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Lexus Bypassing Plug-In Hybrids, Looking At Fuel Cells, Maybe EVs

Lexus Bypassing Plug-In Hybrids, Looking At Fuel Cells, Maybe EVs

Hybrid models are a very significant part of the lineup for both the luxury brand Lexus and its mainstream counterpart (and parent company) Toyota. Hybrids accounted for about 16 percent of the brands’ U.S. sales, while they encompass nearly 70 percent of the U.S. hybrid market and about 85...

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Patent For 11-Speed Automatic: Transmission Wars Escalate

Time was that the most gears you could get in an automatic transmission was three or four. Then came five- and six-speed automatics, which are now pretty much the standard... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

Electric Cars Are City Cars? Not In U.S.: They're Suburb Cars Here

Automotive journalists who write about electric cars hear the phrase "city car" a lot. As in, "Battery-electric cars are perfect city cars, but [fill in different powertrain]... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
Lexus LF-SA concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Minicars And Microcars: How Small Could Lexus Go?

The Lexus LF-SA Concept that made a first appearance this past month at the Geneva Motor Show definitely pushes the brand into unexpected design territory—and down to... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf - battery pack cutaway

Electric-Car Battery Costs Fell 8 Percent A Year For Market Leaders: Study

Five years into the era of modern electric cars, the biggest cost remains the battery pack. Now there's data to confirm that not only are the costs of the battery cells... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

Which 40-MPG Small Car Outsells Prius V And Ford C-Max Some Months?

When it comes to getting the highest fuel efficiency, there's something to be said about buying the smallest car possible, and driving it with care. That alone can yield... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
Porsche 918 Spyder in the Australian Outback

BMW i5 Report, Accord Hybrid Relocates, More Efficient Camaros: Today's Car News

Welcome back to another week of Green Car Reports. Today we dive into why an upcoming BMW plug-in hybrid may be more important than people appreciate. Also, we look at a... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
EcoCar 3 Chevrolet Camaro

How A Chevy Camaro Gets Greener: Student Competition In EcoCar 3

All cars are getting more fuel-efficient under the rising requirements for corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) from now through 2025. Still, if you thought about the... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW 4-Series 4-door Sedan 435i RWD Gran Coupe Grille

BMW i5 In 2018 To Have Very Electric Plug-In Hybrid: Why It's Important

Of the four prestige German auto brands, BMW is clearly the most aggressive in its plans for plug-in electric cars in various segments. Last year it launched the BMW i3... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda Accord Hybrid Production Relocates From Ohio To Japan

The topic of the press release issued late last Wednesday was not the sort of thing to set green-car fans' hearts racing: "Statement...Re: North American Production... read more April 13, 2015 by 


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

2016 Chevrolet Spark EV To Be Sold At Retail In Canada

It may not have too many more years to live, but the Chevrolet Spark EV will be sold in some new markets starting with the 2016 model year: three Canadian provinces. While... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
Mexico Flag

Cross-Border Carbon: Mexico Sets Limit On Climate-Change Emissions

Mexico is officially joining the cadre of nations seeking to limit climate change, with a formal promise to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions. The country is one of the first... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
2015 Fiat 500e

Third Recall For Fiat 500e: 5,600 Electric Cars To Be Checked For Software Fault

Roughly 5,600 Fiat 500e electric cars will be recalled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to fix a potential software problem with the cars' Limp Home mode. In a notice issued... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

New Tesla Model, Elio Three-Wheeler, Plug-In Hybrid Porsche: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Why did winter hurt the performance of one Porsche we drove? And what surprise did electric-car maker Tesla drop on us Wednesday morning? This is our video look back at the... read more April 12, 2015 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

2014 Mercedes B-Class: Best Electric-Car Lease Deal Available?

The number of available electric-car models may be limited compared to the legions of internal-combustion cars available, but that doesn't mean it's not worth hunting around... read more April 11, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Tesla Presidential Limo, Chevy Volt Production Halt, Electric Car Price Guide: Today's Car News

We wrap up the week with an eclectic assortment of stories, including speculation about a future Tesla presidential limo, a report on the end of 2015 Chevrolet Volt... read more April 10, 2015 by 


 
 

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