General Motors unveiled its 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV (shown) at the L.A. Auto Show, which ends today. The all-electric car will go on sale in the summer in California and Oregon, with other markets to follow. It'll be priced below $25,000 after federal tax credits. GM didn't say how far the car will go on a charge. It will be the first EV in North America to have SAE Combo DC Fast Charge capability, which can offer a charge to 80 percent of capacity in about 20 minutes.
— The Associated Press
Green Car Journal named the 2013 Ford Fusion (shown) the 2013 Green Car of the Year. The Fusion was noted for significantly reducing environmental impact while being priced affordably enough to encourage sales volume. The hybrid gets 47 mpg and is priced starting at $21,700.
— NWautos staff