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Twenty years ago, Toyota took the automotive industry by surprise with the Prius.
The Japanese giant is attempting to revolutionize driving again, this time by bringing hydrogen-powered cars to the...
Google Street View car used to spot, quantify methane leaks
Natural gas is growing as a part of the world's grid mix, because its carbon per kilowatt-hour is much lower. But methane leaks that emit large volumes of climate-change gas into the air may offset that advantage. Now, a Google Street View car has allowed researchers to pinpoint and quantify the...High Gear Media Staff
Mercedes-Benz electric cars to arrive sooner as urgency increases
Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is speeding up its shift towards electrification. The auto-maker remains on track to bolster its portfolio with 10 electric vehicles, but they’ll arrive three full years sooner than expected. The battery-powered cars are now scheduled to debut by 2022...High Gear Media Staff
Small-town Indiana Chevy dealer is big on electric cars
It's often said that franchised auto dealers are one of the bigger impediments to sales of plug-in electric cars. Vehicles with plugs require more explanation, the financial calculations are often more complicated, and home and public charging stations add a further layer of complication...High Gear Media Staff
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid: An Owner's First 21 Days
The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' that went on sale last August was only the second plug-in hybrid SUV to be sold in the U.S., after the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Since then it has been joined by the BMW X5 xDrive 40e, and coming up are the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e, the Mitsubishi Outlander...High Gear Media Staff
Electric-Car Battery Energy: Why Waste It On Cabin Heating? (Video)
Among the drawbacks of cars that run on battery power is the energy required to heat their cabins. As electric-car drivers in less temperate climes know, heating the cabin to room temperature has an enormous impact on battery range--conceivably as high as 40 percent. A similar impact is seen from...High Gear Media Staff
The car most comparable to the first Chevrolet Volt is the current BMW i3 fitted with the optional REx range-extending engine.
Both cars run entirely in electric mode until their battery packs are...
Txchnologist: Why Are Electric Car Demonstrations So Boring?
The New York Auto Show, which opened to the public on Saturday, has elicited some barely stifled yawns from the automotive press. The slightly tweaked top-selling Toyota Camry and the Nissan Altima, conservatively styled to defend its No. 2 position, just don’t get the pulse racing like the...High Gear Media Staff
Aptera Founder Steve Fambro Gives First Interview Since Leaving Company
Steve Fambro, the man behind the revolutionary and futuristic design that was the Aptera 2e electric car, 2h plug-in hybrid and 2g ultra-high mpg gasoline car, is breaking silence and giving his first public interview today on the online green transport show TransportEvolved. Hosted by our very own...High Gear Media Staff
Txchnologist: Thorium lasers: Thoroughly plausible for nuclear cars
Some proposed technological innovations seem so far out that they are easy to reject out of hand. But sometimes, a new idea has a kernel of plausibility. Such is the case with a new project to develop a thorium laser power generation system that its creator says could provide electricity for the...High Gear Media Staff