Mercedes says its GLE 500 e plug-in hybrid SUV is 42% more energy efficient than its conventional cousin over its lifetime, even though it requires more energy to build.
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New studies indicate that fossil fuels companies can no longer pretend it’s “business as usual” after this year.
A new EV charging study from the Idaho National Lab looked at 6,000,000 charging events over 5 years. It finds 85% of all EV charging takes place at home.
A new survey shows that over two thirds of Americans would consider using high speed rail instead of airlines to travel across the country.
In a recent survey, more than half of Nissan LEAF owners said they would never go back to gas-powered cars after driving electric.
The Associated Press claims a report from the U. of Minnesota says that an EV causes more pollution than a gasoline powered car. The AP is wrong.
While the green car market still makes up a small slice of overall car sales, nearly one-third of non-hybrid owners plan to purchase a hybrid next.
A new study has found that the best use of CNG is to provide a stationary electricity supply for electric vehicles.
With electric vehicles, men and women take different approaches towards the same goal of zero emissions driving, says a new report.
A new report by AlixPartners suggests that for every one car ZipCar adds to its fleet, 32 other new or used vehicle sales are lost.
The state that tried to make accurate predictions about sea-level rise illegal is at it again, making more bone-headed statements through its academic mouthpiece, NC State University. The latest round of crazy-talk comes courtesy of a study that claims electric drive vehicles (a catch-all term used to cover EVs, hybrids, and plug-in hybrids) don’t reduce […]
Reports from two different, respected institutions have been making waves in the automotive world for coming to the same conclusion; America, and the world, are past the point of automotive saturation, and rather than seeing sales expand, in a few short decades the auto industry could experience a massive contraction to the tune of tens of millions of units.
USA Today recently asked the car-value “experts” at Kelly Blue Book to do some crystal ball gazing and speculate on the depreciation and resale value of today’s electric cars. That analysis suggests that, despite out-performing the rest of the market, most of today’s plug-in and electric cars will depreciate more dramatically over five years than […]
– CO2-adjusted fuel economy of Honda and Acura automobiles up 9.5% – CO2 emissions intensity of automobile production in N.A. down 16.2% – CO2 emissions intensity of product shipments in the U.S. down 8% – CO2 emissions intensity of service parts shipments…
The American auto market has rebounded in a big way, with pent-up demand for new vehicles pushing many companies towards record-breaking quarters. But a big sticking point among new car buyers remains pricing, and automakers are still working to get their entry-level electric cars under the magical $25,000 price point. Navigant Research conducted a study […]
ATMs have replaced bank tellers, Netflix helped kill brick-and-mortar movie rental, and now autonomous cars threaten to deplete the ranks of drivers everywhere. A new study shows that 90% of Americans would buy an autonomous car if it meant a big discount on their insurance, and 20% would opt to never drive again. Say what? […]
After hundreds of thousands of miles of testing, re-testing, compiling, and data-mining, the results are in. Google’s autonomous cars are not only better drivers than you are, they’re better than trained professionals. “We’re spending less time in near-collision states,” explains Chris Urmson, head of Google’s leads self-driving “robot car” programs and professor at Carnegie Mellon […]
Once upon a time, all it took to impress a pretty girl was a classic Ford Mustang with a big engine and a loud exhaust, but no longer. A new study reveals that these days, women have a much more favorable opinion of a guy driving a green car, like the Toyota Prius or Nissan Leaf, than of some twat driving a supercar. But there’s surely some caveats.
There seems to be a definite, positive shift towards hybrid and electric cars, and while green cars still represent a small slice of total sales, it’s not hard to imagine a future where all new cars are either hybrids or EVS. Amazingly, more than half of Americans agree with this scenario.
After driving an EV for 5 years, a recent study indicates that as many as 80% could replace their current car with another new EV. Now that’s owner loyalty!