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Toyota Racks Up 7 Million Hybrids Sold Since 1997: UPDATED

Toyota Racks Up 7 Million Hybrids Sold Since 1997: UPDATED

Toyota not only invented the modern hybrid-electric vehicle, but it has sold more hybrid cars than any other automaker. Now the Japanese company has crossed a new milestone: It has delivered more than 7 million hybrid cars since its first Prius was bought by a Japanese driver in 1997. The news came... read more

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U.S. Will Meet Fuel-Economy Goals Despite Higher Truck, SUV Sales, EPA Says

New-car average fuel economy has steadily risen over the past few years, as carmakers work to meet stricter U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. It's natural to... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV: More Electric-Car Details Trickle Out

A few more details on the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV electric car are starting to come into focus, including its production date and a second version to be sold in... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8 construction at Leipzig plant

Research Backed By BMW Halfway To Carbon-Fiber Cost 90% Lower

Lightweight materials can help improve fuel efficiency, but they also add cost. One case in point is carbon fiber, which is light and strong, but also expensive. Now, a... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

First 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Car To Be Auctioned For Charity

The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car is coming to the U.S. soon, but getting the very first one will take more than signing on the dotted line at a dealership. That first... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Tesla 'D' AWD Cars, Cadillac Electric Sedan, Audi R8 Plug-In Hybrid: Today's Car News

Today's news is all about improvement. See how the dual-motor Tesla Model S "D" can be quicker than its rear-wheel-drive counterpart and offer more range, learn about plans... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
Toyota C-HR concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Toyota To Launch Subcompact Utility Vehicle As Nissan Juke Competitor

Subcompact SUVs, which often blur the line between crossovers and all-wheel drive hatchbacks, are growing increasingly popular all over the globe. In the U.S., models like... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR 2-door Coupe Grille

Cadillac To Offer All-Electric Car As Well As Plug-In Hybrid, ELR Successor

While General Motors' plug-in electric cars are in a bit of a sales lull this fall, the company has an expanding number of plug-in products planned for years to come. The... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Steel Vs Aluminum: Which Wins For Fuel Efficiency AND Cost?

As carmakers try to meet stricter global emissions standards, they are using aluminum--and more of it--to save weight. Previously reserved for high-end luxury and sports... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Audi Plug-In Hybrid Range To Include R8 Supercar Too

There's a new wrinkle in the seemingly never-ending saga of the electrified Audi R8 sports car. While the battery-electric Audi R8 e-tron has been cancelled and revived... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan at Aspen Ideas Festival  [photo: Riccardo Savi]

Want A Toyota Fuel-Cell Vehicle A Year From Now? Bid For It!

Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle doesn't go on sale until late next year, but there's at least one way to get a chance of getting one when it does. The carmaker will give... read more October 12, 2014 by 


 
2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i, Catskill Mountains, NY, Sep 2014

Tesla 'D', Honda Fit & Subaru Legacy Drives, Electric Motorcycles: The Week In Reverse (Video)

How fuel-efficient is the new 2015 Honda Fit? And what did Tesla's 'D' actually stand for? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car... read more October 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S 'P85D' all-wheel-drive model

Tesla Model S 'D,' Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid, Ford Compact Pickup: Today's Car News

Today's news includes the much-anticipated unveiling of the Tesla "D" all-wheel drive Model S electric car and its "Autopilot" feature, as well as Chrysler's announcement of... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
The Mighty 190 Rap Video

Freaky Friday: Veggie Diesel Mercedes 190 Spawns Bad Rap Video

This black Mercedes 190 is far from the first Mercedes-Benz diesel car converted to run on used cooking oil--but it's probably the first to get its own rap song. This (NSFW)... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
Fisker Karma aluminum spaceframe

DoE Program That Funded Tesla, Fisker To Restart; Alcoa In Line For Loan?

It's baaaaaaaaack. The U.S. Department of Energy's $25 billion low-interest loan program may be about to start awarding new loans. The DoE's Advanced Technology Vehicle... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
2009 Ford Ranger

Ford Compact Pickup Truck: Coming Back After All, Sized Like Ranger?

What a difference a year makes. Throughout the long lead-up to the launch of its aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup, Ford has maintained that it sees no market... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
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