Why are Green Cars Losing Their Mojo in California?

If you were to ask me, "What is the quintessential California car?" I would say the Toyota Prius. They are popular among among the environmentally conscious Hollywood set, in addition to your average buyer. However, yesterday the LA Times reported that the Prius's two year sales dominance has now been overtaken by the… » 5/16/14 10:06am 5/16/14 10:06am

56% Of Carmakers Who Asked For Government 'Green' Loans Are Dead

What do Carbon Motors' BMW-powered police car, Aptera Motors' electric three wheeler, and Fisker's luxury sedan have in common? Two things: they asked the government for loans, and they're dead, as are more than half of the car companies who sought loans, according to documents obtained via a Freedom of Information… » 6/03/13 12:33pm 6/03/13 12:33pm

Meet The 'Inflatable Car' Inventor Suing The U.S. For $675 Million

The U.S government's green car program has been under scrutiny with the recent failure of two of the companies that received the loan, including coverage of a $675 million lawsuit by an inventor claiming he was denied funding for his inflatable electric car company because of politics. What hasn't gotten much… » 5/15/13 2:13pm 5/15/13 2:13pm

How to make a green car sexy

Solutions to modern problems sometimes can be found in a distinctly classical place. The Magnolia Special was built to recapture the grace and romance of 1930s European roadsters — internal combustion and all — yet it emits 40% less CO2 than an equally powerful gas-burning automobile. And it does this using technology… » 9/21/11 4:00pm 9/21/11 4:00pm

Nissan Cube Coming To US, Electric Version Still A Concept

The Nissan Denki Cube Concept is something you've probably already seen. In fact, you probably saw it this morning when we caught the electric Nissan Cube sunning itself in advance of its press conference. What did we learn at the press conference? Fleet-use electric vehicles by 2010 and commercial vehicles by 2012.… » 3/21/08 10:15am 3/21/08 10:15am