Off-Duty Toyota Engineers Build MR2 Hybrid Roadster

Everyone needs a hobby, but what if you're a Toyota engineer and building technologically advanced prototypes is your hobby? Don't you get enough of that at work? Apparently not, since that was the motivation behind the plug-in sportscar you see here. Built on an old MR2 platform using from Toyota's corporate… » 2/02/14 11:46am 2/02/14 11:46am

2013 Ford Fusion Energi: The World's Most Efficient Car*

Amongst Ford's numerous powertrain choices for the 2013 Ford Fusion is the the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, a vehicle that may actually be the world's most fuel efficient car. WIth an anticipated EPA mileage of more than 100 MPGe it will be more efficient than the Volt and potentially even the Prius plug-in… » 1/08/12 10:37pm 1/08/12 10:37pm

Fisker Karma Production Pushed Back Again

After saying the $95,000 Fisker Karma luxury plug-in hybrid would launch in February, Fisker has pushed production back to March, and dealers say don't expect a car before April. Oh, and it's key tech supplier missed a debt payment. » 1/21/11 12:00pm 1/21/11 12:00pm

Is This The Toyota Prius Wagon?

Among the eco-minded set there's been a lot of speculation over a possible Toyota Prius Wagon. Is this photo from Woody's Car Site it? We'll let GreenCarReports untangle the rumors. » 11/16/09 2:00pm 11/16/09 2:00pm

Chrysler Proposes $448 Million EV Pilot Program With DOE

Chrysler has submitted "cost sharing" proposals for Department of Energy initiatives in EV development, by which we mean using $448 million in taxpayer dollars to develop electric cars. Do Chrysler execs dream of electric cars? » 5/27/09 3:00pm 5/27/09 3:00pm

Toyota To Lease 150 Plug-In Hybrids In European Test, U.S. By 2010

Toyota will lease over 150 experimental Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHV) to selected European fleets with France as the first country participating in the three-year pilot. Toyota will bring some PHV testers stateside starting in 2010. » 5/14/09 8:30am 5/14/09 8:30am

Joule MPV Brings South African Engineering To Paris Show Floor

We brought you word of the Joule all-electric MPV » 10/03/08 4:45pm 10/03/08 4:45pm yesterday, a South African entrant in the new electric car wars, and now we have live shots of the Joule on the floor. The little Afrikaaner is produced by a new tech company called Optimal Energy and was designed by a former Jag stylist — though we're going to have…

Honda Thinks Plug-In Technology Not Yet Up To Task

Apparently, even in light of Chrysler's announcement this morning » 9/23/08 10:40am 9/23/08 10:40am, Honda thinks all this stuff is nonsense...at least until battery technology is up to the task, reports . Masaaki Kato, head of Honda's research unit, said "For battery-powered vehicles to become more widespread, more popular in the market, we feel…

GM Calls Us Out, Claim Chevy Volt Spy Photos Not-So-Much Electric

Remember when we ran the spy photos of that not-so-much-sexy Chevy Volt mule yesterday? Remember how there was a certain assumption this one carried that all important E-flex powertrain? Well, according to GM E-Flex spokesman Rob Peterson, what we saw was only a ride and handling mule — this is the E-Flex equipped… » 4/17/08 3:20pm 4/17/08 3:20pm