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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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Winners! The Best Green Cars of the Year

We are driving toward a ‘greener’ future and transportation is changing. Let’s celebrate the green cars that are leading the way.

Chevrolet Trax: The Affordable Crossover Option

Redesigned for 2024, the entry level Chevrolet Trax is positioned as an exciting and affordable option for prospective compact crossover buyers.

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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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.

The Evolving Electric Future at Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dimitris Psillakis shares the company’s vision on an electric future and its focus on delivering a full luxury electric vehicle lineup.

History Proves the Value of California’s ZEV Mandate

In 1994, we published this special report on the attempts to overturn California’s ZEV Mandate. Momentum in those early years led us to the EVs of today.

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.

Driving Honda’s Circa-1997 EV Plus Electric Hatchback

Modern electric vehicles emerged in the 1990s with automakers and independents all in the fray. One of the most high-profile efforts was Honda’s EV Plus.

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.