From that point I was hooked on the whole Electric Vehicle concept, and was now all in. We leased our RAV 4 EV in February 2014 for my wife's 100 mile round trip commute to work. The original goal was to save money on "fuel" and to save her time with HOV lane access. In both instances the new experience has delivered. My wife's commute costs have gone from $18/day in gasoline to about $2 in electricity, and she saves roughly 40 minutes each way in the carpool lane. Win-win.
Yahoo Autos employs some of the most talented writers in on-line automotive content. The opinions they express are just as valid as any we might, but a recent story caught our attention.
The midsize car category is one of the hottest in the market. More midsize cars are sold than any other single type of vehicle in the United States.
Having worked on an electric hydrogen fuel cell semi I can tell you the advantages are for the corporations.
Toyota’s 2015 Sienna can’t seem to lose an award this year. Having been redesigned for 2015, the minivan features an all-new interior and more dynamic exterior.
Tony Williams writes discussing three advantages CA provides to hydrogen cars.
1) $5000 rebate, versus $2500 for EV (originally, EV had $5000 in 2011, but was quickly dropped to $2500)
2) NINE credits per vehicle from Air Resources Board (CARB-ZEV). A typical EV gets three, however, Tesla gets four (because their cars go over 200 miles)
3) $100 million for 68 hydrogen stations, dispensed at $20 million per year. For just the $20 million, we could blanket the entire state with DC chargers that had batteries and solar.
Toyota was supposed to begin delivery of the 2015 Toyota GT86 CS-R3 rally car this month, but it will now be delayed until October 2015.
We’ve been following the hydrogen car scene now for a few years. At first all the news was about the Honda FCX Clarity.
The 2015 Toyota Prius and the 2015 Mini Cooper both surprised us in our testing.
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?
When the Prius c test vehicle arrived in my driveway, my first thought was, “A great week to drive my convertible.” As it turns out, I didn’t grab the keys to the drop-top nearly as often as I tho