Chevy Volt reviews are beginning to come out. There is mixed sentiment about the car. The Chevy Volt is the first entry by General Motors into the hybrid and electric car field. It has been hotly anticipated. Critics contend that the car is too reliant on its gas engine to truly compete with other hybrids. Read on! →

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! →

Ford Motors has proven its commitment to electric vehicles with its latest offering, the Focus Electric. Autocar UK reports that the debut of Ford’s flagship alternative-fuel car and primary competition for the Nissan Leaf excited the audience at what sources claim has been a lackluster Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show. The Focus Electric will make Read on! →

Driving forward at a high rate of speed can be dangerous even for those with superb reaction time. Now, automakers are beginning to market “reverse speed” as a selling point as electric cars become more prevalent, reports Automotive News. Considering the limited field of vision reverse driving affords, concerns over whether extensive reverse driving should 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! →

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! →

A trade group for auto dealers has voiced opposition to the government’s fuel standards initiative. The Obama administration has set a dauntingly high bar for fuel consumption standards. Currently, the goal is for all automakers to average 60 miles per gallon for their entire fleets by 2025. That goal for fuel consumption has been decried 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! →

So how much of your tax money actually subsidizes plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles? Edmunds’ Inside Line totaled the numbers. It isn’t cheap. $135 million in fed tax credits According to the report, based on 2011 sales and lease numbers, American motorists leased or bought more than 18,000 plug-in electric and hybrid cars. That means Read on! →