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DoE Offers $1 Million Prize For Advances In Small-Scale Hydrogen Fueling For Homes

DoE Offers $1 Million Prize For Advances In Small-Scale Hydrogen Fueling For Homes

As automakers get more serious about hydrogen fuel-cell cars, the biggest impediment to adoption will be a chicken-and-egg situation: low numbers of cars offered in limited areas due to a lack of public fueling infrastructure. Unlike home charging stations for battery-electric cars, hydrogen cars...

November 17, 2014 by  -
 
Honda FCEV Concept, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car Questions: Toyota, Honda & Hyundai Respond (Part 3)

This coming week will bring news of at least two new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles from major global manufacturers. They'll be offered only in small numbers for the next few... read more November 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Tesla Model Changes, Fuel-Cell Questions, Best Car To Buy: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Which of five nominees did we choose for our Best Car To Buy 2015 award? And what costs more per mile in a Tesla electric car: its electric 'fuel' or the tires the car rides... read more November 16, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

Are Hybrid Drivers More Willing To Walk Away From Fuel-Sipping Cars?

It's a known phenomenon that low gas prices depress sales of hybrids and other green cars, but how strong is that affect? Cheaper fuel may cause buyers to refrain from... read more November 15, 2014 by 


 
Scion iM Concept to be shown at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

Green Car Preview: Los Angeles Auto Show Concepts, Production Cars

The Los Angeles Auto Show held every November has the reputation of being a showplace for green cars. From design exercises to "concept cars" that are thinly future disguised... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Kia Optima Hybrid

Hyundai And Kia Green-Car Plans, Free IN Charging, Cheapest Electric Car: Today's Car News

Today's news is all about thrift. An Indiana utility lets electric-car owners charge at night for free, we explain why the country's cheapest electric car is only available... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Cheapest Electric Car, Under $10K: Only For Tesla-Hating Car Dealers

The days of finding a brand-new car for less than five figures appear to be over. Officially, the cheapest new car sold in the U.S. is the 2015 Nissan Versa sedan, which now... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car Questions: Toyota, Honda & Hyundai Respond (Part 2)

Questions around the prospects, desirability, technology, and practicality of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles will likely get a lot of attention in coming months. At the Los... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
Beijing smog

Beijing's Privileged Electric-Car Registrations Fail To Attract Interest

China's air-pollution problem is apparent to anyone watching coverage of this week's summit meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group. Or, for that matter, any... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

Hyundai And Kia Target # 2 Slot In Green Vehicles By 2020

While they had to backpedal on misstated gas-mileage figures over the last couple of years, Hyundai and Kia are moving forward with ambitious green-car plans regardless. The... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S and 2011 Chevrolet Volt in garage; photo by George Parrott

Indiana Utility: Electric-Car Owners Recharge FREE, At Night

Electric-car owners know that home recharging is virtually always cheaper, on a per-mile basis, than driving on gasoline. In some cases, it's considerably cheaper. We... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
Lexus CT 200h "Dad-chelor Party" ad screencap

Lexus CT 200h Hybrid Ad Slams Electric BMW i3: Gloves Come Off: FURTHER UPDATE

Is Toyota feeling more than a little threatened by electric and diesel alternatives to the hybrid segment it dominates? Its luxury Lexus brand has continued with a series of... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at Hyundai headquarters, Fountain Valley, CA

Tesla Model S Ownership Costs, Fuel-Cell Car Questions Answered, Cheap Solar Power: Today's Car News

We start off today with some Tesla Model S ownership-cost calculations, move on to carmakers' answer to our 10 questions on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, and finish with a... read more November 13, 2014 by 


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Coming Solar Power Boom: Charts Tell The Story, Grid Parity In 2 Years

Home solar power has been around for a long time, but its relatively high costs have made it unattractive for many homeowners. Over the last decade, rapidly decreasing prices... read more November 13, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan at Aspen Ideas Festival  [photo: Riccardo Savi]

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car Questions: Toyota, Honda & Hyundai Respond (Part 1)

Next week, the Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan will be introduced in detail at the Los Angeles Auto Show, possibly with a new model name (rumored to be Mirai). Small numbers of... read more November 13, 2014 by 


 
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor electric ATV by Caddyshack Golf Cars

All-Electric Ford SVT Raptor Pickup Truck Hits (Some) Dealers (Sort Of)

The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor pickup wasn't designed for fuel economy. It's a souped up version of the outgoing version of the Ford full-size truck, created solely to cover tough... read more November 13, 2014 by 


 
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