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Rising Gas Mileage Means Cars & Trucks Use Less Of U.S. Transportation Energy

Rising Gas Mileage Means Cars & Trucks Use Less Of U.S. Transportation Energy

The efficiency of cars and trucks gets plenty of attention, but they compromise only one piece of the U.S. transportation puzzle. So how do light-duty vehicles compare to aircraft, trains, ships, and other modes of transportation? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration...

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1,000th body for 2012 Tesla Model S on display at Tesla Motors factory, Fremont, CA, Oct 28, 2012

Tesla Halts Model S Assembly, Prepares For Model X

Tesla Motors has halted production of the Model S electric car while it upgrades the assembly line for its next vehicle--the Model X crossover. A two-week production hiatus... read more July 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Ford Details Small Fuel-Saving Engine For Big F-150 Lineup

It's been a while since full-size trucks have used engines as small as 2.7 liters, but that's exactly what the 2015 Ford F-150 will use when you tick the Ecoboost box in the... read more July 23, 2014 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

Electric Cars Equal Gasoline Cost Of Just 75 Cents A Gallon

The last time you could buy a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. for 75 cents was around the late 1970s. If you own an electric car today though, the price you're paying for... read more July 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Vs. Golf TDI: Back-To-Back Test Drive

With the introduction of the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf late this year, VW will be the only automaker to offer (in the U.S.) both diesel and all-electric versions of the same... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
Honda FCEV concept

2015 VW e-Golf Driven, Audi A8 e-tron Diesel, Confirmed Hydrogen-Car Logic: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: A quick preview drive of the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf, Audi confirms a diesel engine for the A8 e-tron plug-in hybrid, and a new take on Honda and... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
Vauxhall Ampera

Opel Ampera (Euro Chevy Volt) Axed Over Slow Sales?

European buyers may soon have one fewer plug-in vehicle to choose from, with news that the Opel Ampera--European cousin to the Chevrolet Volt--could be dropped due to slow... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Audi A8 L Security

Audi Confirms V-6 Diesel For Plug-In Hybrid A8 Sedan

Audi has revealed more details of its second major plug-in hybrid drivetrain, set to appear first in the upcoming Audi A8 e-tron luxury sedan. The German automaker has chosen... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
2016 Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan

Japan's Fuel-Cell Vehicle Pursuit: Is It Obama's 'All Of The Above' Approach?

Two Japanese automakers, Toyota and Honda, are putting their weight behind fuel-cell vehicles, rather than battery electric cars, as the alternative-propulsion technology of... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf (Euro spec)  -  Driven, Portland OR, July 2014  (credit: NWAPA)

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf: Quick Preview Drive Of All-Electric Hatchback

Volkswagen has bet very heavily on diesel, with its TDI models; yet it's preparing to bring its all-electric Golf, called the e-Golf, to the U.S. later this year. And we took... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Tesla's Impact, 2015 BMW Active Tourer Details, 2015 Ford F-150 Buyer Views: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: Tesla's significance for the Silicon Valley tech industry, more details on the 2015 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, and a new report finds buyers are... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
Smart Fortwo vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class crash test

2016 Smart Fortwo Faces Mercedes S-Class In Crash Test: Video

Reassuring people that its tiny Fortwo city car is safe must be a constant struggle for Daimler's Smart brand. In Europe, where the diminutive cars roam around streets barely... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
China

China To Mandate One-Third Of Government Vehicles Be Plug-Ins

China is continuing its march of electric car progress with the announcement that 30 percent of all government vehicles should be plug-ins. Battery electric vehicles, plug-in... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
BMW 2-Series Active Tourer

2015 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer: More Details Announced

BMWs are big, aggressive gas-guzzlers, right? Not so much, in recent months. The BMW i3 electric car is already finding fans, as is the plug-in hybrid i8. And while the new... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla's Important Not Only For Electric Cars But For Silicon Valley: Opinion

The Tesla Model S is undoubtedly an excellent car. It's quick, efficient, looks good to most eyes and can compete with most fossil-fueled equivalents on even footing. READ... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Aluminum-Bodied 2015 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck: Buyers Intrigued, Report Says

The aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck seems like a big gamble for the company. The redesigned version of Ford's best-selling model promises to be more... read more July 20, 2014 by 


 
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