Will We Reach 'Peak Cars' Within Our Lifetime?

Will We Reach 'Peak Cars' Within Our Lifetime?

"Peak oil" is the term given to the date after which extraction and production of oil enters terminal decline. It doesn't mean the oil is necessarily running out--more that its extraction becomes less viable as time goes on. Some suspect a similar thing is happening with automobile use in the U.S... read more

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Southern California traffic - by flickr user David R. Blume

Best Time To Drive A Hybrid? When The Traffic Is Really Bad

Show us someone who actively enjoys getting stuck in heavy traffic and we'll show you someone with nothing better to do. But if you have little choice but to sit in that... read more June 18, 2013 by  3

State-by-state ranking of car repair costs for 2012, from CarMD

Hybrid Repair Costs Drop, Especially In The Northeast

We have good news and bad news for hybrid car owners. First the bad news: basic car repairs are more expensive than they used to be. According to a CarMD survey of repair... read more June 14, 2013 by  3

Southern California traffic - by flickr user David R. Blume

Auto Exhaust Contributes To Clogged Arteries, Study Finds

You learn something new every day: Cholesterol, a little like bacteria, comes in body "good" and "bad" forms. All those low-cholesterol spread adverts have been lying to us!... read more May 23, 2013 by  5

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Less Than Half Of Shoppers Will Pay More For Green Cars

It's a refrain we've often heard here at Green Car Reports and elsewhere: environmentally friendly technology and products are great, but consumers won't adopt them until... read more September 26, 2012 by  7

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

Ford: Customers Will Pay More For Gas-Saving Cars. Do You Agree?

At the start of September, gas prices hit an all-time Labor Day average high of $3.80 per gallon. So it’s no surprise that a recent study commissioned by Ford says that... read more September 13, 2012 by  5

Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicle at Camp Pendleton hydrogen fueling station, photo by Joe Tash

U.S. DoE Looks Towards Hydrogen Cars, Funds $6 Million Research Project

President Obama might have promised to buy a plug-in Chevrolet Volt when he leaves office, but that doesn’t mean the Obama administration has forgotten about other... read more March 5, 2012 by  3

2011 Honda CR-Z

Young Drivers Want V-8s, Right? Nope: Hybrids, Says Study

We were all young, once. Many of us remember the excitement of learning to drive, and then going out and choosing that first car. Times change however, and these days it's... read more January 19, 2012 by  1

Traffic Jam

95% Of All Trips Could Be Made In Electric Cars, Says Study

Here at GreenCarReports, we often hear excuses from people who say they want to buy an electric car but feel unable to. Aside from increased sticker price, one of the more... read more January 13, 2012 by  14

2011 Honda CR-Z

Better Fuel Efficiency Eaten By Fatter Cars, MIT Study Says

There's a popular comparison going around the internet that conveniently links the gas mileage of a car made nearly 30 years ago with one made today. That comparison involves... read more January 4, 2012 by  7

2012 Nissan Leaf, Electric Avenue, 2010 Detroit Auto Show

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Relegates Gas Cars To The Garage, Nissan Says

It might have an official EPA-approved range of just 73 miles, but the Nissan Leaf, Nissan’s first production electric car, is quickly becoming the primary car in... read more November 29, 2011 by  15

2011 Nissan Leaf

Want To Get Better Gas Mileage? Buy A Car With The Right Paintwork

If you’re in the market for a new car, the chances are you’ll want a car which gets the very best gas mileage possible. Normally, this means looking at the EPA... read more November 3, 2011 by 

Tesla Roadster right-hand drive

Electric Cars In "No Benefit For Poor Communities" Shocker

Presumably following studies on whether bears really do defecate in the woods and to which religion the Pope actually pertains, The Greenling Institute in California has... read more August 12, 2011 by  12

Bolivian Lithium Mine

Ford, U of M: “There’s Enough Lithium To Power Electric Cars Until 2100”

As electric vehicles become more widely available, we’ve heard some pretty large horror stories detailing that the world’s supply of lithium - used in most modern... read more August 10, 2011 by  2

2010 mini e electric vehicle ev la auto show 022

BMW's UK MINI E Test Ends: Drivers Happy, But...

A few months after BMW and MINI's electric car study ended in the United States, a similar scheme run in the U.K. has also come to a close, and the results are in... ...and... read more August 5, 2011 by  10

Accenture 2011 survey, 'Plug-in Electric Vehicles: Changing Perceptions, Hedging Bets'

Less Than Half Of U.S. Shoppers Want EVs To Take Over: Discuss

If you plan to shop for a new car this year, there will be a range of plug-in hybrids and EVs competing for your attention. But according to a new survey, only about 30% of... read more May 24, 2011 by  4


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