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Canada’s best-selling all-electric vehicle has crossed an important sales threshold, surpassing 1,000 units sold in a year for the first time since its July 2011 launch. Nissan Canada announced that through November, a total of 1,021 units have been sold in Canada, more than doubling the 2013 total sales mark of 470 Leaf vehicles. This […]

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While some critics have accused Tesla of making “toys for the rich,” Ferrari’s second hybrid is expected to fetch enough greenbacks to buy 25-30 Model S P85D sedans once its price is officially announced. For what may cost north of $3 million, the limited production run of 30 units is not a real race car, […]

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When it comes to fuel economy in the UK as measured by the EU test cycle, what you see is not what you get. According to tests performed by independent emissions testing company Emissions Analytics, most car models in the UK are failing to meet official fuel consumption figures. Emissions Analytics’ chief executive Nick Molden […]

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Nissan will be showcasing a special Leaf covered with self-cleaning paint. You read that right. Nissan is launching a social media campaign that will include a series of online videos to showcase a Nissan Leaf with self-cleaning nano-paint technology. Created to demonstrate its potential use in future production vehicles, this Leaf is covered with Ultra-Ever […]

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Eight Prius plug-in hybrids are on their way toward London’s streets as taxis. Openstart Ltd. has ordered the rechargeable hatchbacks, making them available to private hire operators for the first time through the Public Carriage Office (PCO). Toyota said the Prius plug-in has the potential to offer hours of emissions-free driving around the British capital, […]

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Less than two months after its global media launch, and only weeks after becoming available to Canadian consumers, the Kia Soul EV has just picked up its first significant award. At a press conference held today in Toronto, Ontario, the Kia Soul EV was awarded the “Best City Car” designation from the Automotive Journalists Association […]

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Is the value proposition of Nissan’s all-electric Leaf simply better than gen-one Chevy Volt as its sales are now leaving it in the dust, or is there more to it than that? Since December 2010’s launch of the two alternate visions on weaning away from petroleum, they’ve exchanged places a few times, but Nissan has […]

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How about an extended range electric sports car featuring 2+2 seating and all-wheel drive? A company called Dubuc Motors SLC, based out of Montreal, in the Canadian province of Quebec, bets the market is ready for such a creation. While the description may in some ways make you think of the BMW i8, this project […]

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The Mercedes-Benz S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID’s environmental credentials have been confirmed by the German TÜV Süd technical inspection authority. Mercedes-Benz’ first plug-in hybrid has been awarded the Environmental Certificate in accordance with ISO standard TR 14062. Mercedes said the award is based on a comprehensive life-cycle assessment of the S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID, documenting every […]

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Porsche’s 919 Hybrid won its first ever race in the final event of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship. This last race of the season was held in São Paulo, Brazil, and the winning 919 Hybrid, wearing number 14, was driven by the trio of Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany). […]

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