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In Focus: Green Cars at CES 2014

As the fossil fuel prices are soaring day by day, companies are forced to take a stride in their manufacturing process to design green, solar powered vehicles that are extremely fuel-efficient. Sunlight is free and for these vehicles, it means that fuel is free. Here are some future vehicles that were displayed at Consumer Electronics […] Read more


6 Million+ Hybrids Sold by Toyota

Talk about a milestone. The grandfather of hybrid vehicles, Toyota Motor Company, announced on Tuesday they are launching even more of the energy efficient cars after passing the six million global vehicles sold mark. In total, the 6.072 million hybrids moved include all of Toyota’s brands, including Lexus and other regional names. The figure is current as of December […] Read more


Fuel Cell Cars at the Solar Decathalon

While many of the solar-power homes on display at the Solar Decathlon in Orange County, Calif. this week have electric vehicle charging stations, another cutting-edge automobile technology is being showcased at the U.S. Department of Energy event. Several car manufacturers are debuting their first hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for sale in 2014. In addition, the […] Read more


Green Car Rental Industry Sees Huge Growth

Fuel prices have been on the rise over the past decade. In the UK, drivers can expect to pay 60p more than ten years ago, while US drivers have seen a price surge of 47 cents in the past year alone. Although prices have been known to ebb and flow, this general upward trend seems […] Read more


Toyota Prius to be Replaced?

From the outside, it looks like sales of the Toyota Prius have never been better. According to WardAuto, they surpassed their 2012 sales goal by 16,000 units, and the rising gas prices since 2011 have caused many buyers to take the plunge and go hybrid. But not everything is smooth sailing for the Prius. An […] Read more


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 […] Read more


Walmart Installs 14K Solar Panels at AZ Distribution Facility

Companies like Google, Apple and Facebook often capture headlines with their clean energy initiatives, but over the last year, Walmart has become an installed solar capacity leader. The company completed its 100th solar installation in the U.S. with dozens more planned in the near future. Now Walmart is taking it one step further at its […] Read more


In Focus: The Electric Vehicle Revolution

Many people are turning to the electric revolution when buying a new car whilst turning their back on the old petrol and or diesel but what how far will the revolution go and what are the major pulling factors from the old style engines? Electric cars will be a lot cheaper to maintain in the […] Read more


The Top 10 Eco-Friendly Cars of 2012

It’s becoming increasingly important for new cars to be eco-friendly. Lowered emissions, better mileage, and the adaptation of existing diesel and petrol engines to include hybrid electric motors and batteries is becoming more of a focus for manufacturers as they seek compliance with low pollution regulations. In this context, some of the best new cars […] Read more


Top 5 Green Cars of 2012

One of the big motivators for buying a “greener” car the next time you are in the automotive market is the reduction in harmful greenhouse gases and unsightly smog that can be downright stifling in big city traffic jams. But even if you don’t feel particularly passionate about your ability to save the planet, green […] Read more


Toyota Pixis Epoch Unveiled

Toyota Motors and Daihatsu Motor Co. entered an agreement in September 2010 to collaborate on a series of new models for Japanese consumers. This collaboration has focused largely on producing eco friendly cars; vehicles that are affordable, miserly with gas, and low on emissions. Toyota announced the release of the Pixis Epoch during a presentation last […] Read more


Tesla Helps Toyota Go Electric

Electric drive lessons learned the hard way by Tesla Motors have made it possible for Toyota, a pioneer in both battery-electric and hybrid drive technology, to bring its new all-electric RAV4 to market in record time. Though not confirmed by Toyota, it is pretty obvious that the makers of the Prius, the hybrid drive market […] Read more


The Top 5 Eco Friendly Cars

Today many people are interested in having a car that is ‘green’ and therefore better for the environment as well as their pockets. As the cost of petrol is rising it makes sense that people are looking to switch to cars which don’t run on petrol. With this in mind we have come up with […] Read more


BMW, Toyota Team Up on Next Gen Car Batteries

Last year BMW and Toyota signed a memorandum of understanding concerning a long-term collaboration on sustainable energy technologies. On Tuesday, both car companies announced they will now work together on developing new lithium ion batteries. The main focus of the research will be optimizing the performance of the lithium ion battery and increasing the capacity […] Read more