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    Denmark EV Owners Earning Over $1,500 A Year Selling Power To Grid

    Electric vehicles owners are selling their excess capacity back to the power grid in Denmark — earning as much as $1,530 a year. Nissan and Enel, the country’s largest utility, are carrying out a trial project to see the role that cars like the Nissan Leaf can play in helping balance out supply and demand […]

    Tesla

    Tesla Wants To Test Autonomous Semi-Trucks Soon

    Tesla is indicating it’s serious about introducing an electric semi by seeking permission to test self-driving versions in California and Nevada. Spokespeople for the Department of Motor Vehicles in California and Nevada confirmed meetings were scheduled in California for yesterday and previously held in Nevada. California doesn’t yet have rules in place governing the testing […]

    Hyundai

    Busting 5 Myths About Green Cars with the Hyundai IONIQ

    If you’re looking to ditch your low-tech gasoline-powered car for something more efficient but you might be worried about some of the perceived drawbacks, this video made with the Hyundai IONIQ should change your mind. Here, Jodi Lai, Editor of Autoguide.com takes us through the five myths about green cars from range, design, cost, power […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Ford Forging JV With Zotye Auto To Tap Into China’s Huge EV Market

    Ford Motor Co. is deepening its presence in China’s “new energy vehicle” landscape through a joint venture manufacturing deal with a Chinese electric carmaker. The U.S. automaker today signed a memorandum of understanding with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of all-electric vehicles. The two companies will delve into the development, manufacturing, marketing, and […]

    Buzzworthy: VW Confirms I.D. Buzz Van for 2022

    Volkswagen has confirmed its electric version of the Microbus will be on sale in 2022. A number of variants will be built, including a model which will have a total drive system output of 369 horsepower from electric motors on each axle to shuttle power to all four wheels. A massive 111 kWh battery pack […]

    Wheely Good Idea: Continental Tire’s New Wheel Concept For EVs

    Continental Tire has developed its “New Wheel Concept” to optimize braking performance in electric vehicles. Comprised of two aluminum parts, the concept utilizes a carrier star, which remains permanently bolted to the wheel hub, and the rim well, which is bolted to the star. Unusually, the wheel brake is fastened to the axle’s wheel carrier […]

    750 HP All-Electric ‘Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6’ Cabriolet Drops Jaws At Pebble Beach

    The 750-horsepower Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet on display at the 2017 Monterey Car Week is another ultimate electric car showing what the German automaker can do. As a convertible version of a concept shown last year, the all-wheel-drive drop-top oozes with style while four permanent magnet electric motors promise 0-60 mph in the four second […]

    Land Rover May Have Taken The Coolest Solar Eclipse Photo

    Land Rover caught the coolest automotive photo so far of the solar eclipse today. Adventure photographer Alex Strohl teamed up with Land Rover to gain a unique vantage point for the total solar eclipse. Thanks to the off-road capability of the Land Rover Discovery, Strohl departed from Salt Lake City and took a three-day road […]

    Report: Valero Leading Secret Campaign To Block Biofuel Blends

    The nation’s largest oil refiner has taken on a behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign to rid refiners of costly federal biofuel blend rules, according to a Reuters investigative piece published today. Valero Energy Corp. is making the case for transferring the “point of obligation” responsibility for biofuels blending that puts about 10 percent ethanol into gasoline sold […]