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McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt is planning a big R&D push that will culminate in 15 new products and introduce "a completely new powertrain architecture."

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This sedan can drive past a drug lab and report it.

It's like a modern version of Robocop's Taurus.

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Higher April sales Ford hybrids, Chevy Volt offset Nissan, Honda demand lag.

While April green-car sales were down 17 percent, demand was about even when factoring out impact of VW's diesel stop-sale.

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Chrysler and tech giant will collaborate on 100 Pacifica hybrid minivans.

Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed a partnership Tuesday in which the two companies will collaborate on creating autonomous minivans.

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It's coming to the US right quick.

Before it even arrives in the US, the Mitsubishi Outlander has sold 100,000 units. It's tremendously popular in Europe and Japan, and we'll get it soon.

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In another non-surprise, the Volt handily outsold the Nissan Leaf last month.

April sales numbers are in, and the second-gen Chevy Volt once again trounces the Nissan Leaf in the US.

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But don't look for this capability in the US.

Properly equipped and thanks to new heat management tech, the latest Toyota Prius will tow a trailer up to 1,600 pounds.

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An EV gets an upgrade. Again. Welcome to the new era.

The 2017 BMW i3 will get a new, more energy dense battery that offers 114 miles of EV range, while staying the same size as the earlier pack.

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More Fuel Economy Follies

When you spend a year in a bunch of cars, you can start to track facts and figures. In this episode, comparing real-world MPG with what the EPA says.

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The Voltec drive units are awfully similar, but the batteries are different.

Under the hood, the Chevy Volt and the new Malibu Hybrid are remarkably similar. And the Malibu's emphasis on electric drive comes from the Volt, too.

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Grid mix, climate, and local driving patterns affect an EV's emissions.

Looking to lower your carbon footprint? This map will tell you which car to drive.

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German automakers will foot about half the bill for EV incentives.

German plan will fund as much as $4,500 in perks for those who buy electric vehicles.

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Ford will introduce Mondeo Hybrid, C-Max Plug-in Hybrid in China by next year.

Ford looks to meet China's emissions mandate, receive incentives, by broadening its advanced-powertrain fleet.

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Daimler delivers stationary batteries; Ford's closed loop aluminum recycling.

332 Toyota Prius owners set Guinness record. Lucas di Grassi extends Formula E lead. Ford recycles 20 million pounds of aluminum monthly. Daimler begins delivering stationary batteries.

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There aren't many buttons in this one.

Volkswagen hints at a new crossover to slot in above the Touareg with a technology-laden plug-in hybrid concept at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show.

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But GM is saying little beyond what we already know about, the Cadillac CT6 PHEV.

General Motors is planning a big expansion of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in China in the next five years.

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Politicos hope bill brings about more Teslas, not so many Fisker's.

The federal government last funded the green-vehicle technology program in 2007.

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Toyota uses biosynthetic rubber; EV drivers switch back to ICEs.

Renault sells 50,000 Zoes. Toyota uses biohydrin hoses. Most EVs and hybrids get traded in for traditionally powered vehicles. ASG lists the top environmental performers.

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CEO wants company to be at 'forefront' of shift.

Volvo says it will unveil its first fully electric car by 2019.

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After a one-year hiatus, the Accord Hybrid is back with class-leading fuel economy and horsepower.

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Honda will let you order your clarity with your alt-powertrain of choice next year.

Honda announced today that the Clarity Fuel Cell will be joined by all-electric and plug-in hybrid options next year. It's about time.

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