Along with slowing foreign economies and an OPEC glut, the US auto industry can claim some credit for dropping fuel prices.
With the car business soaring and fuel prices at a four-year low, hybrids sales are slack, while plug-in electric orders alone are up about 37 percent for 2014.
A suburban Philadelphia bank is offering a unique program to try to jump-start the sales of environmentally friendly cars.
SEPTA is receiving two federal grants that will help the transit agency save energy dollars while adding to the bus fleet.
Executive Director Jerry Fergione says they’ve ordered 18 Chevy Volts and 20 charging stations will be built throughout the city.