Critics of green and hybrid vehicles have noted that the technology is still too expensive to consumers for it to take off. General Motors would like to change that, reports Automotive News. The automaker has announced very competitive pricing on the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco. The sticker price for the GM electric vehicle when it Read on! →

New York-based lithium-ion automotive battery maker Ener1 Inc. has filed for bankruptcy protection, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. The company, which was granted a $118 million U.S. Energy Department grant to make batteries for electric vehicles, defaulted on its bond debt. Competition from Asian battery makers is also believed to have contributed to Ener1’s financial woes. China, Read on! →

The Nissan Leaf sold well in its initial offering, but sales have slowed much since that time. The higher cost of EVs has hindered their adoption in the U.S., and much of that added expense is due to the battery pack. Now, says Nissan, it is making a new battery pack for the Leaf that Read on! →

Automotive News reports that BMW has pulled out of talks with General Motors that were intended to lead to a cooperative partnership for producing fuel cell technology to power future vehicles. BMW has voiced its intention to partner with Toyota. According to BMW AG spokesman Alexander Bilgeri, GM is still in talks with BMW, but Read on! →