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Fisker sets 'world record' with 45 Karmas charging at once in Holland

For those existentialists who've ever wondered what's the sound of 45 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrids recharging, now we know.

Volvo micro-hybrid coming in 2011, full hybrid in 2012

To date, aside from some diesel and flex-fuel engines in Europe, Volvo hasn't done much in the way of alternative drive vehicles. The Ford owned Swedish brand showed an extended range electric concept called the Recharge last year based on the C30. However, hybrids haven't been part of Volvo's program quite yet. That all appears set to change in the next few years as CAFE and Euro

One week left for Google's "Why I Want to Drive a Plug-In" video contest

Google - they of the all-knowing search and the more apropros RechargeIT plug-in hybrid project - wants to see your video. The Google.org project will be hosting a conference in Washington, D.C. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in mid-June and is looking for homebrew videos that either a.) make a strong case for buying a plug-in electric vehicle or b.) explain why your own plug-in car o

Swedish plug-in hybrid vehicle update coming in May

Since last year, Saab and Volvo have been working together to develop a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Volvo officially announced the project in March 2008, and showed us pictures of the ReCharge concept on t

California's largest utility looks to the wind to power EVs

As discussed in URGE² theory, utilising the grid to overcome the supply intermittency of renewable energy sources is a critical step in moving forward towards a green energy future. Californian utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is looking to do just that by combining