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Finally, after three years, electric and hybrid vehicles will be required to emit sound alerts at low speeds so that pedestrians, especially the visually impaired, can hear them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a new rule yesterday requiring all electric and hybrid vehicles to create noise at up to 19 miles per […]

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A report says it looks like less than half hybrid car owners are trading-in towards another alternative fuel vehicle these days. Car buyers are trading in hybrid and electric cars for SUVs at a higher rate than ever before, according to a new analysis from Edmunds.com. The publication’s analysis offers a look at how today’s […]

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Echo Automotive, Inc. is launching EchoAccelerate, a program for intellectual property (IP) licensing, allowing OEMs and automotive companies to integrate hybrid powertrains to vehicles. This in a move to help broaden the company’s reach from mostly fleet applications to general public. Echo Automotive describes itself as a developer of technologies enabling the cost-effective aftermarket addition […]

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