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Have you been eyeing a new battery electric (EV) or plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) but shied away because of price? If so, you should consider looking into the used car market. Prices for plug-in vehicles, both electric and hybrid, categorized as one to three years-old have dropped precipitously, making them some of the hottest selling […]

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It’s a crazy world we live in where gasoline costs less than milk or even bottled water, but this isn’t something out of a Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, it’s reality in America today. From roughly the middle of last year, fuel prices have been steadily falling. According to GasBuddy.com, the national average for a gallon […]

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While critics of consumer plug-in car incentives have been known to bandy charges of “taxpayer dollars” funding the cost-intensive technology, no such complaint may be levied against Rhode Island. That’s not necessarily because the state is a bastion of conservative politics and shuns such profligate expenditures, but rather that it elegantly started an incentive program […]

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Over the summer, Volvo released its XC90 SUV as the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid. The carmaker is looking to turn heads once again when it shows its upcoming S90 sedan at next month’s auto show in Detroit. “With the launch of the XC90 we made a clear statement of intent,” Volvo President & […]

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Pickup trucks are the most popular segment in the U.S. this year, with truck models taking the top three slots for vehicle sales to date in 2015. Models like the Ford F-150 have become “as much of a status symbol as they are a tool,” according to Karl Brauer, a senior analyst at Kelley Blue […]

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To compensate for the lack of hydrogen refueling stations open in California, Toyota is establishing temporary stations to service its new Mirai fuel cell sedan. Toyota will be setting up trailers from Air Products & Chemicals Inc. as the mobile refueling stations, placing them at all eight dealerships authorized to sell the Mirai FCV. Only […]

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This week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Elio Motors debuted its fifth autocycle prototype – the P5 – in pre-production form. One key difference between the P5 and previous iterations is the newest model is powered by Elio’s own proprietary engine. The three-cylinder 0.9-liter engine was designed by Elio Motors after the company concluded […]

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Popular Science has named the Acura NSX hybrid as a “Best of What’s New” winner. “The Best of What’s New awards honor the innovations that surprise and amaze us – those that challenge our view of what’s possible in the future,” said Cliff Ransom, editor-in-chief of Popular Science. “The award is Popular Science’s top prize, […]

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This week BMW introduced two new plug-in hybrids to the U.S., one a 3-Series sedan, another a 5-Series SUV that is being positioned loosely as a potential Tesla Model X alternative. The sedan is the 330e Plug-In Hybrid, and it will begin appearing at U.S. dealers next spring. This 248-horsepower PHEV is promised to deliver […]

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When Honda brings its Clarity fuel cell vehicle to the U.S. sometime next year, the sedan will likely compete head-to-head with the Toyota Mirai in almost every category. Ryan Harty, manager of American Honda Motor’s environmental business development office, joined other members of the Honda team yesterday at the Los Angeles Auto Show to talk […]

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