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Hydrogen Cars, Coming Down the Pike

They could play an important role in fighting climate change, but a lot more refueling stations will be needed. […]

Honda working on ‘power exporter’ to go with fuel-cell vehicle

Filed under: Hydrogen, Honda The bad news, as we’ve previously reported, is that Honda‘s first production hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle won’t debut until 2016, a bit later than expected. The good news is that the automaker may produce a device that will let that FCV’s motor power up other devices as well. So it’s a tradeoff of […] […]

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Model Year 2015 Sienna Minivans for 2nd Row Overhead Grips

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 26, 2014 — Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 25,500 Model Year 2015 Sienna Minivans.  Approximately 30,000 Sienna vehicles are involved worldwide; including approximately 2,000 in Canada; 1,600 in Mexico; 130 in Korea  and 18 vehicles in Germany.   Visit […] […]

Recharge Wrap-up: Porsche adds third 919 Hybrid for Le Mans, Audi to heat factory with geothermal

Filed under: Ethanol, Hybrid, Manufacturing/Plants, Audi, BMW, Porsche, Legislation and Policy, Racing Porsche will be running a third 919 Hybrid LMP1 car in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. The extra Porsche will race in the six-hour May 2 WEC race at Spa-Francorchamps as a lead-up to the legendary 24-hour race on June […] […]

Monday Motorsports: Hamilton Wins Formula One Title

Lewis Hamilton beat his teammate, Nico Rosberg, to win the drivers championship; Sam Bird won the Formula E race in Malaysia. […]

Recharge Wrap-up: Atlanta Falcons electrify with ChargePoint, LiquidPiston unveils X Mini engine

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Lightweight ChargePoint is partnering with the Atlanta Falcons to provide more EV charging stations at the team’s facilities. The chargers are used by players, employees and fans and ChargePoint has donated additional stations for installation throughout the city of Atlanta. The city, county and state are all seeing growth in the number […] […]

UK’s 2014 Next Green Car Awards fetes VW e-Up!, Tesla Model S

Filed under: Diesel, EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, MPG They like the Tesla Model S across the Pond, too. The California-made electric vehicle was one of about a dozen models given props by the UK’s Next Green Car Awards. And the prizes ran the gamut between conventional, diesel, plug-in and battery-electric powertrains because who doesn’t like variety? Leading off in […] […]

Is BMW ready to increase i8 production?

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Manufacturing/Plants, BMW The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid is really fast. But the car is getting to customers really slowly. The German automaker might be doing something about that. Bimmer executive Ian Robertson, speaking with reports at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, commented on the high demand for the super-PHEV and said […] […]