The problem with electronic devices is compatibility between makes. Can you imagine if all cell phones used the same type of charger? That would make public charging stations possible and convenient. Such is the thinking behind a coalition of eight automakers, who want to make a standard interface across electric and plug-in hybrid models. A 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! →


Austin, Texas, will soon be seeing SmartCars in an entirely new light thanks to German company Car2Go. The car-sharing service will be expanding the year-old pilot program to all city and state officials in Austin. Car2Go is a car-sharing service that charges users by the minute for use of SmartCars, a model that is becoming Read on! →


Sales of hybrid vehicles have been less brisk than automakers would like, and automakers widely attributed the reason to the high entry cost of a hybrid. For those interested in a hybrid, but wondering when the break-even point of saving money will occur, the U.S. Department of Energy has you covered. The department has started 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! →


In a few large U.S. cities, seeing a parking lot full of Zipcars is becoming more and more common. Soon, drivers in the United Kingdom will have a chance to wave their membership cards to use Zipcars, too. The Cambridge-based company has acquired Streetcar. The combined car-sharing network of Streetcar and Zipcar has about 400,000 Read on! →