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    Interview: Running the First US Retail Hydrogen Station Is An ‘Epic Effort’

    In order for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to proliferate, infrastructure has to proliferate, and recently we spoke with one of the key people on the ground floor. According to Michael Dray, technical operations manager for California State L.A. Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, progress has been made since Jan. 8 when the station became the […]

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    Toyota Sells Eight-Millionth Hybrid Globally

    As spy photos of the 2016 Prius are circulating, and 20 years after hybrids were first developed, Toyota has sold its eight-millionth hybrid wolrdwide through July 31. The car being developed back in 1995 was of course the Prius, which was released in 1997 to Japan, and 2000 to the U.S. The eight-millionth hybrid came […]

    Chevrolet

    Volt Enthusiast Posts First Drive Review of 2016 Chevy Volt

    A Chevy Volt enthusiast in Canada has just posted a first-drive report for the 2016 Chevy Volt. In short, most aspects of the new car impressed or were better than KickinInCanada’s 2012 model. The review, printed below in its entirety was put on GM-Volt.com yesterday, and this poster is experienced and knowledgable about the Volt, […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Hyundai Teases Cleaner-Designed 2017 Elantra Interior

    After numerous teaser photos of the upcoming 2017 Hyundai Elantra, here is the first look at the new model’s interior. Last week, the Korean automaker released a teaser sketch of the all-new Elantra’s styling, revealing a model that appears to be heavily inspired by the new Genesis sedan. It appears that the upscale treatment will […]

    IIHS: Front Crash Prevention Systems Better Than Ever

    Vehicles that offer automatic braking are on the rise and the systems are better than ever according to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS put 19 different new vehicles (photo from previous testing) with front-crash avoidance systems to the test and fourteen of the models were given a […]

    China Set To Overtake US In 2015 As EV Sales Leader

    China has been aggressively adding new initiatives to spur adoption of electrified vehicles, and its efforts are paying off. Looking only at passenger vehicles, if sales continue at the current rate, about 121,000 EVs will be sold in China by the end of the year. The U.S., in comparison, will reach 112,000 sales if it […]

    Tesla Model S Sets 452.8-mile Distance Record

    A Tesla Model S P85D has gone 452.8 miles on a single charge. Two drivers claim to have set a new world record for the longest distance traveled on a single charge with the Tesla Model S, which has an EPA-certified 253 miles per charge. But by averaging a speed of 24.2 mph, the two […]

    Pothole Detection System Patented by Google

    Google has patented a new pothole detection system in hopes of keeping drivers away from pothole-ridden streets. According to the patent filing, Google has designed vehicles with pothole detectors that use a combination of GPS and motion sensors to determine when the vehicle drives over a pothole. If the motion sensor is triggered as a […]

    Study Shows Drivers Don’t Use Technology They Asked For

    A new J.D. Power Study has found that many of the latest automotive technologies go unused by drivers. The results are from the first 2015 Driver Interactive Vehicle Experience Report, which found that 20 percent of new vehicle owners have never used 16 out of the 33 technology features they were questioned about. Systems like […]