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The 20 Year Journey of Plug-In Hybrids

Plug-in hybrids generated interest two decades ago as we faced the same energy, climate, and political issues as today. Here’s perspective from our archives.

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Kia Carnival: A New Hybrid Ride

The futuristic Kia Carnival multi-purpose vehicle returns for 2025 with next-gen tech, a refreshed look, and a new efficient hybrid powertrain.

The Path to Zero Carbon with Renewable Propane

Renewable propane, also called rPropane, will allow commercial fleets and consumers to achieve net zero carbon emissions in the next 10 years.

Fueling a Low-Net Carbon Future

Alternative fuels like hydrogen, propane, alcohol, compressed natural gas, and other drop-in fuels have an important role to play in lowering carbon emissions.

The 20 Year Journey of Plug-In Hybrids

Plug-in hybrids generated interest two decades ago as we faced the same energy, climate, and political issues as today. Here’s perspective from our archives.

Hydrogen an Option for U.S. Trucking

Is Hydrogen Too Expensive For Trucks? Europe’s second biggest truck manufacturer thinks so, but American experts disagree.

Ron Cogan behind the wheel

Is Our Electrified Future Coming Too Fast?

There’s good reason to question the regulatory tunnel vision at play as we move toward an electrified future. Do we have the means to power it?

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All-New Electric Honda e:Ny1

A close look at the Honda e:Ny1 reveals a stature and design that makes it a spiritual sibling to the automaker’s popular gas-powered HR-V.

2024 Ford Ranger Ups the Ante

The stakes are officially raised with the redesigned 2024 Ford Ranger set to take the stage late this summer.

Electric Commercial Vehicles Earn Top Awards

Freightliner eM2 wins Commercial Green Truck of the Year as electric commercial vehicles sweep the 2023 Green Car Awards.

2025 RAM 1500 REV Electric

Impressive specs and a contemporary design are sure to make the new 2025 RAM 1500 REV a fierce contender in a hot electric pickup market.

VW ID.7 Electric Car Aims at Tesla

Boasting new tech and appealing style, the Volkswagen ID.7 electric car will have the greatest stars on the EV stage in its sights when it arrives next year.

New Kona Electric Has a Cool Factor

The all-new 2024 Kona Electric is designed with the future in mind, sitting atop a platform developed with electric propulsion a priority.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Concept-E Hybrid

We’ve always liked the style of Mitsubishi’s sporty Eclipse, but it was the Eclipse Concept-E that set us back on our heels. Can you say…470 hp hybrid supercar?

The Built Environment’s Role in Zero-Carbon Mobility

Decarbonization of Transportation in the U.S. Requires an Investment in Our Infrastructure

GM’s Next Generation Sequel FCEV

GM’s Sequel FCEV was ahead of its time, forwarding an array of advanced technologies along with zero-emission hydrogen and battery electric power.

Hydrogen Plays a Key Role in Decarbonization

Complementary fuels, technologies, and strategies are needed to achieve net zero goals. CHBC Executive Director Katrina Fritz shares why hydrogen is crucial.

Driving Steer-by-Wire in the Lexus RZ

Driving the steer-by-wire Lexus RZ with its aircraft-like steering was easy. Much easier, it turns out, than driving a Saab with a sidestick controller.

Federal Biofuels Research Accelerates Decarbonization

Amid bold climate goals, it takes strategic funding, systematic research, and a clear roadmap to quickly lower the carbon footprint across all modes.

The Many Advantages of Electrifying Fleets

Electric vans can slash a commercial fleet’s maintenance and repair costs. Steve Hornyak, CCO and Executive Director at BrightDrop, shares how.

How Ford Pro Optimizes Fleet Efficiency

Ford Pro’s David Prusinski sees a single software platform as key to managing data and keeping track of all aspects of fleet efficiency.

Bringing EV Charger Manufacturing to the U.S.

Expanding the nation’s charging network is critical to the EV's future. Blink Charging shares insights on the evolving EV charger manufacturing landscape.

Nissan’s Future Electric Vehicle Program

In the early 1990s, long before its groundbreaking electric LEAF, Nissan showed it was a force to be reckoned with in the electric vehicle field.

5 Reasons to Drive Electric

Looking for an excuse to drive electric? Here are just 5 of the many reasons why an electric vehicle might be best for your driving needs.

What Happened to Bridge Technology?

Alternatives to zero-emissions vehicles can play an important bridge technology role on the road to net-zero goals. So why are they being excluded?