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Organizers of the FIA Formula E Championship have entered a joint partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Formula E said by entering this partnership, they are showing their support for the environmental actions led by the Foundation and helping to raise funds for future projects. The Foundation, created by HSH Prince Albert […]

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Nissan believes its all-electric LEAF represents a sustainable future in zero-emission mobility, but said the company’s commitment to green doesn’t end there. According to Nissan, the LEAF has contributed to reducing CO2 emission by some 151,000 tons since its launch in 2010, but the engineering team behind the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV) aims to […]

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With its current range of models and engines, BMW has won six mentions in the 2014 “Green Mobility Trophy” awards presented by the German automobile magazine Auto Zeitung. Based on a reader survey, the awards were won by the Munich automobile manufacturer in six out of a total of seven categories. Three of these class […]

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Will the electric car market be the most important sector in the next 10 years? Nearly 40 percent of BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Jaguar drivers said they would buy, or seriously consider buying, an all-electric car capable of 300 miles from one charge from their brand. This statement comes from UK Web site WeLoveAnyCar.com. The […]

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Lexus is entering the growing compact CUV segment with a model that will be available is hybrid and turbocharged versions, the 2015 Lexus NX. Lexus said the 2015 NX debuts in two versions, the NX 200t with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and the NX 300h hybrid, which brings the brand’s number of hybrid offerings […]

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The former General Motors engineer who oversaw the Chevy Volt and Spark EV will be in charge of Harley-Davidson’s Livewire electric motorcycle project. Jim Federico, 56, finished up a 36-year career at GM having been among other things, its chief engineer for small cars and electric vehicles, so he knows a thing or two about […]

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Smart is transplanting the DNA of its existing design language and engineering into the next-generation ForTwo and For Four and a teaser video gives lots of hints. It’s possible the new cars will be fully revealed at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, but in the interim – based on past precedent of smart’s tendency to […]

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Hyundai may be launching its seventh-generation Sonata as we speak, but the hybrid version won’t be here until later this year or early next year. The company is instead calling its present-generation hybrid Sonata a 2015 model year, and lining it up alongside the newer models with updates. Hyundai did revise the hybrid Sonata in […]

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Rimac Automobili is supplying the new Formula E championship with one of its blazing-fast Concept_One supercars, and is giving rides to passengers too. The 1,088-horsepower, 1,180 pounds-feet-torque all-wheel-drive all-electric car is as quick to 60 mph as the Formula E cars, and its actual purpose is as a pace car and track inspection vehicle for […]

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Volkswagen has unveiled an all-new Passat for Europe at a ceremony at the Volkswagen Design Center in Potsdam, Germany. The latest car, which will be premiered at the Paris Motor Show in October, is the eighth-generation of the Passat, which over the past 41 years has racked up over 23 million sales worldwide. Volkswagen stated […]

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