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Electric! Weaving Toyota, BMW together in a fiber of carbon

Is carbon fiber the key to electrification? New Toyota and BMW collaboration could be more than a light duty partnership What do fuel cells, electrification and carbon fiber have to do with each other? Combined they result in almost perfectly efficient automotive harmony. And that makes the tie up between Toyota and BMW a pretty serious knot […] […]

Infiniti EMERG-E Debuts at Goodwood

By Huw Evans To prove that Infiniti’s extended range EMERG-E supercar is far more than just a styling exercise, the brand unveiled “fully functional” versions at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. The demonstrator cars, have already taken part in the famous hillclimb, while as this is written, Formula 1 pilot Mark Webber is getting ready […] […]

Volvo Mean Green Gets Records Recognized

By Philippe Crowe World-record breaking truck driver Boije Ovebrink was formally presented with a diploma from the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) last week to officially acknowledge his hybrid truck speed records. The new world speed records were set at the Wendover Airfield in Utah, U.S. on April 27, 2012. Driving “Mean Green,” his Volvo hybrid […] […]

University Of Utah To Use Cordless Charging On Campus Shuttle

By Philippe Crowe The University of Utah has placed an order for a 40-foot, all-electric transit bus with BYD Company Limited. The all-electric BYD GreenCity bus will be retrofitted with WAVE’s wireless charging pad under the bus, developed by the Utah State University Energy Dynamics Laboratory. This technology will allow the BYD electric buses to pull […] […]

Impossible to forecast the future price of hybrids and EVs?

Tesla Model S: The smartest battery-powered car around? Using the Tesla Model S as a battery price metric It seems pretty clear that batteries for hybrid and electric cars will become cheaper over time. New technologies, better manufacturing, and scale all seem on an inevitable path towards making batteries cheaper. But when? Also, are there any confounding […] […]

Coda To Run In 2012 Clean Fuel Competition

By Philippe Crowe The CODA REFUEL team will be competing this Sunday, July 1, in the 2012 Clean Fuel Motorsports event taking place at Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. The team will run with other EV enthusiasts in a Sport-Electric Time Trial open track event, starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. read more […]

Owners Help GM Clarify ‘Misconceptions’ About the Chevy Volt

By Jeff Cobb General Motors launched the “extended-range electric” Chevrolet Volt in December 2010 but apparently misconceptions about it are so common the company has been compelled to run commercials to help get the message out. Along the lines of other ads in which Volt drivers offer personal testimonials that they are among the “happiest drivers […] […]

‘Exit the Highway’ and Possibly Win a Toyota Prius v

By Jeff Cobb In cooperation with the Audubon Society, Toyota is offering the chance to win a Prius v in its “Exit The Highway” campaign that encourages scenic drives to natural attractions near to over 60 cities. As the name implies, the promotion is intended to highlight the eco-friendly car as the ideal vehicle to discover […] […]