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Road and Track tests battery-powered E-Ruf 911

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Porsche Click above for high-res gallery of the E-Ruf We only heard about the latest modified Porsche from Ruf about a week and a half ago when the tuner unveiled its new E-Ruf via press release. Apparently we weren’t the first to learn of the all-electric 911, as Road & Track has already […] […]

Driven: 2009 Tesla Roadster v1.5

Filed under: Convertibles, Coupes, Hybrids/Alternative, Sports/GTs, Tech Click above for high-res gallery of Tesla Roadster v1.5 Last January we landed an exclusive first drive of the Tesla Roadster. We were impressed, but well aware that the particular two-gear model we drove that wet afternoon wasn’t identical to the version set to land in customers’ hands […] […]

AutoblogGreen for 10.21.08

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green click to visit AutoblogGreen Perhaps the recent lowering of gas prices means you’re not quite as concerned about filling up and driving about. But, if your car has a tendency to sit while you walk or bike, consider a sun-powered way to maintain your car’s battery. If you’re more likely to go fast […] […]

New diesels won’t run when the urea tanks is dry

Filed under: Maintenance, Hybrids/Alternative, Government/Legal, Green, Mercedes-Benz Click above for a high-res gallery of the MB GL320 BlueTEC Owners of the new crop of clean diesels will have another maintenance item to concern themselves with if their new cars are equipped with urea injection. The EPA requires that all diesels meet strict new emissions standards, which almost […] […]

Volt designer "more proud" of production version

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Chevrolet Back when GM rolled out the Volt concept, there was less discussion about its design than there was about its underlying technology. Sure, it looked ok, but with gas prices at the time headed straight up, its promise of cheaper driving overshadowed its sports car roofline. Upon introduction of the more aerodynamic […] […]

AutoblogGreen for 10.20.08

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green click to visit AutoblogGreen On Friday, we finally got a peek at the Electric MINI E. It’s the same look on the outside – well, plug the giant plug logo – but totally different under the hood. We’re very much looking forward to the LA Auto Show, where we’ll learn much, much more. […] […]

LA Preview: 204-hp lithium battery-powered MINI E revealed!

Filed under: LA Auto Show, Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Hatchbacks, MINI Click above for high-res gallery of the MINI E BMW has finally unleashed some information and photos of the much anticipated MINI E set to debut next month at the LA Auto Show. For those who haven’t been paying attention, late last spring BMW announced plans to build […] […]

Free-piston engines could be alternative energy alternative

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green Long ago (last month for example) when fuel prices were high and looked likely to get even higher, it seemed everyone had an idea to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. While some aftermarket companies played with magnets, it looked like the major OEMs were looking at some form of electric propulsion. […] […]