Hybrid, Electric Cars To Be Required To Make Noise At Slow SpeedsTransportation officials say the government is requiring new hybrid and electric cars to make noise when traveling at low speeds so that pedestrians, especially those who are blind or have poor eyesight, will hear them coming.
New NHTSA Rule Requires Hybrid, Electric Cars To Make Noise At Low SpeedsNew hybrid and electric cars are required to make noise when traveling at low speeds so that pedestrians will hear them coming.
340,000 Toyota Prius Hybrids Recalled For Faulty BrakesToyota Motor Corp. recalled 340,000 gas-electric hybrid Prius cars around the world for a defect in their parking brakes.
Luxury Plug-In Hybrid Karma Revero Going On Sale In US, CanadaLook out Tesla. There's a new luxury plug-in whirring down the block.
Toyota Delays Launch Of Much-Hyped Prius Prime Plug-In Hybrid By MonthsToyota’s much ballyhooed plug-in hybrid Prius Prime is being pushed back by several months, with the new sales date set for late this year or early next year.
Toyota Unveils New Prius Hybrid With 55 MPG Claim, Will It Sell Amid Low Gas Prices?The 2016 Prius is more sculpted and sportier looking than the current version as Toyota tries to move the car from appealing mainly to environmentalists to more of a mainstream vehicle.
California Rebates For Hybrid, Electric Cars Restricted After Plan Criticized As Taxpayer Handout To The WealthyState lawmakers and air quality officials are restricting rebates on hybrid and electric cars because they have been claimed by hundreds of Californians who make $500,000 or more.
Bay Area Company Develops Deterrent For Hybrid Car Battery ThievesHybrid car owners are being warned over an uptick in battery thefts, and a Bay Area company has come up with a simple solution to stop them.
Falling Gas Tax Revenue Has California Lawmakers Considering Mileage Tax PlanFalling gas prices have been a welcome relief for Bay Area drivers, but they pose a serious problem for state coffers.
Prius No Longer The Darling Of Bay Area Hybrid Car Lovers, But A Facelift Might HelpOnce upon a time, you had to get on a waiting list just to test drive a Prius at the Toyota dealer, in Berkeley. Not so, anymore. If sales are the bottom line, it looks like the darling of the Bay Area’s hybrid crowd has lost its luster.
NASA Testing One of Several Futuristic Hybrid AircraftGet a glimpse of NASA's new futuristic and environmentally conscious project...
Gov. Brown Signs Legislation To Boost Clean-Air Vehicle UseGov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California.