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Fisker to delay Karma production because of A123 battery shortage

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Manufacturing/Plants, Fisker Fisker Automotive will postpone production of its Karma extended-range plug-in vehicle until the future of bankrupt battery maker A123 Systems is resolved, Bloomberg reports, citing an interview with the automaker’s CEO. During an interview at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, Tony Posawatz admitted that A123’s Michigan factory has stopped making […] […]

Ford Expects November To Be Its Best Hybrid Sales Month Ever; Electrified Vehicle Sales Increase Fivefold to 11 Percent

Ford projects November will be its best hybrid sales month ever with more than 6,000 units sold. Ford is expected to capture an all-time-high 11 percent share of the electrified vehicle market – an increase of more than fivefold this year alone. November marks the first full month the all-new C-MAX Hybrid, all-new C-MAX Energi […] […]

Honda Accord PHEV: 115 MPGe for $39,780

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Honda, LA Auto Show This morning, Honda announced a bunch of impressive numbers for the upcoming 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show. To wit: 115 MPGe, estimated 49 city/45 highway/47 combined fuel economy and an MSRP of $39,780. During the announcement, the Accord PHEV was called the “highest […] […]

All-new 2013 Ford Fusion wins Green Car of the Year

Green Car Journal today named the 2013 Ford Fusion Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show. With five powertrain choices including two EcoBoost® engines plus hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants, the all-new Fusion comes to market with a “game-on attitude,” says Ron Cogan, Green Car Journal publisher. David Mondragon, Ford general […] […]

Wheelies: The Pow! Sock! Edition

The original Batmobile from the 1966 TV series “Batman” is going up for sale. […]

Nissan Hi-Cross Concept: Testing the Hybrid Waters

The Hi-Cross is what Nissan North America’s vice president and general manager, Al Castignetti, calls “sculpted style with everyday utility.” […]

GM officially unveils Sail Springo EV at China auto show

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, GM, China First, we thought it was going to be called the Sail EV. Then we thought it’d be the Springo EV. Now we know that the first electric vehicle developed by Shanghai General Motors, the partnership between GM and SAIC, will officially be called the Sail Springo EV. So, that’s settled. Shanghai GM […] […]

Competition Reality Show Octane Academy, Founded by Ford, Returns for Season Two – Featuring Hot New Fiesta ST

It’s the noisy return of heart-pounding, white-knuckle excitement. Don’t blink, because you won’t want to miss Octane Academy season two, this time featuring the all-new Fiesta ST. Ford, creator of the popular motorsports reality show, is joining with Alli Sports, a division of NBC Sports Group, and broadcasting six hours on NBC Sports Network. The […] […]