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Hybrids A Better, More Cost-Effective Way To Cut Carbon Today, Study Says

Hybrids A Better, More Cost-Effective Way To Cut Carbon Today, Study Says

The hydrogen fuel-cell cars being promoted as the future of zero-emission transport--aggressively by Toyota, slightly less so by Honda and Hyundai--generate quite a lot of controversy. Now a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists suggests that the wells-to-wheels carbon emissions of a...

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Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Lexus Keeping An Eye On Tesla, Calls Mall Stores 'Clever'

Lexus operates with the firm belief that hybrids are better than battery-electric cars, but there's at least one thing about electric-car maker Tesla Motors it wants to... read more December 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S owned by Tom + Jeff of Palm Springs, California

Small SUV Drives, Tesla Love Letter, Why Electric Cars Succeed: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Which two small SUVs were the subject of our drive reports this week? And what prompted one Tesla owner to write an unqualified love letter about his new car? This is our... read more December 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

What's The Best Electric Car To Buy For The Average Consumer?

Automotive journalists often use each other as information sources, or to get reality checks on new material. Recently, a colleague asked, "If auto journalists had the choice... read more December 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx owned by Tom Moloughney

2016 Audi Q7 Plug-In Hybrid, BMW Charging Blitz, 2015 Chevy Trax First Drive: Today's Car News

Wrapping up the week, we've got details on the 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron diesel plug-in hybrid, a report on BMW's upcoming charging infrastructure plans, and a first drive of the... read more December 12, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Trax, San Diego, Dec 2014

2015 Chevrolet Trax: First Drive

The U.S. market is about to see a wave of new small utility vehicles, adding new subcompact SUV models below the hugely popular compact crossover utility segment. The 2015... read more December 12, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf stretch limousine

Four Special Nissan Leaf Electric Cars To Celebrate 4 Years On Sale

This week marks the fourth anniversary of the first sale of a Nissan Leaf electric car. Roughly 150,000 sales later, the Leaf is by far the bestselling electric car in the... read more December 12, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

Hyundai Fuel Cell, BMW i3 Electric Motor Win "10 Best Engines" Awards

The annual Ward's Auto list of "10 Best Engines" is out, but not every one of its award-winners is actually an engine. This year, Ward's expanded its award criteria to... read more December 12, 2014 by 


 
2016 Audi Q7

2016 Audi Q7 To Offer e-Tron Quattro Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Model

The first official photos and details of the 2016 Audi Q7 have now been released, including specifications for a diesel plug-in hybrid model. Audi says the Q7 e-tron quattro... read more December 12, 2014 by 


 
Volvo three-cylinder engine

Volvo 3-Cylinder Engine Echoes Ford, BMW, Daimler & Others With Threes

With its lineup of Drive-E four-cylinder engines, Volvo is becoming one of the biggest champions of engine downsizing. Now, the Swedish carmaker is taking that philosophy... read more December 12, 2014 by 


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

BMW Promises CCS Fast-Charging Blitz For 2015, Details In Detroit

When it comes to electric cars, automakers have to manage not only designing, building, and selling the vehicles, but also the buildup of infrastructure. Companies like... read more December 12, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan CEO On Electric-Car Perks, Honda 'Green Dealer Guide,' Chrysler Turbo V-6: Today's Car News

Today we've got Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn promoting electric cars, Honda promoting more efficient dealerships, and Chrysler possibly boosting the efficiency of its... read more December 11, 2014 by 


 
Kia Soul EV with 'hamsters'  -  August 2014

Top Electric-Car Advertisers: Nissan And, Surprise, Kia--Chevy Not So Much

Promoting electric cars is often a grassroots effort, with owners acting as some of the most enthusiastic (and effective) spokespeople. But what about one of the biggest way... read more December 11, 2014 by 


 
Chrysler Pentastar V-6 engine

Chrysler To Follow Trend, Add Direct Injection To V-6, Turbo Too

There's an old car-guy adage that claims there's "no replacement for displacement." Yet tightening global emissions standards are forcing carmakers to find a variety of... read more December 11, 2014 by 


 
Toyota solid-state battery prototype

Samsung Leads Funding Round For Seeo Solid-State Battery Startup

A California-based startup company is looking to commercialize its solid-state battery chemistry, and now it's getting some help from a company you've likely heard of. Seeo... read more December 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

New Honda 'Green Dealer Guide' Spells Out Energy Efficiency For Dealership Buildings

As global attention increasingly focuses on all facets of sustainability, more attention is being paid to the infrastructure that manufactures and sells cars and trucks... read more December 11, 2014 by 


 
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