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Hybrid & Hydrogen, Or Electric? Toyota, Nissan Battle Over Future Green-Car Tech

Hybrid & Hydrogen, Or Electric? Toyota, Nissan Battle Over Future Green-Car Tech

Japanese automakers Toyota and Nissan have always done things a little differently. But when it comes to company strategies for meeting future transportation needs, each firm's approach couldn't be more different. Nissan is resolute on its decision to go electric. Toyota, on the other hand...

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Car Configurator Now Live

Remember when every new electric car that launched was surrounded by a fanfare? Now, it takes something really special to create the same buzz. And that's not a bad thing--it... read more June 21, 2014 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

GM Offers Free Fix For 2012-13 Chevrolet Volt Battery Coolant Issue

General Motors is offering to perform free battery-pack inspection and repairs for owners of its range-extended electric Chevrolet Volt, to correct a potential... read more June 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid presentation, Berlin

2015 Audi S3 e-Tron, 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco, Lithium-Ion Degradation: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: The 2015 Audi S3 e-tron plug-in hybrid will launch in Germany this winter, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco debuts, and why lithium-ion batteries... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: 32 MPG Combined From 1.6 Turbo Sedan

Mid-size car buyers now have another option if they want to reduce their gas mileage--the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco. Joining the Sonata 2.0T and the 2.4-liter model in the... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid presentation, Berlin

2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid On Sale This Winter--In Germany

Audi has promised plug-in models for some time, and towards the end of this year its first production plug-in will finally arrive. The 2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will hit... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Audi A3 Sedan  -  First Drive, March 2014

2015 Audi A3 TDI Diesel Luxury Sedan Priced From $32,600

While gasoline versions of the all-new 2015 Audi A3 compact luxury sedan went on sale in April, the model line also includes a TDI diesel version as well as an S3 performance... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf Carwings

Nissan Leaf Carwings: Company 'Hopes' To Improve Telematics App

Electric-car drivers rely heavily on in-car telematics and various smartphone apps to monitor their cars' range, plan ahead to avoid "range anxiety," and manage the charging... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Aygo minicar European drive

Toyota Aygo Minicar Driven: Much-Improved Scion iQ Alternative U.S. Won't Get

The Scion iQ has not been a success story for Toyota's youth-orientated brand. In 2013, just 4,406 iQs found homes in the U.S. That's half as many as were sold in 2012... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
Lithium-ion battery pack for 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car

Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Degrade With Repeated Charging

As anyone with a smartphone, laptop or indeed a whole electric car will know, lithium-ion batteries degrade over time. Each time you charge and discharge the batteries, they... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid at 2013 New York Auto Show

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Video Review

It's no secret that Subaru has surged from strength to strength over the last several years. Its sturdy, all-wheel-drive lineup of sedans, hatchbacks, and crossover utilities... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Federal Gas Tax, Electric Harley Davidson, Hyundai Fuel Cell Economics: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: Two senators propose increases to the Federal gasoline and diesel taxes, Harley Davidson introduces an electric motorcycle, and the 2015 Hyundai... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
Harley Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle prototype

Harley Davidson Reveals LiveWire Electric Motorcycle: Video

Harley Davidson, the brand behind those often obnoxiously loud V-twin motorcycles favored by bikers, has built an electric motorcycle. No, the sky is not falling. Called... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at Hyundai headquarters, Fountain Valley, CA

2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell To Earn CA Credits, Not Profits

Last week, the very first 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell hydrogen-powered vehicle was delivered to lessee Timothy Bush in Southern California. The event was widely covered, as... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

Will Hollywood Abandon Tesla Model S For BMW i3 Electric Car?

Electric cars can be confusing enough to neophytes--a car that you plug in at night just like a phone ?!?!?--but when you add in social status signifiers, it can all get... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

12-Cent Rise In Federal Tax On Gas, Diesel Proposed By Pair Of Senators

Two facts sit in opposition to each other in Washington, D.C., and have for many years. First, raising taxes--in any way, for any purpose, under any circumstances--is... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
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