As their name suggests, the folks at Plugin Cars have an agenda. They like cars with plugs. Recently, they published a plug-in hybrid guide for people interested in buying or leasing a PHEV. It is so well done, I decided to share it with our readers as a primer on how to go about selecting […]
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Chrysler’s Pacifica Hybrid minivan now carries an official EPA rating of 84 MPGe and 32 mpg combined. That makes the Pacifica Hybrid the most fuel efficient minivan on the planet.
The EPA has rated the Hyundai Ioniq electric car at 136 MPGe. making it the most efficient electric car available in America when it debuts later next year.
It’s official. The Honda Clarity fuel cell sedan due out by the end of this year is officially rated by the EPA as the longest range electric car offered for sale in America — 366 miles. Now wait a minute, all you Tesla fanatics. Yes, we know there is a world of difference between the […]
To hear Toyota executives tell it, battery electric cars don’t stand a chance in the real world, and that hydrogen fuel cell cars are the real future. And at least in terms of driving range, the Toyota Mirai has fulfilled one of its biggest promises, providing over 300 miles of driving range per tank of […]
Bob Lutz, chairman of VIA Motors, predicts the company will be selling 50,000 plug in hybrid trucks and vans a year by 2018.
Students at Tiverton High School in Rhode Island have built a plug in EV rated at 1,552 MPGe for less than $1,600 out of basic parts and PVC pipe.
The Volkswagen e-Golf has gotten its official ratings, and at 83 miles per charge and 116 MPGe, it’s an efficient (but pricey) new option for EV buyers.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV best selling PHEV in England in July, accounting for over 40% of all the UK’s green car government subsidies.
The official numbers are in, and the 2015 BMW i3 is (according to the EPA) good for 81 miles of all-electric driving, with a 124 MPGe rating.
Tesla Motor’s novel approach to selling its all-electric Model S with different battery sizes has made it far and away the most successful electric car maker on the market. Up until now, only the most expensive Tesla Model S with the 85 kWh battery has been officially rated by the EPA, but Tesla has just released the ratings for its middle child with the 60 kWh battery pack. With over 200 miles of range per charge, can the middle child steal sales from the elder?
It’s hard to believe that of all the major automakers around the world, it took an upstart known as Tesla to build and sell a viable electric car. Sure, the Tesla Model S starts at $50,000 after tax breaks, but the EPA rating now certifies the mileage claims from Tesla itself. The EPA has officially […]
Though it is fashionably late to the EV party, Ford has finally shown up with its $39,200 Focus Electric with some great news. The EPA has evaluated the Ford Focus Electric and pegged its range on a single charge at 76 miles, giving it a city MPGe rating of 99 and a highway MPGe rating […]
Late last night, Ford quietly let slip a few details about their upcoming, purpose-built hybrid, the C-Max. The Blue Oval’s Prius-fighter will only be available as either a hybrid or plug-in hybrid model, and we all assumed they would be powered by EcoBoost engines. Well hidden in the details was the news that two new […]
Remember how a few months ago I said that Toyota, and specifically the Prius, needed to step up their game if they want to stay on top? Well it would appear that they are doing just that, as rumors circulate the Internet thatToyotawill debut the 107 MPGe Prius Plug-In at the Frankfurt Auto Show in a few weeks.
I always tried to think of getting better gas mileage as a sort of game, with my mpg’s representing the score like an old school arcade game. But I am nowhere near the top of the heap, as one Chevy Volt owner managed to go 1,554.1 miles on a half-gallon of gasoline. That works out to about 3,108 mpg.
The new EPA ratings for electric vehicles netted the Nissan Leaf a 99 MPGe, and the Tesla Roadster 119 MPGe. Their latest all-electric competitor, the Mitsubishi i, has been rated at an impressive 112 MPGe, with an estimated 98 miles of all-electric range. The 112 MPGe rating is the combined rating as well; in the […]
In the field of electric cars nothing beats the Tesla Roadster. The style, the speed, and the MPGe rating— Tesla wins on all accounts. Now Tesla has raised the stakes again by introducing the Tesla Roadster 2.5 that boasts an MPGe rating of 112 MPGe on the highway and 124 MPGe in the city. This […]
I think we can all agree that nobody wants to be reminded of high school when trying to determine the fuel efficiency of a new car. Thankfully the EPA has yanked the letter grades and replaced it with dollar signs. The new mpg system will be applied to all 2013 model year cars. Before I […]
Sometimes the government boggles me. The EPA has just given the Nissan Leaf, an all-electric car, a 99 mpg-equivalent rating. Yet they still haven’t managed to figure out how to rate the Chevy Volt. For reals?