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Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2014 BMW i3

Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2014 BMW i3

The 2014 BMW i3 is the most audacious expansion of a well-known car brand in many years. BMW--the maker of "ultimate driving machines"--is using electric propulsion, a carbon-fiber reinforced body, and a Scandinavian Modern interior not in an expensive luxury sedan, but in a subcompact hatchback... read more

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2013 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Vs. Ford C-Max Hybrid: Pros And Cons

For several years, Toyota had the hybrid market pretty much sewn up with its Prius. Okay, so it never reached the heady economy highs of the original Honda Insight, but it... read more July 29, 2013 by 20


 
2001 Toyota Prius Sedan

Is The 2001-2003 Toyota Prius A Good Used Car Buy?

It was small, unassuming, almost a shrinking violet, really. The first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid -- launched in the U.S. in 2001 -- was the first five-seat family car to... read more June 5, 2013 by 28


 
2012 Lexus RX 450h

Hybrid Cars: Six Important Things Everyone Should Know (But May Not)

Hybrid cars are increasing in popularity all the time in the U.S, but they still make only a small proportion of new vehicle sales, and as such some people still aren't... read more May 16, 2013 by 19


 
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Diesel Cars: Six Important Things Everyone Should Know (But May Not)

It's an exciting time for diesel fans in the U.S, with automakers finally waking up to that section of the market that longs for great highway MPG and lots of torque. Most... read more May 14, 2013 by 23


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars: Eight Important Things Everyone Should Know (But May Not)

Sometime in the next few weeks, the 100,000th plug-in electric car will be sold in the U.S. But they're still mostly a mystery to the average new-car buyer, and there are a... read more May 13, 2013 by 45


 
2014 Cadillac ELR

Buyer's Guide: 2014 Plug-In Hybrids From Toyota, Ford, Honda & More

Not all plug-in electric cars rely on battery power alone; some also have gasoline engines as backups, for longer range or more power. Last year, we identified six plug-in... read more May 7, 2013 by 7


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoChic, New York City, Jan 2012

Fisker Karma: Range Extended Electric Car Ultimate Guide

Make a car desirable enough, and people will buy it whatever is powering the wheels. That's the theory anyway, but in a world of unease over the suitability of electric cars... read more April 6, 2013 by 3


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

2013 Electric Cars: Rated Range For Each Model, Ultimate Guide

It's really the defining feature of any plug-in electric car: How much electric range does it have? The ever-helpful EPA, which has rated the gas mileage of all new cars... read more March 4, 2013 by 31


 
2013 Subaru Impreza

Most Efficient AWD Cars: Beat The Snow, And The Gas Pump

When a weather system dumps an uncommon amount of snow in your part of the world, thoughts often turn to how you might get about in it. Provided you've not got a seven-foot... read more February 12, 2013 by 1


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

Best Gas Mileage You Can Get: Top 10 Hybrids

Are you in the market for a hybrid car? You probably want great gas mileage, without switching to diesel fuel, or taking the next step into plug-in vehicles. The good news... read more January 31, 2013 by 29


 
Daniel Craig as James Bond, Agent 007, in Skyfall, with Aston Martin DB5

Skyfall Sequel: Five James Bond Cars For A New Green Age

James Bond, Agent 007, has now been driving his Aston Martin DB5 sports cars since 1964. With the new film, Skyfall, opening tomorrow, we thought we'd propose some new motor... read more November 8, 2012 by 2


 
2013 Nissan Sentra SL  -  First Drive, October 2012

2013 Nissan Sentra: Details, Reviews, Gas Mileage

If you're in the market for a new Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla or Volkswagen Jetta, you're also in the market for the 2013 Nissan Sentra. While we haven't driven the 2013... read more October 29, 2012 by 0


 
2011 Honda Insight

Hybrid Or Just High MPG? Which Car Is Right For You?

As cars throughout the automotive spectrum get more efficient, it's an increasing dilemma for buyers looking to improve their gas mileage. Just what should I buy? One of... read more October 26, 2012 by 22


 
2013 Chevrolet Sonic

Five Turbocharged Green Cars You Need To Drive

There was a time when a turbocharger under the hood meant one thing and one thing only: that the car you were driving was a performance-oriented, sporty beast with that... read more October 18, 2012 by 5


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar, New York City, Aug 2012

Ultimate Guide To Gas-Sipping Minicars On Sale In The U.S.

Which side are you on? Bigger is better? Or perhaps 'No replacement for displacement'? Or do you think more along the lines of 'small is beautiful' and 'good things come in... read more October 17, 2012 by 0


 

 
 

 
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