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Small Electric Cars, Toyota Prius 'Pushback,' 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: Today's Car News

Small Electric Cars, Toyota Prius 'Pushback,' 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: Today's Car News

Today we ask whether carmakers were right to launch the current wave of electric cars as small cars, confirm that negative stereotypes of the Toyota Prius hybrid and its drivers are still prevalent, and introduce another one of our 2015 Best Car To Buy nominees, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco. All...

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2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Toyota Prius Hybrid 'Pushback': Still A Real Thing

In three generations and over a decade on sale, the Toyota Prius hybrid has become a common sight on U.S. roads, and has spurred the launch of numerous other hybrid models... read more 15 hours ago by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: At Last, Some Maintenance Needed (New Tires)

After 20 months and 26,000-plus miles, I finally spent my first dollar on maintenance for my 2013 Tesla Model S. Almost 2,000 of them, in fact. The total was $1,858--the cost... read more 15 hours ago by 


 
Toyota Esquire

Forbidden Fruit: Toyota Esquire Hybrid Luxury Minivan

Car enthusiasts often pine after vehicles sold in other markets, but this "forbidden" fruit rarely comes in the form of a minivan. The new Toyota Esquire is certainly not... read more 16 hours ago by 


 
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Tesla Sales Battle, Nissan Leaf-To-Home Test, Mid-Size Sedan Gas Mileage: Today's Car News

Today we've got stories on a battle between Tesla Motors and trade journal Ward's Auto over the electric-car maker's sales numbers, a test of Nissan's Leaf-To-Home power... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit, test drive around Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr 2014

2015 Honda Fit: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

The second of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Honda Fit, the well-regarded subcompact five-door hatchback. It's the third... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Elon Musk Vs Ward's: A Sales Battle Tesla Brought On Itself

It all started when stock analysts circulating an estimate from auto-industry trade journal Ward's Auto that Tesla's U.S. sales were down 26 percent for the first nine months... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 Limited

Ford Fusion Vs Hyundai Sonata: Mid-Size Sedan Gas Mileage Comparison

When it comes to mid-size sedans with multiple options for green powertrain, the 2015 Ford Fusion and 2015 Hyundai Sonata are fairly well matched. Both offer base... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf-To-Home power station

Nissan Leaf-To-Home Electric-Car Power Tests: More Practical For U.S. With Longer-Range Cars?

Nissan and other makers are beginning to view electric cars not as just as transportation, but as mobile energy-storage units that can provide emergency power and take stress... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
Car2Go Smart Fortwo, in Portland

Car Sharing Awareness Grows: 1 In 5 Americans Has Used It Now

Seventy years of sprawling suburban development makes cars the most practical way for most people in the U.S. to get around, but actually owning that car may become optional... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Dashboard: Teardown Analysis Reveals Tablet-Like Construction

With its massive 17-inch touchscreen display and very few secondary controls, the dashboard of a Tesla Model S electric car looks like nothing else on sale from any other... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

2016 Chevy Volt Powertrain Details, Tesla Competition, 2015 Audi A3 TDI: Today's Car News

Today, we've got the first details on the second-generation Voltec electric-drive system that will power the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, analysis of how Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
2015 Audi A3 Sedan  -  First Drive, March 2014

2015 Audi A3 TDI Diesel: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

The first of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Audi A3 TDI, the diesel version of Audi's new compact luxury sedan. All-new... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 4-door HB Grille

How Audi, BMW & Mercedes Plan To Compete With Tesla--And Why

We already know that in the next few years, we'll see a slew of mid-size SUVs offered with plug-in hybrid powertrains--most from luxury brands like Audi, BMW, Mercedes... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Auris Touring Sports Hybrid first drive, Mallorca

Another Study Confirms: Hybrids Do Best In Cities, Diesels On Highways

A vehicle's design largely determines its fuel efficiency, but how it's driven--and where--can have a significant impact as well. With their ability to drive solely on... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Model S Gets Huge Incentive In Shanghai: No $12K Fee For Registration

The Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan has now been on sale in China for six months, but it recently received a major sales incentive from local officials in Shanghai. That... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
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