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CA Electric-Car Incentive Update: Funds Run Out, Green Stickers Gone

CA Electric-Car Incentive Update: Funds Run Out, Green Stickers Gone

Access to carpool lanes on California's legendarily crowded freeways is a big perk. So is getting a check in the mail that cuts the purchase cost. These incentives were successful in spurring sales of hybrids years ago, and they've helped sales of modern battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars...

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'ToyoHog' Harley-Davidson-powered Toyota Prius on eBay

Always Wanted A Harley-Davidson-Powered Prius? You're In Luck!

It's fair to say most Toyota Prius owners are probably quite happy with their cars. Sure, they aren't the quickest vehicles on the road, and plug-in cars use even less gas... read more April 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Ford Escape Gas Mileage, 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, VW Wireless Charging: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: The U.S. Department of Energy reboots its advanced automotive-technology loan program, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder takes to the track, and... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Gas-Mileage Average For March Vehicle Sales: 25.4 MPG, An All-Time High

As we say goodbye to March, the month has brought some good news: The average fuel economy of new vehicles rose to a new high. According to researchers at the University of... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla Gigafactory Faces Skepticism From Panasonic, Analysts

Elon Musk, CEO of startup electric-car maker Tesla Motors, is no doubt used to skepticism. Now he faces new doubts over the company's plans for a massive "gigafactory"... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford Escape SE

2014 Ford Escape: Great Small SUV, Not-So-Great Gas Mileage

The previous model of Ford Escape was a popular car in the U.S. from 2001 through 2012--not only for its utility, but also for the availability of a hybrid model. At 32 mpg... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Electric-Car Sales Surge In South Korea, Supported By Subsidies

Sales of plug-in electric cars are very regional right now, globally as well as within the United States. Norway, for instance, has seen electric-car sales soar because it... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
Technician secures cover on ithium-ion battery pack at Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee

DoE Reboots Advanced Auto-Tech Loan Program That Funded Ford, Nissan, Tesla, Fisker

It's baaaaaaaaaaaack. U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced yesterday that the DoE had revised and updated its Advanced-Technology Vehicle Manufacturing... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen e-Golf (European model) test drive, Berlin, March 2014

Volkswagen Could Offer Wireless Electric Car Charging By 2017

Volkswagen is on a plug-in car push right now, releasing several plug-in vehicles over the course of this year and the next. It's keen to invest in related technology too... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Driven

Hybrid technology is no longer the preserve of fuel-sipping family cars. In recent years, we've seen it used on SUVs and large luxury sedans too. And more recently still, the... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In March: Nissan Leaf Has Best March Ever

March was another good month for U.S. sales of the Nissan Leaf, the best-selling electric car in the world. In fact, March was a good month for several plug-in electric cars... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Electric Car Sales Growth, Tesla On TV, Landfill-Powered Toyota Plant: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: Global plug-in electric car sales pass 400,000, the Tesla Model S electric car appears on 60 Minutes, and Toyota uses landfill power to cut... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Cross 400,000 Globally In Three Years

In global terms, plug-in car sales are still a drop in the ocean. That's to be expected--we've only had volume production models for the last three or four years. Disruptive... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
2015 Audi A3 Sedan  -  First Drive, March 2014

2015 Audi A3: Small Luxury Sedan With TDI Diesel Option

A decade ago, the concept of a sporting or luxurious sedan with a diesel engine was virtually unthinkable in the U.S. They had neither the refinement, nor the performance to... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
London's taxi drivers try out new range-extended electric Metrocab

New Range-Extended Electric London Cab A 'Masterpiece,' Says Mayor After Test Drive

London has some of the worst inner-city pollution of any city in Europe, but legislators and automakers are now working hard to correct that. Among them is Metrocab, a... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
Toyota powers Kentucky plant using landfill gas

Landfill Power For Toyota Plant Cuts Carbon Emissions 90 Percent

Several automakers have realized that being truly green involves much more than just building cars that don't use much fuel. The latest is Toyota, which is simultaneously... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
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