Throughout The Car Industry
Categories: Hybrid / Green
The state of Connecticut is the site of the newest showdown between Tesla Motors and the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA). The consequences for both sides in the battle are enormous. Should Tesla prevail, the century-old franchise dealer system could well be on its way to extinction. If NADA and its allies emerge victorious, then those who seek to transform the way the American public buys cars will suffer a serious setback. Either way, one side will be left face down with a bloodied nose.
Posted In: Car News, Hybrid / Green
Tags: Car news, tesla, NADA, tesla dealerships
When it comes to mass transit, Americans are tepid users at best. Let the Europeans and Japanese have their bullet trains and magnetic levitation; we will stick with our cars and trucks, thank you very much. That may be about to change, however, if a revolutionary new idea proposed by Tesla founder Elon Musk becomes reality. Known as the Hyperloop, it would make getting from point A to point B faster, safer, and more breathtaking than ever before.
Posted In: Hybrid / Green, Reports, Rumors, Technology
Tags: teacnology, green
Electric cars have a lot going for them. They're whisper-quiet, highly dependable, and offer freedom from the gas pump. Of course, they have drawbacks as well. For example, try driving cross-country in a battery-powered car. You'll count yourself fortunate to find enough charging stations along the way. Add to this the thorny problems of limited range and high sticker prices, and it's easy to see why electric cars make up only a tiny percentage of American vehicles.
Posted In: Car News, Driving, Hybrid / Green, Reports, Technology
Tags: Renewable energy, alternative fuels, west coast electric highway
All-electric cars are to the automotive industry what Star Trek’s warp drive is to NASA: a vision that promises an oasis from all the limits imposed by current technology. Problem is, the vision may be nothing more than a mirage. Or maybe not, if the new Chevy Bolt lives up to its hype.
Posted In: Auto Shows, Car News, Concept Cars, Hybrid / Green, Reports, Reviews, Technology
Tags: Chevy Bolt, electric cars, green cars
With the Mirai concept providing a compelling glimpse of what a hydrogen future would look like at Toyota, it appears that the Japanese firm is planning to adopt some of the Mirai's innovations in an upcoming Lexus LS variant. The hope is that it could serve as the perfect platform to debut the technology when it eventually makes its way to mass production in Toyota-badged models (like some of the other innovations that first got their start in the Lexus LS).
Tags: Lexus, Lexus LS, Lexus news, hydrogen, hydrogen lexus, hydrogen fuel cell LS, hydrogen fuel cell lexus
In a recent report, BMW has revealed that it has plans to formally commence testing of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. However, the firm also stated that it still sees battery-powered offerings as the way of the future for the time being, especially if new developments —could help revamp the way many consumers think about electric vehicles.
One of the most iconic and easily recognizable vehicles on the road has to be the school bus. The distinctive yellow paint and overall shape of the bus has not changed in more than 70 years. They perform their function well and there has been little need or desire to mess with what works.
The world is slowly getting greener. We “reduce, reuse, and recycle” when we can and scientists all over the world are working to make all the things we deem necessary to our survival less damaging to our environment. Automobiles are a big place where we try to reduce our “footprint”, electric vehicles are very attractive, especially to younger buyers. Let’s face it, they need the earth longer than the older set.
Tags: tesla, model x, towing, EV, hybrids, SUV, trucks, EV SUV
The future of hydrogen cars took a giant leap forward recently, with Toyota unveiling its first mass production vehicle to use the alternative fuel. The name of the car is the “Mirai”, the Japanese word for “future”. Whether the new model lives up to it name is anyone’s guess.
Posted In: Hybrid / Green, Technology
Tags: hydrogen, alternative fuels, Honda FCEV, Honda FCX, Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell, Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, Toyota FCVFuel Type: Electric, Hydrogen
Throughout most of their history, pickup trucks have been all about size and power—which makes sense, given that they’re also all about work. But, if a new concept vehicle from Nissan catches on, all of that may be about to change. Dubbed “Sparky,” it brings modern battery technology to the truck world.
Posted In: Concept Cars, Technology, Hybrid / Green
Tags: electric vehicles, renewable energy
Okay, you’ve got $25 grand to spend, and you want a little car that’s small enough to maneuver through traffic, yet still has enough room for 4 (5 in a pinch), and a reasonably sized trunk. What are your options? Well, if you’re the sort of person that actually eats fiber in order to maintain a regular schedule, then you might consider the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid. It’s got a roomy interior with nice materials and a raft of electronic gadgets. The Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system yields a 401k-friendly 45 average mpg, and it’ll depreciate even slower than it accelerates. But if you’re the sort of person that conquers constipation with Taco Bell and a 12-pack, then you’d probably be interested in the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart. It’s got a powerful turbo-4, AWD, and more attitude than a constipated teenager. Decisions, decisions…
Tags: 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid, 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart