The rear seats fold flat, and the bag crams in lengthwise, with the goalie pads lying flat on top. The stick fits nicely with the blade in the front passenger footwell. There might even be room for a front passenger....More
The ELR represents GM’s first luxury application of its EREV technology with its edgy exterior styling, an interior bathed in authentic wood, leather and metallic trim and tweaks to the propulsion system to make it sportier to drive....More
This year’s event saw a change in the rules to require all entries to have four wheels. Cars were allowed a nominal 5kW hours of stored energy for the race and all other energy came from the sun or kinetic energy from the vehicle....More
Jason Forcier, formerly president of A123 Systems' automotive business, takes over as head of the lithium-ion battery maker that filed for bankruptcy a year ago amid technical problems and slack demand for hybrid vehicles....More
Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler ruled the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission overstepped its authority by giving Nissan an exclusive $11 billion contract to supply Nissan NV200 all-electric vehicles for a uniform taxi fleet....More
Combined with affordable and renewable energy, a robust public transit system, a closely populated citizenry and an open-minded consumer, the Chevy Spark EV make for a genuine alternative to the internal-combustion engine.
The trade group is campaigning for plug-in hybrid users to be offered longer-term incentives such as a 10-year road-tax exemption, free parking and financial support for installing charging points at workplaces....More
New models and inventive marketing are helping Cadillac make some headway, while Lincoln still is trying to find its footing. But it will be some time before any domestic nameplate becomes synonymous with luxury in California....More
In addition to more elbow room and ability to test additional battery cells and packs, the U.S. auto maker has added prototype-build capability it says is helping to optimize the power and performance of its future EV and hybrid batteries....More
Prospects for hybrids in India look good for two reasons: The cars may offer relief from rapidly rising costs of conventional fuels, and government subsidies may help offset relatively high ownership and operation costs....More
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