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.
A garbage truck fueled by carbon fiber tanks full of compressed natural gas exploded in Indianapolis, IN, after a fire started in the back of the vehicle. The cylinders were reportedly thrown up to a quarter-mile away, damaging five nearby businesses. One firefighter suffered minor injuries.
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.
The latest intel from Germany suggests that Porsche, already boasting the market's biggest range of plug-in models, will skip conventional engines with its long-rumored baby Panamera sedan and go straight for the EV... and Tesla's jugular.
Toyota Senior VP Bob Carter responds to recent comments by Tesla CEO Elon Musk that hydrogen fuel cells are "an extremely silly way to store energy" and that FCEV shortcomings will become plainly evident in the next few years.
SUV, Pickup Truck And Luxury Car All Snag Trophies
The three big winners at the Washington Auto Show were the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel (2015 Green SUV of the Year), the BMW i8 (2015 Luxury Green Car of the Year) and the Ford F-150 (2015 Green Car Technology Award).
No Penalty For Jarno Trulli In Miami; Quebec Expands Electric Circuit
Quebec will add over 125 EV chargers to its Electric Circuit network. Belgium's three-wheeled E-Car 333 EV concept debuted. Formula E clarifies Jarno Trulli penalty mix-up. GM to recognize sustainable dealerships with new program.
Now running under dominant Mercedes power, the new E23 Hybrid is the first new chassis from Lotus to pack anything but a Renault engine in two decades. But will that be enough to put Lotus back in contention for checkered flags?