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Lawmakers Say HANG-UP and Fly!

With all the things our lawmakers could be doing, they decide banning cellphones on commercial flights is the most important. […]

First Drive: 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

When the Chevy Malibu Hybrid debuted, its biggest criticism was that its fuel economy was not a significant enough improvement over the gas-powered model. For 2009, the Malibu Hybrid—which is virtually the same exact vehicle—now offers a slightly better 26 city/34 highway as a result of a couple of minor modifications. We did a mixed […] […]

EEStor signs exclusive contract with Light Electric Vehicles Company

Filed under: Emerging Technologies, EV/Plug-in, On Two Wheels, USA Although they have yet to show off a prototype of their electrical energy storage unit (EESU) to a very curious public, the mysterious EEStor company has inked yet another deal. This time the future beneficiary of the super-duper capacitor is the Light Electric Vehicles Company (LightEVs) headed […] […]

Aptera may undergo some design changes before December production

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Aptera, USA The latest newsletter from Aptera has arrived and we can now inform you of their most recent interesting updates. As expected, the company is about to begin the process of moving much of their current crowded facility to their new, close-by Vista, CA location. The new shop will contain some […] […]

At Witz’ End: GM EV1 – The Real Story, Q&A

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, GM, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, At Witz End People are most critical of the things they least understand. – Paul W. Spoor, Bits & Pieces, September 2008. Why is it so important to some to cast GM as a villain? To believe that the only reason we don’t have affordable, practical pure-electric vehicles today is that […] […]

VW reportedly developing twin-drive PHEV Golf for 2011

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Volkswagen Volkswagen is currently running a twenty strong test fleet of Twin-Drive Golfs in and around Berlin Germany and the results of this work are expected to hit the retail market around 2011. The current test models are using diesel engines but the production versions are likely to switch to gasoline when […] […]

F1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella now an "Electric Ambassador"

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, On Two Wheels, Vectrix Click above for more shots of the Vectrix electric scooter Sure, Formula 1 is trying to introduce fuel-savings technologies in the coming years, starting with the KERS system that is currently being tested. Will we ever see the day when electric F1 cars are whizzing past gawking spectators across the […] […]

MyCar wins GreenFleet electric vehicle of the year award

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Lightweight, UK Officially launched at the British International Motor Show in July by NICE Car Company, MyCar was named electric vehicle of the year by GreenFleet this past Thursday in Twickenham, England. Sporting space for two occupants and born of an Italian pen, the tiny car from Hong Kong captured judges hearts by […] […]