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Hybrid vehicles may actually get much better fuel economy than their EPA-rated stickers say, according to a new study. The analysis, conducted by Britt A. Holmén and Karen M. Sentoff with the University of Vermont, looked at the fuel consumption of a conventional Toyota Camry and compared it to a Camry Hybrid the same model […]

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The Tesla Model X has been spied out in public once again, but this time the battery electric SUV had a cargo trailer in tow. Public sightings of the Model X are becoming more and more prevalent. And, with the official release date in as little as three months, the fervor over this zero-emission SUV […]

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If hybrid vehicles continue improving at their current pace, a new study said manufacturing costs will “be cut in half before 2025,” positioning hybrids to compete directly with non-hybrids for sales. John German’s technical paper, published by The International Council on Clean Transportation, named advances through the learning process, increases in vehicle production and development […]

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For those questioning the lifespan of a Toyota Prius battery, one taxi driver has 621,000 reasons why there’s no cause for concern. That’s approximately how many miles one man has logged in his Prius taxi. Manfred Dvorak, a cab driver in Austria, tells the story of his 621,000-mile (one-million kilometer) Prius in a series of […]

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Three new changes are coming for the Tesla Model S, including a new “ludicrous mode.” If the P85D’s “insane” mode was not enough for you, when this setting is engaged, the now-quicker Model S will reach 60 mph in a reported 2.8 seconds making the previous P85D’s 3.2 seconds seem sluggish. Top speed is 155 […]

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Even with a more expensive sticker price, a new analysis shows diesel vehicles can save their owners thousands of dollars over several years when compared side-by-side with a similar gasoline-powered model. Bruce Belzowski, the managing director of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute’s (UMTRI) Automotive Futures group, studied the total cost of diesel vehicle […]

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For some, the Chevy Volt has been a slippery fish to define with regards to whether it will really save them in energy costs. Does it get just 37 mpg like the window sticker says? Does it return an astronomical, if not confusing and questionable “98 MPGe” like a pure electric car? While critics have […]

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Tesla Motors announced that it will be installing thinner, cooler cables at its Supercharger stations which could eventually speed up charge times. Company CEO Elon Musk introduced an audience to the technology earlier this month during the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting. During the speech, he explained that a test station in Mountain View, Calif., had […]

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For the past several years the public and media have had their hands full grappling with overlapping terms for electrified vehicles – and just when we were all getting comfortable with a century old lexicon focused on fuel from “fossils” and the power of the “horse.” Fossil fuels and horsepower don’t appear to be on […]

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Deliveries for the 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron have been set for this October, according to a schedule sent to Audi dealers. The schedule gives the U.S. port release dates for Audi’s 2016 models, as reported by AutoSpies.com. Other sources have confirmed these dates as well. Per the schedule, Audi dealers can expect to receive […]

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