Alternative Energy

Toyota’s North America chief seeks fuel cell sedan supply boost

11:48 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2014
Toyota's North American boss Jim Lentz, preparing to sell Camry-sized hydrogen sedans next year, said he’s “bullish” about advances in the company’s fuel cell system and wants more supply of the Japan-built cars in the United States.... Read More »

 

Energy Dept. dangles low-interest financing for suppliers

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2014
The department of energy wants auto suppliers to know that it still has $16 billion in low-interest financing available to support efficient-vehicle programs, and it wants them to step forward for a share of those funds.... Read More »

 

New car fuel economy in U.S. rose 0.1 mpg in January

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2014
The average fuel economy of new trucks, cars, SUVs and vans sold in January in the United States rose 0.1 mpg from December, to 24.9 mpg, according to a monthly report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.... Read More »

 

VINCE BOND JR.

Self-driving shuttle shows way to autonomous cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
A French auto robotics company is taking development of autonomous vehicles in a new direction that could lead to public acceptance of the fledgling technology.... Read More »

 

U.S. may expand vehicle loan program to suppliers

12:26 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2014
The federal program to develop more fuel-efficient vehicles may expand to make suppliers eligible for the more than $15 billion in remaining funds, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said.... Read More »

 

VINCE BOND JR.

A new way for self-driving vehicles to win the public's trust?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2014
A French auto robotics company is taking development of autonomous vehicles in a new direction that could lead to public acceptance of the fledgling technology.... Read More »

 

U.S. new-vehicle fuel economy rises to 24.8 mpg in 2013, study says

12:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
The average fuel economy of new light vehicles sold in the United States last year was nearly 25 mpg, up 1 mpg from 2012 and the highest for a full year since at least 2008, according to a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report.... Read More »

 

Ford adds solar cells to recharge electric C-Max concept

9:37 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2014
Ford is showcasing a plug-in hybrid electric C-Max that uses solar panels in the roof to recharge itself.... Read More »

 

GM to offer dual-fuel Impala in wager on natural gas

1:50 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2013
GM said it will sell a version of the Chevrolet Impala sedan with the ability to switch between gasoline and natural gas, part of the automaker's plan for taking advantage of a drilling boom that has made natural gas a more viable fuel for cars in the United States.... Read More »

 

MARK RECHTIN

Hydrogen fuel cell cars show promise; infrastructure the stumbling block

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2013
The old joke about electric vehicles is, "How long is your extension cord?" But nearly every home or business has a 110-volt outlet that can charge your EV if it runs out of juice. That's not the case with the 2015 arrival of hydrogen fuel cell cars.... Read More »

 

Over a barrel for 40 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2013
On Oct. 17, 1973, the first oil embargo plunged the auto industry into a new world. The Oct. 15 issue of Automotive News will look at the impact of that historic event.... Read More »

 

CNG filling stations coming to I-79 corridor in W.Va., Pa.

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2013
IGS Energy opened its first compressed natural gas fueling station in West Virginia as part of a plan to offer the alternative fuel along the I-79 corridor between west central West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania.... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

There is a dark cloud on the horizon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Most of us are watching the events in the Middle East unfold without any real idea of just how important this region is to the economic well-being of the United States and the world.... Read More »

 

GM joins U.S. program to lower energy costs at 25 plants

2:30 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2013
General Motors is partnering with the federal Department of Energy to lower energy costs at 25 of the company's U.S. facilities.... Read More »

 

Honda joins U.S. partnership to popularize fuel cell electric vehicles

12:13 pm U.S. ET | May 31, 2013
Honda has joined a public-private partnership to support the development and commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles.... Read More »

 

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