The Vehicles

VIDEO: Via Motors VTRUX roll into Jay Leno’s Garage

Bob Lutz, “one of the great car guys of all time,” showed up at Jay Leno’s Garage this week, and he brought some cool toys to play with (they’d have to be pretty darn cool to impress Leno) – VIA Motors’ electrified full-size van, SUV and crew cab pickup truck.     Ex-Marine Bob Lutz… Read more »

Indian government plans large investments to promote EVs and hybrids

Zee News reported that the Indian government plans to invest 13,000 crore rupees (about $2.4 billion) over a period of eight years to promote electric and hybrid vehicles in the country. The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises is drafting a National Mission for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (NMHEV) in consultation with various automakers,… Read more »

Auto sales soaring, Volt remains by far the best-selling plug-in

Cars are cool again – last month’s US auto sales were up 22% compared to June 2011. Inexplicably, the majority of sales are still old-fashioned gas burners, but plug-in vehicles are coming on strong. It’s becoming clear that buyers are favoring PHEVs over pure EVs. June’s big winner is the Chevrolet Volt – it was… Read more »