Incentives, tax breaks, and more breathing room are part of it, but oil wealth leaves the nation with an odd relationship to some of the top-level sustainability questions.
2012 Chevrolet Volt: Subtle Changes Surface, Keyless Entry Included
The 2012 model year has brought some subtle changes to the 2012 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, despite "decontenting" that makes a comparably equipped 2012 Volt cost more than the 2011 model.George Parrott
A Tale of Two Toyota Corollas: U.S. Buyers Get More For Less
When auto editors go on vacation, we rent cars too. Which is how a pair of very plain 2010 Toyota Corollas in South Africa taught us a few lessons about fuel economy, green value, and what other countries drive. The bottom line: U.S. buyers get a lot more car, for a lot less money, than elsewhere...John Voelcker
New Hybrid Scorecard Slams Carmakers For Loading On Luxury
It's long been known that hybrid buyers often choose them over luxury cars, and aren't buying them solely for the payback in gasoline savings. But a new Hybrid Scorecard, launched by the Union of Concerned Scientists, slams carmakers for inflating their prices by loading luxury into fuel-efficient...John Voelcker