Toyota Prius V gets new sales date

Automaker Toyota has announced a new on-sale date for its new Prius V. 
We first noted the vehicle’s specifications at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, originally planned to become available later this summer.

CUPP wants to punk your x86 PC

CUPP Computing has debuted an unlocked module for x86 PCs that allows users to combine a high-performance PC processor (x86/IA) and a low-power chip (RISC/ARM) into a single platform. Oh, and yes, you can use PunkThis to run Android apps on your PC.

Rumor: Apple builds ARM-powered MacBook Air

A Japanese website claims Apple is testing an ARM-based MacBook Air powered by the same A5 processor as the wildly popular iPad 2.

Genovation G2 revs electric or hybrid

We first reported on start-up automaker Genovation earlier this year when they announced the development of a green car called the G2.

First Fisker Karma hybrid finally being built


When we last reported on the Fisker Automotive Karma luxury plug-in hybrid, it was appearing at the Geneva Auto Show as word spread it would finally go into production in the month of March.

BMW, Peugeot to co-develop new hybrids


BMW and Peugeot have both announced their intentions to invest 100 million EUR ($139 million) into another joint venture that they've dubbed: "BMW Peugeot Citroën Electrification." 



This Lexus CT 200h Hybrid is one tricked-out vehicle

The upcoming CT 200h is the most affordable of the Lexus hybrids, with a base price of $29,120, which might be exactly why the Toyota luxury division decided to spice things up a bit at the recent Chicago Auto Show, putting the car modifier Five Axis to work on it.


WindTamer clean energy system goes hybrid

A lot of manufacturing plants go solar. Not too many, but some, use wind. But rarely if ever do we see something like what just went in at the Advanced Glass Industries (AGI) plant in Rochester, N.Y.: A combination of wind, solar and considerable storage capacity.


Porsche to showcase Panamera S hybrid


Porsche certainly has done a couple of cool things in recent weeks, including showing off its Boxster E electric car and a 911 GT3 R hybrid with the names of Facebook fans printed on it. 

Both of these are overshadowed, however, by news that the automaker plans to debut at the Geneva Motor Show a hybrid based upon the popular Panamera design.


Infiniti M hybrid gets 32 MPG on the highway

Infiniti boasted last fall that its M hybrid, due for a spring 2012 release, would be the only vehicle to offer more than 350 horsepower and 30 miles per gallon fuel economy, making it "the first true luxury performance ‘driver’s’ hybrid."



New Volkswagen does 313 miles to the gallon

Volkswagen has created what it calls the world's most economic car, running for 313 miles on a single gallon of diesel.

This subway is powered by displaced air

The name is a take on the words 'ecological and 'local,' but to many, the Ecoloco concept may sound just plain loco: a sustainable subway system that harnesses the air displacement created by its movement to power itself.

IBM finds differences in EV attitudes

Sure, a lot of big-shot auto execs believe sales of traditional gas-powered vehicles will peak before 2020, and are focusing their energies on electric vehicles (EVs) instead. But what do ordinary Americans believe when it comes to EVs?

Ford debuts C-MAX Hybrid at Detroit Auto Show

Ford didn't make its plug-in C-MAX Energi roll out on the runway at the North American International Auto Show all alone.

Loss of Arctic ice could lead to new hybrid species

The loss of Arctic sea ice could lead to species such as polar bears and some types of seal and whale being lost through hybridization.

Hybrid streetcar loses its wire

In many places, the old-fashioned streetcar is an emblem of a simpler, greener past. In Charlotte, North Carolina, it may soon be a harbinger of a greener public transportation future for historic areas.

Many consumers skeptical over EVs

Consumers were certainly quick to adopt hybrid cars when they debuted around a decade ago - particularly the Toyota Prius. 

But will they do the same with the new plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs)? 



LA Auto Show sees Honda plug-in platform

While showcasing its new Fit EV Concept vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, Honda also unwrapped its plug-in hybrid platform.

Few editorials and blogs are critical of Chevy Volt. Are you?

The Obama administration and their lapdogs are promoting the Chevy Volt as the electrifying savior of the auto-industry and maybe even the planet.

GE touts hybrid Halogen-CFL light bulb

GE has introduced an incandescent-shaped light bulb that combines the instant brightness of halogen technology with the energy efficiency of a compact fluorescent (CFL) bulb.