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Longer, Lower, Wider, Roomier, Yet Lighter And More Fuel-Efficient

Just three months into 2015, columnist Gary Witzenburg picks the VW Golf family as the Green Car Of The Year.

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Bridgestone Launches Ecopia EP422 Plus Tire

ITM Power will build new and upgrade old hydrogen stations in the UK. Georgia House and Senate pass bill that would end the state's EV tax credits. Bridgestone launches the Ecopia EP422 Plus fuel-saving tire.

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State Has Paid Out $14 Million Since 1998

Illinois will end its government rebate program for buyers of plug-in vehicles.

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Speculation Abounds

Tesla CEO Elon Musk uses Twitter to announce a major new product line that will be announced at the end of April. The twist? It won't be a new car.

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Automaker Cites California Popularity For Expansion

Kia Soul EV sales will come to Texas, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Georgia by June.

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Fuel Choice And Deregulation Act Would Help E15

Formula E will use a shortened version of the traditional Monaco circuit. Automakers and others argue that plug-in hybrids could increase overall electric miles more than pure battery electric vehicles. Senators Rand Paul and Chuck Grassley author bill to help E15.

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Longer is the next Chinese automaker to crank out a terrible knockoff, this one being the Yueling X1 EV. Like the Landwind X7 before it, it takes liberal inspiration from the Range Rover Evoque, but adds BMW badges on the wheel caps.

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Tesla's Kurt Kelty To Battery Partners: 'I Need To Know You're On board'

Tesla executive Kurt Kelty gives a speech in Japan asking battery suppliers to take more risks to increase production. Tesla needs more batteries in order to make more cars and drive the price of batteries down.

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The Georgia Senate approves Tesla's direct-sales model, but at a maximum of five stores in the state. West Virginia says 'no' to any direct sales by any car company.

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Bimmer's Germany Factory Will Make About 20 A Day

BMW will double production of the i8 plug-in hybrid because of high demand.

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Lee Brice Tours Using Biodiesel

A video shows Tesla Model S charging speed with various chargers. Volkswagen had a hybrid taxi prototype in the 1970s. Country star Lee Brice goes on tour powered by biodiesel.

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One-Year Program Will Test Urban Revitalization Impact of Car-Sharing EVs

Nissan will start car-sharing pilot program with two-seat electric vehicles in Yokohama, Japan.

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Shenzen, China To Fund $799 Million In Green Car Programs

Shenzen, China will fund EV incentives and infrastructure to the tune of nearly $800 million. The US Air Force will turn its used cooking oil into biodiesel at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Falken is developing a tire specifically for plug-in hybrid SUVs.

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GE, EV Connect Team Up

The Automotive Journalist Association of Canada crowns the Kia Soul EV as the first Canadian Green Car of the Year. Proterra EV buses accumulate 1 million miles on the job. GE and EV Connect announce partnership to use each other's goods and services and expand markets.

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Central Valley Politico Also Proposes Boosting Rebate To $3,500

California state senator proposes $40,000 price cap on rebate-eligible electric vehicles.

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This year's Shandong EV Expo offers a look at two Chinese vehicles that blatantly take from the design of other models. The JMW2200 wears the face of a BMW i3, and the Videoev is a five-door Volkswagen Beetle.

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Automaker Says Its EVs Are More Reliable Than Gas, Diesel Vehicles

Nissan says only three of 35,000 Leaf electric-vehicle batteries have died on users.

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Sedans Strung 12 Car Batteries Together, 'Escorted' Munich Olympics Distance Athletes

BMW built two 1602e concept vehicles in 1972 as an early example of electric-powered mobility.

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BMW Acknowledges i3 Sales Boost From Incentive Programs

Renault ZOE dominates the 2015 Zenn Monte-Carlo Rally. British Columbia is funding new EV and fuel cell car incentives. BMW says government EV incentive programs are boosting i3 sales.

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This Unique Three-Wheeled EV Can Be Parked Vertically And Float On Water

Name a car that can drive into a body of water (or human body) without causing much harm? No, this isn't an automotive riddle. It's the vision of Doug Ballard and his Spira foam car.

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Tesla Model X development continues to move forward ahead of the first deliveries expected in the third quarter of 2015. This example was spied driving in California wearing only a little camouflage.

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