The yearly Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is known typically for showcasing the latest in gadgets and gizmos. In addition this go around however we are also seeing a number of alternative vehicle announcements.
The wet dream for environmentally focused drivers of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles is one in which self-contained renewable energy powers the car instead of having to plug into the grid.
The world of autonomous driving vehicles, which of late has mostly been dominated by news of self-driving Google Prius hybrids and a robotic Nissan Leaf on Japanese roads, grew a little more recently via American automaker Ford. The company recently unveiled it has converted one of its Fusion Hybrids into a research project for this developing technology.
Toyota last month said it would be dropping the price of its Prius Plug-In hybrid by $2,000 for the more basic model, suggesting sales may not have been as the automaker wanted with this variant of the Prius.
Ford is seeing good movement in the U.S. electrified car market, particularly in the performance of its more hybrid focused vehicles.
Amazon has confirmed that its Cloud Player is now available for owners of Ford vehicles with Sync Applink capability.
Ford, striving to compete in a domestic green vehicle market long dominated by Toyota and its Prius, seems to be making some in-roads against the Japanese automaker in the short time it has been making hybrids.
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have been in development for a number of years, but haven't yet hit mainstream adoption to a lack of a viable hydrogen fuel infrastructure.
I think we can all agree that driving style and road conditions have a significant impact on how fuel efficient a vehicle actually is.
Ford recently introduced a new feature that allows drivers of plug-in hybrid vehicles to achieve more electric-only driving distance.
Ford has confirmed that its new 2013 C-Max Energi has received an official EPA certified fuel efficiency rating of 108 MPGe in the city and 92 MPGe on the highway - for a combined rating of 100 MPGe.
Ford has been putting up some very impressive official Environmental Protection Agency fuel efficiency numbers with both its 2013 Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid.
Ford has been spending quite a lot of time and money ramping up its green vehicle fleet.
The push by Ford to dethrone Toyota as king of the hybrids continued this week with word of the forthcoming C-MAX Hybrid's official EPA miles per gallon ratings.
Lincoln, Ford's venerable luxury brand, recently released details of its forthcoming 2013 MKZ Hybrid.
Ford is prepping its C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid for a fall roll out and recently divulged some additional details about the long-awaited vehicle.
Hitting 200 mph is certainly an impressive feat for any vehicle, but Ford says its 2013 GT 500 can do the deed for a cool $55,000.
Ford's long-awaited Focus Electric has certainly been in the works for quite some time.
Controversy continues to rage over claims that electric vehicle (EV) emission savings is offset by pollution generated at power plants.
No matter how you feel about Ford, I think everyone can agree that the Mustang is one of the most recognizable vehicles on American highways.