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European Project To Boost Energy Efficiency In Airplanes, Test Fuel Cells

European Project To Boost Energy Efficiency In Airplanes, Test Fuel Cells

When it comes to reducing emissions, cars get plenty of attention--but an increase in air traffic is making aircraft emissions increasingly important. The European Union hopes to tackle that problem with CleanSky 2, a follow up to its CleanSky research program. While it will be comprised of many...

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Specs, Passion Of The Tesla, V2G Perks: Today's Car News

Today we've got specs on the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV, a paean from a very dedicated Tesla Model S owner, and a new study supporting the concept of using... read more December 9, 2014 by 


 
Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars Can Stabilize Utility Grid Via V2G, Study Shows

Using plug-in electric cars as temporary energy storage and supply sources can stabilize the grid, a new study has found. A fleet of electric vehicles represents a large... read more December 9, 2014 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid: Now We Have Specs

We now have details on the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid SUV, which uses turbocharging, supercharging, and an electric motor to boost efficiency. The "Twin... read more December 9, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Average Fuel Economy Falls In New Cars, First Time In 4 Years

As carmakers work to meet tightening global emissions standards, new-car average fuel economy has steadily improved over the past several years. At least, until last month... read more December 9, 2014 by 


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

The Passion Of The Tesla: One Owner's (Unprompted) Paean

People who buy new cars generally like and enjoy them during the first months or years of ownership. Many Tesla owners, however, seem to love their cars with a deep, abiding... read more December 9, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius C

Hybrids Vs Electric Cars, 2016 Toyota Mirai Impact, BMW i3 Flexible Mobility Program: Today's Car News

We're back from the weekend with a report on the possibility of hybrids being supplanted by battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, confident predictions of the impact of... read more December 8, 2014 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car Will Alter Industry As Prius Did, Says Exec

When it launched in the U.S. in 2000, the first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid was met with more than a little skepticism by the automotive establishment and the buying... read more December 8, 2014 by 


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

BMW Launches Flexible Mobility Program For i3 Electric Car

It's not a new idea, but it's one that carries a certain allure: Let the buyers of an electric car borrow a different vehicle for those few times a year when they need to... read more December 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Scion xB

2015 Scion xB Tall Wagon Continues Largely Unchanged

Despite its age, the 2015 Scion xB soldiers on into a new model year with virtually no significant updates. The only notable change for the new model year is a standard... read more December 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius V

Are Hybrids Being Supplanted By Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Cars?

Late in October, an interesting thing happened in Germany: Audi quietly killed off the hybrid version of its A6 luxury sedan. The model had been around for three years, and... read more December 8, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen Passat HyMotion hydrogen fuel cell prototype  -  Los Angeles, November 2014

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle News From Los Angeles Auto Show

The biggest news in zero-emission vehicles at last month's Los Angeles Auto Show was the formal introduction of the 2016 Toyota Mirai. But several other companies made news... read more December 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

'Thanks A Billion': Nissan Leaf Electric Car Logs 1 Billion Kilometers (Video)

As the world's bestselling electric car, the Nissan Leaf continues to be the first to pass many important milestones for the segment. In just under four years on sale, it... read more December 8, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Buying Electric Cars: Quebec Launches Carrot-And-Stick Program

Financial incentives and perks like access to carpool lanes have become a powerful tool in encouraging people to switch to electric cars. But could penalizing them for buying... read more December 7, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt sneak peak for owners, Los Angeles, Nov 2014

Tesla Teaches Dealers, 2016 Volt Update, Gas Prices Fall: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Which new small car did we drive this week? And what unexpected health benefit might there be to owning an electric car? This is our video look back at the Week In... read more December 6, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

2015 Kia Soul EV Video Road Test

The Hamsters are back, and they're performing a science experiment that resulted in this: the 2015 Kia Soul EV. It’s one of the newest electric cars on the market, but... read more December 5, 2014 by 


 
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