Electric-Car Charging: 15 Hours In Jail For 5 Cents Of Power

Electric-Car Charging: 15 Hours In Jail For 5 Cents Of Power

Beware of unfamiliar outlets. Charging an electric car at the first available power source can have unfortunate consequences, as an Atlanta-area Nissan Leaf driver recently found out. UPDATE: Charge against electric-car owner to be dropped As always, though, there's more to the story than the first... read more

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Video: Really Bad Prius Driver Slams Police Car, Then Tree

For all the grief Toyota Prius hybrid drivers get, you'd think they were some deranged combination of green storm troopers and mentally defective traffic impediments. But... read more November 22, 2010 by 

Smart ForTwo stripped by thieves, photo from +Motores

Ring of Smart Parts Thieves Broken Up in Portugal

Police in Oporto, Portugal, have announced the arrest of a gang of not-very-smart Smart thieves, along with the seizure of thousands of separate parts and four stolen Smart... read more July 15, 2010 by 

2009 Ford Escape Hybrid used by NYPD traffic unit, by Samuel Smith from

Ford Hybrids: Tough Enough To Be Police Cars in New York City

As New York City works aggressively to reduce its carbon footprint and cut exhaust emissions, it has encouraged large fleets to switch to hybrids. From utility ConEd to the... read more April 28, 2010 by  8

Carbon Motors E7

Carbon Cop Cars To Go Green With BMW Clean Diesel Engines

Many European countries use BMW sedans as patrol and pursuit cars. Now, BMW says it will sell more than 240,000 engines to U.S. police-car startup Carbon Motors for that... read more March 23, 2010 by 

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Prius Driver Charged With Evading The Scene Of An Accident

Less than a week ago, we told you that hybrid drivers are more likely to get into accidents than non-hybrid drivers. Today, one Connecticut woman has become a mildly amusing... read more July 22, 2009 by  3

Badge on 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

Japan Considers Adding Noise To Hybrid Vehicles

One of the knocks on hybrid vehicles comes from the vision-impaired community. Many hybrids disengage their internal combustion engines at slow speeds. When a driver slows to... read more July 4, 2009 by 


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