40,000 California Plug-In Hybrids Given HOV Lane Access

September 2, 2010 / No Comments

In the state of California, vehicles that meet certain fuel economy and tailpipe emission criteria have been given special access to the high occupancy vehicle lanes, also known as HOV or carpool lane. In cities that are swamped with cars, this is a major advantage to hybrid and other green car owners.

Rinspeed Introduces Solar iChange Vehicle, Shape-shifter

February 25, 2009 / No Comments

We love it when companies invest time and money to coming up with concepts that shape a better future. But what's more interesting, is that some of these concepts actually come to life. Swiss tuning designer and car manufacturer, Rinspeed, just announced that they've been working to build a solar powered vehicle dubbed iChange. The concept is actually a lightweight electric ...

Nissan’s FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle)

December 3, 2008 / No Comments

Last week in San Francisco I got to see another car of the future, always in the future that is. Part of Nissan's Green Program the FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) is not only eco-friendly, but also looks pretty good. Right? Meanwhile you can read more about Nissan's Green Program 2010 and some of their Environmental Activities. [gallery]

Daimler F-Cell Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

November 28, 2008 / 1 Comment

Daimler's F-Cell Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle was parked at the 2008 SF Auto Show this week when I attended. Other than Toyota's Fuel Cell car, well half of it, this was as close as I had come to the car of the future. Meaning the hydrogen fuel cell car will always be in the future. Based on an extended version of ...

Skycar Takes the Wheels to the Sky with Biofuel

November 17, 2008 / 1 Comment

Covering a distance of over 3700 miles in air, purely powered by biofuel is something that even the aviation industry would be proud of. But UK's Skycar Team is trying to do that in a car with a giant fan, a powerful engine and a parachute. Skycar is probably the most exciting green vehicle that is waiting to make it out ...

Mitsubishi Motors Plans Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle

October 8, 2008 / No Comments

The president of Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Osamu Masuko, said Monday that that Mitsubishi is currently developing a plug-in hybrid car. The automaker has plans to develop a plug-in hybrid and launch a mass-produced electric vehicle next year in Japan. Speaking at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, Masuko opined that the plug-in hybrid will be a better suit for ...

Honda Has an SUV-sized Vehicle That Goes 1,300 Miles between Fill-ups

June 6, 2008 / 1 Comment

Leave it Honda to build an ultra efficient SUV-sized vehicle that can cover 1300 miles between fill ups. It carries 6-8 passengers - 8 Japanese but just 6, sometimes 5 or even 4 Americans. But it doesn't come cheaply. The vehicle costs $1.5 million and the fuel costs are about 80 cents a mile. Comes to about $1000 per fill-up. (These figures ...