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Electric Cars Have Lots Of Torque; Use It Wisely, Kids! (Video)

Electric Cars Have Lots Of Torque; Use It Wisely, Kids! (Video)

Electric-car ads typically emphasize efficiency and sustainability, but electric power offers other advantages too. In "Easy Thrills," its latest video ad for the Leaf plug-in, Nissan shows how an electric motor's instantly-available torque can enliven the driving experience. Unlike internal... read more

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Veritas RSIII Roadster plug-in hybrid. Photo by Translogic.

Green-Car Faceoff: Who's The World's Fastest Plug-In Hybrid?

We don't spend much time covering single-seat speed machines like the Veritas RSIII Roadster here on Green Car Reports. But the previously gasoline-centric performance car... read more March 9, 2011 by 


 
Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press

Toyota Recall Recap: Floormats, Sticky Pedals, AND User Error

Let's recap. After 18 months, recalls totaling 9 million Toyota, Lexus, and Pontiac models, and investigations by Toyota, Congress, NASA, and the U.S. Department of... read more February 10, 2011 by  10


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

Guest Post: Cool Factor Must Woo New Buyers To Electric Cars

Researching and writing for GreenCarReports, we've come to respect the insights of Oliver Hazimeh, Director and Head of the Global E-Mobility Practice at global management... read more January 20, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Mazda2 exterior and detail

Most Popular Posts of 2010: Mazda2, Prius Crashes, Leaf, Volt, and Other EVs

We love looking back to see what's been popular over the course of a full year. And 2010 was definitely chock-full of green car news. Our 10 most popular posts this year are... read more December 30, 2010 by 


 
Toyota Prius driver slams into police car, in reverse, during traffic stop. Video: Break.com

Video: Really Bad Prius Driver Slams Police Car, Then Tree

For all the grief Toyota Prius hybrid drivers get, you'd think they were some deranged combination of green storm troopers and mentally defective traffic impediments. But... read more November 22, 2010 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt test drive, Michigan, October 2010

How To Make Your 2011 Chevy Volt Drive Like a Tesla Roadster

Pretty much anyone who's driven one loves the performance of the Tesla Roadster, the first modern electric car with a lithium-ion battery pack. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is a... read more October 18, 2010 by  5


 
2004 Toyota Prius accelerator pedal after being shortened as part of sudden-acceleration recall

Photos: Padgett's Post-Recall Prius Pedal, Accelerator Shortened

While the dust is now settling on a year's worth of recalls by a beleagured Toyota, the company is still working to modify millions of vehicles that are potentially involved... read more August 31, 2010 by 


 
VW GOLF TDI_7

Car Batteries, Diesel Golfs, Prius Crashes: What's the Link?

Like many site editors, we read our traffic stats religiously. Perhaps unlike other site editors, ours frequently make us laugh. We try to provide practical information on... read more July 1, 2010 by 


 
Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press

U.S. DoT Asks Scientists, NASA To Probe Toyota Acceleration

In the face of continuing suggestions that random electronic interference may be causing unintended acceleration in the Toyota Prius and other vehicles, the U.S. Department... read more March 30, 2010 by 


 
2008 Toyota Prius

Those Two So-Called Runaway Prius Cases? Cars Not At Fault

We thought we should provide a short update on two highly publicized so-called "runaway Toyota Prius" cases, one in San Diego and one in Harrison, New York. The reputed... read more March 22, 2010 by  1


 
2005 Toyota Prius

The Punching Bag Hits Back: Prius Crash Was Driver Error, Toyota Says

Few automotive engineers believe in so-called "sudden acceleration". But until recently, there's been no way to determine what a driver what doing when he (or she) swears... read more March 19, 2010 by  50


 
2008 Toyota Prius

The Strange Saga of Sikes and His Suddenly Accelerating Prius

As we've noted before, so-called sudden acceleration is a confusing, messy, and very uncertain subject. Now a certain San Diego citizen seems to be caught in the cross-hairs... read more March 16, 2010 by  3


 
2010 Toyota Prius side

2010 Toyota Prius Reigns As Japan Sales Champ Despite Recalls

Unlike some of its Toyota brethren, the 2010 Prius hybrid was never pulled off sale due to recalls. But U.S. sales fell 6.1% in February anyway, against the previous month... read more March 12, 2010 by  1


 
2008 Toyota Prius Touring

2004-2009 Toyota Prius Recall Will Reshape Accelerator Pedal

Owners of Toyota's iconic Prius hybrid model who thought they'd escaped the rash of Toyota recalls need to think again. The company is working on a fix to reshape accelerator... read more March 9, 2010 by  16


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Recall Guide: Sudden Acceleration & Brake Safety

With news this morning of yet another potential Toyota safety problem (steering in 2009 and 2010 Corolla models), it's increasingly hard to keep track of which models are... read more February 9, 2010 by  8


 
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