American motorists have been slow to embrace electric vehicles for many reasons. The cost and the lack or range and infrastructure are chief among them. Still others may be deciding to wait a bit until all the bugs have been worked out. Indeed, recalls and accusations of battery fires have plagued more than one major Read on! →

Hybrid car racing, while still somewhat of a novelty, is nothing new. The Formula Hybrid International Competition, being held this week in Loudon, N.H., is unique in that all the cars in the race are student-designed and built. The event is a recruiting forum for automakers seeking engineers. An engineering showcase Nascar fans might be Read on! →

Nissan Leaf owners, disgruntled that Nissan is not taking their complaints of battery power loss in hotter climates seriously, have staged their own test. Expect Nissan to pay attention now. Nissan Leaf batteries losing power in heat? Following the flaming-hot summer, some Leaf owners in Arizona noticed that the batteries in their Leafs were losing Read on! →

Toyota Motor Corp., Duke Energy Corp. and the not-for-profit Energy Systems Network are collaborating in Indiana on a pilot program to test standards for plug-in vehicles and charging stations that communicate with the power grid. Toyota team-up seeks to answer questions How will power companies assess charges for a future infrastructure supporting electric and plug-in Read on! →

Kelly Blue Book, ultimate authority on all things with four wheels and an engine, has come out with its Top 10 Green Cars for 2010. The list has foreign and domestic vehicles, and measures “green cars” on the basis of fuel economy, carbon dioxide emissions, safety and “driving enjoyment.” While the “green” rating of a Read on! →

The EV Project, managed by the firm ECOtality, has announced that it will now provide free Blink smart charging stations for green motorists and firms in Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia. The EV Project The United States has been slow in adopting plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles as a method of cutting down on harmful vehicle Read on! →

After an unexplained delay, the Obama Administration announced its finalized┬áCorporate Average Fuel Economy — or CAFE rules — for all U.S.-sold cars from the model years 2017-2025. It’s own deadline for the announcement had been August 15. CAFE rules kick in 2017 That CAFE rules require all new vehicles sold in the U.S. between 2017 Read on! →

For the last 12 years, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has released a list of the cleanest vehicles. For the first time, an electric vehicle has topped the list. The ACEEE rankings The ACEEE rankings, listed each year on, take into account not only the car’s fuel efficiency and emissions, but Read on! →

Green vehicles have proven to be popular with Japanese consumers. The ruling Democratic Party of Japan knows this. Thus, despite having the largest public debt of any nation, Automotive News reports that Japan has decided to extend government tax incentives for green vehicle ownership for another three years. Showing support for Japan’s automakers The calamitous Read on! →

Since the price of gas has been shooting up, car buying habits among Americans have changed accordingly. However, American consumers are not buying as many green cars such as hybrids and electric cars as they are compact and subcompact cars that sip the gas tank. Almost 60 percent of Americans don’t love the Leaf A Read on! →