Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid - World's First Premium Diesel PHEV

Volvo V60 PHEV, First Premium Plug-In Diesel Hybrid, Ramping up Production

The world's first diesel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle , the Volvo V60 PHEV, is also the world's first luxury PHEV of any kind. “We...

China Increases Locally-Produced Electric Car Subsidies, Puts Huge Taxes on Imported Ones

The Chinese government seems to be in love with these fancy electric vehicles, because the feeling keeps encouraging them to "breed": it pays interested...

Rumour Saying Toyota Collaborates With Daimler for Exporting Hybrid Tech to Mercedes

The German automaker had also signed contracts with Renault-Nissan and BMW, joining efforts to bring hybrid cars to their maximum efficiency. The collaboration would also cover fuel cell vehicles and other next-generation concepts.
Wind power will help General Motors meets its renewable energy goal, 125 MW by 2020, four years early! (click for larger view)

General Motors to Use Wind Power for Reaching Renewable Energy Goals

We’ve been following General Motors’ renewable energy plans for a long time, and this is the first time that we’ve heard of the global...

Last Nail in the Tesla – Toyota Partnership?

While all other major car makers are either improving or developing battery electric vehicles, the world's largest automaker seems to be going the opposite...

This Would Be the Main Driver for Shift to Electric Cars

Comparing with traditional diesel or petroleum-fueled vehicles, electric cars offer much cleaner environment with its zero emission feature, lower maintenance cost due to its...
Fuel Economy Since 2008

US Fuel Economy on the Rise, UMTRI Study Claims

Since the 1970's with the OPEC Oil Embargo and introduction of Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations, the fuel economy of the US fleet...

Strange Bedfellows: USDA and Automotive Industry Pair to Develop Biobased Automobile Parts

Recently, a $10 million bioproduct and biofuel research project aimed to change the automotive industry was begun by the US Department of Agriculture. While...
World's First Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission was in the Lexus LS460 and IS-F, Making for Improved Acceleration and Better Overall Fuel Economy

GM & Ford’s Ten-Speed Transmissions to Increase Fuel Economy

More gears in a transmission does two things, smooths out shifting during acceleration and increases fuel economy, which is sorely needed in tomorrow's automobiles. Since...
Tesla Model S Dominates Electric Vehicle Sales in Canada

Tesla Model S is The Best-Selling Electric Vehicle in Canada

In the last couple of years, electric vehicle sales have more than tripled in some places, and Tesla Model S is proving to be...