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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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Update: Honda Prologue and Acura ZDX

The Honda Prologue electric vehicle and its uplevel Acura ZDX stablemate will qualify for full $7,500 federal tax credit.

EV Service is Off to a Good Start

Electric vehicles are a game changer in many respects. But how will they affect the way service is traditionally delivered at dealerships?

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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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?

BMW H2R Fast-Forwards the Hydrogen Vehicle

Are hydrogen vehicles really possible? In a word, yes. The BMW H2R development vehicle fielded 18 years ago proved they could be fast, too.

Caution Signs Ahead for Electric Vehicles

Many assume we’re heading for an electric vehicle future that will unfold according to plan. History has some contrary lessons to share.

Early BMW Electric Vehicle Development: The BMW E2

We’ve spent tens of thousands of miles driving BMW electric vehicle models over the years. But where did BMW’s modern EV journey begin? Take a look.

RAM 1500: 2023 Green Truck of the Year

Green Car Journal announces its Green Truck of the Year™ at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show, in the heart of Texas truck country.

Tesla Roadster: The Seismic Shift

When the Tesla Roadster debuted in 2006, few grasped how dramatically this electric car and its maker would shake up the auto industry. Now it’s apparent.

The Road to Net Zero with RNG

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is the easiest and most effective way to meet transportation’s sustainability goals.

Electric Vehicles are Here to Stay

A lot of focus is devoted to electric cars, for good reason. But commercial electric vehicles are already a success story that’s growing every day.

Toyota bZ4X: A Link to Toyota’s Future

The high-profile Toyota bZ4X represents an important segue to Toyota’s ‘Beyond Zero’ future and array of electrified Toyota models in the pipeline.

First Toyota RAV4 EV for Consumers

Will we see an all-electric RAV4 from Toyota? We expect so since a RAV4 EV has been offered before. Here’s a report on the original 20 years ago.

NADA: Dealers Essential to Broader EV Adoption

The coming surge in EV buying will require more than a virtual experience. Dealers will be there with guidance, test drives, financing, and service.

Toyota’s Volta Electric Supercar

The electric supercar is now becoming part of the automotive landscape. Toyota was on it with the amazing Alessandro Volta concept 18 years ago.

The Hybrid Payoff is Real

Does gas savings make up for a hybrid’s higher cost? Here’s a way to figure out a hybrid payoff over time.

Want It! Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

We drive the plug-in Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, finding it a fun and functional family vehicle with an electrification bonus.

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.

Zero-Emissions Charging Needed for EVs

The inconvenient reality is that true zero-emissions transportation requires sustainable charging. Change Wind Corp has an answer.

Audi e-tron S Sportback: Horsepower Electrified

The all-electric Audi e-tron S Sportback is a stellar SUV by any measure. The fact that it’s battery powered is a powerful bonus.