A new report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says that EVs are ready to be the cars of tomorrow, but only with the help of yesterday’s engines. The report, which uses surveys about consumer travel and GPS data to map out the potential spread of EV use, shows that EVs are capable of handling […]

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Imagine if automakers equipped cars with a gauge showing exactly how much money people were spending per second in direct response to their driving habits. And think if such a gauge could be calibrated to also show dollars per day, per week, month and year. Do you suspect that would get peoples’ attention more than […]

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On the heels of a U.S. EPA Technical Draft Assessment (TAR) report released today on how automakers are meeting federal fuel economy mandates, advocates weighed in urging the industry and regulators to stay the course. The main question is should federal authorities adjust mpg and greenhouse gas targets for 2022-2025 that stand to save – […]

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Here’s a trick question: How much will you have to pay for a new Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Ford Fusion Energi, Tesla, or some other plug-in electrified vehicle? If you live in the U.S., the answer is it all depends on the state in which you live and/or register the car. Aside from a $2,500 […]

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Large semi-trucks employing conductive technology can cruise along in the right lane of a 1.2-mile stretch of the E16 highway outside the city of Gävle, close to the Baltic Sea in central Sweden, using electric power. Called the eHighway, when the big rigs exit the test area they automatically revert to their diesel plug-in hybrid […]

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Perhaps there’s some magic when applying famous electrical engineer Nikola Tesla’s name to an electrified vehicle. Salt Lake City-based startup, Nikola Motor, said in a press release it received 7,000 pre-orders last month for its Class 8 electric truck. That translates to $10.5 million in reservation funds, and $2.3 billion in sales if all of […]

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Federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules are working to improve passenger vehicle fuel economy and this is good for everybody. That about sums findings today by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) which said 15 of the 16 major auto companies selling in the U.S. met or exceeded their 2015 fuel economy performance, and […]

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Only a few – but a significant few – green cars are debuting this week at the New York International Auto Show. Other cars that could have made a list include conventional gas sippers, but we only mention the highest mpg example of those, with the other four being electrified in some form or fashion. […]

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Not too long ago, being green and being a supercar were mutually exclusive — a car could be one, but definitely not both. These days, many serious sports cars has some sort of hybrid system in its powertrain, and some are even ditching gas entirely and going all-electric. Green car technology has come such a […]

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It’s not surprising that 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 of […]

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