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2012 Fiat 500: Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominee

2012 Fiat 500: Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominee

It was a smash hit in Europe, where it went on sale in 2007. Now, it's reached the U.S.--and, boy, does it get attention. Driving a 2012 Fiat 500 guarantees stares, questions, and thumbs-up pretty much wherever you go. Perhaps no new car since the arrival of the MINI in 2001 has caused such a stir... read more

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2011 Ford Escape Hybrid

Five High-Mileage SUVs You’ll Want To Check Out For 2012

You’re an SUV owner looking to upgrade your current car, but you’re also getting tired of increasing gas prices and the way those hybrid and electric car owners... read more September 27, 2011 by 1


 
2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View

Why An Old, Used Honda Civic Hybrid Is Good For Your Health

We all know that the venerable Toyota Prius is the most well-known of all hybrids on the market today, both in terms of numbers made and its impressive gas mileage. But if... read more September 21, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Nissan Leaf, Nashville, October 2010

Best Electric-Car Cargo Space: 2012 Nissan Leaf, 2012 Toyota Plug-in Prius

When you’re researching your next new car it’s likely that you research not one but many different cars, comparing them on everything from fuel economy and... read more September 20, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt: Ultimate Guide To Everything You Need To Know

The Chevrolet Volt is now here, on sale in most states, and ready to plug in--and to answer all your questions about what it is, how it drives, how to buy it and how to wade... read more September 16, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Buying A Used Toyota Prius? Here’s What You Need To Know

The venerable Toyota Prius hybrid is generally accepted as the car which changed consumer’s attitude toward hybrid-electric drivetrains. While the Prius wasn’t... read more August 29, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt on test in Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2011

2012 Chevrolet Volt: The Plug-in Hybrid Basics You Need To Know

The 2012 Chevrolet Volt will soon be arriving at Chevrolet dealers nationwide as General Motors makes the plug-in hybrid electric car available to all fifty states before the... read more August 24, 2011 by 5


 
Ryan Reynolds Nissan Leaf Spokesperson

2012 Nissan Leaf: The Electric-Car Basics You Need To Know

The 2012 Nissan Leaf is the second generation of Nissan’s all-electric family hatchback, following on from the highly popular 2011 Nissan Leaf. But one year on from the... read more August 19, 2011 by 9


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Green Car People: Who Buys Electric And Plug-In Vehicles?

Once upon a time, people who bought (or built) electric vehicles were often science-minded, forward-thinking, eco-conscious drivers who sometimes had a hippie past. Times... read more August 15, 2011 by 14


 
2010 Toyota Prius high-voltage battery pack

The Ultimate Guide: Toyota Prius Battery Life, Cost, and Warranty

Like many articles, this one started with a reader question. Casey Krakowiecki wrote: I'm interested in buying a new Toyota Prius hybrid. I hope you can answer a couple of... read more May 13, 2011 by 6


 
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring

Guide: How To Get Good Gas Mileage AND Third Row Seats?

"We have not yet fully accepted the fact that we need a new car. Some call it denial. But we do need one." That's how our friend Gordon Platt began a note asking our advice... read more May 12, 2011 by 4


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

What You Need To Know About Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt Servicing

A few months ago we asked the question, what exactly do you have to service on a 2011 Nissan LEAF? After all, the LEAF doesn't even contain many of the items that require... read more February 7, 2011 by 3


 
Shenyan Chevy Dealer

How Are Car Dealers Getting Ready to Service Electric Cars?

As we've discovered, some car dealers are less than enthusiastic about the prospect of selling and servicing electric cars. Luckily, others are more game. Either way, what... read more January 26, 2011 by 1


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric launch, New York City, January 2011

2011 Detroit Auto Show: Electric Car Round-Up

Between the wreck of a Volvo and a $300k Mercedes supercar, the 2011 Detroit Auto show is giving the electric car fan plenty of variety, so if you're planning to visit the... read more January 13, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt test drive, Michigan, October 2010

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Guide To Electric Vehicles

We took a look a few weeks ago at the five electric cars we reckoned you should do your best to see at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Our list included the 2011 Nissan Leaf... read more November 20, 2010 by 4


 
Renault Fluence EZ concept, 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show

EV Vs Gas Vs Diesel: Breaking Down The Costs

Thanks to the limited availability of electric cars on the market thus far and lack of parity between EV models and their gasoline or diesel counterparts, comparing the... read more November 10, 2010 by 11


 

 
 

 
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