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2012 Scion iQ: Best Non-Hybrid Gas Mileage? Not In Real World

2012 Scion iQ: Best Non-Hybrid Gas Mileage? Not In Real World

Although a very small niche group might see minicars like the Scion iQ and Smart Fortwo as a fashion statement, or as a way to reap special parking or commuting benefits, for most Americans—and even a lot of green-car shoppers—it's quite frankly a little hard to see the point in getting... read more

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car on fire

Was A Fisker Karma The Cause Of A Recent House Fire?

If authorities in Fort Bend County, Texas are correct, there’s more bad news in store for extended-range electric automaker Fisker. Last week, a 2012 Fisker Karma owner... read more May 8, 2012 by  6


 
Better Place Battery Switching Test, Yokohama Japan

Fast Charging Vs Battery Switching: Better Place Customer Compares

By far the most reasonable use for electric cars charged at home is for a regular commute. If the return journey is less than the range of the car, electric cars make... read more May 8, 2012 by  13


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV launch at EVS-26, Los Angeles, April 2012

More Details, Live Photos: 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Electric SUV Launch

This is what it looked like yesterday when the wraps came off the production model of the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Toyota's first battery electric vehicle in more than a decade... read more May 8, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Electric SUV: Fewer Than 1,000 A Year

Today, Toyota revealed the production version of its eagerly awaited 2012 RAV4 EV all-electric crossover, with a powertrain designed and provided by startup electric carmaker... read more May 7, 2012 by  17


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

2012 Ford Focus Electric: Here’s What Dealers Have To Do To Sell It

In order to become an official automaker-approved dealer, dealers often undergo a lengthy process to prove they meet with sales and service requirements before the automaker... read more May 2, 2012 by  10


 
2012 Scion iQ

Young? Trendy? Buy A 2012 Scion iQ, Get A PlayStation Vita

Incentives are nothing new in the world of car buying. Discounts here, extended warranties there--we've all made use of them at some stage. When you're targeting a car... read more May 2, 2012 by  1


 
Nissan Leaf undergoing extreme testing

2012 Nissan Leaf: Here's What It Went Through To Get To You

With thousands of Leafs sold since the model's launch, it appears most owners are more than happy with their purchase. For many, the Leaf will be their first taste of... read more May 1, 2012 by  0


 
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition

Best Used Green Car To Buy: Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Last week we started a series of the Five Best Used Green Cars To Buy. We've already looked at two of the best-known green cars, the 2004-2009 Toyota Prius and the 2006-2011... read more April 30, 2012 by  4


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Prototype

Toyota RAV4 EV Teaser: Launch Details Coming Next Week

For people in the electric-car world, next week is a big deal. And Toyota is taking advantage of it. The company will formally launch its Toyota RAV4 EV next Monday at noon... read more April 30, 2012 by  4


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, production version road test, San Diego, CA, Jan 2012

Is the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid The Invisible Plug-In Car?

For the past few years, every time an automaker has launched a new plug-in hybrid or electric car, it’s been to a fanfare of sorts. But while Nissan, General Motors and... read more April 27, 2012 by  15


 
2011 Toyota Matrix

2012 Toyota Matrix: Small Car, Low Gas Mileage Too?

Sometimes you have to ask, What were they thinking? A recent article on five small cars with the worst gas mileage named four for which gas mileage may not even cross the... read more April 27, 2012 by  0


 
2011 Nissan Leaf: One Year Drive Report

Going Away? Make Sure Your Electric Car Stays Happy Without You

Electric cars, just like every other device or machine that relies on rechargeable batteries, slowly discharge over time. Leave them in low state of charge for too long, and... read more April 26, 2012 by  8


 
Voltchella Pool Party

2012 Chevrolet Volt Pool Party: Weirdest Ad Stunt Yet?

Imagine the scene: you’re an advertising executive for General Motors given the task of finding new and exciting ways to promote the Chevrolet Volt’s sponsorship... read more April 26, 2012 by  10


 
Electriphobia Website (Mitsubishi i)

2012 Mitsubishi i Wants You To Be Free From Electriphobia

Let’s face it. The U.S. auto industry hasn’t always been very good at advertising the benefits of the electric car. Among them of course, General Motor’s... read more April 24, 2012 by  5


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

2012 Ford Focus Electric: First Drive

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is the company's first-ever production battery-electric vehicle, and that alone makes it noteworthy. But the fact that it's also pleasant to... read more April 19, 2012 by  9


 
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