Honda unveils zero-emission electric scooter

Japan's Honda Motor on Tuesday unveiled its latest electric scooter, saying it initially plans to target domestic business customers such as pizza delivery services.

Green car makers urged to go a step further

Four international bodies on Wednesday called on governments and car makers to halve global vehicle emissions by 2050 as the auto industry insisted it was serious about producing greener vehicles.

Making cars that are lightweight and crash-safe

Lightweight or crash-safe – must it always be a trade-off for auto makers? The answer is no. With a new lightweight construction technology, researchers are making it possible to do both. The result is less fuel consumption ...

Video game industry faces tougher year

After enjoying a banner year in 2008 despite the slowing economy, the video game industry may find the coming year to be more of a challenge.

New manufacturing method to help automakers lighten up

New federal fuel-efficiency rules are forcing auto makers to lighten up their vehicles – a task that has proved difficult given the challenge of combining high-strength steels with lighter metals.

China's Alibaba drives into 'Internet car' industry

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Thursday joined the country's biggest auto maker with a plan to develop an Internet-connected car, following other non-traditional players such as Google making inroads into the industry.

Electric cars need government support: Nissan-Renault CEO

Electric cars could help China and other countries reduce their dependency on oil but the government must provide incentive to make the shift, Nissan and Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn said Thursday.

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