Imagine a car that was more efficient and cleaner than any other car in the market. It sounds great, but what if nobody buys it? Who is helped? What goal has been achieved?
By the time back-to-school ads for Staples are running in your local newspaper, Tesla will be preparing the launch of its highly anticipated Model X fully battery electric SUV (technically, it's a CUV, or crossover utility vehicle). This full-size model, which will offer performance rivaling that of Porsche's respected Cayenne, will feature unique Falcon Wing doors (the term "gull wing" apparently wasn't disruptive enough) and seating for seven adults---plus ample room for luggage, golf clubs, and antique furniture.
Since the new Cadillac CT6 was introduced at the New York Auto Show, the focus of our attention has been on the powerful engine lineup that will be topped (for now) by a new twin turbo V6 with 400
A leading consulting and research firm in Mountain View, California, Frost & Sullivan, has released its prediction for 2015 electric car sales. The group believes that about 480,000 battery electric vehicles (EVs) will be sold worldwide by the end of the year.
The company estimates that 320,000 EVs were sold globally in 2014, meaning that the prediction for 2015 would equal a 50 percent increase in sales. While this is certainly impressive growth and reflects the slow process of mass adoption among consumers, it's important to put these numbers in perspective.
Electric vehicle supporters probably sound like broken records by now: “Just wait until battery prices come down, then internal combustion cars had better watch out!” Sure, we have been saying something along these lines since electric cars first re-entered the scene with the Tesla Roadster in 2009 and Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt in 2010. But it really is true.
For the second time, BMW i clinched victory at the World Car Awards in the category World Green Car.
Toyota surprised some today by announcing that the RAV4 hybrid will be Toyota’s newest green vehicle.
The 75,000th LEAF was sold to Rishabh Mehandru of Portland, Oregon, who is a senior engineer at Intel with a commute of about 30 miles.
As is their wont, Tesla Motors built up a lot of hype before rolling out their latest announcement, this time explaining how a simple software update will "eliminate range anxiety" in the Tesla Mod
This spring the all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 will bring many firsts to the Volvo brand here in the US.