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$6.00 gas needed to make plug-ins cost-effective

Forever a luxury item without $6.00 gas and industry cooperation? A successful US battery industry requires a united, national effort Back in September The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted the Advanced Batteries Cafe focused on creating a market-driven US industry built around plug-in vehicle batteries and batteries [...] [...]

Measuring Green Car Success with Toyota Prius

In two days, the first customer takes ownership of the all-electric Nissan LEAF. (We’ll be there front and center to document the event.) There’s no doubt that the imminent rollout of the Nissan LEAF, and the Chevy Volt, is a watershed event. At the same time, green car fans should have realistic [...] [...]

Hybrids just an interim technology? Doubtful

Still the most important vehicle on the road today, and tomorrow Hybrids will be around for decades, maybe forever I used to believe the best hybrid car was a plug-in hybrid and that plug-in hybrids were far more important than pure battery-powered electric cars, at least in the interim. Not anymore. Nonetheless, one thing seems quite clear, the [...] [...]

FORD F-150 SVT RAPTOR SUPERCAB MODEL SNAGS AWARD; NEW SUPERCREW HEADED TO DEALERS SOON

The 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has been awarded Pickup Truck of the Year by Four Wheeler magazine. This is the 10th award for the off-road performance truck that has been a huge hit since its debut last year. [...]