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2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car Will Alter Industry As Prius Did, Says Exec

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car Will Alter Industry As Prius Did, Says Exec

When it launched in the U.S. in 2000, the first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid was met with more than a little skepticism by the automotive establishment and the buying public. As with any new application of technology, it was unclear whether the Prius--and hybrid cars in general--would have a... read more

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Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Should GM Buy Tesla? What Would Be The Pros And Cons?

The suggestion hit the day before Christmas: Analyst Yra Harris of Praxis Trading predicted in a CNBC interview that General Motors might buy Tesla Motors sometime in 2014... read more January 7, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Who Will Own Model E Trademark: Tesla, Or Ford?

Perhaps the auto world is Wonderland--for, as Alice famously said, it gets curiouser and curiouser. The latest oddity is a report last Sunday from the enthusiast site Ford... read more December 27, 2013 by 


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars So Disruptive, Gas Cars Will Be Obsolete In 2016, Says Futurist

Many people like to think they can predict the future, but only futurists (and psychics) get paid to do it. And futurist Lars Thomsen thinks that electric cars are such a... read more December 26, 2013 by 


 
2014 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT Grille

2015 Ford F-150 Gas Mileage: What We Know So Far

The Ford F-150 full-size pickup is the best-selling single nameplate in the U.S. market, so any changes to Ford's premier truck mean a lot. Buyers, dealers, and the whole... read more December 23, 2013 by 


 
Gas pump

Gasoline Cars To Remain Dominant In 2040, Energy Agency Says

Cars running on gasoline have been with us for almost 140 years, and diesels for almost 80 years. More than 1 billion vehicles on the planet use those fuels today. So the... read more December 19, 2013 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2012

Modern Electric Cars, Three Years Later: Lessons Learned

Three years ago yesterday, the first retail buyer of a brand-new Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car was handed his keys in Denville, New Jersey. Just three days... read more December 16, 2013 by 


 
Nissan Leaf being charged

Mentioning Moore's Law For Electric Cars: Sign Of Ignorance

You see and hear it all the time, sometimes from people who really ought to know better. It's the notion that electric cars are going to improve incredibly, amazingly... read more September 20, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray first drive

Chevy Corvette Hybrid: Not Nearly As Horrifying As Purists Think

Traditionalists may be feeling faint right about now. The thought of a Chevrolet Corvette with a hybrid-electric powertrain threatens to make their heads explode. But that's... read more September 3, 2013 by 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Are Hybrids, Electrics The Car's Future--Or Should Cars Be Shunned Like Cigarettes?

Many people who frequent this website with any regularity probably own a hybrid or electric vehicle. Many of those probably think they're already driving the future--or an... read more May 7, 2013 by  34


 
Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid

Yes, Combustion Engines Will Be With Us For Decades; However...

It should be fairly obvious, but apparently it isn't: Plug-in electric cars are not going to sweep the marketplace overnight. Their sales will grow slowly and steadily from a... read more April 25, 2013 by  37


 
Edison2's Very Light Car

Edison2 Unveils Next Iteration Of Very Light Car

It seems like fairly recently that Edison2 walked away with the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, but it was actually back in 2010. Since then, the company has been... read more April 14, 2013 by  12


 
Utah highway

Solar Roads: Is The Future Of Energy Under Our Feet?

Whatever the future energy mix, it's becoming apparent that coal and gas are both hugely consumptive and not entirely great for the environment--even if they provide large... read more April 8, 2013 by  6


 
Cover of Los Angeles Times Magazine, April 3 1988, depicting L.A. in 2013

What 2013 Looked Like For Greener Cars, Back In 1988

The rate at which technology develops makes predicting the future incredibly difficult, but people get it right sometimes. They get it wrong sometimes too, and you'd have... read more March 23, 2013 by  4


 
Sunseeker solar glider (Image: Solar Flight)

Next Kind Of Electric Transport: Solar Electric Aircraft?

In utopian visions of the future, we won't have to burn anything to get anywhere. No fossil fuels, no coal, no burning of any sort. For some, that future is already... read more March 4, 2013 by  1


 
Egg-like nanoparticles for lithium-ion batteries. [Image: Zhi Wei She et al., Stanford University]

New Lithium-Ion Battery Tech Could Appear In Next Few Years

New battery technology is five years away, and always will be. Well, that's the impression you might get whenever new technology is announced. Some of it is very, very clever... read more February 19, 2013 by  15


 
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