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European Electric-Car Race Series Will Have 2 California Events In 2011

European Electric-Car Race Series Will Have 2 California Events In 2011

If you love the thrill of motor racing but the carbon footprint of Nascar and Formula 1 is getting you down then the decidedly lower-emissions all-electric racing offered by the 2011 EV Cup may be for you. Conceived a few years ago and attracting entries from former competitors in The American Le... read more

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2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2010 New York Auto Show: 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Hybrids originally came from mass-market brands--Toyota, Honda, then Ford--before they ascended into loftier realms (Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche). Now Ford is taking its... read more March 30, 2010 by 3

2010 Mercury Milan 4-door Sedan Premier FWD Grille

New Green Compact Car Coming In 2011 From ... Mercury ?!?!?

Despite the appealing 2010 Milan Hybrid, the Mercury brand hardly springs to mind when you think "green car". In fact, it hardly springs to mind, period; Ford's upmarket... read more February 15, 2010 by 0

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

New Hybrid Braking Issue: First Prius, Now Ford Fusion Hybrid

Another day, another hybrid braking problem. Only this time, it's not Toyota. It's Ford. Late yesterday, Ford announced a "customer satisfaction program" that will ask that... read more February 5, 2010 by 11

2010 Toyota Prius 5dr HB II (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

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... read more January 27, 2010 by 1

2010 Audi A3 TDI named Green Car of the Year, 2009 LA Auto Show

Green Car Sales: Winners and Losers of 2009

It's beginning to look as if the worst is over for U.S. auto sales. The year that just closed was, in the immortal words of Queen Elizabeth II, an annus horribilis, with only... read more January 7, 2010 by 2

2010 Toyota Prius rolls onto the Detroit stage at its global debut in January 2009

EPA's Most Climate-Friendly Cars: All About Fuel Efficiency

The dirty little secrets of Top 10 lists are in the methodology, as Forbes found out with its weirdly inaccurate "10 Dirtiest Cars" list. (It's the end of the year, so it's... read more December 22, 2009 by 5

2010 Toyota Prius

Best Fuel Efficiency in the U.S.: 2010 Toyota Prius, at 50 MPG

Well, now it's official. The 2010 Toyota Prius offers the best gas mileage of any new car sold in the U.S. for the upcoming 2010 model year, with a blended EPA rating of 50... read more October 16, 2009 by 2

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2010 Fusion Hybrid Takes Credit For 73-Percent Ford Hybrid Sales Rise

With record unemployment numbers and an active global recession, it's not news that vehicle sales have been lousy, falling by more than one-third from the record levels of a... read more October 14, 2009 by 0

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid

Green Car of the Year Finalists: Three Hybrids, Two Diesels

The five finalists for the 2010 Green Car of the Year Award include three hybrid models--two Japanese hatchbacks and one U.S. sedan--and a pair of German clean-diesel cars... read more October 7, 2009 by 0

2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda Confirms Company Has No Plans For An EV

With recent announcements confirming that even Honda has entered into the EV bandwagon, it comes as a surprise that Mazda is still saying no to EVs. According to Robert... read more September 4, 2009 by 3

2010 Ford Fusion

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Claims 41 MPG Title

Ford Motor Company further establishes itself as the domestic automaker most in touch with these fuel-conscious, eco-friendly times with the introduction of its mid-size... read more January 7, 2009 by 1


Ford CEO: The Future is Electric

Ford invited and a select group of journalists to Dearborn yesterday to preview some of the secrets that will be released at the 2009 NAIAS. President and... read more December 17, 2008 by 1



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