Cleantechnica Explains: How and Why EVs Will Dominate the Market

There are a ton of reasons why electric cars should be the dominant type of car on our roads — reasons why you should really ditch your gasmobile for an electric car. Some of those reasons would slowly sway portions of the market. But logic doesn’…

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Average American Car Is Over 11 Years Old

We are living in a golden age of automobiles, with car makers across the globe churning out some of the best vehicles ever built. I know that’s a bold statement, but the proof is all around us, with electric vehicles, high-tech hybrids, and fuel-sipping conventional cars selling in spades. But the most convincing argument is the ever-increasing age of the average American car.

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2013 Kia Sportage: The One-Sentence Review

It wasn’t so long ago that massive SUVs dominated America’s highways and byways, forcing smaller cars off the road and guzzling gas like it was going out of style. But those days are gone, and a new kind of car, the crossover, has stepped up to fill its place. The 2013 Kia Sportage celebrates two decades of production this year, and Kia has learned a lot when it comes to building a better family crossover, though there is still room for improvement, especially in the rear seats and cargo area.

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Toyota Starts Production of Auris Touring Hybrid

Production of the all-new Toyota Auris Touring Sports Hybrid in Europe has begun. They will be manufactured in Toyota Burnaston factory in the UK, making it the most versatile vehicle in Toyota’s European lineup with three powertrain options.

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GM Aiming To Cut Chevy Volt Cost By $10,000

By most measures, the Chevy Volt has proven to be a successful and clever plug-in hybrid vehicle in every regard save cost. At $40,000, it is still quite an expensive car even with the $7,500 Federal tax credit. CEO Dan Akerson knows this, and says that GM is seeking to slash the Volt’s price by as much as $10,000.

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Is The First World Hitting Peak Car?

When historians look back on this moment in history, will they see a turning point? It is possible, as new studies seem to confirm what many people have already assumed; the developing world has hit peak car saturation. Since the massive economic meltdown of 2007-08, car sales have shrunk, and continue to shrink, not just in the U.S. but also in Europe. But don’t celebrate yet.

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Chevy Volt Sales Triple In 2012, Nissan Leaf Sales Static

A year ago, it seemed like every major outlet was eagerly awaiting the final sales tally for two of the most-watched new cars in the industry, the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt. This year, the sales numbers are barely a blip on the radar. But something very important happened in 2012, as consumers overwhelmingly chose the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt to the pure electric Nissan Leaf.

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