Life in the Tropics: Kia Rio at 50 MPG

While the 2012 Kia Rio is not EPA rated at 50 mpg, that’s not to say this efficiency can’t be achieved, as the Green Car Journal – team illustrated during a recent Kia fuel economy drive from Miami to

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  • May 2, 2012
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Audi Shows Luxury Class A6 e-tron

Audi’s focus on electrified transportation is showcased in its series of e-tron concepts, all very sophisticated approaches to developing future production vehicles for varying classes from city cars to high-performance sports cars. The latest, the A6 L e-tron plug-in hybrid

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  • May 1, 2012
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Southern California is Leading the Way for NGVs

I am excited to update you on the recent progress that we’re making at Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) in the compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle market. This technology is here now,

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Ram Truck’s Factory-Built CNG Pickup

Natural gas pickup choices are growing with the addition of a CNG powered pickup from Ram Truck. The dual-fuel Ram 2500 Heavy Duty CNG pickup, offered exclusively as a Crew Cab 4×4 model on a 169-inch wheelbase, is designed to

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  • April 30, 2012
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Honda Program Honors ‘Green Dealers’

Cars are going ‘green’. So are auto manufacturers. Why not the retailers that sell us our cars? Honda figures that makes perfect sense so it has launched its new Environmental Leadership Awards for designated ‘Green Dealers.’ The program honors independently-owned

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  • April 26, 2012
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Nissan Providing Free Charging in S.F.

Most electric vehicle owners expect free public charging opportunities. Still, plenty of charging providers aim to sell such services and have built business plans around this. Even as a pay-for-play network of charging stations emerges, we do expect many businesses

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  • April 23, 2012
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Cadillac Tests Autonomous Cruise Control

The benefits of cruise control systems are well known: automating the often tedious job of maintaining steady driving speeds while delivering the side benefit of better fuel efficiency.  However, sustaining optimum speeds is not always easy during times of heavy

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  • April 21, 2012
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Hertz Launches Natural Gas Rentals

Car rental giant Hertz will begin offering compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle rentals to customers at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma in early May, serving as a pilot program for the company’s CNG airport rental activities. Initial natural gas

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  • April 19, 2012
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Cost of an EV Battery? Ford Says $12K+

It should be no secret that electric vehicles are pricey because of the extraordinarily high cost of their advanced lithium batteries. Yet, most folks still wonder why the purchase price of a battery powered vehicle is so high. Here’s a

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  • April 18, 2012
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AC Transit Opens Hydrogen Fuel Station

Hydrogen fuel cell buses and cars can now fill up with this zero-emission fuel at AC Transit’s municipal bus facility in Emeryville, California. The hydrogen fueling systems provided by Linde North America are capable of fueling up to 12 buses

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  • April 17, 2012
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It’s Time for Another Look at Feebates

A common refrain in recent years has been that, while there are many fuel-efficient models on the market, most consumers persist in their love of gas guzzlers. Once manufacturers are making a full range of appealing high-mpg vehicles so that


UCS Study: How Clean are Electric Cars?

How clean are electric vehicles really considering they require electricity generated by powerplants, some cleaner than others? It’s an issue often brought up by those opposed to electric vehicles, and now it’s one addressed by the Union of Concerned Scientists

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  • April 16, 2012
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