“Fuel-cell vehicles combine the advantage of electric vehicles and the classic combustion engine,” says the chairman of the 60-member New Energy World Industry Grouping, which includes Daimler, VW, Volvo, Toyota Honda and Hyundai....More
Researcher Elisabeth Gouvernal says about 35% of 18- and 19-year-olds had drivers’ licenses in 1983, but in 2010 only 19% did. Of all segments of the population, only retirees are driving more now than earlier generations did....More
Toyota has been cool toward EV technology, believing fuel-cell vehicles offer a better long-term solution to global warming. But the No.1 hybrid maker nevertheless launched all-electric versions of the Scion iQ and RAV4 in 2012....More
Ludwig Willisch is confident about BMW’s prospects this year. Besides overall U.S. market strength and “a nice influx of new models,” he expects a sales boost from a new 4-cyl. diesel engine in the 328d that debuts in August....More
A handful of new or revised diesel powertrains come to market in 2013, and executives have spoken openly about getting Americans to warm to a fuel-saving engine commonly available in Europe. But the path to achieving CAFE standards isn’t solely guided by diesel....More
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