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    Exclusive: 2014 Porsche ACC InnoDrive tested... hello, Big Brother?
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    Should Porsche Make Cars That Even Hint At Driving Themselves? We have to remind ourselves to breath deeply at these high-tech junctures in the road. Porsche is still first and foremost a remarkable sports car company that we all love and adore for so many reasons. In recent years, yes, Porsche ...

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    Video: New Prius rap video takes to cruising Whole Foods parking lot
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    Turns out, you can spin the whole "cashed up greenie" bit into a few minutes of enjoyable parody rap. Don't believe us? Check out "Whole Foods Parking Lot," the first project from the Fog and Smog collaborative, which pokes fun at the entire ecosystem of hybrids, Smart cars and overpriced ...

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    Report: Senate approves amendment to end ethanol subsidies
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    Just days ago, we reported that the United States Senate rejected an amendment that would have put an end to the the $6 billion in tax breaks and subsidies for producers of corn-based ethanol. Now, we're here to convey the message that the Senate actually approved the amendment. Was our initial ...

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    Study: Consumer Reports: Car buyers will pay for higher fuel economy, won't compromise safety
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    According to a survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, new car buyers are factoring fuel economy as a larger concern in their purchases. That's no real surprise given that prices at the pump remain high, but the study also revealed that those same consumers are ...

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    Report: EPA and DOT drop letter grades from window stickers
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    It seems that the Average Joe isn't the only one who thinks that the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed letter grades on windows stickers are both confusing and too subjective for the government to assign. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration has scrapped ...

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    Chevrolet Volt assembly plant to get largest solar array in MI
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    General Motors is adding a photovoltaic array to the roof of its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The facility's new solar panels will help offset the energy consumed when producing Chevy Volts. GM has partnered with DTE Energy on the planned 516-kilowatt installation, which will cover 264,000 ...

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    EV Cup calendar brings electric racing, former Stig to California [w/video]
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    It's said that racing improves the breed, and if ever there was a breed of vehicles that needs improving, it's electric ones. The EV Cup is a racing series designed to encourage this very thing, and the announcement of its official 2011 inaugural calendar reveals dates at Laguna Seca in November ...

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    Shanghai: Luxgen shows Neora EV concept
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    Luxgen is making a splash at the Shanghai Motor Show with the world debut of its Neora EV sedan shown here. Sporting a 48 kW induction motor, Luxgen says the car's electric powertrain will push the four-door to 60 miles per hour in an impressive 6.5 seconds. That may not be lightning quick, but ...

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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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    UK company markets caravan pulled by mobility scooter [w/video]
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    Mobility scooter owners now have a new way to make sure they're first in line for the early-bird special or senior discount day with the QTVan, a mobility scooter-towed mini caravan. The trailer was designed by English company Environmental Transport Association as a convenient way to dodge ...

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    Report: Scion iQ delayed again, this time due to quake-related parts shortages
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    The Scion iQ will be getting the States even later than we thought, thanks to Toyota's parts supply woes. According to TheDetroitBureau.com, Scion now says the microcar, which was supposed to bow late this summer, has been postponed indefinitely. Scion brass won't speculate on when the iQ will ...

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    New York 2011: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Eco get live
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    2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yesterday, we revealed the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu to you here at the New York Auto Show, and we were pleasantly surprised by the announcement of the 38 mile-per-gallon Malibu Eco model. Today, we bring you live shots of ...

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    Report: Automaker group voices concerns over federal ethanol legislation
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    Lawmakers and car manufacturers often find themselves on opposite ends of debates, and a proposed mandate to make most vehicles E85 capable only proves that point. The Detroit News reports that Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has sponsored a bill that would force automakers to make 90 percent of ...

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    Ford looks to save weight with bubble-infused plastics
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    Just like every other automaker, Ford is looking into making its cars lighter, and thus more eco-friendly. Thanks to a bubble-infused plastic introduced at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology [MIT] called MuCell, Ford says it can step further toward its goal of lightening all its cars by ...

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    Report: FIA president Jean Todt interested in new electric F1 series
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    Are you prepared for Formula One, Electric Boogaloo? Jean Todt, President of the FIA, apparently is, and he hopes to introduce a few new racing series that will provide a platform for an electrified Formula One racing series. Before we get to see a fully-fledged electric F1 league, The Telegraph ...

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    Obama: Entire federal fleet purchases to be alt-fuel by 2015
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    President Obama has outlined a new target for the White House energy policy, one that focuses on variety. According to news reports, the plan will include ways to generate more low-carbon electricity, reduce reliance on foreign oil, expand domestic oil production and ethanol production and push ...

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    Report: EU working to ban gas and diesel-powered cars by 2050
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    According to new reports, the European Union will announce plans to ban all fossil fuel-powered cars in Europe by 2050. The detailed plan will be outlined in the European Union's Roadmap on Transport, which will come out on Monday. By 2030, the EU plans to have reduced fossil fuel traffic by ...

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    PSA: EPA now offering used car window stickers
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    Thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency, new car buyers always have the ability to read fuel economy numbers on the window sticker of any car on the lot. But if you're looking at a used vehicle, the same efficiency info isn't always readily available. Consumer Reports reports that the EPA ...

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    Report: House panel attempting to block EPA from regulating tailpipe emissions
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    The Clean Air Act of 2007 gave the Environmental Protection Agency the right to regulate tailpipe emissions due to their dangers to public health. The law also gave states like California the right to set their own emissions policies; a move that could force automakers to meet several different ...

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    Report: London mayor Boris Johnson wants $200 fines for unnecessary idling
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    London Mayor Boris Johnson is looking to crack down on those drivers who idle aimlessly. The politician has proposed a plan to reduce emissions and noise pollution in his city by imposing hefty fines of up to £120 for anyone caught sitting around with their engine on. That's nearly $200, ...

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