Team contributing to noise safety standards for electric vehicles
The Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness (PDRIB) at Louisiana Tech University is conducting human trials to determine if electric and hybrid electric vehicles traveling at low speeds ...
Toyota to provide first hydrogen-fueled pace car
A hydrogen-fueled vehicle will lead the field at a NASCAR race for the first time when a 2016 Toyota Mirai serves as the official pace car Saturday night at Richmond.
Vehicle cost, lack of consumer information hinder purchases of plug-in electric vehicles
Vehicle cost, current battery technology, and inadequate consumer knowledge are some of the barriers preventing widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National ...
China boosts fleet of electric, hybrid vehicles
Chinese authorities have announced plans to boost the number of electric, hybrid and other alternative fuel-powered vehicles used for public transportation, while sales of such cars for private use have spiked in recent months.
Study recommends better EPA labels on cost of traditional vs. hybrid, electric cars
Redesigned Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy labels on cars for sale are likely ineffective in pointing out total savings of hybrid and electric plug-in cars over gasoline vehicles, according to ...
Could hydrogen vehicles take over as the 'green' car of choice?
Now that car makers have demonstrated through hybrid vehicle success that consumers want less-polluting tailpipes, they are shifting even greener. In 2015, Toyota will roll out the first hydrogen fuel-cell car for personal ...
Increased interest in hybrids among non-hybrid owners
Current owners of hybrid vehicles are very satisfied with them and most will buy a hybrid again, say University of Michigan researchers.
Solo hybrid drivers in carpool lanes amplify gridlock
Allowing single-occupant hybrid cars to use carpool lanes – on some of Los Angeles' busiest highways during rush hour, no less – creates crushing congestion and about $4,500 per car in adverse social ...
How innovations can drive better transportation system
Chinese officials will buy more electric cars
At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of "new energy vehicles," China's official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage ...
China to scrap purchase tax on electric vehicles
China will exempt electric cars and other types of "new energy" vehicles from purchase tax, the government said, as it seeks to reduce pollution and conserve resources.
Beware the green car 'big switch'
Charging up an electric car can put as much strain on the energy grid as a small family home. So how can we embrace this new technology while keeping an eye on sustainability?
Logged driving route can reduce energy consumption by 10 percent
(Phys.org) —For long distance driving, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles use the internal combustion engine more than necessary. At Chalmers University of Technology, a method has been developed to make ...