Nissan's June sales for its electric car Leaf slightly dipped in June, but Nissan is still up 5.5 percent since June 2013. Tesla Motors didn't report monthly sales for the Tesla Motors Model S electric car, but it is estimated that Tesla Motors sold about 1,200 cars.
Japan and automaker Toyota are looking to kick-start the fuel-cell vehicle industry with plans to produce hydrogen-powered cars that experts believe can lessen greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
Toyota remained the world's best-selling automaker for the second year, beating General Motors by 270,000 cars. Toyota wants to sell 10 million cars worldwide in 2014.
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The Toyota Prius has been downgraded from five stars to four in the federal government's new car safety ratings. But by all measures, the Prius is still a very safe car.