General Motors plans this year to test prototypes of the Volt that will use GM's OnStar system for charging batteries at off-peak times.
EPA, Transportation Department unveil car labels for comparing efficiency, cost, and environmental impact among different drive trains, but they drop letter grade system that automakers balked at.
Car maker Holden has unveiled an updated Commodore range, which, thanks to its support of ethanol blends of up to 85 per cent ethanol/15 per cent unleaded, could eventually be powered by household waste.
Automotive News reports on the phase-out of CAFE credits for ethanol and how that will affect the fuel source.
Automotive News reports on PACE award winners for 2010.
Incentives and new models make electric cars a realistic option, but the fresh attention may highlight flaws compared with gasoline and alternatives.
Coskata says its hybrid ethanol technology, using thermochemical and biological processes, can produce environmentally friendly ethanol cheaper than gasoline.
After writing about the Chevy Volt for over a year, CNET News' Martin LaMonica gets a quick, but very fun, ride from one of the car's chief designers.
Utilities plan to use smart-grid technology to tap into the stored electricity of plug-in electric vehicles in exchange for an electricity rate discount for car owners.
As part of its work with plug-in electric vehicles, Google is testing software designed to let cars recharge without stressing the grid.