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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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Two recent studies have identified new materials used for fuel cells, which may help bring down the cost of hydrogen cars. The studies relate to the two chemical reactions completed within a fuel cell, both of which require a catalyst (a material that triggers the reaction). “Fuel cells operate via the coupling of two complementary […]

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A recently released and peer-reviewed study from the Stockholm Environment Institute estimates that battery pack costs are much lower than initially presumed by energy-policy analysts. The study reports that more than 80 assessments of battery prices calculated between 2007 and 2014 were considerably higher than the actual cost of the battery packs. As well, the study found that […]

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The UK’s first road of electric cars, known as ‘the street of the future’ has been created by My Electric Avenue project led by EA Technology. Located in Marlow in the UK, this project means nine neighbors are now receiving delivery of their all-electric Nissan Leafs to use over 18 months. The goal is to […]

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Hybrids and alternative powertrain vehicles are catching the attention of Gen Y. According to Craig Giffi, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, and automotive practice leader, Gen Y consumers are showing a clear interest in vehicle ownership and have specific ideas of what they want in a car. Citing data from a Deloitte report on global mobility, […]

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Are American customers starting to be less satisfied with their car purchases? The Benchmarks by Industry study done by the American Customer Satisfaction Index shows a 1.2 percent customer satisfaction drop overall within the automotive industry for 2013. Overall, the automotive industry stands at 83 for 2013, as opposed to 84 in 2012; scores are […]

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