The NHTSA delays the final ruling of the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, meaning it won't come into compliance until 2018. The move has upset the National Federation for the Blind, which has been lobbying for more than a decade for built-in automated alerts for EVs and hybrids moving at low speeds.
September 12-20 will be the fifth annual National Electric Drive Week. Now a global event, Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association work with local organizers to put on events that get the public hands-on with EVs, plug-in hybrids and electric motorcycles.
Kia is teasing what looks to be a concept version of its Soul with e-AWD ahead its Chicago Auto Show debut. The pumped-up take on the hatchback gets an electric all-wheel drive system and slightly more rugged styling.
Wirecutter Names Toyota Prius Best Hybrid; SAFE Seeks Energy Security Prize Applications
In-depth piece by The Wirecutter puts Toyota Prius on top of hybrid pile. BYD reveals electric coach with 190-mile range. SAFE accepting 2015 Energy Security Prize applications. New study looks at low-carbon gas for greenhouse gas reductions.
Nissan recalling 470k previous-generation Rogues for a wiring harness connector that could short out, and another 170k Pathfinders (as well as their Infiniti counterparts) to fix the hood latch mechanism in two separate campaigns.
Mitsubishi is teasing the world premiere of a new concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. The company isn't even revealing the name for the vehicle yet but promises the crossover has a next-gen, two-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Top Gear magazine managed to get the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder together on the same stretch of road, and released this video clip previously reserved for digital subscribers.
The engine in the coming Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be the heart of the turbocharged engines going into the 2016 911 range coming later this year. It will remain naturally-aspirated in the GT3 models, but get boosted help for every model below those. Elsewhere, the next Boxster and Cayman will get turbocharged four-cylinders, and a V8-powered mid-range Porsche supercar is still in the works.
Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen says his company is going to add electric powertrains "across the spectrum of our portfolio," starting with stop/start tech and then more plug-in vehicles, thanks to GM's EV leadership.