grand Park this week, engineers showed off Korea's OLEV concept vehicle that runs on power conveyed by magnets from underground lines. Many observers see 'potential,' but it's not an easy sell.
The Nissan recall affects brake pins and/or fuel gauges in 540,000 vehicles, most of them sold in the United States.
Toyota had the most driver complaints about rogue car acceleration over a five-year period. But other car makers, led by Ford, also had numerous complaints filed against them, reports Edmunds.com.
A patrol guard stationed along the Great Wall in Beijing inspects the General Motors Hy-wire, the world's first driveable fuel cell vehicle, making its first appearance in China, on Nov. 14, 2003.
This year, more automakers will roll out electric cars to American roadways.
The Nano from Indian carmaker Tata is pictured outside Bombay, India. At approximately $2,500, it has been called the cheapest car in the world.