It’s not surprising that on hybrids and electric cars would dominate any list of top “greenest” vehicles, and that’s the case with the annual Greenest Vehicles list as compiled by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The non-profit focuses on advocating on the behalf of energy policies, and it released its 2016 list […]

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By 2020, Ford wants 40 percent of its global lineup to be offered as a plug-in or hybrid variant. To reach this goal, Ford will be investing $4.5 billion and adding 13 electrified models to its lineup, calling the is the “largest-ever electrified vehicle investment in a five-year period” for the company. The new models […]

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A new report from Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) states that average fuel economy is improving around the world, but not at the pace necessary to meet 2050’s global targets. “The technology is not the problem – it’s the policy commitment that is failing us,” said GFEI Executive Secretary Sheila Watson. “We have brought this […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is spending $40 million to convert its Detroit-based fleet of heavy-duty trucks from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG). Steve Beahm, FCA’s senior vice president of supply chain management, said moving to natural gas-powered trucks will provide both economical and environmental benefits. “Our transition to CNG reflects the way FCA US […]

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During a recent speech at a French university, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made his case for why governments need to impose a revenue-neutral carbon tax. Removing hidden subsidies and imposing a fee on carbon, Musk told audience members at public research school Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, France, will hasten the switch from fossil fuels to […]

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Pickup trucks are the most popular segment in the U.S. this year, with truck models taking the top three slots for vehicle sales to date in 2015. Models like the Ford F-150 have become “as much of a status symbol as they are a tool,” according to Karl Brauer, a senior analyst at Kelley Blue […]

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The European Union has given Volkswagen AG 10 days to explain irregularities recently discovered regarding carbon emissions, but company executives say identifying a fix needs to come first. “I understand the desire for speed, but what matters to us instead is to work thoroughly and to not give out false premature results,” said Volkswagen Brand […]

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By around 2025, Audi said it’s expecting to offer electrified versions of its entire fleet. In addition, four new electrified models are currently planned under Audi’s e-tron designation – two plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and two battery electric vehicles (BEV).  The carmaker also said that within the next decade, all of its other models will be […]

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In recent months General Motors has rolled-out a compelling hybrid transmission architecture at the heart of the 2016 Volt, 2016 Malibu hybrid and a possibly related transmission for the 2016 RWD Cadillac CT6 plugin hybrid. This new hybrid system helps the Volt launch to 30 mph like a Tesla after stops at traffic signals and […]

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Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said she is “delighted” by Volkswagen’s diesel scandal because of the possible implications it may have for electrified vehicles. Speaking at an event this week hosted by The Christian Science Monitor, Figueres commented on how the scandal may lead to positive […]

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