Chinese automaker BYD is sending 50 electric cabs to London in a boost to China's struggling makers of all-electric vehicles. BYD and cab company Green Tomato Cars say they will start trial use of 50 e6 sedans (shown) in late 2013. It will be the British capital's first all-electric fleet. China's government has promoted development of electric and hybrid technology with grants and other support to its auto industry, but sales have been disappointing.
— The Associated Press
Five vehicles have been named finalists for Green Car Journal's 2013 Green Car of the Year. The Dodge Dart Aero and Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv are conventionally powered, internal-combustion vehicles. Toyota's Prius c is a hybrid. And Ford's C-Max and Fusion (shown) have multiple power options. The winner will be announced at the L.A. auto show later this month.
— NWautos staff