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  • CR Says Ram EcoDiesel, Highlander Hybrid Top Rankings favicon hybridCARS (Today) - Consumer Reports recently announced that two alternative-fuel offerings have been rated best in their respective classes after a recent round of testing. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel scored 82 points in CR‘s hands, helped mainly by the diesel’s impressive 20 mpg combined and 27 mpg highway...
  • Five Steps To Save Money For The Tesla Model III favicon Gas 2.0 (Today) - Say you’re like me, an aspiring member of Generation Y who sees Tesla as much more than a car company. It’s a beacon of hope for a greener, better future, and the return of the can-do American spirit. Oh, electric cars aren’t viable? Tell...
  • New Mazda RX-7 And RX-9 Coming? favicon Gas 2.0 (Today) - An artist rendering of what the new RX-7 might look like. The Mazda Cosmo Sport first appeared in 1967, and it was the first volume production car to feature a Wankel rotary engine. According to Australia’s Motoring magazine, sources within the company suggest that...
  • Chinese Market For Electric Cars Is Booming favicon Gas 2.0 (Today) - A press release from Market Research Reports says that the Chinese market for electric cars is expected to grow by 50% or more per year for the foreseeable future. Sales in 2014 are expected to top 50,000 units. This rapid growth is spurred by generous...
  • Henkel Joins Team China Racing In Formula E favicon hybridCARS (Today) - Team China Racing, competing in the soon to begin Formula E championship, has announced a joint partnership with Henkel. Henkel is known as a supplier of high-tech automotive adhesive solutions; the company said it helps promote development in the electric vehicle field. Team China Racing...
  • Toyota Team Member Handed The Keys To Special 2014 Camry Hybrid favicon hybridCARS (Today) - Imagine building cars for over 25 years and being surprised with the keys to your own hybrid car, one that you just helped build. That is what happened to Tom Keith. He was the envy of all 7,000 Toyota Georgetown team members when the company...
  • Sperm bank to grave on a bike favicon TreeHugger (Yesterday) - From what I've heard, Danish people don't think about their "bicycle culture." Bicycling is just a part of life, as ubiquitously invisible to them as checking the mail is to us. In fact, you can go from a sperm bank to the grave on...
  • Ultimate urban utility bike winner is packed full of commuting features favicon TreeHugger (Yesterday) - Featuring a handlebar that doubles as a u-lock, a cargo rack, electric assist, auto-shifting, and integrated smart lights, the Denny will be produced by Fuji Bikes next year....
  • China is about to make a really big bet on electric cars (100 billion yuan!) favicon TreeHugger (Yesterday) - Any way you slice it, a hundred billion yuans is a lot of moolah!...
  • 2015 Ford F-150 Aerodynamic Improvements favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - The 2015 Ford F-150 has been the focus of a lot of attention and scrutiny due to its new lightweight aluminum body, but engineers did a lot of work to improve the aerodynamics of America’s best-selling vehicle as well. Traditionally, pickup trucks haven’t done...
  • Chile, US navies to carry on working on drop-in alternative fuels favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - Chilean Undersecretary of Defense Marcos Robledo and United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus last week agreed to continue, through their respective navies, discussions on research, development and use of advanced drop-in alternative fuels to power surface ships and aircraft. The United States...
  • Tesla Owners Make Suggestions, Musk Responds favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - The Tesla Model S has been widely applauded by the automotive press, though two years since its debut several outlets have reported problems with their testers. Two Model S owners took out a full-page advertisement in the Palo Alto Daily News with several suggestions...
  • Nissan LEAF’s New Look Leaked favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - Rumors about the next-generation Nissan LEAF are heating up, and AutoExpress has what it claims is an exclusive first look at a more conventional-looking LEAF. With about double the range and a less polarizing look, Nissan is hoping to push the LEAF into the...
  • Recharge Wrap-Up: Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid bus, SiC could make Tesla Model S $6,000 cheaper favicon Autoblog Green (Yesterday) - Filed under: Biodiesel, Emerging Technologies, Ethanol, EV/Plug-in, Manufacturing/Plants, GM, Volvo, Legislation and Policy, Europe/EU, North America, USA Volvo is officially introducing its 7900 Electric Hybrid bus at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany next month. The coach bus reduces carbon emissions by up to...
  • Video: Packing The Porsche 918 Spyder Isn’t Easy favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - Outfitted with a state-of-the-art hybrid drivetrain, the 887 horsepower Porsche 918 doesn’t leave a lot of extra room for things like luggage. With just 4.76 cubic feet of space, one has to pack light when taking the 918 on a road trip, but not...
  • Kenworth Adds CNG Option To T880 Trucks favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - Just about every major construction project around the world relies on diesel-guzzling dump trucks to move billions of cubic-feet of earth and rock every year. With the trucking industry looking at natural gas as a replacement for diesel, the Kenworth T880 vocational truck now...
  • BMW i8 Outfitted With Wireless Charging For Formula E favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - In just a few short weeks, the the first race of the inaugural Formula E series kicks off in Beijing. Leading the pack of electric race cars will be a pair of special BMW i8 hybrids equipped with Qualcomm’s Halo wireless charging technology, a...
  • GM to invest $233M more in building Ecotec small-displacement gasoline engines favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - General Motors will invest $185 million to make small-displacement gasoline engines at its Spring Hill, Tennessee manufacturing complex. An additional $48.4-million investment is planned for the Bedford, Ind. powertrain castings plant. Both investments support GM’s new small displacement engine, which is part of an...
  • Nissan to begin production of Pathfinder hybrid in Russia; importance of Russian market favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - Nissan launched its Pathfinder range in the Russian market at the Moscow Motor Show. The Pathfinder made its debut alongside the new Russian-built Sentra sedan. Nissan’s all-new fourth-generation Pathfinder—which will be built in Russia—will be available with a standard 3.5L gasoline engine as well...
  • A Tale of Two Golfs: 2015 VW e-Golf First Drive favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - “Is it on?” That’s the first question everyone seems to ask when they first step into an electric car. I’ve had the privilege of driving more than a few EVs so far, but many of my colleagues at the Volkswagen e-Golf launch and drive...
  • Infographic: Farms, Robots, and the Future favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - By the year 2050, the world will need 1.2 billion tons of food to feed everyone on earth. Much of farming involves backbreaking labor and drudgery – tasks that could be done more reliably and efficiently by robots. Can robotic machinesenable us to cut down on...
  • Mitsubishi plug-in hybrid Outlander going on sale in Russia in September favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - At the Moscow International Automobile Salon 2014, Mitsubishi presented its four-wheel drive SUV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Outlander PHEV (earlier post); sales of the Outlander PHEV will start in Russia from September, 2014. The Outlander PHEV is the top-selling plug-in in Europe....
  • Infographic: 5 Largest US Public Transit Systems favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - The University of North Carolina School of Government’s MPA@UNC program has produced an infographic on the 5 largest US public transit systems. The graphic showcases the history and development, ridership and key metrics, and current and upcoming improvements of the transit systems in New York...
  • Fisker Karma Owners Will Get Access To Spare Parts Soon favicon hybridCARS (Yesterday) - We posted a piece yesterday discussing Michigan-based battery maker A123 making some necessary steps after emerging from bankruptcy, and today have some news relating to A123, albeit more indirectly. Green Car Reports got hold of an email sent to people who had bought the initial...
  • Volvo XC90 Gets Four-Cylinder Plug-In Power, Enhanced Safety favicon hybridCARS (Yesterday) - Volvo finally pulled the sheets off its new three-row XC90 SUV yesterday, and the initial details are pretty interesting. First, Volvo maintained a much more square-edged silhouette compared to the sweeping shapes adopted by its rivals. The front grille uses the company’s updated grille, which...
  • A Tale of Two Golfs: 2015 VW Golf GTI First Drive favicon Gas 2.0 (Yesterday) - With the low gurgle of its dual tailpipes and the quiet whirl of its tiny turbocharger, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI came to life. Unlike the e-Golf, which has taken a permanent vow of silence, the GTI is a car that lets your neighborhood...
  • Volvo reveals new XC90; limited diesel, gasoline First Edition on sale only online favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - The new XC90, with “Thor’s hammer” DRL lights. Click to enlarge.Volvo Cars revealed the XC90, its new 7-seat SUV, at an event in Sweden. Three years in the making and part of an $11-billion investment program, the new XC90 leverages the new Scalable Product...
  • Johnson Controls invests in IHU-TUT project to combine aluminum and steel in laser-welded tailored tubes for seats favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - Johnson Controls is investing in a German automotive research project working to combine steel and aluminum in laser-welded tailored tubes for use in seats for the first time. The result could be a 10 to 20 percent reduction in weight, which would be beneficial for...
  • Ford Selects Nat G as newest Qualified Vehicle Modifier; factory-qualified natural gas upgrades in Texas favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - Nat G CNG Solutions, a Houston-based company specializing in compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle upgrades, has been selected as a Ford Motor Company Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM). Ford instituted the QVM Program to improve quality assurance for Ford vehicle modifications, including natural gas vehicle upgrades....
  • IPCC sends draft Synthesis Report to governments for comment favicon Green Car Congress (Yesterday) - Authors of the Intergovernmental Report on Climate Change (IPCC) have finished drafting the Synthesis Report of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and sent the draft to governments for comments on the text. The Synthesis Report is the final product of the Fifth Assessment cycle. It...

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