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Ford has started production of its all-new Ford Mondeo Hybrid, the first hybrid electric car built and sold by Ford in Europe. The vehicle is well known to us Amercians; the Mondeo is none other than the Fusion offered to the North American market. Ford of Europe said the Mondeo Hybrid combines a specially-developed 2.0-liter […]

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Formula E’s electric race car will be featured in action at the Bologna Motor Show. Italian racers Jarno Trulli and Michela Cerruti will drive the fully-electric Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car at the Italian show. Ex-Formula 1 driver Jarno and Auto GP race-winner Michela both currently compete in the new FIA Formula E Championship as […]

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Most major automotive suppliers met last week to focus on 48-volt systems during the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Automotive 48V Power Supply Systems. Leading automakers and tier 1 suppliers, discussed the need for an internationally agreed 48-volt electrical standard. A proper standard is needed by the global automotive industry to achieve the economies of […]

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The BMW Group is boosting the services offered under the BMW i umbrella. BMW i Ventures, the company’s venture capital company, announced a new investment in Zendrive. Zendrive is described by BMW i Ventures as a company that uses data and analytics to improve driving. On top of Zendrive, BMW i investments currently includes JustPark, […]

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance announced it has sold its 200,000th electric vehicle and has a 58 percent market share for zero-emission cars. Combined, Renault and Nissan’s electric vehicles have driven approximately 2.5 billion zero-emission miles (4 billion kilometers) says the company – enough to circle the earth 100,000 times. Renault-Nissan’s EVs represent 53 million gallons (200 […]

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Toyota has revealed some of the smart new technologies and systems it will be featuring in future models to make driving safer. To be integrated in the company’s Integrated Safety Management Concept, Toyota said these have been designed from the start to work together to help cut the number of road accidents. The new features […]

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Porsche will enter a third Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car for the next Le Mans race. The 2015 edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours race will be held June 13 and 14. To make sure the race car is ready for the big race, it will also be entered in the May 2 […]

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The city of Saint-Hyacinthe in Quebec is now fueling its natural gas powered municipal vehicles with methane sourced from the city’s garbage. The city of Saint-Hyacinthe started this week to recover organic materials via biomethanization and to use the renewable natural gas produced to meet its energy needs. In the same breath, this fall, Gaz […]

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Nissan is adding Atlanta to its no-cost public charging for two years program just in time for Black Friday week. The automaker announced yesterday the “No Charge to Charge” program for Atlanta, a program that offers no-cost access to more than a dozen quick chargers spread throughout the Greater Atlanta market for two years with […]

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Infiniti won the first-ever People’s Choice Award as part of the 11th annual Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge with its SYNAPTIQ concept. The company describes its SYNAPTIQ concept as a unique answer to this year’s theme of “Sensing the Future: How Will Cars Interact With Us In 2029?” Infiniti added designers from its San […]

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