HybridCars.com is the Internet’s premier website dedicated to hybrid gas-electric vehicles and the full range of consumer information and tools about cars, energy, and the environment. Car reviews, interactive tools, news, and user forums are designed to help car shoppers make informed purchase decisions. Content from HybridCars.com is syndicated to Yahoo!Autos, Reuters, U.K. International Business Times, BusinessWeek Online, and numerous newspaper, television, and radio station websites. Launched 2003.
PluginCars.com is the world’s first dedicated in-market mainstream shopping site for consumers interested in electric cars and plug-in hybrids. The site is an online portal for all stakeholders, including consumers, car companies, utilities, municipalities and plug-in car advocates. The site provides reviews, robust user forums, and “Guides,” a repository of clear concise information about shopping for, purchasing, and operating vehicles that use electricity as the primary or exclusive form of energy. Launched June 2010.
Auto FutureTech was created by BermanWorks as a program of GLOBE, the biennial conference and trade fair on business and the environment in Vancouver, Canada. Launched in 2008, the industry event brings together representatives of the automotive and fuel sector’s major stakeholders: original equipment manufacturers, suppliers, financiers, oil and gas producers, electric utilities, labor unions, maintenance providers, insurance/reinsurance, agribusiness, civil society groups, and policy makers to explore the environmental and energy challenges and opportunities confronting the global automobile industry. Auto FutureTech 2010 focused on plug-in vehicles and infrastructure.
Bay Area Green Drive Expo is the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier consumer expo about the latest in green transportation, including hybrids, alternative fuels, diesel, and electric cars. Founded in Madison, Wisc. in 2007, Green Drive Expo made its debut in the Bay Area—perhaps the country’s most vibrant center for green transportation—on Oct. 9, 2010. Nearly 4,000 green car fans enjoyed vehicle showcases, green vehicle test drives, clean energy vendor booths, and speaker panels about transportation and the environment.
The annual Hermance Vehicle Efficiency Award recognizes the new North American motor vehicle that best represents the vision of practical efficiency and risk-taking espoused by the late Dave Hermance. Dave was the U.S. auto industry’s most public and vocal proponent of hybrids and other advanced efficiency automotive technologies during the critical early adoption era of hybrid-electric cars. The inaugural Hermance Efficiency Award was given at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 10, 2010.