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History Proves the Value of California’s ZEV Mandate

In 1994, we published this special report on the attempts to overturn California’s ZEV Mandate. Momentum in those early years led us to the EVs of today.

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Is a Plug-In Hydrogen Hybrid Coming In Our Future?

Could plug-in hybrid power and a hydrogen fuel cell create an ideal eco-SUV? The Ford HySeries hydrogen hybrid championed that idea some 15 years ago.

7 Best Strategies to Cut the Insane Cost of Your Gas Bill

The price of gas today is unbelievable. Who would have thought we would be paying $5.00 or more per gallon in many parts of the country? Here’s what to do.

Electric BMW iX xDrive50 Delivers Driving Thrills

About the size of an X5, the new BMW iX xDrive50 is the first of this automaker’s sport-activity vehicles designed from the start to be purely electric.

The Best! Electric Trucks Score Top Awards

Viewed as significant sources of carbon emissions, trucks are evolving. Next-generation electric trucks are coming with zero emissions and high efficiency.

Tested: Driving 10,000 Miles in a Ford Escape Hybrid

We’ve driven the magazine’s long-term Ford Escape Hybrid test car for 10,000 miles with remarkably high efficiency. That means spending less time on the hunt for expensive fossil fuel.

Ron Cogan behind the wheel

Electric Delivery Vans are on a Roll

Electrification is picking up speed, but it isn’t just electric cars and pickups that matter. Delivery vans represent an important part of the evolving electric vehicle space, offering an outsized environmental return for the investment since they’re constantly in motion.

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Electric Minivans Were on Chrysler’s Menu in the 1990s

Electric minivans have always seemed a logical application of zero-emission technology. Chrysler explored this in the 1990s with its EPIC minivan.

Clean Fuels Alliance America Champions Low Carbon Fuels

The National Biodiesel Board becomes Clean Fuels Alliance America, signaling an expanded vision and strategy for providing fleets with low-carbon fuel options.

Propane Autogas Reduces Fleet Carbon Emissions

Low carbon fuels loom large with fleets seeking to reduce their environmental footprint. Here’s the important role that propane autogas is playing today.

Yes! VW Brings Back the Microbus as an Electric

Volkswagen has unveiled its eagerly-awaited ID.Buzz electric microvan, though we won’t be getting this model in the States until 2024.

What It’s Like to Drive on Hydrogen

Green Car Journal editors have witnessed the progress being made with hydrogen vehicles over 30 years. You may not be one of the lucky ones driving one today, but you could be in the future.

Driving GM’s In-Wheel Motor EV Was a Blast!

In-wheel motor technology has potential to become a mainstream part of the EV landscape. GM showed the way with its electric S-10 demonstrator two decades ago.

Alfa Romeo First: New Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Crossover

Alfa Romeo is a brand unfamiliar to many, but that will change as the 2023 Tonale plug-in hybrid joins the automaker’s U.S. lineup late this year.

Clean Hydrogen Powers this Prius

Energy Conversion Devices believed that hydrogen and solar could one day power the world. Its hydrogen Prius provided a high-profile example of its vision.

Chevy Silverado EV: No Gas for This Next-Gen Electric Pickup!

Watch out Ford Lightning! Chevrolet is launching its Silverado EV, a fully electric pickup, with first deliveries of the Work Truck variant in Spring 2023.

Driving the 2022 Lexus NX

Electric Lexus models are coming, but this automaker’s ‘green’ mainstay for now is the hybrid and PHEV like the new Lexus NX hybrid.

Radical Technology: Volvo’s Turbine-Hybrid ECC

Volvo offered a strategically different take on electric vehicles with its series hybrid Environmental Concept Car that used a turbine-hybrid powerplant.

ELMS Urban Delivery EV

Electric vans present an ideal answer for tradesmen and fleets that operate within defined areas, like the zero-emission ELMS Urban Delivery.

Amazon's Electric Delivery Van

Start-up auto manufacturer Rivian has developed the Rivian Electric Delivery Van (EDV) to fill the need for zero-emission last mile delivery service operations.

This is VW’s First Electric Microbus

The idea of an electric microbus isn’t new with the VW’s I.D. Buzz. Volkswagen showed its intentions back in 2007 with its Space Up! Blue electric concept.

New F-150 is Lightning Fast

It wasn’t all that long ago that the idea of an all-electric pickup was merely a gleam in some engineer’s eye. Enter the Ford F-150 Lightning.

Tillamook Road Trip in a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Crossover

Road trip! We head off in an efficient Mitsubishi Plug-In Hybrid to immerse ourselves in the natural world along the spectacular Oregon Coast.

Electrified Ford E-Transit Van

Ford makes a significant investment in the cargo, tradesman, and fleet market with its electric van, the Ford E-Transit.

GMC Hummer EV Pickup

The GMC Hummer EV and upcoming Cadillac Lyriq are the first vehicles being built on GM’s modular Ultium Drive Architecture at GM’s retooled Factory Zero plant.

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