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

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