For everyone who likes to say the Chevrolet Volt is just one more plug-in hybrid, a GM study presented to the Society of Automotive Engineers shows it stands to burn radically less gasoline and emit much less smog-forming gases than competitive PHEVs. The engineering analysis also projects the new 2016 Volt due in a couple […]

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In order to maximize the environmental benefits of plug-in vehicles, says a new study, charging needs to be controlled to keep costs down and maximize renewable energy sources. A research team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) addressed the complicated relationship between the production costs and emissions for power companies to recharge an electrified car, publishing […]

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No country has more clearly demonstrated a unified effort to switch to plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) than Norway, and this Monday it’s expected to reach a 50,000-unit sales threshold on generous incentives propping up the enterprise. As it reaches this ceiling limit of PEVs eligible to receive financial and convenience-oriented benefits encouraging their sale, the […]

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KBB.com has compiled a list of the ten best green cars for 2015 and placed for the second year in a row the BMW i3 at the top of its ranking. Each year the KBB.com editors compile a list of the most efficient vehicles available and then pick 10 standouts featuring a variety of price […]

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While Lexus is currently one of the leading brands for the hybrid market, the company doesn’t have plans to add any plug-ins to the fleet, saying the technology isn’t as eco-friendly. Mark Templin, group vice president and general manager for Toyota’s Lexus division, talked more about the company’s choices and priorities at the recent New […]

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Car sharing provider E-Car Club is launching in Scotland with a fleet of Renault electric vehicles. E-Car Club will be partnering with St. Andrews University and Transport Scotland in St. Andrews.The UK car sharing club has chosen a fleet of eight ZOE EV hatchbacks and two all-electric Kangoo Van Z.E. for its first launch in […]

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Complications surrounding charging misconceptions and regional differences have stalled Tesla’s sales in China, leading the company to revamp its approach throughout the region. It wasn’t that long ago that the electric carmaker projected that the Chinese market would match – or even top – sales in the U.S. China “could be as big as the […]

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A former director with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the office asked for steep fuel efficiency increases for SUVs as a negotiation technique, knowing that the requested numbers were unrealistic. In 2011, the EPA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the major carmakers met to create new fuel economy and emissions standards set […]

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In opposition to a recent Obama administration approval leading to allowing Shell to drill for oil in the ecologically sensitive Arctic, Greenpeace activists have staged a harrowing and well-documented boarding and camping-out on a massive Pacific Ocean drilling rig. The international team of six protestors is opposing an approval process underway in which the U.S. […]

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Long Beach was electrified by a Formula E race this Easter weekend. The Long Beach, Calif. circuit hosted the sixth ePrix of the FIA Formula E Championship season. This sixth race was also the final round in the Americas. In California, a short distance from Hollywood, cars and drivers have set new benchmarks for pole […]

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