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Hybrids A Better, More Cost-Effective Way To Cut Carbon Today, Study Says

Hybrids A Better, More Cost-Effective Way To Cut Carbon Today, Study Says

The hydrogen fuel-cell cars being promoted as the future of zero-emission transport--aggressively by Toyota, slightly less so by Honda and Hyundai--generate quite a lot of controversy. Now a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists suggests that the wells-to-wheels carbon emissions of a... read more

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wind farm

Do Wind Turbines Kill Birds? Far Fewer Than Cell Towers...Or Cats

Wind turbines are a proven source of clean, renewable energy, but many people believe that they kill massive numbers of birds. It sounds like a classic Catch-22. The story... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Car Buyers Slam Dealer Experience; Dealers Don't Like 'Em Either

Buying a car often isn't a pleasant experience, and that's especially true for people looking to purchase an electric car. Electric-car buyers' disapproval of the dealership... read more October 17, 2014 by 


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

Which States Have The Most Efficient Cars And Homes? Study Ranks Them

Both state governments and individual consumers are striving for increased energy efficiency, so it's natural to wonder how much progress is being made. WalletHub recently... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

What Do Hybrid Owners Say About Their Cars? How About Everyone Else?

As hybrid cars become more commonplace, it's worth finding out whether people's views of them are changing. A new study from the University of Michigan Transportation... read more October 1, 2014 by 


 
Southern California traffic - by flickr user David R. Blume

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... read more February 13, 2014 by 


 
Rush hour traffic in Washington, D.C. (photo by Flickr user haddensavix)

Car Emissions Hurt You More Than Electricity Generating: Here's Why

As an electric car owner, you're probably used to the accusatory look people give you when they inquire as to where your electricity comes from. The answer they're looking... read more February 12, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf, Nashville area test drive, April 2013

Forget Red Ferraris; It's Green Cars Men Should Drive To Attract Women

Apparently, women like miles per gallon more than horsepower. A British survey finds that women are more attracted to men with green cars, Mother Nature Network reports. A... read more October 25, 2013 by 


 
Facelifted 2013 Renault Fluence electric sedan

Renault Study Shows Electric Cars Far Greener Than Gasoline--In France

With relatively few electric vehicles on the market, drawing direct comparisons with regular gasoline and diesel vehicles is surprisingly difficult--not many vehicles are... read more July 15, 2013 by  12


 
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


 
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