Autoblog Green logo Autoblog Green


  • Why is Tesla getting more and more secretive?

    1h By Jonathon Ramsey
    Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Green, Plants/Manufacturing, TeslaAn article in Seeking Alpha called "The Incredible Shrinking Tesla Disclosure" lays out the timelines and details to support one analyst's suspicion for why Tesla is removing hard numbers from…
  • Noise rules for EVs to help blind pedestrians pushed back to 2018

    8:58am By Jonathon Ramsey
    Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Electric, HybridThe NHTSA delays the final ruling of the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, meaning it won't come into compliance until 2018. The move has upset the National Federation for the Blind, which has been…
  • New pictures of Tesla's not-yet-open battery swap station

    Fri 7:57pm By Jonathon Ramsey
    Filed under: Green, Tesla, Green Automakers, Technology, ElectricKatie Fehrenbacher from GigaOm drove down to the Tesla's first battery-swap station in Coalinga, California to snap some photos and check on its progress. The station will be the first to begin a…
  • US gas prices may climb back up in mid-February

    Fri 4:29pm By Danny King
    Filed under: Green, Fuel Efficiency, United StatesUS gas prices may rise by mid-February as petroleum makers prepare to switch over to the cleaner summer blend of fuel.Continue reading US gas prices may climb back up in mid-FebruaryUS gas prices may climb back…
  • Watch a young Elon Musk take delivery of his McLaren F1

    Fri 2:57pm By Chris Bruce
    Filed under: Etc., Green, Videos, McLaren, Car Buying, Green Culture, United States, Coupe, Performance, SupercarsElon Musk was a success well before Tesla. He celebrated some of that early triumph by buying a McLaren F1, and cameras were there to watch as the…
  • 2015 National Drive Electric Week set for September

    Fri 2:02pm By Jonathon Ramsey
    Filed under: Green, Green Culture, Electric, HybridSeptember 12-20 will be the fifth annual National Electric Drive Week. Now a global event, Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association work with local organizers to put on events that…
  • First 2016 Chevy Volt commercial rocks us to sleep

    Fri 11:30am By Domenick Yoney
    Filed under: Green, Videos, Chevrolet, HybridThe first commercial for the 2016 Chevy Volt is here and you should watch it... especially if you're suffering from insomnia.Continue reading First 2016 Chevy Volt commercial rocks us to sleepFirst 2016 Chevy Volt…
  • Tesla Model X spotted testing in motion for first time

    Fri 10:22am By Sebastian Blanco
    Filed under: Green, Spy Photos, Videos, Tesla, Crossover, Electric, FutureThe Model X all-electric CUV is spotted testing in Alameda, California. The video wasn't taken up close, but it's still fun to watch and hear the tires squeal.Continue reading Tesla…
  • Will RFS play big role in 2016 presidential elections?

    Fri 8:01am By Chris Bruce
    Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Alternative Fuels, Ethanol, United StatesWith the 2016 US presidential election already getting rolling, the debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard could play role in farming-intense states. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad,…
  • There's a lot of odd, unauthorized Elon Musk gear out there

    Thu 7:50pm By Jonathon Ramsey
    Filed under: Design/Style, Etc., Green, Marketing/Advertising, TeslaThe web is full of Elon Musk-themed merchandise from T-shirts to fish tank clocks. It's no wonder why: Tesla pulls in millions from its own gear shop, which hawks everything from coffee mugs…
  • Wandering the DC Auto Show with DOE Energy Secretary Moniz

    Thu 5:55pm By Sebastian Blanco
    Filed under: Green, Videos, Misc. Auto Shows, Alternative Fuels, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, Green Culture, ElectricWe take a walk about the Washington Auto Show with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz - and are then told we can't film him. So, instead, we just go…
  • Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla battery degradation graphed, Hyundai plans fuel cell hub in Korea

    Thu 3:54pm By John Beltz Snyder
    Filed under: Green, Hyundai, Tesla, Emissions, Ethanol, Bikes, ElectricA man is graphing Tesla battery degradation over time. US plug-in vehicles are expected to hit 300,000 this month. Hyundai and South Korea are turning Gwangju into a fuel cell tech hub.…
  • BMW increases i3 price by $1,075 for 2015

    Thu 1:57pm By Jonathon Ramsey
    Filed under: Green, BMW, Car Buying, Hatchback, Electric, HybridThe price of the BMW i3 goes up by a total of $1,075 to account for more standard equipment and a slightly higher destination charge.Continue reading BMW increases i3 price by $1,075 for 2015BMW…
  • 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

    Thu 11:57am By Jonathon Ramsey
    Filed under: Green, Volkswagen, New Car Reviews, Sedan, DieselYou'll have to look closely to tell the difference, but the Volkswagen Jetta has received a raft of improvements for 2015, and nowhere is that clearer than with the TDI diesel model.Continue reading…
  • Kia teases e-AWD Soul concept for Chicago

    Thu 11:40am By Chris Bruce
    Filed under: Design/Style, Green, Kia, United States, Crossover, Hatchback, Concept Cars, HybridKia is teasing what looks to be a concept version of its Soul with e-AWD ahead its Chicago Auto Show debut. The pumped-up take on the hatchback gets an electric…
  • Court vacates Spyker bankruptcy, plans for merger, Venator and electric cars

    Thu 10:59am By Noah Joseph
    Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Green, Spyker, ElectricDutch courts have granted Spyker's petition and overturned a previous bankruptcy ruling, paving the way for the exotic automaker to get back in business - with plans to produce the B6…
  • VW Golf GTD wagon makes us swoon ahead of Geneva reveal

    Thu 9:30am By Noah Joseph
    Filed under: Green, Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen, Europe, Wagon, Diesel, PerformanceAt the Geneva Motor Show this year, Volkswagen will introduce one of its most enticing takes on the Golf yet: a Variant/SportWagon with the go-fast components from its GTD…
  • New 'clean' diesels not associated with lung cancer risks

    Thu 8:58am By Chris Bruce
    Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Emissions, Technology, DieselA newly released study finds that the emissions from post-2007, EPA-compliant diesel engines do not show risks of causing lung cancer in lab rats. The animals were exposed to the exhaust for 80…
  • 1956 DKW Audi electric van beautifully restored

    Thu 7:59am By Chris Bruce
    Filed under: Design/Style, Green, Audi, Automotive History, Europe, Germany, Minivan/Van, ElectricAudi Tradition has just completed a full restoration of this very rare 1956 DKW Elektro-Wagen. The company built around 100 of them from 1955 to 1962, but only…
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV delayed until early 2016 in US

    Wed 7:55pm By Chris Bruce
    Filed under: Green, Mitsubishi, United States, Technology, Crossover, HybridAfter multiple delays, the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid is being pushed back yet again for its US debut. The crossover is now set to launch on these shores in April…
Welcome to EcoTopical Your daily eco-friendly green news aggregator.

Leaf through planet Earths environmental headlines in one convenient place. Read, share and discover the latest on ecology, science and green living from the web's most popular sites.