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The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata now has its fuel-economy ratings from the EPA, and the roadster sees a 25-percent improvement compared to the previous generation. Either transmission offers 30 mpg combined.

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A paper by a couple of Swedish researchers figures that the price-per-kWh for lithium-ion battery packs is now $410, down from more than $1,000 in 2007. Economies-of-scale, not chemistry advances, will do the most to get that down to $230 by 2018.

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A new study from the US Energy Information Administration makes the interesting finding that as the number of vehicles in a household's fleet increases, the miles driven on the primary car go up as well.

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New E15 Bill Introduced To US House

A new introduced to the House aims to deregulate E15. A bipartisan group of 37 senators are asking the EPA to strengthen the RFS. The Toyota Mobility Foundation is launching a pilot program in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Automaker Has A Lot More Going On Than Just Making Cars

Honda showed off its UNI-CUB mobility seat and the Walking Assist Device at the 2015 SAE World Congress.

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That's A Tall Target From Today's Numbers

Japan's Nikkei reports that Toyota wants hybrids to make up 30 percent of its sales in China. As of now, Toyota's hybrid sales are in the low single-digits.

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Can Lower EV Charging Cost By Up To 45 Percent, Siemens Says

A new wi-fi EV charger from Siemens called the VersiCharge SG talks to your utility and your car and phone so you can get the lowest possible cost as you charge your EV.

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It's A Small Deal, If You Can Excuse The Pun

At the 2015 SAE World Congress, Honda announces that its fuel cell stack has individual cells that are just one millimeter thick, which allows a smaller, more powerful powertrain.

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Cheap Gas Hampers Sales Of Compact And Green Cars

Lagging sales of compact and electric cars are starting to take their toll on automakers. Ford said Thursday it intends to lay off 700 employees who work at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI, over the next five months.

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Takes On Tesla P85D, Ferrari 458 Italia, Others

The Energica Ego electric motorcycle from Italy has just finished jumping through all the NHTSA and EPA hoops necessary to make it available to US consumers. It has also just faced down a handful of high-performance competitors in an informal set of drag races. You can see how well it stacks up against some formidable performers in the following video.

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ChargePoint Calculates Environmental Impact Of Its Users

Phoenix Cars has delivered the ZEUS electric flatbed truck to the US Navy. A man traded his Mistubishi i-MiEV for a Chevy Volt and uses less gas. ChargePoint users have saved 8.2 million gallons of gas.

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New Shape, Same Capacity For New PHEV

The new Cadillac CT6 PHEV will have the same capacity battery pack but the shape is different. And it's an important difference.

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A bill currently in committee in the California State Assembly would allow some classic car owners to pay $200 to waive the state's smog check after meeting some other criteria.

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A study by Lux Research figures that China can reduce its gasoline usage by up to 483 billion gallons by maximizing its foray into alternative fuels.

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Japan's experimental magnetic levitation train sets another world speed record at 374 miles per hour, but isn't set to enter service for another dozen years.

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3.5-Liter Twin-Turbo V6, Aluminum Components, Advanced AWD, And More

Acura has confirmed more details about the new generation of its iconic supercar, the 2016 NSX.

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New Video Series 'Fueled By Everything' Shows Ways To Make H2

Toyota wants show it's not full of crap about hydrogen as a breakthrough fuel, and it wants to prove that even the Mirai can run on dung in a new documentary series.

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Oregon's Chief EV Officer Hired At PlugShare

Enterprise CarShare will operate at 45 Washington DC Metrorail stations. Ashley Horvat leaves Oregon DOT for PlugShare. The National Research Council finds barriers to EV adoption and suggests ways to remove them.

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Oregon House Bill 2092 would auction tax credits to fund a series of rebates for alternative-fuel vehicles. Buyers could get $3,000 for an EV purchase.

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One Cell Style Could Cut Costs By 66 Percent

Volkswagen is considering switching to a standardized lithium-ion battery cell design for future plug-in vehicles that could lower the parts' costs by 66 percent.

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Supercharged Powertrain Touted For V6-Like Power, Four-Cylinder Fuel Efficiency

Nissan will start selling hybrid variant of the Murano SUV in China this summer.

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