Are 'Clean Diesels' Actually Not Nearly As Clean As Claimed?

Are 'Clean Diesels' Actually Not Nearly As Clean As Claimed?

The only region where diesel passenger cars sell in equal numbers to gasoline-powered vehicles is Europe. And until the advent this year of tougher Euro 6 emission standards, new European diesel cars were significantly dirtier than those sold since 2008 in North America. But one European transport... read more

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Nissan NV200 London Taxi

Nissan’s New London Taxi Cab Could Be Electric Too

They’re as well-known as The Houses of Parliament or Harrods luxury department store, but soon London’s iconic black taxi cabs could be getting an all-electric... read more August 8, 2012 by  3

Mazda Demio EV test-fleet electric car in Japan (aka Mazda2)

Mazda To Offer All-Electric Mazda2, In Japan, For Lease Only

Electric cars can be split into three basic groups. There are the few models carmakers intend to sell in volume (e.g. Nissan Leaf), those that are only "compliance... read more July 6, 2012 by  2

2011 Audi A3 e-tron prototype

Audi Commences A3 e-tron Electric Car Test Fleet In U.S.

Last week, Volkswagen officially started its latest all-electric test program in the U.S., with the delivery of the first eGolf to its Californian test facility. Yesterday at... read more February 28, 2012 by  0

Volkswagen Golf Blue e-Motion

Volkswagen Plugs In, Starts eGolf Test Fleet In California

On Friday last week, Volkswagen officially marked the start of its U.S. electric car test program by shipping an all-electric Golf to its Electronic Research Laboratory in... read more February 27, 2012 by  0

20 Audi A1 e-tron electric cars will be used in the pilot program

Audi Launches Pilot Project In Munich With A1 E-tron Electric Car

Earlier today, Audi launched the latest part of its plug-in electric vehicle program, commencing a public trail of its A1 e-tron range-extended electric car in Munich... read more October 28, 2011 by  5

2010 mini e electric vehicle ev la auto show 022

BMW's UK MINI E Test Ends: Drivers Happy, But...

A few months after BMW and MINI's electric car study ended in the United States, a similar scheme run in the U.K. has also come to a close, and the results are in... ...and... read more August 5, 2011 by  10

2011 Chevrolet Volt drive test, March 2011

2011 Chevy Volt Gets Five Stars For Overall Safety From NHTSA

Well, log another notch in the bedpost: One more safety myth--that electric cars will be more dangerous than regular ones in a crash--has now been slain. Five weeks ago, the... read more June 3, 2011 by  3

Opel Ampera Prototype

2011 Geneva Auto Show: Electric Car Preview

It’s the end of February, which means that winter is almost over for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and Geneva’s prestigious autoshow is just days away... read more February 25, 2011 by  1

Opel Meriva electric vehicle, to be tested in Germany as part of MeRegioMobil program, 2010-2011

GM Electric Meriva Van Tests Vehicle-to-Grid Charging in Germany

Last summer, Karl Stracke, the vice president of global vehicle engineering of General Motors, said the company planned to test three battery-electric vehicles in different... read more September 29, 2010 by  1

2011 Chevrolet Volt pre-production test vehicle in water trough at GM Milford Proving Ground

Do Electric Cars Make You Worry About Toasters in Bathtubs?

As we move toward the December launch of electric cars from real automakers--the 2011 Nissan Leaf and the 2011 Chevrolet Volt--there are many myths and fears that will have... read more July 9, 2010 by  3

BYD e6 concept

Does BYD’s Ultimate Taxi Roadtest Hold Company’s Future?

What does a pizza delivery teen, a taxi driver and a courier have to do with EVs? Not much right now, but could these and other professional drivers hold the key to truly... read more June 14, 2010 by  6


Mini E Drivers Mostly Happy; Cold Weather, Service Problematic

It's always good to be suspicious when an automaker sends out a press release saying customers are "delighted" with its products. In the case of the Mini E, BMW offered data... read more January 26, 2010 by  2

2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Show Car

And Then There Were Three (Names For the Chevy Volt's Signature Paint Color)

  On October 22, Chevy issued a challenge via the Chevrolet Voltage Blog: come up with the best name for the Volt's signature silvery-greenish color, and you'll get a free... read more November 16, 2009 by  0


Infrastructure Hurdles Hinder Mini E Trial

Being a pioneer isn't easy. Just ask BMW North America CEO, Jim O'Donnell. As the German automaker continues to test 450 electric Minis (aptly called Mini Es) in New York... read more September 21, 2009 by  4

IIHS side crash test of 2004-2006 Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius Gets Top Safety Rating

It's almost sold out in some areas, the solar sunroof is smashing sales projections, and now the 2010 Toyota Prius had added a further laurel to its overflowing cap: The... read more August 19, 2009 by  8


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