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With hybrid cars you expect to save money on gas but some do it better than others – much better in fact over non-hybrid siblings. According to the U.S. EPA, driving one of the more efficient full hybrids can retain nearly $1,000 or more in gas money in the driver’s pocket every couple years. Beyond […]

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Do you ever wonder whether it matters for the environment what kind of car you drive? According to the U.S. EPA, a plug-in hybrid like a Ford Fusion Energi can save 7,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) tailpipe emissions per year compared to a 26-mpg non-hybrid Fusion, or enough to plant 79 trees. This is […]

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Our headline could be answered several ways, but with regard to cars, the answer is “yes,” electricity is environmentally cleaner when energizing electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids compared to gasoline or diesel choices. This however really says a lot about the high efficiency of batteries driving electric motors, because as government and advocacy groups have […]

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The U.S. alternative-energy passenger vehicle market has been growing steadily since the first couple of hybrids were launched in 1999 and for 2014 things are really heating up. While petroleum remains by far America’s motive power of choice, the move away from pure gasoline is well underway, and the alternative vehicle count will increase by […]

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Part 2 of a multi-part series. On Tuesday this week Toyota’s world premiere began in Tokyo for its Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) concept which foreshadows a global production version set for a 2015 launch. Contrary to reports predicting the U.S. won’t see it until 2016, plans for select U.S. regions do begin in 2015, Toyota […]

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Our Fellow Americans. Have you been paying attention? There appears to be a gap between what every president since the October 1973 Arab oil embargo has said would be done about energy alternatives and what’s actually been accomplished. Now 40 years and a couple weeks past the day that shifted life for America, we thought […]

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Pledging to cooperate in making their states as hospitable as possible to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), governors from eight states yesterday agreed toward a goal of 3.3-million electric cars on their roads by 2025 with an eye toward 2050 greenhouse gas emission targets. “[A]cccelerating the ZEV market is a critical strategy for achieving our goals to […]

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