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Look Back: Honda’s Civic Natural Gas

Clean-running natural gas vehicles played an important part in the alternative fuels arena before electric cars captured all the attention, especially at Honda.

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Will Our Zero-Emission Future be Shaped in California?

The forward-looking strategy for zero-emission cars in California and 16 other states rests with decisions the California Air Resources Board is making now.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells: The ‘Hy’ Road to Decarbonization

Fuel cell and hydrogen energy offer significant environmental and economic benefits in the drive toward a cleaner, decarbonized future. Here’s the status today.

Chevy Bolt EV is Back with a Hot Redline Edition Coming

The Chevrolet Bolt EV is a milestone electric vehicle that provided buyers an affordable long-range EV option before production abruptly stopped. Now it’s back.

EcoCAR Challenge Students Prep for an Electric Future

An electric future requires promising young minds ready for the workforce. Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions serve as an important proving ground.

7 Best Strategies to Cut the Insane Cost of Your Gas Bill

The price of gas today is unbelievable. Who would have thought we would be paying $5.00 or more per gallon in many parts of the country? Here’s what to do.

Ron Cogan behind the wheel

Electric Delivery Vans are on a Roll

Electrification is picking up speed, but it isn’t just electric cars and pickups that matter. Delivery vans represent an important part of the evolving electric vehicle space, offering an outsized environmental return for the investment since they’re constantly in motion.

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This is VW’s First Electric Microbus

The idea of an electric microbus isn’t new with the VW’s I.D. Buzz. Volkswagen showed its intentions back in 2007 with its Space Up! Blue electric concept.

New F-150 is Lightning Fast

It wasn’t all that long ago that the idea of an all-electric pickup was merely a gleam in some engineer’s eye. Enter the Ford F-150 Lightning.

Tillamook Road Trip in a Plug-In Hybrid

Road trip! We head off in an efficient Mitsubishi Plug-In Hybrid to immerse ourselves in the natural world along the spectacular Oregon Coast.

Electrified Ford E-Transit Van

Ford makes a significant investment in the cargo, tradesman, and fleet market with its electric van, the Ford E-Transit.

GMC Hummer EV Pickup

The GMC Hummer EV and upcoming Cadillac Lyriq are the first vehicles being built on GM’s modular Ultium Drive Architecture at GM’s retooled Factory Zero plant.

Life With Toyota’s Sienna

The Swiss Army Knife of mobility, the minivan was a family staple before buyers began moving on to trendy SUVs. The Toyota Sienna plans to change that.

Two Tickets to Paradise

Rocker Eddie Money’s 1978 hit song, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise,” was playing in my head as I worked on logistics for our almost-post-pandemic travel to Hawaii.

Making It Easy to Go Electric

There’s an urgent need to greatly expand convenient charging opportunities to facilitate the millions of electric vehicles expected on our highways.

Canoo’s Cool Electric Pickup

Those looking for something different in an electric pickup might cast an eye toward Canoo, an emerging automaker with unique designs on a skateboard chassis.

2022 Green Car Awards

Green Car Journal’s Green Car Awards honor 2022 new vehicle models that stand out with their exceptional attention to environmental performance.

Subaru B9 SC Scrambler

Subaru is not one of the brands that springs to mind when talking electrification in the auto industry. That’s now changing as the marque seeks to embrace an electrified future. Here’s a look back at Subaru’s efforts 17 years ago.

Driver Assist Systems 101

A growing array of sophisticated driver assist systems is offered by automakers to help make driving a safer experience. Here’s a closer look.

Hyundai IONIQ 5

The all-new IONIQ 5 midsize crossover is built on Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform created specifically for its future battery electric vehicles.

Lucid Air Elevates Luxury

Plenty of start-ups have announced intentions to compete with Tesla. The Lucid Air beats Tesla on range, style, and luxury.

Porsche Taycan Gran Turismo

The electric Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo delivers exhilarating zero-emission performance with greater roominess than its sports car cousin.

BrightDrop EV600 Electric Delivery

Ideal for last mile delivery, GM’s BrightDrop EV600 electric delivery van is Green Car Journal’s 2022 Commercial Green Car of the Year.

VW ID.4: More Power & AWD

VW’s popular electric ID.4 crossover hits a sweet spot with a thoughtful blend of functionality, good looks, and zero-emission driving.

A Red Flag for Battery Safety

Battery safety is a big concern today. In earlier years, one of the most serious incidents wasn’t a fire, but a toxic chemical cloud from an EV’s battery.