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The LaFerrari Hybrid Supercar

The LaFerrari Hybrid Supercar

At the Geneva car show in May, Ferrari unveiled its first hybrid supercar. A handful of select buyers, 499 of them to be exact, will be the proud owners of the new “LaFerrari,” the fastest Ferrari ever made and, not surprisingly, the most expensive. Although Ferrari hasn’t announced a price, Autoweek estimates it will surpass


Affordable Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars by 2015?

According to reports flying around in the motor press recently, the race to start mass-producing pollution-free hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is well and truly on. The Sukuki Motor Corporation for example, started a joint venture with UK-based Intelligence Energy just last year to develop its air-cooled fuel cell system and has already announced that they


Nissan’s Hybrid Plans Revealed

Nissan gave an update on a slew of eco-targets Wednesday, highlighting cuts in CO2 emissions and a plan to add 15 hybrid models by 2016. Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga provided details on the company’s environmental commitments under the Nissan Green Program 2016 at a press briefing in Yokohama. “Thanks to environmentally friendly technology and


Going Somewhere? Consider these Green Options

Bounce Your Way to Work: We’ll start from the ground up, with the perhaps most fun form of transportation: a trampoline road. Estonian architecture studio, Salto, has built an inventive solution to the boredom of the morning commute—a 51 meter (170 foot-long) trampoline, that can be used to bounce to your destination. The trampoline, dubbed


ECOtality: Crunching EV Charging Big Data Numbers

Besides being the world’s single largest deployment of EV charging infrastructure in the world, the Department of Energy’s $230 million EV Project is also a huge data collection engine. Indeed, one of the key goals of the government-industry partnership is to learn everything there is to know about how plug-in vehicles interact with the grid


Toyota: 21 Hybrid Vehicles by 2015

A press conference held in Toyota City, Japan last week revealed ambitious plans for hybrid vehicle sales by Toyota Motor Corporation. This conference was designed to show the successes of Toyota’s aggressive R&D program as well as favorable market conditions for hybrid models. Toyota plans to release at least 21 hybrid vehicle models around the


In Focus: Eco-Friendly Car Leasing

Once upon a time, the earth was a pollution-free paradise. Not even a thin layer of haze would block your vision of the clear, blue sky; the air was refreshingly pure; and the rivers were so pristine you could actually drink from them.Over time, modernization gradually changed the face of the earth. The fairy tale


Diesel vs. Hybrids

According to a recent report by Pike Research, clean diesel vehicles will likely spike in popularity in the U.S. in years to come, due to anticipated fuel economy and emissions regulations. The report predicts that sales of clean diesel vehicles will jump from 9.1 million in 2012 to 12.1 million annually by 2018. If this



Though Element Power did not set out to co-locate wind and solar, harvesting solar at a site adjacent to its Macho Springs Wind project in New Mexico became an opportunity it couldn’t resist. “This was not envisioned as a wind/solar play, but rather as two distinct projects, one wind and one solar, that were developed separately,” said Element Power