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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and Pure Electric

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and Pure Electric models are available now. The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Electric is on the way.   Hyundai's Ioniq, which debuted in 2017, is the 1st model line in the company's history to be sold in three different forms: a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric....

China Hastens the World Toward an Electric-Car Future

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

Keith Bradsher / New York Times / Oct. 9, 2017   SHENZHEN, China — There is a powerful reason that automakers worldwide are speeding up their efforts to develop electric vehicles — and that reason is China.   Propelled by vast amounts of government money and visions of dominating next-generation...

Kia Niro

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

The Kia Niro achieves an EPA-estimated 50 mpg combined and a near-600-mile range   Car and Driver reviewers say: "The Niro is an approachable and practical crossover-like hatchback – one that just happens to have a hybrid powertrain and EPA city ratings of up to 52 mpg. Refreshingly straightforward, it...

A First Among States, California Plugs the ‘Carbon Loophole’ – The new Buy Clean California Act is the world’s first legislative effort to address supply chain carbon emissions.

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

Elizabeth Daigneau / www.governing.com / Nov. 30, 2017   In early 2006, the California Department of Transportation put out a bid for work on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Several steel mills from around the West Coast threw their hats in. But ultimately, it was a mill 6,500 miles away...

Nissan Leaf

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

The Next Generation Nissan Leaf has been unveiled and will be available for lease and purchase in October of 2018.   The redesigned Leaf is more powerful than the outgoing model, providing 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque; an increase of 40 horsepower and 49 pound-feet compared to the...

California’s Electric-Car Future: The rest of the country could learn from the state’s push for plug-in cars, buses, tractors, big rigs and the like.

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

Bloomberg.com: Nov 27, 2017   California’s energy future is visible in the underground garage of a luxury condominium that rises behind the façade of a former San Francisco muffler shop. The parking spaces come equipped with charging stations for electric cars -- an amenity that, as of next year, the...

Toyota Camry – the bestselling car in America – Now Comes In a Hybrid Version

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

Debuting in 2017, the Toyota Camry Hybrid is the gas-electric version of the popular mid-sized Camry sedan, which is the bestselling car in America. It has a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine mated with an electric motor that generates 200 horsepower combined. Camry Hybrid's highly efficient combined gas/electric system provides a whopping...

Union of Concerned Scientists: Going From Pump to Plug: Your Annual Fuel Cost Savings

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

EVs are cheaper than gasoline-powered cars to fuel and drive. Policies are essential to ensure that more car buyers can purchase EVs, and access reliable and affordable charging.   What would you do with an extra US$770 a year? Buy a new laptop? Pay off debt? This is how much...

Toyota Prius Hybrid

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

A top-selling hybrid in the world and the USA, the Prius is Toyota’s fuel economy flagship and its original hybrid   The 2017 Toyota Prius is a four-door hatchback that seats five passengers. Its EPA MPG is unbeatable: 54 city/50 hwy. Range (city/hwy) is: 610.2/565.0 miles. And the price for...

Half of all Porsches will plug in by 2025, showing importance of electric cars

by: admin | 05 January , 2018

Half of all Porsches will plug in by 2025, showing importance of electric cars   Its customers and employees know, but the rest of the world may not quite have realized that Porsche now sells six separate plug-in hybrid models. They span three different vehicles—the Porsche Panamera large sedan, the...