Green Cars
 

Toyota plots Prius comeback

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2015
As Toyota prepares to introduce a redesigned Prius later this year, both car and company are at turning points. First introduced in 1997, the hybrid is no longer the green-car darling of the Hollywood set.... Read More »

Ford eyes 'high volume' use of carbon fiber

9:24 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Ford today said it has signed a deal with a carbon-fiber manufacturer to jointly explore “high-volume” automotive uses for the lightweight material.... Read More »

Toyota engineer doubts electric cars will spread even with rapid chargers

6:50 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
Battery-powered electric vehicles don't have a practical future as a long-range alternative to conventional cars even if technological breakthroughs...... Read More »

2016 Cadillac ELR to get $10,000 price cut, more power

11:24 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2015
Cadillac said it will slash $10,000 from the price of the light-selling ELR plug-in hybrid for the 2016 model year.... Read More »

Hanergy's solar-car plan draws skepticism

7:16 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
Plans by Hanergy Thin Film Power Group to build a car powered only by solar panels remain a mystery two months after being publicized, and analysts...... Read More »

Chevy cuts price, adds incentives for Spark EV

1:00 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
Chevrolet is cutting the sticker price on the Spark EV by $1,650 and adding cash incentives that will allow buyers to get the battery electric...... Read More »

Nissan may add Rogue hybrid in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015
Nissan unveiled the X-Trail Hybrid for the Japan market. It is considering a hybrid version of the crossover's sister vehicle, the Rogue, for the U.S.... Read More »

GM to suspend Volt output in May ahead of changeover

12:37 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2015
GM will halt output of the 2015 Chevrolet Volt late next month, amid high stockpiles and weak sales, to prepare a Michigan plant to build a...... Read More »

Toyota readies trial of car-cum-motorbike in green mobility push

7:54 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2015
Tokyoites will get a chance to zip around town on Toyota's three-wheeled electric car starting Friday, in a trial aimed at crafting a global business...... Read More »

Toyota unveils RAV4 hybrid with new style edge

12:45 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2015
Undaunted by low gasoline prices, Toyota unveiled a new 2016 RAV4 hybrid, the eighth model in its lineup sporting a gas-electric powertrain.... Read More »

BASF sues Umicore in U.S. for patent infringements

6:59 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2015
German chemicals firm BASF said today it has sued Belgian specialty materials group Umicore in the United States for infringing two patents related...... Read More »

California's 'green' rebates come under attack

6:45 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2015
California's incentives to purchase EVs are under attack as data shows most of the money goes to consumers who earn twice the national average yet...... Read More »

Chevy Malibu sheds weight, gains room with sculpted 2016 makeover

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu will be larger, lighter, packed with new safety gear and wrapped in sheet metal that signals Chevy's ambition to...... Read More »

Tesla’s Model X hits the streets

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Tesla’s Model X crossover, which goes on sale this summer, was spotted testing near the company’s Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters.... Read More »

Chevy plans hybrid version of '16 Malibu

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Chevrolet will offer a full-hybrid version of the redesigned Malibu that debuts this week at the New York auto show.... Read More »

LG Chem exec: Tesla's gigafactory to cut EV costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Tesla Motors' "gigafactory," a huge battery plant under construction in Nevada, could help suppliers of lithium ion batteries for autos finally turn...... Read More »

Tesla presses Japanese battery suppliers to innovate, take risks

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
A Tesla executive courted partners in Japan for its so-called gigafactory, praising local companies for top-notch quality and technology while...... Read More »

Toyota adding hybrid to 2016 RAV4 lineup

12:45 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Toyota is adding a hybrid model at a time of low gas prices and slumping sales of alternative-powertrain vehicles.... Read More »

Automakers in race to double range of affordable EVs

1:52 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Automakers are readying a new generation of mass-market electric cars with more than double the driving range of today's Nissan Leaf, betting that...... Read More »

New generation of cheaper batteries adds power to hybrids, cut fuel use

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
A new generation of hybrid cars that combine electric and gas power in new ways are emerging as a low-cost alternative for automakers and consumers...... Read More »

Chevy revives Malibu hybrid with 2016 redesign

9:00 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Chevrolet will offer a hybrid version of the next-generation Malibu sedan that will exceed 45 mpg in combined highway and city driving, marking GM's...... Read More »

Latest digital edition
Digital Edition Archive
Table of Contents
 Automotive News
Newsletters & Alerts
News by Brand