Green Cars and Eco Friendly Vehicles

Volvo shows off concept to take on airline industry

Autonomous electric vehicle provides alternative to short-haul air travel

With 360c concept, Volvo asks “What if you could have your own first-class cabin that picks you up at home and drops you off at your destination address?” Read More

Future Cars Autonomous Driving Green Cars Sep 17, 2018, 2:30 AM

Aston Martin offers insight into upcoming Rapide E

Battery electric car will perform to standards of current gasoline Rapide Read More

Green Cars Luxury Cars New Cars Sep 12, 2018, 6:30 PM

Audi integrates toll payments in coming e-tron

Audi e-tron first car to launch with integrated toll-payment technology Read More

Auto Technology Green Cars Sep 12, 2018, 2:00 AM

Mercedes flips switch on EV future with EQC

New electric crossover is almost identical in size and shape to GLC-Class Read More

Green Cars New Cars Luxury Cars Sep 5, 2018, 2:30 AM


Infiniti teases new electrified concept

Electrified performance concept furthers Infiniti vision of joy-to-drive EVs Read More

Future Cars Green Cars Aug 11, 2018, 6:30 PM

Honda makes EV charging easier and more rewarding

SmartCharge suggests charge times for Honda EVs to save electricity costs

Available initially only to iPhones, Honda is rolling out SmartCharge to Fit EV owners in California , with expansion plans to other EVs and regions soon. Read More

Green Cars Auto Technology Aug 7, 2018, 1:55 AM

Audi ramps up e-tron excitement with supercar concept

PB 18 e-tron concept meant to convey the purist form of a future supercar

Conceived and designed at Malibu’s Audi Design Loft, the concept car has been designated Audi PB 18 e-tron, with the PB 18 standing for Pebble Beach 2018. Read More

Future Cars Green Cars Jul 30, 2018, 10:30 PM

McLaren plans 18 new models, hybridize entire lineup by 2025

Track25 plan also calls for expansion into more markets, including India

Track25 also calls for boost in hand-made production to 6,000 cars per year (up 75% from current production) and a successor to the P1 hybrid hypercar. Read More

Auto Industry Green Cars New Cars Jul 15, 2018, 10:30 PM


Jaguar mobile app addresses EV range anxiety in real time

Go I-Pace app predicts how an EV would behave during current vehicle use

Statistics show many drivers drive far fewer km than they attribute to their needs for an EV, with an estimation of just 2% of most trips exceeding 80 km. Read More

Auto Technology Green Cars Jul 12, 2018, 2:35 AM

Audi e-tron interior a symphony in style

Features first production use of virtual side mirrors with door displays

State-of-the-art interior features new digital operation and display, and a Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System using a 705-watt amp and 16 speakers. Read More

Green Cars Future Cars New Cars Jul 10, 2018, 2:30 AM

VIDEO: VW I.D. R Pikes Peak record run from bottom to top

Electric race car broke the overall course record by nearly 17 seconds

The I.D. R Pikes Peak was created to promote the flexibility of electric powertrains and Volkswagen’s upcoming I.D. family of production EVs due in 2020. Read More

Motor Sports Green Cars Jul 7, 2018, 2:30 AM

Volvo sells out Polestar-engineered S60 via mobile app

20 S60 T8 Polestar Engineered sedans for North America sold in 39 minutes

Transactions carried out via Care by Volvo mobile app, through which customers can subscribe for new Volvos (as alternative to buying) for a monthly fee. Read More

Auto Technology New Cars Green Cars Jul 1, 2018, 10:30 PM


2018 EcoRun surpasses all expectations

AJAC EcoRun continues to be showcase for fuel-efficient vehicles, driving

The 19 journalist drivers were required to maintain the posted speed-limits but were encouraged to be as efficient as possible with the “go pedal.” Read More

Volkswagen electric racer sets record on Pikes Peak

Electric racecar sets record for EVs, beats overall best by 16 seconds.

VW’s 670 hp I.D. R Pikes Peak electric racecar piloted by sports car champion Romain Dumas completed the 20-km, 156-turn Pikes Peak hill-climb in 7:57.148. Read More

Motor Sports Green Cars Jun 25, 2018, 1:45 AM

Audi, Hyundai to partner on fuel-cell development

Two will share existing and future patents on FCEV components, technologies

The agreement includes access to fuel cell components, including the knowledge acquired by Hyundai in developing its Tucson Fuel Cell and the new Nexo. Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry Jun 21, 2018, 2:30 AM

FIRST DRIVE: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace aces electric luxury

Grace and space with electric pace

Jaguar to deliver I-Pace this summer, while German luxury brands are still announcing names and putting final touches to their own electric wonders. Read More

Luxury Cars Green Cars Jun 19, 2018, 10:30 PM


General Motors and Honda to partner on EV batteries

Honda will work with GM’s next-gen battery system to help find efficiencies

Two will work to develop future generation of batteries that will hold more charge in a smaller package, and charge more quickly, mostly for North America. Read More

Green Cars Auto Technology Jun 9, 2018, 6:30 PM

Porsche on mission to create Tesla-rival Taycan

Eurasian-derived name reportedly translates roughly as “lively young horse”

Production Taycan will use two permanently activated synchronous motors (PSM) generating over 600 horsepower and do the 0-100 km/h in under 3.5 seconds. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Green Cars Jun 8, 2018, 2:30 AM

UK study finds hybrids fall way short of economy ratings

Some plug-in hybrids missed their advertised ratings by almost 6 L/100 km

Analysis of 148,000 real fuel economy reports filed by drivers found only one in 39 hybrids (self-charging or plug-in) delivered on advertised ratings. Read More

Fuel Economy Green Cars Jun 6, 2018, 2:30 AM

Movin'On summit exists to facilitate change

Global summit seeks solutions to ensure mobility is sustainable

Nicholas Beaumont, director of the Movin’On Summit by Michelin says event gathers people “to innovate, to construct, to look from ambition to action.” Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry Jun 5, 2018, 3:10 PM


15 newsworthy displays at Michelin Movin'On

Sustainable-mobility summit featured an array of the latest innovations

Movin’On by Michelin is a global summit focussing on sustainable mobility, with workshops, panel discussions and the latest innovations related to mobility. Read More

Green Cars Autonomous Driving Jun 4, 2018, 11:05 AM

Electric paratransit bus unveiled in Montreal

Zero-emissions mini/midi-bus made global debut at Michelin Movin'On summit

Lion M all-electric, 200-hp paratransit "kneeling" bus (dropping 82.55 mm) is capable of 120- to 240-km range, depending on choice of LG Chem batteries. Read More

Green Cars Commercial Vehicles Jun 3, 2018, 2:30 AM

Volkswagen looks to electrify transport trucks

German government to subsidize project to use power lines by heavy trucks

Heavy-goods vehicle (HGV) test is conducted by VW (which will supply trucks) and Siemens (which will supply the means to acquire electricity on the fly). Read More

Green Cars Commercial Vehicles May 30, 2018, 2:30 AM

Subaru makes Crosstrek its first plug-in hybrid

Crosstrek Hybrid will pair Toyota Hybrid System (THS) to Boxer engine

In addition to the 2.0-litre flat-4 engine, the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid will retain Subaru’s Symmetrical All Wheel Drive, but will add a new transmission. Read More

Green Cars New Cars May 13, 2018, 2:30 AM


Kia shows off new Niro EV ahead of Paris Motor Show

EV version identical to current hybrid with unique grille, front fascia

New-gen powertrain uses 39.2 kWh lithium polymer battery to offer 240 km of range, with option to move up to 64 kWh battery pack and 380 km range. Read More

Green Cars Auto Shows New Cars May 8, 2018, 2:30 AM

Report says UK considering Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle ban

Autocar and FT report says government considering EV range requirements

Alleged requirement of 80.5-km (50-mile) electric range would exclude almost all of PHEVs currently on the roads, including the top-selling Toyota Prius. Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry May 7, 2018, 2:30 AM

Volkswagen aims for the clouds with latest EV

I.D. R Pikes Peak will attempt hill-climb record for electric cars

The I.D. R Pikes Peak is a lightweight (less than 1,100 kg) fully-enclosed super sports car whose 2-motor powertrain makes 680 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Read More

Motor Sports Green Cars Apr 23, 2018, 2:30 AM

Walmart to double EV fast-charging stations at stores

Electrify America signs deal to add DC 350-kW fast chargers at 100 stores

Charging systems installed will be first-ever certified cooled-cable 150 to 350 kW DC Fast Chargers, providing about 32 km for every minute of charge. Read More

Green Cars Fuel Economy Apr 19, 2018, 12:00 AM


Buick unveils electric concept in China

All-electric Envision bears little resemblance to current Buick models

Technological features include a head-up display that seems to project on the entire windshield, making navigation route an augmented reality feature. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Green Cars Apr 18, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ford hybrid delivers a greener shade of blue

Hybrid quicker to 160 km/h than Ford’s long-serving Crown Vic police car

Ford’s Police Responder Hybrid has earned thumbs-up in independent police vehicle testing by the Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles Police Dept. Read More

QUICK LOOK: 2019 Range Rover P400e PHEV

New plug-in hybrid will become flagship of Range Rover luxury SUV line

Range Rover PHEV switches seamlessly between electric and gas power, and uses both much of the time, though pressing a button keeps it all-electric. Read More

Green Cars Automotive Reviews Mar 27, 2018, 7:00 PM

Sky's the limit for Audi autonomous vehicles

Pop.Up Next a 2-seat cabin that can be coupled to a wheel base or a drone

Audi, airplane-maker Airbus and engineering and design firm Italdesign, have teamed up to create an electric micro-car that can soar above the traffic. Read More


Ford shifts strategies to focus on hybrids, SUVs

New faces include include Shelby GT500, Bronco, F-Series HD and Ranger

Ford brass announced it’s revamping product portfolio, replacing 75% of existing models and adding four new nameplates, including two new off-road SUVs. Read More

Auto Industry Green Cars New Cars Mar 16, 2018, 7:55 PM

VW Group commits to 16 EV production facilities

VW currently produces EVs at 3 plants and plans to add another 9 by 2020

As part of “Roadmap E,” VW has announced plans to have 80 electric nameplates among various brands, and build up to three million EVs annually, by 2025. Read More

Auto Industry Green Cars Mar 14, 2018, 2:30 AM

Smart EVs to become first Mercedes EQ models

Electric Fortwo coupe and cabriolet only Smart models sold in Canada

The Smart EQ models (which also includes Forfour not sold in North America) will be joined next year by the EQC (based on Mercedes-Benz’s concept EQ). Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Green Cars Mar 7, 2018, 3:30 AM

VW to introduce its EV Vizzion in Geneva

Vizzion sedan will be fourth member of Volkswagen's I.D.line of EVs

Premium sedan will measure 5.11 metres long, use two electric motors (one on each axle) for a total of 225 kW, and get 665 km from its 111 kWh battery. Read More


Hyundai road tests autonomous driving FCEV

Three fuel-cell EVs completed Level 4 autonomous 190-km highway drive

Test vehicles were based on production Nexo, except they were fitted with additional cameras and LIDAR (LIght Detection And Radar) for autonomous driving. Read More

Autonomous Driving Green Cars Feb 4, 2018, 10:30 PM

Quick Take: All-electric 2018 Nissan Leaf

More power, more range and more conventional styling highlight the all-new Leaf

The new Leaf has a nominal range of 241 km, which puts it squarely between the more expensive Chevrolet Bolt/Tesla Model 3 and other competitive EVs. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Dec 12, 2017, 11:55 AM

‘Family Vacation’ test of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan

From Toronto to Amelia Island and back in Chrysler’s elite new hybrid minivan

Chrysler’s all-new Pacifica minivan, particularly in hybrid form, promises to be an ideal vehicle for a long-distance family vacation. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Automotive Reviews Mar 27, 2017, 3:30 AM

FIRST DRIVE: Hyundai Ioniq raises the hybrid/electric bar

Hyundai’s all-new Ioniq comes in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully-electric flavours

With the Ioniq, Hyundai not only goes head-to-head with Toyota’s Prius hybrid and plug-in hybrid, it raises the stakes with a fully-electric model. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Feb 21, 2017, 7:00 AM