Austria is offering would-be electric-car owners (and current ones) a tempting incentive to go tailpipe-emissions-free: permission to drive faster than those with gasoline, diesel, or hybrid vehicles in certain conditions. Under a recently approved amendment to the country’s speed limits, aimed at rewarding those who choose electric vehicles, they will be given a legal exemption. During emissions-restricted times tied to high pollution levels, owners of EVs will be allowed to go 81 mph (130 km/h), versus 62 mph (100 km/h), in a particular speed region that includes 273 miles (440 km) of...
Germany, Austria electric-car charging networks improve, fast
Two adjacent European countries are stepping up efforts to improve their public electric-car charging infrastructure. Initiatives in Germany and Austria should see major improvements to charging networks in a short period of time, as both countries aggressively promote electric cars in an effort to...Stephen Edelstein
Kreisel brothers: Austria's secret electric-car weapon?
A small Austrian company founded by three brothers has gotten the attention of major carmakers.Stephen Edelstein
Toyota Prius Taxi Logs More Than 600,000 Miles; Batteries Last, Apparently (Video)
An Austrian taxi driver claims to have logged 1 million kilometers in his Toyota Prius.Stephen Edelstein
Porsche Recreates The Original Hybrid Car, 111 Years Later
The name Porsche has traditionally been associated with fast, rear-engine sports cars, and more recently with fast heavy SUVs and fast heavy four-door luxury sedans. But it all goes back to pioneering engineer Ferdinand Porsche. He also designed the prototype for what became the Volkswagen Beetle...John Voelcker