Auto Cutting Edge
Ford said the C-Max Energi, which will be its first plug-in hybrid when it hits showrooms later this year, can run slightly more than 20 miles on electricity alone.
The 2012 Mitsubishi i subcompact electric car falls short both as a car and as an electric vehicle (EV).
Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday that she hopes soon to have a process in place that would allow states and local governments to pool orders for compressed natural gas vehicles and, in so doing, create enough demand to spur domestic production of CNG-powered cars and light trucks.
Toyota's redesigned Camry sedan arrived for 2012, and along with it - or actually, a few months later - came the also-reworked gasoline-electric hybrid version.
As consumers grow accustomed to ever-more sophisticated
cellphones and computers, they are demanding the same level of
performance from similar equipment in their cars and trucks,
Ford wants to be among the first automakers to put advanced driver-assist technology in affordable vehicles and is testing prototypes that can navigate traffic and park perfectly.
Tesla Motors started selling the Model S last week, an all-electric sedan
billed as a mass-market car, but the Silicon Valley automaker will have only
one dealership in the Midwest and the car will cost, in most cases, more than
twice the price of the Chevrolet Volt.
Wayne State University students got the keys to a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu this morning that they're going to re-design to make more eco-friendly as part of an international, three-year auto-engineering contest.
J.D. Power and Associates' annual Initial Quality Study results may show that many Ford owners still aren't thrilled with their MyFord Touch connectivity systems, but they also haven't had time to assess significant changes Ford introduced in March.
Ford's new Silicon Valley Lab in Palo Alto, Calif, is now open for business in the heart of the computer and electronics industry, where the automaker hopes to further relationships and research into the future of personal mobility.
Many in the traditional auto industry doubted that Tesla Motors could build an all-electric sedan from scratch in Silicon Valley. But this week the skeptics will witness the tech industry's most disruptive product launch of the year.
Ford expects to reduce by 25 percent the amount of energy it uses in its manufacturing plants over the next five years.
General Motors said Thursday that the 2013 Chevy Volt would be able to travel 38 miles on a single charge of electricity, up from 35 in the current version. After the Volt's battery pack is drained of electricity, the car's small gasoline engine kicks in so the driver doesn't have to stop to recharge.
Just a few weeks after General Motors curbed production of Volts, Chevrolet dealers in California are scrambling to get the extended-range electric cars on their lots as sales surge because of special state incentives for electric vehicles and West Coast gas still above $4 a gallon.
Zipcar Inc., a leading car-sharing network, today announced the launch of a pilot program for a new monthly membership plan now available in Chicago.