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It's here! It's done! It's live! Yes, you are now reading the all-new, totally redesigned Green Car Reports, with our sister site All Cars Electric incorporated to provide the in-depth electric car coverage it's always been known for. As always, our goal is to provide the best, more comprehensive... read more

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2011 Toyota Prius

Toyota Tops List Of Green Brands, VW & Honda Close Behind

Toyota has had a bumpy ride the past couple of years, thanks in no small part to a high-profile series of safety recalls. To make matters worse, its popular Prius was... read more July 28, 2011 by 


 
2011 Toyota Prius

EPA Says Toyota Prius Hybrid No Longer 'Most Fuel-Efficient'

Ask Americans about fuel-efficient cars, and many will name the iconic Toyota Prius hybrid, with gas mileage rated by the EPA at a combined 50 miles per gallon. So you'd... read more July 27, 2011 by  22


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototype, tested in November 2010

Will 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Get Us Used To Plugging In?

Last week, Toyota said it expects to sell 16,000 or more 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid models in the U.S. next year, once the car is launched (in June or before). For all intents... read more July 25, 2011 by  3


 
Environmental Working Group 'Meat-Eater's Guide'

When Did Cars Become The Yardstick For Measuring Pollution?

If you've ever visited a museum or a manufacturing plant, you've probably heard a tour guide say something like this: "And if you laid all these bottles end-to-end, they'd... read more July 21, 2011 by  12


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Nissan, Mitsubishi, Toyota Turn Electric Cars Into Backup Batteries

Ask most people which car would be best to have in a disaster and they’re likely to name something like a Humvee. While the now deceased gas-guzzling Humvee be good for... read more July 21, 2011 by  4


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Drive  -  March 2011

2012 Plug-in Toyota Prius: What Do You Want To Know?

Toyota may have started the hybrid revolution with its original Prius, the first mass-produced gasoline-electric hybrid car and the vehicle which quickly became the eco badge... read more July 20, 2011 by  4


 
2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011

Prius Shortages Will End For 2012, Sales Will Rock, Toyota Says

It's been a tough couple of years for Toyota. First was the entire sudden-acceleration mess, along with multiple recalls covering almost 10 million cars. Then came the March... read more July 11, 2011 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

2011 Nissan Leaf Generates Constant Buzz: Musicians Beware!

After almost 4500 miles on our 2011 Nissan Leaf, my wife has regularly complained about an "irritating whine" that constantly pesters her when she's riding in or driving the... read more July 1, 2011 by  4


 
2011 Toyota Prius with PLUS Performance Package

Toyota Adds Prius Plus Performance Package To Hot Up Hybrid Handling

Pretty much every Toyota Prius hybrid you see on the streets looks the same. Wild customization is generally limited to personalized plates that promote the driver's green... read more June 30, 2011 by  1


 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

White House, Feds To Push For 56.2-MPG Fuel Economy In 2025

The two Federal agencies that set gas mileage and emissions standards for future cars may propose rules that require corporate average fuel economy to reach 56 miles per... read more June 28, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Never Fear, More Priuses Will Be Here! Or Not. It Depends

If you want to buy a new 2011 Toyota Prius hybrid these days, you may have to scramble. Supplies are down to 3,000 units, which is less than 10 days' worth of sales. In auto... read more June 24, 2011 by 


 
How A Hybrid Works, infographic used courtesy of AutoMD - cropped version

How Does A Hybrid Car Really Work? This Infographic Explains It

As we've said before, we love infographics. Some of our favorites come from AutoMD, which did the one we ran two weeks ago on rising gas prices and simple ways to boost your... read more June 22, 2011 by  4


 
Gettin' real in the Whole Foods parking lot. Image: Fog and Smog Films

Whole Foods Plus Prius Equals New Westside LA Hybrid Rap

The phrase "west side of LA" conjures images of the surf at Malibu, high-dollar real estate and, on the grittier side, the gangs from the bad old days of Venice Beach. Park... read more June 18, 2011 by 


 
2011 Toyota Prius

After 11 Years, Two-Millionth Hybrid Car Sold In United States

Sometime early last week, someone somewhere in the U.S. bought a hybrid car. And while we may never know exactly who that person was, the car was the 2-millionth... read more June 17, 2011 by 


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototype, tested in November 2010

Toyota Fixes Quirks On Upcoming 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid

The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid isn’t set to go on sale until early next year, but we already know quite a lot about the car. This is mostly thanks to the fleet of... read more June 17, 2011 by  9


 
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