Japanese automaker Toyota has killed plans for a widespread launch of its second all-electric car, the eQ, citing a drastic misreading of the market and capabilities of electric vehicles.
Today Ford revealed that its new Fusion hybrid has received a 47MPG rating from the EPA, putting it close to Prius territory.
Talk to any independent auto-repair mechanic, and you’ll learn that the single most important item that keeps a shop in business is brakes. But hybrids and electric cars use their friction brakes far less aggressively than regular cars.
We already know that April was a great month for Toyota Prius hybrid sales, but it turns out that the first quarter of the year produced stellar sales numbers for hybrids in general, as well as plug-in electric cars.
Here’s some of the latest action happening today on the GreenBeat:
Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
Toyota plans to have more than 100 hydrogen fuel-cell cars on the road by 2013, the company has announced. While most of them will be given to government agencies and universities for testing in California and New York, expanding this pilot program is designed to attract consumers to the idea of hydrogen-powered cars before automakers introduce them to the market in 2015.