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...

Chevrolet Volt, Fiat 500 Named Top Flops of 2011

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Chevrolet Volt, Fiat 500 Named Top Flops of 2011
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Efficiency is the new black for automakers and consumers alike. Even Porsche customers can get their gas guzzling Cayenne fix in a more efficient hybrid now or diesel soon, which is why it might come as a surprise that two new fuel-efficient guppies in the veritable ocean that is the U.S. car market seem to be floundering…. Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi to Launch Eight Electric Vehicles by 2016, Including a Light Truck

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Mitsubishi to Launch Eight Electric Vehicles by 2016, Including a Light Truck
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Mitsubishi has achieved decent amounts of success with the i-MiEV electric car in its home land, and also in Europe, where this model is also sold badged as a Peugeot iOn. Next month, the i-MiEV will be going on sale in America (called simply the “i” in our market), which will no doubt increase sales… Continue Reading...

Coda Among Forbes Top 100 Most Promising Companies

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Coda Among Forbes Top 100 Most Promising Companies
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Never heard of the American car company Coda? We won’t blame you. This electric car upstart is trying to make a name for itself, but has so far run into production delays plus other birthing problems new car companies face. However, the editor’s at Forbes believe in Coda and that it will soon be among… Continue Reading...

California Highway Congestion Worsened By Hybrids?

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California Highway Congestion Worsened By Hybrids?
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  California told 85,000 hybrid drivers to move over, literally. Now everyone is feeling the sting. Starting last July the yellow stickers allowing hybrid owners to drive alone in the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane expired. The move came in preparation for an anticipated increase in electric vehicles on the road that will be allowed… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Cheaper to Drive than Toyota Prius Plug-in for Sub-70 Mile Journeys

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Chevrolet Volt Cheaper to Drive than Toyota Prius Plug-in for Sub-70 Mile Journeys
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While the Toyota Prius has long been the automotive ambassador of the green movement, Pike Research conducted a Cost of Driving test to find out whether the all new 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in can trump the Chevrolet Volt. According to its findings, by first establishing the price for every gallon of gas at $3.50 and… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Priced from $32,760

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Priced from $32,760
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Toyota has finally released pricing for the all-new Prius Plug-in Hybrid, setting the retail rate at $32,760 – a roughly $8,000 premium over the conventional model. At $32,760, Prius Plug-in provides more standard features like heated front seats, Entune, LED daytime running lights, an enhance keyless entry system as well as a remote start air… Continue Reading...

Nissan Leaf’s Sell Out In Canada In Just Two Hours

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Nissan Leaf’s Sell Out In Canada In Just Two Hours
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Last weekend, Nissan Canada officially began the reservation process for the all-new electric Leaf. Within two hours, all Leaf inventory was reserved. On August 27th, Canadians attended one of 27 Nissan Leaf certified dealers and were invited to reserve the electric vehicle for a refundable $99 deposit. Judy Wheeler, Nissan Canada’s director of marketing, said, “Response… Continue Reading...

Cadillac ELR Will Cost Less Than Tesla Model S

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Cadillac ELR Will Cost Less Than Tesla Model S
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General Motors has confirmed production of the Cadillac ELR coupe. The American automaker has yet to announce pricing for the coupe, but an unidentified course close to the project revealed the Cadillac ELR’s price will be lower than the $57,400 Tesla Model S. It is expected that the ELR will be priced somewhere around $49,900… Continue Reading...

Volvo Plans To Produce Three Electric Vehicles

Volvo Plans To Produce Three Electric Vehicles
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Volvo is currently working on developing several green technologies including an electric C30, a flywheel hybrid system and a diesel-electric plug-in hybrid system. This week, Volvo announced that it’s working on a more ambitious project -three unique range-extended electric drive setups. Volvo is working with the Swedish Energy Agency and the European Union to develop this technology…. Continue Reading...

Chevy Volt Owners Clock 2 Million Miles, Two-Thirds on Electric Power

Chevy Volt Owners Clock 2 Million Miles, Two-Thirds on Electric Power
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There have been hybrids on our streets for some time, and even a few fully electric vehicles. However, the Chevrolet Volt is the first mass produced plug in hybrid to be offered to the general public. It can either drive up to 40-miles on just electric power on a full-charge, or when this power source… Continue Reading...

Dutch Duo Drives 779 Miles in 24 Hours in a Nissan Leaf [Video]

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There has been much speculation over whether electric vehicles are suitable for long distance journeys. The biggest issue is regarding the distance an electric car can travel before running out of power, and where to charge up. Skeptics also doubt whether the advanced lithium-ion battery can withstand the torture of numerous “Level 3″ charges within… Continue Reading...

U.S. Goverment Looking To Re-Align Highway Fund Taxes To Include Plug-In Cars

U.S. Goverment Looking To Re-Align Highway Fund Taxes To Include Plug-In Cars
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Federal legislators have begun examining ways to tax highway users based on Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) as a way to bring up shortfalls to the Highway Trust Fund. A concern is that as fuel-efficient hybrids and plug-in cars increase, fuel tax generated revenues will do little for the already insufficient funding base. In a Congressional… Continue Reading...
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