Perspective Shift: Greener Cars From Treehugger

This Week at Treehugger: Lawyers turn into cabbies as hybrid taxis fan out across London; Volvo makes headlines twice, first by announcing that another of its factories will go carbon neutral, and then by unveiling a parallel hybrid system for trucks and buses; the governor of Indiana announces his state will soon be… » 3/15/06 11:58am 3/15/06 11:58am

Perspective Shift: Greener Cars From Treehugger

This Week at Treehugger: Willie Nelson has a limited line of 41 pickups
and yep, they run on biodiesel, have soy-resin bodies, and pack 700 hp a piece; Hymotion rolls out plug-in hybrid conversion systems for the Prius and Escape hybrids; the Prius hacking mission takes another step forward with the integration of a » 2/22/06 10:00am 2/22/06 10:00am

Perspective Shift: Greener Cars from Treehugger

This Week at Treehugger: We ve been having a good time, as usual. The Mullen Motor Company teamed up with Hybrid Technologies to make a really really fast electric super car; Ford is waist deep in the design of a hydraulic hybrid F-150 with 400% better fuel economy; GM and Ford strut their ethanol plans in Chicago; and … » 2/15/06 10:00am 2/15/06 10:00am

Perspective Shift: Greener Cars From Treehugger

This week at Treehugger: An interesting study on the impact of cash incentives on driving habits. A link to a Toyota Yaris review inspired a digression on the influence of automotive writers on the cultural landscape and why that might not be a good thing. Honda has announced that it will start producing solar cells in … » 1/04/06 10:00am 1/04/06 10:00am

Perspective Shift: Greener Cars From Treehugger

This week at Treehugger: Two guys tour Eastern Canada on their couch, and even the mounted police think they have a "nice rig." Japan's Prime Minister, Junichiro Koizumi, got a ride in the Eliica electric supercar, built by a team of students at Keio University. Some of the car's over-the-top specs: It has eight-wheel… » 12/28/05 10:00am 12/28/05 10:00am

Perspective Shift: Greener Cars From Treehugger

This week at Treehugger: The Smart Crosstown hybrid and other Smart concept cars (diesel-hybrid, compressed natural gas, electric, etc). A Honda spokesman explains why Honda keeps the Insight hybrid around despite slow sales (hint: It has to do with the Toyota Prius). Speaking of which, the Prius began production in… » 12/21/05 11:00am 12/21/05 11:00am

Perspective Shift: Greener Cars From Treehugger

This week at Treehugger: The Toyota Ractis, a really cool small Japanese car that we don't (but should) get in North-America. More information about the 2007 Toyota Camry (including the hybrid version): Unofficial specifications along with a couple of studio photos, and a bunch of photos of the exterior and interior of … » 12/14/05 11:51am 12/14/05 11:51am