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Breaking News: First All-Electric ‘Green Car of the Year’

Breaking News: First All-Electric ‘Green Car of the Year’

History was made at the LA Auto Show as BMW took home the Green Car of the Year Prize. This marks the first time an all-electric vehicle has snagged the prestigious trophy. Green Car Journal sponsors the GCOTY award each year and announces the winner, among five finalists, at the opening of the LA Auto […]

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AutoGuide ‘Green Car of the Year’ Surprises Many

AutoGuide ‘Green Car of the Year’ Surprises Many

AutoGuide, one of the largest publications in the industry, announced the results of its readers’ poll this week, revealing that the BMW i8 hybrid sports car was chosen as Green Car of the Year. Facing stiff competition from seven other entrants, the turbocharged sports hybrid prevailed with millions of voters who were no doubt impressed […]

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Chevy Volt Wins Again: KBB ‘Best Buys of 2015′

Chevy Volt Wins Again: KBB ‘Best Buys of 2015′

Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has chosen the Chevy Volt as its top selection in the ‘Best Buys of 2015: Electric/Hybrid’ category. Other finalists, BMW’s i3, Nissan’s Leaf, and Toyota’s Prius were trumped by Volt’s ability to adapt “to the needs of the driver,” as the KBB team put it. The evaluation team went on to […]

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Surprise! The Most Expensive States for Car Ownership

Surprise! The Most Expensive States for Car Ownership

A new study from Bankrate ranks U.S. states based on how expensive it is to own a car in each location. Repairs, insurance and gasoline were the cost factors, and the results produced a few surprises. The four most expensive states in which to own a vehicle are Wyoming (number one on the list), followed […]

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‘Green Car of the Year’ 2015: Finalists Announced

‘Green Car of the Year’ 2015: Finalists Announced

Green Car Journal has announced its five finalists for Green Car of the Year. The winner will be revealed at the LA Auto Show on Nov. 20. The finalists are a diverse bunch. The award recognizes not just a vehicle’s green credentials but its commercial availability as well. Each of the finalists is already in […]

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BMW Innovation: Streetlight Charging Stations

BMW Innovation: Streetlight Charging Stations

BMW took the wraps off a new kind of charging station this week, one that is built into a streetlight. Two working versions adorn the front of the company’s headquarters compound in Munich, but many more are on the way. A pilot program in the German city will connect standard streetlights with BMW’s ChargeNow EV […]

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Battery Breakthrough Could Triple EV Range

Battery Breakthrough Could Triple EV Range

A battery expert from MIT and a fellow scientist have come up with an inexpensive battery pack that could be a game-changer for the electric vehicle market. Dr. Qichao Hu created the device with MIT’s Donald Sadoway. If the project is successful, the new battery could triple the range of a typical EV, and lower […]

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BMW X5 Wowed Hybrid Fans in Paris

BMW X5 Wowed Hybrid Fans in Paris

The Paris Motor Show, which ended last Sunday, was the setting for BMW to show off its soon-to-be-available X5 eDrive Hybrid. The German automaker displayed an impressive green fleet of vehicles in Paris; alongside the X5 was its better-known cousins, the i3 and i8, though X5 received the lion’s share of media attention at the […]

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The Fastest Hybrids in the World

The Fastest Hybrids in the World

Guest Blogger: Daniel Solomou For: Toyota There is no denying that advancements made in hybrid technology, since it first appeared, are impressive. The reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions when compared with standard-issue combustion engines are both significant and promising, and pave the way to a greener and more sustainable future for our roads. […]

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Experts: Sept. Auto Sales to Rise 10 Pct

Experts: Sept. Auto Sales to Rise 10 Pct

Early word from multiple news outlets is that September car sales will post at least a 10 percent increase when compared to last year’s numbers. The entire span of 2014, so far, has demonstrated undeniably strong sales growth, with three of the industry’s big players, Nissan, Chrysler, and GM all looking at gains of 10 […]

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EV Sales Surge in Europe

EV Sales Surge in Europe

European EV sales spiked up 91 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to the latest data from JATO Dynamics. No single model dominates the statistics, though the leaders of the segment included Tesla Model S, BMW i3, and the venerable Nissan Leaf. Previously, the Renault Zoe had topped the EV leader board, but as the […]

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Summer Surprise: BMW i3 Sales Surging

Summer Surprise: BMW i3 Sales Surging

BMW has announced that sales of its i3 electric car almost tripled since the vehicle went on sale in May 2014. According to the most recent data, the German carmaker’s diminutive EV, which offers a gasoline range-extender option, has posted sales figures that top Tesla’s Model S and Toyota’s Prius plug-in hybrid. Consumers purchased 1,025 […]

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