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Lawsuit Accuses Ford Of Infringing Hybrid Technology Patents, Once More

Lawsuit Accuses Ford Of Infringing Hybrid Technology Patents, Once More

Ford isn't having much luck with its hybrid vehicles. Don't get us wrong, they're selling well, but after complaints that Ford's hybrids couldn't hit their stated EPA mileage figures, Ford is now facing a lawsuit that accuses it of infringing on technology patents in its hybrid vehicles. Bloomberg... read more

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Envia Battery Technology

Envia's High-Energy Battery Cell Mired In Dispute, GM Cancels Deal

Researchers and development firms regularly reveal battery-technology breakthroughs. Now, Envia Systems--one company that gained much public attention by promising such a... read more December 5, 2013 by 


 
ECOtality DC fast charger  -  Portland, OR

DoE Halted Ecotality Payments; 12,000 Charging Stations To Have Plugs Recalled

Electric car charging network provider Ecotality announced Monday it had suspended trading due to "material adverse developments". The company, which sells charging equipment... read more August 14, 2013 by  20


 
2012 Chevrolt Volt Gas Station Advert

Is Electricity 'Fuel'? Dutch Gas Stations Sue To Stop Electric-Car Charging

Remember all that stuff we said recently about The Netherlands being a haven for electric vehicles? Maybe knock a few degrees of conviction off that statement, as it seems... read more July 11, 2013 by  36


 
Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court Won't Reverse EPA E15 Ethanol Rules

The U.S. Supreme Court has been slow to rule on many of the biggest cases on this year's docket. Maybe that's because some of the justices are prone to procrastination, or... read more June 25, 2013 by  8


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

Fisker Layoffs Followed By Federal Lawsuit Over Lack Of Notification

The last few weeks have made painful reading for fans of electric car startup Fisker Automotive. It seems fate has a few more nails to bang in to Fisker's coffin. Automotive... read more April 8, 2013 by  2


 
2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan

Hyundai Will Settle Overstated Gas Mileage Lawsuits

Last November, Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia found themselves in hot, and rather deep water. An EPA investigation found each manufacturer had overstated its gas mileage... read more February 27, 2013 by  19


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

338 Fisker Karmas Wrecked By Sandy Waiting For Recall Parts

As luxury automaker Fisker prepares to battle in the courts over its Sandy-damaged Karmas, more details have emerged as to why its cars were sitting at Port Newark in the... read more January 4, 2013 by  3


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Fisker Insurer Won't Pay For 300 Flood-Ruined Karmas; Lawsuit Follows

Fisker Automotive's succession of calamitous events would be hilarious were it not so tragic--the stream of misfortunes so constant you begin to wonder if naming its first... read more January 2, 2013 by  4


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2013 Ford Hybrids' Gas Mileage Generates First Lawsuit

It isn't just Hyundai and Kia in deep water over misleading MPG claims--now Ford is the subject of a lawsuit over the MPG of its hybrid models. The federal lawsuit concerns... read more December 27, 2012 by  19


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Oil Industry Sues To Overturn Ethanol-In-Gasoline Mandate

Paying too much for that fast-food burger? Blame the government's ethanol targets, says the oil industry--and it's sueing the Environmental Protection Agency for what it... read more November 29, 2012 by  3


 
2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

Hyundai, Kia Face Federal Lawsuits For Overstated Gas Mileage

Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are being sued in U.S. courts over inflating gas mileage ratings on 2011-2013 vehicles. It was revealed on Friday that both automakers had... read more November 6, 2012 by  4


 
ECOtality Blink DC fast charger plugged in

Ecotality Lawsuit Tossed Out, CA To Get NRG-Funded Charging Stations

Electric car charging station provider ECOtality has had a lawsuit against the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) thrown out by a California appeals judge. ECOtality... read more October 17, 2012 by  4


 
Tesla's retail store concept

Auto Dealer Groups Escalate Battle Against Tesla Stores

If we had to pick one word to describe Tesla Motors, "audacious" would be at the top of the list. Not only did founder Elon Musk decide to build a car company, which in... read more October 10, 2012 by  28


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoChic, New York City, Jan 2012

Irate Investor Sues Fisker: A Little Lesson In Venture Capital

This is the week when driving impressions of the 2012 Fisker Karma have started to appear, as Fisker invites in waves of automotive journalists for a half-day of driving in... read more February 16, 2012 by  4


 
2006 Honda Civic Hybrid

California Extends Deadline On Honda Civic Hybrid Gas Mileage Case

When it comes to gas mileage figures, we're always told "your mileage may vary". It's when that mileage varies outside of reasonable expectations that people start to take... read more February 15, 2012 by  2


 
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