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In its first order for fuel cell vehicles, the Australia Capital Territory government has signed on for 20 next-generation Hyundai cars. Hyundai’s new purpose-built FCVs are due in 2018, and are the follow-up to its converted ix35 Fuel Cell crossover. The project is being coordinated by Neoen, a French renewable-energy company, along with Megawatt Capital […]

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A bill in California’s state Legislature that would have required 15 percent of new car sales be zero-emission vehicles, either battery-electric or hydrogen powered, by 2025 has been withdrawn, for now. Democratic Assemblywoman Autumn Burke of Los Angeles announced her proposal last week, saying the existing zero-emission vehicle mandates were too weak to require significant new investments […]

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California’s climate change law is in limbo resulting in a proposed bill that will require 15 percent of all new vehicles sold in the state to be emissions-free within a decade. Los Angeles Assembly woman Autumn Burke said she will introduce the bill this week and told the Associated Press that it will ramp up […]

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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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It is unusual to see cars maneuver through towns silently, but it is what Nissan did with its Leaf. To mark the 19th annual International Noise Awareness Day (INAD), Nissan said it invaded the streets of one of Europe’s quietest villages during the middle of the night with a silent “ride” with its 100 percent […]

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Porsche’s plug-in 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid sedan can go from 0-62 mph in 5.2 seconds, has a top speed of 167 mph, all-electric speed of 84 mph, and gets an honest-to-goodness 54 mpg when it has to. This was the average returned by 42 auto journalists who sampled the car on a 28.7 km (17.4 […]

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