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    Study: Alt-fuel cars unsustainable without government assistance
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    According to the 2012 U.S. Automotive Industry Survey and Confidence Index by Booz & Co., alternative vehicle powertrains may take up as much as 10 percent of the total market by 2020, but only if the federal government continues to support development. Without a helping hand from Uncle Sam, ...

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    Report: Saab to be saved by mystery Swedish electric car company
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    The all-but-lifeless corpse of Saab continues to stagger forward in hopes of finding a juicy investor to sink its teeth into. Autocar reports that National Electric Vehicle Sweden is currently close to buying the brand's remaining assets. The freshly minted electric car consortium is helmed by ...

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    Video: Mission Motors Mission-R electric motorcycle checks in to Jay Leno's Garage
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    The crew from Mission Motors took the time to stop by Jay Leno's Garage to give the comedian a peek at the Mission-R electric motorcycle. The machine uses 14-kWh lithium-ion batteries paired with a 120-kilowatt motor, which means there's around 161 horsepower on hand. Mission says the combination ...

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    Report: Tesla posts $89.9M Q1 loss, Model S coming sooner than expected
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    It seems like we've been hearing about the Tesla Model S for a decade, but a report in Yahoo states that the electric sedan is only a month away from production. That's about one month ahead of schedule, as Tesla is reportedly wrapping up crash testing fast enough to start making the hotly ...

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    Geneva: Morgan Plus E is all aluminum and fully electric
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    Morgan isn't typically one to embrace change. The company is still proudly building a V-Twin three-wheeler and sawing components from trees, but the Morgan Plus E on display at the Geneva Motor Show is a clear step into the blinding light of the future. The vehicle features the automaker's ...

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    Breaking: Infiniti Emerg-E electric supercar looks sex-E in official pics
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    Been wondering what the Infiniti Emerg-E is gonna look like when it takes center stage in Geneva next month? Wonder no more, as the first official photos of the mid-engined, range-extended electric supercar have hit the web. The pics show a pretty and curvaceous design that holds its own against ...

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    Report: Tesla to build electric Mercedes
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    Tesla and Daimler are set to collaborate on a new electric Mercedes-Benz. According to Gigaom.com, the fourth-quarter earnings report released by Tesla earlier this week revealed the company is set to supply a full powertrain for an unnamed electric Mercedes-Benz in the near future. Those ...

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    PG Elektrus is yet another crack at electrifying a Lotus Elise
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    We have good news for you if you're missing the Tesla Roadster already. German manufacturer PG has unveiled the company's new Elektrus, a Lotus-based sports EV with some very wild styling. While the company has made a name for itself producing carbon-fiber electric bicycles, the Elektrus is its ...

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    Official: BMW ActiveE enrollment process now open in test markets
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    It isn't every day that BMW offers an electric vehicle, but the ActiveE is just that. The German luxury car maker is now accepting applications for 700 ActiveE "Electronauts" in the test markets of Boston, Hartford, New York, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco. The hand-raisers ...

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    Official: World's smallest car headed back into production
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    We have a hard time imagining anyone would find the Smart ForTwo uncomfortably large or the Scion iQ too big for their needs, but a group of businessmen in the UK believe there's a market for even smaller transportation. The group has resurrected the Peel brand, and the manufacturer is now ...

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    Video: Classic Toyota 2000GT turned into solar-powered EV
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    Saying the Toyota 2000GT holds a special place in our hearts is akin to calling oxygen and water kind of important to our survival. The long-nose two-door was envisioned as a suitable competitor to the likes of the European sports cars rolling out Italy and the UK at the time, and in many ways, ...

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    Official: Volkswagen eT! electric delivery van is out of this world
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    The writer F. Scott Fitzgerald once opined that using an exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke. With that in mind, let's take a look at the latest work van concept from Volkswagen. The German Automaker has partnered with the German Post Office and the University of Art at ...

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    Video: 2013 DeLorean EV hits the track
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    The electric DeLorean DMC-12 is coming 2013, so says Humble, Texas' reborn DeLorean Motor Company. That was the shocking announcement made by DeLorean in mid-October at the DMC Texas Open House. But what else occurred on that mid-October day? Well, apparently a handful of DeLorean enthusiasts ...

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    Report: Fiat bringing three new 500s to the U.S.
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    We already know that Fiat plans to bring a hotter version of the 500 sometime next year, with the 175-horsepower Abarth variant likely to come in both coupe and cabrio flavors. Now comes word that two other 500-branded models are on their way and one of them will be squarely aimed at ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz working on M-Class Hybrid Popemobile
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    The Papal motorcade is packed with new cars, but the most famous of them is the Popemobile. Typically based on a Mercedes-Benz sport-ute, most recent examples have been modified versions of the G-Wagen or M-Class (like the one pictured above). His Holiness has vocalized his desire for an ...

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    What should Ford's new Focus EV sound like? [w/poll]
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    Ford will soon roll-out its all-new Focus EV, and the silent electric sedan will be available in 14 select markets. Before the car makes it that far, however, Ford could be changing that "silent" part. The automaker has posted a few soundbites on its Facebook page, with the hopes of gauging ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi interested in electric Formula 1 series
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    Mitsubishi has expressed serious interest in FIA president Jean Todt's proposed electric F1 series. The idea is in its infancy, and there is long way to go before silent F1 cars are zipping around the world's best racing circuits, but interest from the brand gives the idea a bit of a boost. Over ...

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    Video: Steam Whistle Brewing's electric 1958 Chevrolet Apache
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    Steam Whistle Brewing electric 1958 Chevrolet Apache – Click above to watchvideo after the jump
    Steam Whistle Brewing is known for three things: making high-quality pilsner beer, a green-sensitive ethos and an awesome collection of '50s, '60s and '70s American iron to haul their wares ...

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    Geneva 2011: Rinspeed BamBoo is a grown-up golf cart for the jet set
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    Rinspeed BamBoo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Rinspeed brings a touch of the Mediterranean life to the Geneva Motor Show floor with the BamBoo. The four-passenger electric golf-cart for grown-ups is able to run up to 75 miles per hour and has a range of 65 miles thanks to a ...

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    Report: Lotus city car confirmed for 2013
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    Lotus unveiled a flurry of new concept models earlier this year at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Five brand-new concepts took center stage, but there was a sixth vehicle unveiled that got far less press – the Lotus City Car. According to CAR Magazine, Lotus head Dany Bahar says that the City ...

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