Ontario Residents With Hybrids to Get Green Plates With Privileges

December 2, 2009 / No Comments

The government of Canada is doing its best to increase the popularity of hybrids and electric cars. In Ontario, a decision has been made to issue special "green" license plates to such vehicles, giving them various privileges on the road. One of the benefits is the use of recharging stations, as well as special parking spaces.

Chevrolet Volt to Begin Selling in California Next Year

December 2, 2009 / No Comments

General Motors have announced that California will be their primary market for the Chevy Volt, when the car is released about a year from now. According to Brent Deware, vice president of global Chevrolet brand in GM, California was chosen because it's the largest car market in the US, and also known for adopting new technologies easily.

Hybrid Supercar With Microturbine to be Shown in Los Angeles

December 1, 2009 / No Comments

Capstone, a company that specializes in electricity-generating microturbines, have decided to team up with the Chief Creative Director at Electronic Arts, Richard Hilleman, to create a very interesting-looking hybrid car for the upcoming car show in Los Angeles. The CMT-380 is powered by an electric power train, with the addition of a diesel microturbine that can give the car enough power for ...

Rumors Point to Prius Coupe and MPV

October 29, 2009 / No Comments

Rumors about the introduction of a Prius Coupe and MPV refuse to die out. It has long been rumored that Toyota's very successful hybrid car will spawn other models, like a coupe and an MPV. In fact, there were even rumors of the Prius becoming a brand itself, with an entire range of vehicles.

Obama, Biden to Make Important ‘Green’ Announcements

October 26, 2009 / 1 Comment

The US President Barack Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden are expected to make important announcements that will provide stimulus for a greener future. An Obama administration official has said that the President will make announcement regarding Smart Grids during his visit to Florida. Obama's announcement of a Smart Grid will be the government's largest investment of economic stimulus funds ...

USS Makin Island – First Green Hybrid Warship In The World

October 22, 2009 / No Comments

The United States Navy just completed the maiden voyage of the USS Makin Island.  The ship is of the WASP-class multipurpose amphibious assault ship.

Google Gets Working on Smart Charging for Electric Vehicles

October 1, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_6559" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Toyota Prius Hybrid Plugged In For Electricity"][/caption] As the number of electric vehicles, or plug-in hybrids increases, there is a good chance that they may put greater strain on the grid with a lot of vehicles going for a recharge simultaneously. Google is currently working on a solution to this problem, by integrating vehicles with the electric ...

General Motors set to launch plug-in SUV in 2011

July 9, 2009 / 2 Comments

General Motors (GM) is set to launch a plug-in sport-utility vehicle (SUV) in 2011 notwithstanding having recently canceled its Saturn brand. Tom Stephens, Vice Chairman of General Motors, said in an interview that that the company also could consider launching an all-electric small car for crowded cities. This plan will, according to Stephens, mark GM’s return to a technology that it ...

General Motors geared up to play a big role in meeting US goal of hybrid vehicles

June 24, 2009 / 1 Comment

General Motors Corporation says it will do the “heavy lifting” to help achieve the grand goal set by United States President Barack Obama of having 1 million plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles on the US roads by 2015.  Major US-based makers of automobiles, including General Motors, have been planning an array of electric-drive vehicles aimed at meeting higher fuel-economy standards ...

Lexus HS250 Hybrid to Sell 25,000 Units the First Year

June 15, 2009 / No Comments

With the economy declining as it is, Toyota's belief that it would be able to sell 25,000 Lexus Hybrids within the first twelve months is appreciable. The Lexus HS250 has yet to go on sale (later this summer) and Toyota has some real good reasons to back their belief. [caption id="attachment_5549" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="2010 Toyota Lexus HS 250h hybrid"][/caption]