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Pushing Limits Of Electric Motorcycles: Terry Hershner Wins Vetter Challenge

Pushing Limits Of Electric Motorcycles: Terry Hershner Wins Vetter Challenge

If you follow electric motorcycles, you'll likely have heard of the legendary Terry Hershner. Terry likes to ride. Scratch that: Terry loves to ride. He also loves pushing the envelope, and happens to be pretty good with electronics. Back in 2012 he bought a Zero S electric motorcycle, the first... read more

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2014 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring  -  First Drive

Could Future Mazda Engines Emit Less CO2 Than Electric Cars?

Is it possible to make a gasoline engine so efficient that it would emit less carbon dioxide per mile than is created by generating electricity to run an electric car over... read more March 25, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

2013 Nissan Leaf Final Ratings Issued: 115 MPGe, 75 Miles Of Range

It often takes awhile to get gas-mileage ratings onto the EPA's official website, and it's no different with electric-car efficiency numbers. Now we have the final ratings... read more May 15, 2013 by  10


 
2012 Zero S electric motorcycle and 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car [photo: Ben Rich]

Got An Energy-Efficient Household? Drive Electric For Free!

Among the first questions any electric car owner hears are (1) What is the range? (2) How long does it take to charge and (3) What does it cost to operate? Many drops of ink... read more April 16, 2013 by  17


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

How Toyota Made The 2012 RAV4 EV More Aerodynamic

As most electric car fans will tell you, it’s much easier for automakers to build an all-electric car from scratch than it is to repurpose an existing gasoline model... read more August 23, 2012 by  10


 
BMW i Launch Event, Frankfurt, July 2011

Tall, Skinny Tires: Newest Green-Car Efficiency Trend

There are many unusual things about the BMW i3 Concept electric minicar revealed last month, including its glass doors and roof, not to mention BMW's first production... read more September 30, 2011 by  17


 
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Outdated Tests Skew CAFE Gas Mileage Ratings: 48-MPH Freeways?

It's widely accepted in the auto industry that all manufacturers game the test cycles used to establish emissions and gas-mileage ratings. Ask auto engineers about the topic... read more August 15, 2011 by  10


 
Daihatsu A-Concept

Small, Fun, High-MPG Minicars, Never Coming To The U.S.

Life is so unfair sometimes. Car companies have been dangling the carrot of smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles in front of us for a few years now and though we've... read more August 11, 2011 by  0


 
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Volkswagen's 79-MPG Up Hatchback, But Only For Europeans

With fuel-efficiency and emissions regulations tightening all over the world, carmakers continue to push the limits on how economical a production car can get. The latest... read more February 7, 2011 by  4


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

California, Massachusetts Named Most Energy-Efficient States

California, Massachusetts and Oregon have been named the top-rated states for energy efficiency, while New York, Vermont, Washington, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Minnesota... read more October 13, 2010 by  1


 
2009 Ferrari California

Ferrari California HELE Adds Stop-Start, Gas-Saving Gizmos

No, it's not pronounced "hell" ... although that word was heard from many Modena fans when news first broke that Ferrari was planning a hybrid-electric drivetrain in some... read more October 4, 2010 by  2


 
President Bill Clinton

Former President Clinton Suggests Cash For EVs

Though he's no longer in politics, former President Bill Clinton is still a busy guy. A week ago he was negotiating the release of reporters, Euna Lee and Laura Ling from... read more August 13, 2009 by  6


 
GM Labs Bare Necessities Truck Concept

GM's 'Bare Necessities' Concept: How Little Car Do You Want?

Among the many vehicles shown, described, or teased at this morning's big General Motors press briefing was this unusual green concept from GM Labs, called 'Bare... read more August 11, 2009 by  9


 
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