A 1966 Volvo owned by a retired teacher will pass the 3 million mile mark this fall. Getting the most out of your vehicle is to be applauded, but sometimes a upgrading to a more energy efficient model is the greener thing to do.
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, rated at 47 mpg, will go on sale in October. The new Honda Accord Hybrid boasts among the best EPA fuel efficiency ratings in its class, as well as informational graphics showing how its fuel economy changes from moment to moment.
Hybrid cars can cost thousands of dollars more than their traditional counterparts, but in cities racked with congestion, they can easily save nearly that much in gas, a Carnegie Mellon University study found.
Basic car repairs are more expensive than they used to be, but repairing hybrids is going the other direction.
US Historic Route 66 is one of the most famous highways on earth, but the interstate system effectively killed it. But some think electric car road trips could re-kindle interest in Route 66.
The 2014 Ford Fiesta offers improved fuel efficiency, giving you 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. The new Ford Fiesta uses less fuel than any other subcompact car except for the Toyota Prius C.
The 2014 Toyota Corolla, the 11th generation of the model, was unveiled on June 6, 2013. The new Toyota Corolla comes with a more upscale design, better quality materials and continuously variable transmission.
The average gas mileage of new cars in the U.S. hit a new high of 24.8 miles per gallon in May. In comparison, in October 2007, the average gas mileage of new cars was 20.8 miles per gallon.
Nissan Leaf sales improved in May, outpacing sales of the Chevy Volt. So far, Nissan Leaf sales are triple what they were at this time last year.
Improvements in solar technology, along with rate hikes that make energy more expensive and tax incentives that encourage consumers to make their homes more energy efficient, will soon upset the delicate monopoly that utility companies have maintained for a century.
Tesla Motors has had some impressive accomplishments, Voelcker writes, but it has not yet made a profit in its core business of designing, building, and selling the Model S all-electric luxury sport sedan.
Better Place's struggles shouldn't trouble Renault too much, Ingram writes. The now-bankrupt Israeli company's sales made up only one percent of Renault's electric car volumes.
Better Place says wider public and car companies weren't ready to support its technology, which allows an electric car to switch battery packs in five minutes. Better Place has some 2,000 users in Israel driving a Renault Fluence ZE, the only compatible car.
Our vehicles are getting better and better gas mileage, but there are a few that stand above the rest. Here are the most fuel-efficient vehicles in every category.
It's now possible to have fun in the sun and get good gas mileage with these four sensible convertibles.
Hybrids and plug-ins together took 3.71 percent of the US auto market last month, Voelcker writes, just 0.01 percent below their all-time high share of 3.72 percent last December. The more hybrids and plug-ins that are sold, the more economies of scale can kick in to lower their component costs, from lithium-ion cells to electric traction motors.
A new law passed by the North Carolina state Senate would apparently make it illegal for Tesla Motors to e-mail its customers, Voelcker writes. The law is an effort to prevent what the North Carolina Automobile Dealers' Association terms 'unfair competition' by Tesla Motors.
Tesla Motors announced Wednesday it would issue up to 2.7 million to 3.1 million more shares of its common stock, Voelcker writes. Tesla Motors plans to use the proceeds of the offering to prepay the remainder of its $465 million low-interest loan from the US Department of Energy.
Tesla Motors has discussed battery swapping as part of the Model S electric car design at least since 2009, Fisher writes. Last week, Tesla Motors the company was planning to introduce features that allow for the rapid replacement of depleted battery packs.
Major disparities in the listed MPG and the actual performance of two Ford hybrids have put the EPA's mileage tests under scrutiny. With most vehicles, the EPA is essentially on target, but changes might be on the horizon.