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Bad News For Electric Cars: Consumers Don't Understand Them

Bad News For Electric Cars: Consumers Don't Understand Them

Despite the hype and the near-ubiquity of the Toyota Prius (pictured), most Americans remain leery of buying alternative-fuel vehicles. That’s probably because they don’t have the basic knowledge to understand it, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive. The survey... read more

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2011 Coda Sedan, final production version

Exclusive: 2011 Coda Sedan Electric Car - Production Photos!

It doesn't get mentioned as much in the press as the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevrolet Volt, but there's a third compact electric car coming to market within the next six... read more September 18, 2010 by  4

prototype 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, April 2010

Prius Plug-In Hybrid Now By June 2012, Cheapest Plug-In In U.S.?

Amidst a flurry of battery-electric vehicle announcements by automakers all over the globe, Toyota reiterated plans to launch six new hybrid models by 2012. But the company... read more September 14, 2010 by  1

Pre-Production 2010 Toyota Prius in Orlando

Another Hybrid Study Misses the Point: It's Not About Payback

Sometimes, you'd think that hybrid-electric vehicles were the most important development in the automotive world, if not the entire geopolitical sphere, in the last 15 years... read more September 9, 2010 by  8

The 2010 Toyota Prius

Lemon Law: When Green Cars Turn Yellow

When it comes to lemons, are defective green cars different than traditional all gas or diesel engine vehicles? The simple answer is, no. The statistics of manufacturing... read more September 2, 2010 by  2

prototype 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, April 2010

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales To Top 3.2 Million By 2015

With several big electric vehicle launches due over the next few years and order books filling up quickly, we're sure to start seeing more of them on the roads. Research... read more September 1, 2010 by  4

Toyota Prius G Sports Concept, 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon

Five Small Rental Cars For Your Labor Day Weekend

Everyone looks forward to a holiday, especially when it means a couple days off and some travel or relaxation. With the Labor Day weekend coming up a lot of people are... read more August 31, 2010 by 

The 2010 Toyota Prius

Global Toyota Prius Hybrid Sales Level Off As Incentives End

Talk about up-again, down-again. It was just a year ago when a global shortages of 2010 Toyota Prius models kept supplies tight all over the world. Now, they may start to... read more August 31, 2010 by 

2004 Toyota Prius accelerator pedal after being shortened as part of sudden-acceleration recall

Photos: Padgett's Post-Recall Prius Pedal, Accelerator Shortened

While the dust is now settling on a year's worth of recalls by a beleagured Toyota, the company is still working to modify millions of vehicles that are potentially involved... read more August 31, 2010 by 

2010 Prius vs. 2007 Prius

Driving The Bay Area In A Hybrid Loses Popularity

When you think of a green and forward thinking city, San Francisco might not be at the top of your list, but the city has always been considered progressive in this area... read more August 30, 2010 by 

Proposed design (2 of 2) for gas mileage and emissions impact of new vehicle, U.S. EPA, August 2010

EPA Proposes Two Designs For Updated Fuel Economy Labels, Wants Your Input

Want to know the fuel economy ratings of a new car you're considering? You probably already know to look at the gas-mileage window sticker. Now, for the first time in 30... read more August 30, 2010 by  9

Pre-Production 2010 Toyota Prius in Orlando

Toyota Prius To Make Noise During Electric Running, in Japan

In another step toward making silent electric cars less so, Toyota Prius hybrids sold in Japan are to be offered with an optional system that broadcasts a "humming" noise... read more August 25, 2010 by 

2010 Toyota Prius

Traveling With A 2010 Toyota Prius V: The 8-Day Drive Report

Day 1 Knowing I’d have to drive to San Diego from the home office in Long Beach and then on to Sonoma, a car that gets great mileage was extremely important. So I chose... read more August 25, 2010 by  6

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jet airliner

Fuel Economy In the Sky: Whose Jets Get the Most Mileage?

It's Friday, so we're straying slightly afield from covering cars. In this case, we're turning our green lens toward jetliners to look at fuel economy in the sky. Anyone who... read more August 20, 2010 by 

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

Only One Hybrid Car Pays Back Its Owners; Know Which One?

One of the criticisms of hybrid cars has historically been that there's no payback, especially given the cheap gasoline prices in the U.S. The extra money you spend on a... read more August 9, 2010 by  22

Toyota Prius with keyed hood, via Twitter account of @peterpham

Reader Poll: Was This Done By a Hybrid Hater, or An Angry Ex?

It's Friday, the day when we round up the random items we've received all week and decide what to do with them. This one, we decided, deserves a reader poll. What do you... read more August 6, 2010 by  3


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