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U.S. Drivers Covered Record High Number Of Miles So Far This Year

U.S. Drivers Covered Record High Number Of Miles So Far This Year

As the economy improves and gas prices remain low, Americans are consistently driving more. Data from the first quarter of 2015 indicates the U.S. is on track to reach a record high number of miles driven this year. U.S. drivers covered 261.7 billion miles in March, according to the U.S. Department... read more

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2015 Ford Focus Electric

Green-Car Decline: Combined Hybrid, Electric Sales Started Falling Last June

Since U.S. gas prices began falling last year, there's been much discussion about their effect on sales of hybrids and electric cars. The knee-jerk response of many analysts... read more May 7, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Toyota Prius Brand Perception More Negative In Social Media: Analysis

The Toyota Prius will go down in history as a truly ground-breaking vehicle, both the first and the highest-production hybrid vehicle built to date. It's also the sole... read more May 4, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Will Fuel Economy Rules Require Future Cars To Use Premium Gas?

Carmakers are pursuing continual fuel-economy gains to meet the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.5 mpg set for 2025. Their engineers work to squeeze every... read more April 30, 2015 by 


 
NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Suppose Two-Thirds Of Gas Stations Gave Away Free Gasoline...

Wouldn't it be great if two out of every three times you pulled up to a gas pump, you didn't have to pay anything for your fuel? That's the equivalent of what electric-car... read more April 30, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

The Five Most Ignorant Media Myths About Electric Cars

We spend more time than we probably should in grumbling at media coverage of plug-in electric cars. Journalists try to get it right, in general, but often the specific and... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Will Oil Price Collapse Because We're Out Of Room To Store It?

Oil prices have dropped precipitously over the past few months, and while that's led to lower gas prices, it's also creating a somewhat unusual problem. No matter how much or... read more March 5, 2015 by 


 
2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda Accord Hybrid: Supply Now Sufficient To Meet Demand

The Honda Accord Hybrid was launched as a 2014 model, and the first few were sold back in October 2013. But over the next year, despite favorable reviews and a handful of... read more March 4, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Gas Prices To Rise Again, So Fuel Economy Crucial In New Cars, Consumers Say

The recent drop in gas prices has led many analysts to believe that sales of fuel-efficient gasoline models, hybrids, and even plug-in electric cars will take a nosedive... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Gas Prices Don't Affect Electric-Car Sales: Finally The Word Gets Out

When it comes to electric cars, conventional wisdom states that sales will inevitably decrease alongside gas prices. After all, the argument goes, if buyers can't expect to... read more February 19, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW 328d

BMW Diesel Model Sales Unaffected By Lower Gas Prices, Exec Says

Gas prices are at their lowest level in years, and that's triggered a flurry of speculation from analysts that sales of hybrids and other fuel-efficient vehicles will suffer... read more January 29, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Once More: Low Gas Prices Don't Hurt Electric-Car Sales

Data is important. Data on the effects of changing economic factors is very important to the car industry. Which is why it's disappointing to see a Nissan executive repeating... read more January 27, 2015 by 


 
Wind farm, by Flickr user Patrick Finnegan (Used under CC License)

Do Low Gas Prices Hurt Renewable Energy Adoption? Unlikely, Says Analyst

Gas prices have fallen dramatically in the U.S.--40 percent in six months--and it's assumed by some that this will hurt the renewable-energy industry. With the financial... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V Subcompact SUV Rated At 31 MPG Combined

We now have EPA fuel-economy for the 2016 Honda HR-V crossover, which is based on the Fit subcompact. With the sole option of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, Honda's... read more January 23, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

New Metric For Car Efficiency: Miles Per Dollar Spent On Energy?

It's downright confusing trying to calculate how much it costs to run green cars, whether it's a 50-mpg Toyota Prius or a highly efficient electric car like the 124-MPGe BMW... read more January 16, 2015 by 


 
Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club

Obama: Buy A Fuel-Efficient Car, Gas Won't Stay Cheap Forever

Low gas prices typically make fuel-efficient cars less attractive to consumers, and right now prices are very low indeed. Yet President Barack Obama hopes U.S. car buyers... read more January 8, 2015 by 


 

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