I spent last week going through my daily routine of dropping off kiddos at school, heading to work, and driving home- all without leaving Oak Park, of course- behind the wheel of a Crush Blue 2017 Toyota Prius Two Eco. I did this in order to gain a bit more perspective on how a modern […]
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A new UK Study finds that Electric Cars today are Twice as Green as they were in 2012 – thanks to advances in renewable energy!
EV sales in California were up 91% in the first quarter, thanks in part to sales of the Chevy Bolt. EVs accounted for almost 3% of all new car sales during the quarter.
A report by the Center for Automotive Research at the University of Duisberg-Essen in Germany predicts the market for new cars in China will exceed 30 million vehicles a year by 2025 and it expects EV sales to make up 30% of that figure. In 2016, EV sales in China amounted to 2.1% of sales. While […]
Here’s a list of the 10 best hybrid cars available in America according to Kelly Blue Book. Hybrids offer great gas mileage and you never have to plug them in. Some people find that to be a big plus.
“Well I can tell you the first thing I like about Nissans in general — is that I love their seats — the way they hug your body. The seats in my hybrid are not as nice.” Diego Alejandro continues: “This is really cool. I love all the high-tech stuff, the way it sounds when you turn it on. I like the sound. It sounds futuristic. It sounds like a jet.”
The Nissan Note e-Power is a series hybrid that is sort of like a Chevy Volt and sort of like a Toyota Prius. It is part of the company’s push to reduce the cost of EVs by sharing parts between several models. The LEAF and the Note e-Power use the same motor and electronics.
The new Nissan e-Power series hybrid could help Europeans ditch their fleet of noxious diesel cars and buy a car that costs the same but without the nitrous oxide and particulate emissions that are the bane of diesel engines.
The Toyota Prius Eco is one of the most fuel efficient production cars every made. Toyota says it will be difficult to improve its fuel economy very much without switching to a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
I don’t know Nate Cook, but between his thick Nixon wristwatch, hot pink bunny suit, and apparent enthusiasm for racing scooters, I’m kind of surprised we haven’t met already (the go-fast scooter scene is a small world, after all). It’s almost better that I don’t know Nate, though- because that made finding this 90’s Solo […]
With a Lotus and a Porsche as his weekend cars, this Toyota Prius owner was hoping for a bit more from his daily driver, so he made it something more.
The all new Prius Prime plug-in hybrid has been introduced to the public this week in New York. It features a paltry 22 miles of range and a polarizing design. Do you love it or hate it?
Volkswagen is considering a new hybrid car built on the MEB chassis. Called the XL3, it will use only 3 liters of fuel to go 100 kilometers, about the same as a Toyota Prius.
The Super Bowl ad for the Toyota Prius was witty and entertaining. Watch it for yourself and be prepared to laugh,
The Toyota Prius Super Bowl ad campaign is called Heck on Wheels. Is it a slyly funny comment on society or just stupid?
In our 4th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into which electric car models respondents were most likely to buy and most excited, as well as some implications regarding certain car companies. Without surprise, current EV ownership matched historical EV sales fairly well — 33.9% […]
The Hyundai Ioniq will be in showrooms by the 3rd quarter of 2016. The hybrid will go on sale first, followed by the electric version and then a plug-in hybrid model.
Are we falling more in love with Toyota’s hybrids, or are we too burned out on the Prius line to care about what makes the Toyota Prius C special? Find out.
Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2016 includes three hybrids, the Toyota Prius, the Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid, and the Chevy Volt. It finds all 3 exceptional.
Is the fact that EV heavy Nissan-Renault is owned by the French gov’t the real reason they’re cutting back on incentives for hybrids and PHEVs?