Today Consumer Reports announced a wide variety of vehicle manufacturers to its 2014 Top Picks list, with the Tesla Model S named “Best Overall,” meaning it is “the best all-around model” in its category. Since the Model S is considered best among all 10 categories of cars, light trucks, and SUVs Consumer Reports tests, this […]

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On Sunday at 7:30 a.m. Tesla Motors completed its 76.5-hour, 3,464.5-mile journey from Los Angeles to New York, arriving at the Big Apple’s City Hall. In doing so, the two 85-kwh Model S sedans encountered blizzards, a sand storm, freezing temperatures, and rain. “Road closures, detours and traffic delays as a result of the [Colorado] […]

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Last week Tesla’s design chief, Franz von Holzhausen revealed Tesla is consistent in its view of the BMW i3 city car, and said its own mass-market EV will be likely shown at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show in 2015. The report came via a German-language interview with Autobild.de, and it did not state when […]

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The Honda Accord has been named “Green Car of the Year” at the LA Auto show for the second time in three years. Not to be confused with the stellar 50mpg (city) Accord Hybrid or 115 MPGe Accord PHEV, this speaks of the entire lineup of midsized sedans that includes a V6 powertrain and passes […]

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BYD and the City of Lancaster announced yesterday the arrival of two BYD manufacturing facilities in Lancaster, California. BYD will begin operating an electric bus manufacturing facility and an Iron-Phosphate energy module (large-scale battery) manufacturing facility in the coming months. Both will be located in the California city of Lancaster. These mark the first manufacturing […]

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A new Propel Fuels gas station is opening for business on Ashlan Avenue in Fresno, Calif., offering California-sourced fuels. Propel said it is bringing locally-produced, low carbon fuels to drivers in Fresno through its innovative fueling station model — the Clean Mobility Center. The station, located at 4994 E. Ashlan Avenue, will be the first […]

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Car Charging Group, Inc. now provides EV charging services at The MITRE Corporation’s campuses in Bedford, Mass., and McLean, Va. “We are delighted to offer MITRE employees on-site, electric vehicle charging services,” said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging. “MITRE and its employees are working together to help reduce their impact on the environment, and […]

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Do you remember the sudden acceleration issue concerning Toyota vehicles a couple of years back? It looks like a settlement has been reached. The attorneys representing Toyota owners who claim that their vehicles are prone to sudden, unexplained acceleration announced Dec. 26 that Toyota has agreed to a settlement valued between $1.2 and $1.4 billion. […]

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For those of you who’ve followed us over the years, or checked in from time to time, you probably noticed we’re about more than just “hybrid cars.” As the subtext in our masthead says, we actually cover all “Auto alternatives for the 21st century.” This has long since been seen as a natural evolution to […]

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