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Toyota Prius Ad We'll Never See: Animals Worse Than Hybrids

Toyota Prius Ad We'll Never See: Animals Worse Than Hybrids

Some of the first emissions regulations in the world came about because of the way the Los Angeles Basin is shaped. Reports of smog in southern California started with the Conquistadors, and by the Sixties, LA was notorious for its foul air. California began regulating auto emissions before the... read more

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2011 Chevrolet Volt

Making Silent Electric Cars Noisier: 3 Carmakers, 3 Sounds

It looks like carmakers are going to make their quiet, electrically powered cars a lot noisier. And that's going to happen regardless of whether there's any actual data to... read more November 23, 2010 by  12


 
2011 Mazda2 exterior and detail

Slow U.S. Adoption of Start-Stop Systems: The Real Reasons

Sometimes even well-informed industry analysts get it wrong. Or miss the forest for the trees. A recent posting by Pike Research, entlted "Europe Leads, U.S. Lags In... read more November 22, 2010 by  5


 
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  0


 
2011 Kia Optima Hybrid

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid Details

Kia has been on a roll lately. The younger, lower-priced sibling of Korean car colossus Hyundai has received rave reviews for the styling, features, and general competence of... read more November 19, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Hundai Sonata Hybrid, La Jolla, California, October 2010

GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy 2011 Nominee: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

For its first-ever hybrid-electric vehicle, Hyundai has blazed a new path. Not only does the 2011 Sonata Hybrid carry gas-mileage ratings better than its competition, but it... read more November 12, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Honda CR-Z

GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy 2011 Nominee: Honda CR-Z

As we noted yesterday, we'll be giving one brand-new 2011 model the GreenCarReports 2011 Best Car To Buy Award in conjunction with the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. We'll... read more November 11, 2010 by  0


 
Slide from "Selling Green in Today's Market," GfK Research, October 2010

Why Buy Green Cars? For the Cost Savings, Not the Planet, Survey Says

If you're reading this site, there's a good chance that you're interested in driving green: saving fuel, perhaps reducing the overall impact of your transportation choices on... read more November 3, 2010 by  2


 
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Leaf, Volt, Fiesta & More Named Green Car of the Year Finalists

Five finalists were announced today for the 2011 Green Car of the Year Award, which will be presented next month at the 2010 Los Angeles Aut o Show. The five contenders span... read more October 22, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

What Do Nissan Dealers Really Know About The 2011 Leaf?

It's hardly a secret that the 2011 Nissan Leaf is one of the most anticipated electric cars this year. Nissan now has over 20,000 customers who have paid $99 to be placed on... read more August 11, 2010 by  10


 
General Electric GE WattStation charging

Who's Buying Green Cars? Not Only Consumers, But Big Fleets Too

Most of the focus on new green cars--like the 2011 Nissan Leaf, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and a slew of new and existing hybrids--has been on how consumers will adapt to them... read more August 11, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Honda Fit Sport

2012 Honda Fit Hybrid Priced Under $20K for Japanese Buyers

With the 2011 Honda CR-Z headed for dealerships this summer, and the 2010 Honda Insight struggling to make a sales impression, the third of Honda's three new hybrid models is... read more August 10, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

Only One Hybrid Car Pays Back Its Owners; Know Which One?

One of the criticisms of hybrid cars has historically been that there's no payback, especially given the cheap gasoline prices in the U.S. The extra money you spend on a... read more August 9, 2010 by  22


 
Toyota Prius with keyed hood, via Twitter account of @peterpham

Reader Poll: Was This Done By a Hybrid Hater, or An Angry Ex?

It's Friday, the day when we round up the random items we've received all week and decide what to do with them. This one, we decided, deserves a reader poll. What do you... read more August 6, 2010 by  3


 
2009 BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept

BMW's Striking Diesel Hybrid Coupe: Now It Has a Name, Maybe

The flurry of activity in hybrid and electric supercars has led to several concepts being approved for production, but BMW still hasn't publicly committed to a date for its... read more August 2, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Next Toyota Prius To Be Built in U.S.--But Not Until 2016

The convoluted twists and turns of possible Prius production in the U.S. have taken another unexpected bend. A Toyota executive has now told Reuters that the company intends... read more July 27, 2010 by  0


 

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