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The Five Greenest, Most Energy-Efficient Cars of 2013

What cars available in dealers today make the most efficient use of energy?<p>The answer turns out to be four battery-electric vehicles and one plug-in …

Driverless car steering course to road-readiness

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV: First Drive Report

39<p>Aspire, Sprint, Swift, and Esteem: They’re among the most ironically inappropriate car names.<p>But in its new EV guise, the Chevy Spark has the …

Can the Spark Convince Drivers to Switch to Electric Vehicles?

GM is now ready to roll out the 2014 Spark EV, and to that end, I flew to Portland to join Chevrolet and a dozen journalists to test this new …

Are Electric Cars Really That Green?

Electric cars still derive much of their power from coal and many critics argue that makes them no better than gas-powered cars. I beg to …

Electric Vehicles

There are five times as many charge stations in Ireland as electric cars

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland<p>Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland<p>THERE ARE CURRENTLY five publicly accessible charge points for every …

Mercedes Self Driving Cars The Way of The Future

Imagine you’re driving down the 405, the turn signal clicks on and your Mercedes S-Class accelerates to 65 mph as it changes into the left lane …

Sales Increase For Electric Vehicles

Cars that run partially or entirely on electricity make up a tiny sliver of the vast U.S. car market. But companies selling them posted big gains in …

The 2014 Mazda3 Will Have A Head-Up Display

See turn-by-turn directions, check your speed—all while keeping your eyes on the road.<p>When Mazda execs unveiled the new 2014 Mazda3 in Manhattan today, they were a bit short on details—we still don't know how much the car will cost, for example. But they did share what we think is hands-down the …

Deal On Wheels, The e rx Magic!

Some of the challenges that the current green and hybrid cars face are high costs and restricted range or capacity. To overcome these, we have here …

The Smart Highway

The "Smart Highway" project (a collaboration between Studio Roosegaarde, a design lab based in the Netherlands, and engineers from Heijmans Infrastructure) is one of several recent efforts to make roads smarter, safer, and more energy efficient. This year, the group is preparing to make a 300-meter …

Are Electric Cars A Sales Failure, Or Sold Out Due To Demand?

30<p>You see it all over: the meme that "electric cars are a sales failure."<p>Yet California is experiencing shortages of electric cars, with many dealers …

You Won't Need a Driver's License by 2040

The timeline for autonomous cars hitting the road en masse keeps getting closer. GM's Cadillac division expects to produce partially autonomous cars …

Nissan Leaf resale value expected to take a hit

Nissan Leaf resale values may take a tumble, according to <i>Kelley Blue Book</i>. The vehicle evaluation resource said the 2013 Nissan Leaf will retain around 35 percent of its MSRP after three years; that's down five percent from what KBB gave the 2012 Leaf at the end of 2011. <i>Automotive News</i> reports KBB …

World’s first high-capacity flash charging electric bus system tops off charge in 15 seconds

Imagine a mass public transportation system capable of transporting people around the city without producing any local emissions, without requiring …

Autoblog Green

Tesla doesn't exactly have the best reputation when it comes to employee relations. Reports from the automaker's factory in Fremont, California, talk about speed over quality and that forced overtime was the cause of some preventable injuries. Today, The Guardian reports that company emails show …