Collaborating with body and engine design experts, Shell introduces The Shell Concept Car, emphasizing lifespan energy reduction. In sustained speed fuel consumption tests the three-seater measured 89 mpg at 70 mph and 107 mpg at 45 mph.
Volvo put dates and numbers to its vehicle electrification program. The Swedish car company intends to have two hybrid versions of each model and its first all-electric car by 2019. The overall goal is 1 million electric cars by 2025.
Ride-hailing service Uber and its drivers in California and Massachusetts settled class action lawsuits. Drivers are still contractors but will get a payout of up to $100 million. Uber also agreed to give drivers insight into its rating…
Mitsubishi must provide fuel economy information to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after admitting it cheated on tests in Japan. So far no cars sold in the U.S. appear to be affected.
On April 21, Volkswagen went before a federal judge in San Francisco and agreed to buy back or repair 500,000 diesel vehicles in the U.S. The vehicles were fitted with illegal software used to fool emissions tests.
Toyota has revealed that its 2016 Prius can be optioned with a tow package to haul just under 1,600 pounds. The hitch can be easily attached and removed, and doesn't change the car's rear bumper design.
In contrast to Uber's more aggressive approach, Lyft makes every attempt to follow rules and regulations but it makes no difference. Both companies are growing but Lyft's "caring company" strategy may affect profits as Uber gains market…
The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell will be joined by Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid variants next year, giving the model three green powertrains and allowing Honda to spread out development costs.