On the march toward widespread adoption of 100+ MPGe plug-in vehicles, the Prius Plug-in could take the most significant step. “When you think of hybrids, you think of Prius.” So says Geri Yoza, National Manager for Advanced Technology Vehicles, Product Planning Department at Toyota. Of course, that would be the standard company line at Toyota,… Read more »
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With a presidential election and a deadly hurricane hogging the headlines, it’s perhaps understandable that the major national news media have ignored the most important story: all three of the mass-market plug-in vehicles broke sales records in October, while also topping the Consumer Reports customer reliability survey. Once again the Chevrolet Volt leads the plug-in pack. The… Read more »
Consumer Reports has released its 2012 Car Reliability Survey, and each of the plug-in cars that have cracked the mass market in the US was the top-rated model for its brand.
In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, our favorite TV personality and auto enthusiast takes an in-depth look at Tesla’s Model S, which he introduces as “the car they said would never be produced” and “the electric car that doesn’t look like an electric car.” Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen gives Jay the grand tour,… Read more »
NanoSteel, a privately held company that makes proprietary nano-structured steel materials, announced this week that automotive visionary Bob Lutz has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. Through the development of patented alloys, NanoSteel has created a new class of steel that allows automotive engineers and designers to reduce weight through the use of… Read more »
The EPA has awarded Ford’s new C-MAX Energi a fuel efficiency rating of 108 MPGe city and 100 MPGe combined.
Colorado Republican congressional candidate Joe Coors bucks the trend in a new campaign commercial, which was filmed inside his Volt.
It’s that time again – September sales figures are in. Overall EV sales are up, and the standings remain the same.The Chevy Volt sold 2,851 units, a slight improvement over August’s all time record of 2,831, for a year-to-date total of 16,348. The Volt’s Hamtramck assembly line will remain idle until October 15th. Toyota’s Prius… Read more »
The goal of EV Everywhere is to enable US companies to be the first in the world to produce Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) that are affordable and convenient.
Toyota’s electric SUV is returning to the road (the company produced an earlier version from 1997 to 2003). The all-new 2012 RAV4 EV will go on sale the week of September 24 in select California markets. The MSRP is $49,800, and Toyota is offering a 36-month lease option at $599 per month. The RAV4 EV… Read more »