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Visualize a green world and win a limited edition Brammo Enertia

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, On Two Wheels, USA If you have a fondness for super sweet electric motorcycles, are creative with a computer and harbor your own vision of what a green world looks like, then perhaps you should submit an entry into the “Creativity for a Greener World” contest being held by BOXX Technologies and sponsored […] […]

Th!nk NEV tuner edition

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Green Daily, Th!nk (Think), USA Click above for more high-res shots of this custom Th!nk NEV Ever since at least the 1950’s, car culture has included modifying vehicles for added performance and style. With the dawn of the fully electric car, there are some contingents that are all ready considering how best to eke […] […]

Will Buckshot kill the Xebra?

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Zap, USA For the past few years the little Xebra from ZAP! has pretty much had the American three-wheeled electric truck market cornered. However, those days of “dominance” may soon be numbered if the Buckshot from Green Vehicles proves to be as capable as they suggest it is. In fact, since they say […] […]

Daimler wants to build 10,000 EVs by 2012

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Mercedes Benz, SMART Daimler’s R&D boss Thomas Weber has been speaking bullishly about the company’s plans for electric drive vehicles. In an interview with German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Weber said that Daimler would be building several hundred electric vehicles by 2010, and ramping that up to 10,000 by 2012. Prototype lithium […] […]

Fresh views of the production Chevy Volt revealed in ABC news video

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Chevrolet, GM Click for high res images ABC news has just posted another video discussing the Chevy Volt. As expected, it’s basically a puff piece with nothing particularly earth shattering being revealed as far as technical details. Car and Driver editor Csaba Csere expresses his skepticism that GM can make the Volt happen […] […]

Surprise! – well, not really: Insight, Prius top Consumer Reports most frugal used cars

Filed under: Car Buying, Economy, Hybrids/Alternative, Green If you’re already stretched paper thin under the financial weight of a thirsty, expensive vehicle, getting out of it for something more fuel efficient might seem like an unattainable dream. Fear not, the smarties over at Consumer Reports have rightly pointed out that since depreciation accounts for nearly half […] […]

All VW and Mercedes diesels eligible for tax credit

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Sedans/Saloons, SUVs, Green, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen We knew last month that the Jetta TDI was qualified for the tax credit. Now, word is out that all of the new-generation clean diesels for Volkswagen (TDI) and Mercedes-Benz (Bluetec) will be joining the elite handful of vehicles that qualify for a federal alternative-powertrain tax credit. Formerly […] […]

Lexus delays LF-A, GS-F and more

Filed under: Coupes, Hybrids/Alternative, Sedans/Saloons, Green, Supercars, Lexus, Rumormill Click above for high-res gallery of the Lexus LF-A concept. Lexus sales have been down every month so far this year, which may be due in part to its SUV and crossover-heavy lineup. It also seems that Toyota’s luxury division doesn’t quite have redesigns of its sedans ready […] […]