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Electric-Car Battery Costs Already Cheaper Than 2020 Predictions: Study

Electric-Car Battery Costs Already Cheaper Than 2020 Predictions: Study

It's widely assumed that electric cars will never emerge into the mass market if buying them requires paying a significant premium over comparable internal-combustion models. While owners may save money on fuel and maintenance over the long term, a higher initial purchase price remains... read more

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BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Chinese Car Buyers May Be More Open To Electric Cars Than Americans: Study

Despite aggressive government promotion, Chinese consumers didn't warm up to electric cars until recently. Sales lagged until picking up late last year, although they've... read more March 3, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Gas Prices To Rise Again, So Fuel Economy Crucial In New Cars, Consumers Say

The recent drop in gas prices has led many analysts to believe that sales of fuel-efficient gasoline models, hybrids, and even plug-in electric cars will take a nosedive... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
Diesel

Latest Diesel Engines As Clean As Expected Under EPA Rules, Study Shows

It's been roughly eight years since stricter Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) diesel-engine emissions standards took effect. After a hiatus, significant numbers of... read more January 29, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

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... read more December 15, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf at eVgo Freedom Station Daly City, California

Clean Tech Could Generate More Growth Than Fossil Fuels: Study

Clean tech has obvious environmental benefits, but could it have economic benefits as well? The push by world governments to lower carbon emissions is viewed by some as... read more November 12, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Auris Touring Sports Hybrid first drive, Mallorca

Another Study Confirms: Hybrids Do Best In Cities, Diesels On Highways

A vehicle's design largely determines its fuel efficiency, but how it's driven--and where--can have a significant impact as well. With their ability to drive solely on... read more October 29, 2014 by 


 
Fuel gauge

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... read more October 22, 2014 by 


 
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


 

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