MONTVALE, NJ – Mercedes-Benz USA has started rolling out the Smart Electric fortwo, the most affordable electric vehicle in the U.S. market (based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price), to smart dealers across the country. The smart electric drive has the smallest footprint of any car on U.S. roads and its cabriolet sibling is the only more »
The Nissan LEAF electric vehicle (EV), now on the market for three years, recently hit 25,000 total sales in the United States, according to the automaker.
ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel Publishes New Recommendations for EVs and Charging Infrastructure
NEW YORK – The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced the publication of the Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles – Version 2.0, developed by the Institute’s Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP). Available as a free download, the document tracks progress to implement recommendations made in the roadmap version 1.0, released in April 2012, and more »
CONGERS, NY – Electric Moto Corporation, Inc. has announced it has received official notification from the U.S. Patent Office that a second application “has been examined and is allowed for issuance as a patent.” Brian Belton , Director of R&D for EMOT, explained that this is the second of the innovations that United States Alternative more »
Ford says its Fiesta subcompact is seeing better than half of all its European buyers take SYNC with Emergency Assistance and roughly 25% choosing the 1.0-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine that is headed our way this fall.
Subaru put a brand-spankin’ new, 300-mile Forester XT in our hands for a week and told us to have fun. Boy, did we take them up on that order.
NASHVILLE, TN – Nissan and Car Charging Group, Inc. , a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, have announced a joint initiative to make EV charging more readily available and to expand consumer awareness of the electric car market. CarCharging and Nissan will work together to determine the placement of the chargers, which is more »
General Motors says it is the first automaker to sign a so-called “Climate Declaration” that, in so many words, basically says responding to climate change is a good idea.
Volvo has started building what it says is the first variants of a new, high-efficiency four-cylinder engine family that will move the automaker toward implementing its strategy of using four-cylinder gas engines and driveline electrification.
The Internet rumor mill started to go aflutter with the conjecture around a 3-cylinder BMW M3. Is it possible? Well, if you take a look at the BMW i8, it is powered by a 177 horsepower version of the three-cylinder turbo engine. Add in a little plug-in hybrid technology, and it makes it a reasonably entertaining. more »