Automakers rethink “just-in-time”
Natural disasters; plant explosions wreak havoc on global parts supply.
Ford’s Focus Electric named pace car for NASCAR
The automaker’s first all-electric offering will lead the field at Sprint Cup race in Richmond, VA.
Magna E-Car inaugurates Michigan plant
Facility will manufacture components for hybrid and electric cars.
Metals and minerals scarcity
A PwC report says shrinking supplies of critical metals and minerals could seriously affect seven key industrial sectors over the next five years.
Driving an EV future
The automotive industry is investing in the development of electric vehicles and hybrids as it moves to meet NAFTA environmental standards that come into effect in 2016.
Obama’s rule of 55
US President says Detroit’s automakers are on track to build cars that average 55 miles per gallon by 2025
GM suspends Volt production
Automaker halts production of its prized EV at Detroit plant for five weeks
Honda’s hybrid nightmare not over yet
Fuel-efficiency class-action settlement at risk
GM bullfrogs the Volt
General Motors’ Chevrolet Volt is plugging into green energy provider Bullfrog Power to launch a special edition of the electric vehicle (EV).
GM finds fix for Volt fires
After vehicle fires following government crash tests last year, GM says it’s found a fix for iffy batteries in its coveted Chevy Volts
Check out how Nissan’s LEAF is built [VIDEO]
Nissan opens its factory doors to show how its little electric car is built
German village of 145 set to lead renewable revolution
Canada’s making headway in its green energy efforts, but a tiny village in Germany is already showing bigger nations the future of electricity
BMW and Toyota team to develop green vehicle batteries
The German automaker will also supply Toyota with diesel engines
GM offers loaner Volts after battery fires during crash tests
GM hopes free loaner cars boost consumer confidence about its plug-in electric car after crash-test fires
Toyota unveils “smartphone on wheels” [VIDEO]
In anticipation of the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota pulls out all stops to steal the electric vehicle spotlight