Eco-minded shoppers have seen environmental issues take up more space in the news, and they’ve known that it was simply a matter of time before those concerns began affecting the sorts of vehicles we drive. Now, mainstream consumers are beginning to see the light. The change hasn’t come overnight. Though the first hybrids debuted in the Continue reading →
I know we’ve all heard the headlines before: “The future of the electric car dims.” Nearly every OEM has dedicated a car to an electric platform. BMW has embraced hybrid and electric vehicle technology taking it as far as designing an entire new brand, BMW i, around the emerging market for luxury green vehicles. Toyota, Continue reading →
As I mentioned in a previous article about the Detroit Auto Show, a December 8, 2011 report from Pike Research estimated that by the year 2017, the hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles will represent 5.1 percent of auto sales in the United States and 3.1 percent of sales worldwide. That represents an annual growth rate Continue reading →
The European Commission has published a wide-ranging strategy on clean and energy efficient vehicles as announced by industry commissioner Antonio Tajani earlier this year. The strategy provides a policy framework for the uptake of green vehicles in Europe. via ENDS Europe | EU unveils strategy to promote greener vehicles.