Hybrid car is the future of the automotive industry. Car designers are looking for ways to improve the fuel efficiency of cars and they turn to hybrid technology for their answers.
The Chevy Volt has been named as the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year. This is one of the most prestigious rewards given in the auto industry. It goes to show that electric cars have become mainstream and widely accepted.
Well, the Toyota Prius is a trendy hybrid but it will only be considered cool for so long. The just concluded Paris Motor Show was host to an amazing introduction of new green luxury cars. Hybrids prevail in this article as we name and review some of the green luxury cars that were eye catching both aesthetically and performance/efficiency wise.
Just when you thought you were being kind to the environment by driving an electric car, the truth is… now you’re doing even more good! The one drawback of the electric car was the environmental scourge that is the battery. While the lifetime of some matched that of the car itself, most endured general wear and tear over time and needed to be replaced, leaving the old battery by the wayside. With the number of green vehicles such as these on the rise, that was a lot of dead, useless weight with nowhere to go. Most got recycled but some were simply discarded. Recycling is great, but why recycle when you can reuse?
In the most recent environmental news, we’ve heard the number “230” a lot lately. 230 miles per gallon is what General Motors is claiming their new Chevy Volt will get in the city. Sounds incredible, right? Let’s take a closer look at what’s actually behind that number and why it might not be as green [...]
The electric Mini Cooper, or “Mini-E,” as it is popularly called, is on field trial in the US. It is a Mini Cooper S that runs fully on electric energy. For a limited time, people can lease one for a year, and at the end of the contract, the car will be taken back by Mini Cooper for evaluation of their performance.