10 Cars That Are More Efficient Than a Prius

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10 Cars That Are More Efficient Than a Prius
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Toyota’s Prius has become the go-to vehicle for people looking to save money at the gas pump. Sure, it looks like an alien science project gone wrong and its driving dynamics are less fun than a trip to the ER, but this car’s groundbreaking combination of high technology, phenomenal fuel economy and unimpeachable reliability have… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Hatchbacks

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Hatchbacks
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Want the versatility of a hatchback but hate stopping at the gas station? AutoGuide‘s Top 10 list of the most fuel efficient hatchbacks available on today’s market will certainly appeal to you. With the growth of the electric vehicle and hybrid market, it’s no surprise to see the list being dominated by electrified vehicles. The list… Continue Reading...

Consumers Turned Off By High EV Prices

Consumers Turned Off By High EV Prices
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Electric vehicles face many hurdles compared to their conventional, internal-combustion-powered counterparts. Consumers are generally unfamiliar with them plus they have range-related issues, but that’s not all; pricing is also a problem for new-vehicle shoppers. Continue Reading...

Ford Focus EV, C-Max Hybrids Recalled

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Ford Focus EV, C-Max Hybrids Recalled
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Ford is recalling approximately 23,831 Focus Electric and C-Max models so that they make an audible door chime when the driver’s door is opened while the push-button start is engaged. Continue Reading...

Electric Vehicles Run out of Juice

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Electric Vehicles Run out of Juice
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Arguably electric cars are the future of the automotive industry. They promise smooth, quiet, pollution-free driving, but are they ready for primetime? If recent news is any indicator, the answer is a resounding “NO!” Continue Reading...

Electric Car Revolution: 10 Future EVs

Electric Car Revolution: 10 Future EVs
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    The Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf initiated a whole new movement in the auto industry. With the realization that an all-electric vehicle can be useful in everyday driving situations thanks to a large battery and more efficient fast charging technology, automakers are hopping on the electric vehicle bandwagon. “Overall automakers want to be… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus Electric U.S. Launch Details

Ford Focus Electric U.S. Launch Details
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Those anxiously awaiting for Ford‘s first electric car will be pleased to know the American automaker hopes to have its EV available nationwide by the end of this year. The Focus Electric will launch in California, New York, and New Jersey first and later this summer we will see it expand to 14 other states… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus Electric Will be First EV Pace Car for NASCAR

Ford Focus Electric Will be First EV Pace Car for NASCAR
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On April 28, the Ford Focus electric will lead the pack as the Richmond 400 NASCAR race pace car — the first all electric car to do so. NASCAR is clearly a sport where fuel economy isn’t a major concern, so Ford wants to educate the fans on how their EV technology works. “Ford research shows… Continue Reading...

What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained

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What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained
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Ford recently announced the EPA fuel efficiency rating for its electric Focus model. Since it doesn’t burn any gasoline, the number isn’t in miles per gallon (MPG), but was given as miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, or MPGe. A new term to the automotive lexicon, it’s worth exploring exactly what MPGe means and how an… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus Electric Designed for the Smartphone Generation

Ford Focus Electric Designed for the Smartphone Generation
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While pricing of the Ford Focus Electric isn’t breaking news, the American automaker is very close to its launch which means more details surrounding the car are coming out of the woodwork. Powered by a 23kWh-capacity lithium ion battery, the Focus Electric has its battery temperature managed by a liquid-cooling system and is 25 to… Continue Reading...

Ford to Increase Fuel Ecomomy 20-Percent by 2020

Ford to Increase Fuel Ecomomy 20-Percent by 2020
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American automaker Ford has committed to increasing the fuel economy of its U.S. model lineup 20-percent by the year 2020. The Blue Oval is hoping to achieve this through electric vehicles, hybrids, and improvements to gasoline-powered vehicles. The recently released Ford Focus EV is rated at 105-MPGe, making it the country’s most efficient five-passenger vehicle…. Continue Reading...

Ford Focus Electric is More Efficient Than Nissan Leaf

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Ford Focus Electric is More Efficient Than Nissan Leaf
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving Ford something to brag about: The new Focus Electric is more efficient than the Nissan Leaf. “Ford is giving customers the power of choice for leading fuel economy regardless of what type of vehicle or powertrain technology they choose,” said Eric Kuehn, chief nameplate engineer for the Focus… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus Electric to get Interior Made From Recycled Bottles

Ford Focus Electric to get Interior Made From Recycled Bottles
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Those heading to the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and/or the 2012 Detroit Auto Show may want to recycle their plastic bottles while at the convention center. Ford and Unifi will be collecting plastic water bottles constructed of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from the two shows and will recycle them to make the Repreve seating material… Continue Reading...

First Ford Focus Electric Goes To Google

First Ford Focus Electric Goes To Google
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Google is all about advancing technology in order to improve our world and lifestyle, and it appears that they also support any other company that’s pro-technology. The massive search engine turned all-things technology firm was given the keys to the first Ford Focus electric vehicle off the assembly line. It’ll be interesting to see if… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus Electric Targets 100 MPGe, Besting Nissan Leaf

Ford Focus Electric Targets 100 MPGe, Besting Nissan Leaf
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Ford will significantly expand its lineup of 40 mpg or better models in 2012, launching not only the new C-Max Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid, but also the new Focus Electric. The Focus EV, says Ford, is expected to achieve a miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) rating of 100, besting the Nissan Leaf by a… Continue Reading...
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