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    Video: Watch Audi's R8 E-Tron quickly and quietly round the 'Ring in 8:09

    Silent but deadly fast. The Audi R8 E-Tron may set the record for a production EV on the Nurbürgring in June, but the video of Marcus Winkelhock won't win any awards for its sound track. During the eight minutes, nine seconds of driving, the car offers hardly any sound. Gone is the thunder ...

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    2011 Chevy Volt wins Green Car of the Year title in LA

    Joel Ewanick, VP, U.S. Marketing for General Motors, and the Chevy Volt with the Green Car of the Year Award
    The Chevrolet Volt drove off with the 2011 Green Car of the Year Award at the LA Auto Show this morning, beating out tough competition from the Nissan Leaf and ending a two-year diesel ...

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    UCS: Honda remains Greenest Automaker, Chrysler named Most Polluting

    In 2009, Business Car claimed that Toyota was still the world's greenest automaker. That same year, the folks at Dow Jones named BMW the greenest automaker for the fifth time in a row. Apparently, an organization's methodology has a lot to do with automakers winning titles like this over and ...

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    Going to Pot: Motive to unveil cannabis-composite Kestrel [w/video]

    Motive Industries talks about its cannabis-bodied car – Click above to watch a video after the jump
    Motive Industries has announced that they will unveil Canada's first bio-composite bodied electric car this September at the EV 2010 VÉ Conference and Trade Show in Vancouver. Dubbed ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid looks to split the uprights

    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid hails from a nation where Buddhism is one of the dominant religions. After all, this slippery sedan's design is the gas-electric's equivalent of The ...

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    Rumormill: Mercedes developing super-eco car to take on BMW Mega City

    Mercedes-Benz is throwing everything at the small car game in what appears to be a bid to keep up with BMW, with BMW working to keep up with/stay ahead of Audi, when Audi was only trying to catch up to BMW in the first place. The Audi A1 was developed with the Mini in mind, now BMW is reportedly ...

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    LA 2009: Audi A3 TDI named 2010 Green Car of the Year in diesel repeat

    Audi A3 TDI - Click above for high-res image gallery
    At the LA Auto Show this morning, the Audi A3 TDI was crowned the 2010 Green Car of the Year, wresting the title away from last year's winner, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Even though three hybrids made this year's list of finalists, the A3's ...

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    STUDY: 88% of Americans believe hybrid leadership is crucial to U.S. - Do you? [w/POLL]

    We Americans want hybrid leadership. We want to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Trouble is, most of us aren't willing to pay for it. Johnson Controls surveyed 2309 adults on all matters hybrid, and it found that 84% of Americans believe the government should support the advancement of hybrid ...

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    NADA picks America's top five cleanest conventional gas autos

    With Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, it's inevitable that automotive conversations will take on a green tinge. While hybrids are an obvious hot topic, it's not the only way to tread lightly on Mother Nature. have named what they think are the top five cleanest conventional ...

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    P1-E electric sportscar planned by ex-McLaren designer

    Click above to enlarge the JJAD P1-E
    Remember the P1 project from ex-McLaren F1 designer Jim Dowle? Just about a year ago, JJAD, Dowle's design firm, announced plans to build an inexpensive sportscar that was supposed to be a Lotus Exige challenger. Why mess with something that's already so well ...

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    Make your car greener with Grass on the Dash

    Year after year there are hucksters trying to sell miracle devices that reduce your fuel consumption. They're almost always proven to be complete shams. But now you can truly make your car greener for less than the cost of a tank of gas. Pot your favorite flora in the Grass on the Dash planter and ...

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    Nissan goes 180 degrees to develop own hybrid technology

    Nissan, like the German automakers, initially was hesitant to develop hybrid vehicles. But seeing Toyota's and Honda’s success in the fast-growing segment, Japan’s second largest automaker tentatively took steps to the ‘green’ side by licensing parts from Toyota for the ...

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    Camry Hybrid pricing announced: undercuts Accord Hybrid by $5K*

    Though Toyota has yet to issue an official press release on the subject, Dale Jewett in an Automotive News piece has revealed that the 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid will start at $26,480 when it reaches dealers in May. That price is around $5,000 less than a Honda Accord Hybrid sans a nav system, which ...


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