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Among America’s 10 most fuel-efficient cars, you might expect only late-model examples, but two on the EPA’s official list – and up to five unofficially – are dated from the mid-1980s and early ’90s and ranked alongside the Toyota Prius PHEV, Chevy Volt, and BMW i3 REx. One of the EPA-acknowledged cars is actually a […]

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Toyota’s Prius c has established itself solidly as the third-best-selling hybrid being the lowest price Prius, and the highest mpg car “without a plug” sold in America. The subcompact c is a full hybrid and one of four Prius “family” members, the others being the regular “Liftback,” the wagon-like Prius v, and the Prius Plug-in […]

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Last week at the Geneva auto show, Mercedes-Benz said it would be considering three-cylinder engines for future compact hybrid vehicles. According to a brief write-up by Car and Driver, M-B’s powertrain chief Bernhard Heil said the compromise is being looked at despite needs for balancing shafts and other countermeasures to offset inherent noise, vibration, and […]

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A nationwide survey exploring U.S. consumer attitudes toward 10 clean energy technologies has found a wide disconnect between those who “favor” alternative energy transportation and the percentage that buy it. Based on a statistically significant cross-sampling of 1,084 consumers who answered an online questionnaire by Navigant Research in fall 2013, over 60 percent of respondents […]

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In an ongoing effort to amp up interest in its 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV, General Motors has posted a whimsical infographic spelling out how $9,000 not spent for fuel in five years could be better utilized. The figure of money saved is based on average driver patterns expected, and amounts to $150 per month in […]

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