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Chevrolet is gearing up to begin an ordering process for the second-generation 2016 Volt beginning first in states compliant with California Air Resources Board rules this month and the rest of the nation in October. Orders for California and states that follow its zero-emission vehicle regulations can be placed May 28 and production at the […]

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When released this fall, Hyundai’s 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid will raise the bar where it counts the most among in-class competitors with 25-percent more all-electric range. The PHEV will also uniquely come with what is tantamount to having its own built-in quick charger – a function enabling the gas engine to replenish the battery on […]

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Somehow we don’t think Tesla Motors intended the Model S to wow crowds as a pro drift competitor, but this it has. Last month this 416-horsepower rear-wheel-drive Model S with traction control deactivated had no difficulty smoking the tires and doing its thing in Japan. Notably absent is any kind of screaming engine making this […]

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A team of six including drivers Rodney Hawk, Deena Mastracci and Carl Reese set one world record and one unofficial record driving a Tesla Model S P85D coast-to-coast. The speed of the trip is official, but the “least charging time in an EV” also announced is not recognized as a world record. The trip from […]

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When you look at Tesla Motors, what do you see? Do you see a surfer precariously riding a 75-foot wave for as long as it will last? Or do you see an almost heroic company dedicated purely to electric cars intended to drive a spear into petroleum-centric transportation’s heart? Or, as has also been written, […]

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What we absolutely know for certain about the i5 is that it is a potential future car to be made by BMW. OK, we can say a few more things than only that, but will try to avoid blurring the distinction about what “will” be and what could be. Market Position The i5 was reported […]

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VIA Motors has announced a Drive Clean Chicago voucher program enabling qualified fleet customers to buy one of its series plug-in hybrid trucks for roughly half off. Under the program, three vouchers are available for commercial vehicles used within the Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. A VIA light-duty pickup starts at just […]

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Porsche will decide this year whether to apply its plug-in hybridization formula to its 911. This was according to CEO Matthias Mueller who told Automotive News the 911 could “possibly” be next and the company is “negotiating about that” regarding Porsche’s growing stable of EPA-friendly variants. The decision has obviously not been made at this […]

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With the relative decline in U.S. gas prices are hybrid cars still worth the money? The answer depends on what is important to you, but the top 6 hybrids that pay back any price surcharges the soonest still do so relatively quickly even at today’s prices at the pump. According to the U.S. EPA, payback […]

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The percentage of women drivers in the U.S. has slowly increased over the past 50 years so that today they are around equal in number, if not a little more. But while there may be a higher number of registered women drivers, that does not mean the average traffic sampling has more women in it […]

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