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    Pros and Cons Between Hybrids and Plug-in Hybrids

    Every vehicle involves compromises, and the one that meets your needs ideally has the least. For those of you wondering whether a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) would be a better choice, this will compile in one place a number of the more prominent pros and cons for each. It […]

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    507-EV Parade Sets New World Record

    The record for the world’s largest parade of electric vehicles was taken back by the U.S. Saturday Sept. 20 at the National Drive Electric Week event in Cupertino, California. A Guiness World Record official was on hand to declare 507 EVs did indeed supercede a record 481-EV parade in Sutttgart Germany May 2014. “No hybrids […]

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    235 MPG Renault Eolab Heads To Paris

    Renault’s Eolab plug-in hybrid could net 282 mpg on the Euro cycle and in the U.S. it reportedly might achieve 235 mpg under more stringent EPA tests. A prototype of the four-passenger car has been driven by Top Gear, they say it works basically as advertised, but for now, the concept is to be displayed […]

    Hybrid Car News

    2015 Fiat 500e Available In Oregon And California

    Fiat’s fully electric 2015 500e is now available in California and Oregon. Fiat said the 500e is available for $199 a month for 36 months with $999 due at signing. Sales of the Fiat 500e expanded to Oregon earlier this year; the all-electric Fiat had been sold only in California since its introduction in 2013. […]

    GM Climate Change Efforts Recognized

    General Motors has been recognized for its green efforts. The company achieved, for the first time, perfect scores on both climate change data disclosure and performance submitted to CDP, the world’s only global environmental disclosure system. Featured in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014, GM said it ranks among the world’s largest companies […]

    Nissan’s e-NV200 Converted In Concept Limo

    Nissan is teasing the public with a new zero emission concept for VIP transportation: the Nissan e-NV200 VIP Concept. Nissan said its designers have upgraded the all-electric e-NV200 people carrier version into a shuttle transport for VIPs. The benefit of being zero emission means that the van can access all current and future clean air […]

    Critic Thinks Tesla Won’t Get Battery Costs Low Enough

    With the red tape cleared and the ground broken on Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Nevada, the biggest question remains whether or not the company will be able to achieve its primary goal: to lower the cost of the batteries it uses in its vehicles. While Tesla boss Elon Musk has confidently predicted that it could […]

    25 Highway MPG For Colorado-Canyon Duo; Diesel Coming

    General Motors is launching the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon with what looks like segment-leading highway fuel efficiency for four-cylinder midsize pickup trucks, according to EPA fuel economy estimates. The all-new midsize trucks, powered by the 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 2WD and available 6-speed automatic transmission, will have an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city and […]

    Mitsubishi Tweaks Outlander PHEV’s Look For Paris Concept

    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has developed for the 2014 Paris Motor Show the Outlander PHEV Concept-S, based on its Outlander PHEV. The Outlander PHEV Concept-S is a described by MMC as a concept presenting a special design package for the production Outlander PHEV. The exterior and interior design are said to be created under “Sporty […]