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Is Gas Mileage Really The Primary Factor When Buying A Car?

Is Gas Mileage Really The Primary Factor When Buying A Car?

The cost of fuel and environmental concerns have made gas mileage a more important factor for new-car buyers, but how much more important? There are plenty of things to evaluate when buying a new car, from how pleasing it is to drive and look at, to its crash-test ratings and price, but where does... read more

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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


 
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


 
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