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Just how green was 2011? A year in review. The Green Piece.

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Tuesday 20 December, 2011. Proclaimed to be ‘the year of the electric car’, 2011 was expected to deliver a lot in terms of the development and uptake of lower emission cars. Latest news The Green Piece 2011 electric car Green cars year in reviewThe Green Piece Column. But did it deliver? We take a look back over the year. Year in review January-Plug-in Car Grants launch as [.].

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2011 Tesla Roadster

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The 2011 Tesla Roadster is the latest The Tesla Roadster will always occupy a prominent place in history, as the first modern electric car in mass production. Sure, it's expensive, and sure, there will only ever be 2,500 made. But it was the first credible alternative to a century of fast cars gasoline powered cars, and it made electric cars sexy.

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2011 Hyundai Elantra Vs 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco (Video)

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Two of the newest compact cars on the road today are the 2011 Hyundai Elantra and the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. In the case of the Chevy, we drove the 2011 Cruze Eco model, which gets the highest EPA gas mileage rating: 28 mpg city, 42 mpg highway, for a combined Now we've driven both of them, testing each car with a six-speed manual transmission.

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2011 Nissan Leaf vs 2011 Chevy Volt: Strengths & Weaknesses, By The Man Who Owns Both

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Many comments are appearing on the internet taking enthusiastic positions for either the new 2011 Chevy Volt or the 2011 Nissan Leaf. It seems most readers are in one "camp" or the other. In our household, after studying the technical strengths and features of both cars as they moved from concept to production, I ended up ordering.one of each

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MotoCzysz wins 2011 TTZERO electric motorcycle race on the Isle of Man

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For the third year electric motorcycles returned to the TT Week on the Isle of Man, and for the second year running MotoCzysz is the winner in todays 2011 TT Zero race. Their two bikes came in 1st and

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Which Is Selling Better: 2011 Chevy Volt Or 2011 Nissan Leaf?

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But the question that we keep hearing is: Which sells better, the 2011 Nissan Leaf or the 2011 Chevrolet Volt? The first business day of every month is when automakers release sales data for the previous month. Today, we got January's sales figures, which are an improvement over last January's. They're the first two plug-in electric vehicles sold

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2011 Smart ForVision Electric Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview

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A few weeks ago we told you about the third generation Smart ForTwo Electric Drive which was due to be unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. With a faster top speed, better range and ultra-fast 1 hour recharge capability, the new version of the diminutive city car should hit the roads next year -- but it won’t be the only electric smart

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Electric Car Fan Takes 2011 Leaf on 480 Mile Road Trip

All Cars Electric

But one electric car fan decided to make the trip in his 2011 Nissan Leaf, turning it into his own week-long You have to go from San Diego, CA to Tucson, AZ, a distance of around 480 miles. With a variety of options available to you, which do you choose? Most people wouldn’t hesitate to book a flight, and some would even consider the train.

2011 Nissan Leaf One Week In: Five Things We Hate

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A week ago I took charge of my very own 2011 Nissan Leaf. equivalent of the 2011 Nissan Leaf SL ordered by our own Marty Padgett last year, it includes a level 3 fast charge port and 12v solar panel as standard. The U.K. But with over 560 miles now on the clock shared between two drivers and a variety of road experiences from fast-moving freeway

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Zero Motorcycles building new factory in Santa Cruz, sees growth in 2011

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Do you like this story? Zero Motorcycles, the Santa Cruz County based electric motorcycle manufacturer, announced today plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Scotts Valley. They expect the new facility to begin production in Feb 2011.Sharp eyed readers will ask

2011 Geneva Motor Show: Nissan ESFLOW Concept Live Photos

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While its official world debut isn’t pegged until the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in just a few weeks, the Nissan ESFLOW electric sports car concept has been revealed in the flesh--or should we say aluminum and carbon fiber?--at at a special media event in Frankfurt, Germany today. The High Gear Media team was on hand to bring you these live shots

2014 BMW i8 Live Photos: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

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We were at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show to get a closer look. BMW has taken a radical departure from its traditional brand of teutonic sedans with its "i" range. The i3 is a carbon-bodied electric city car and the i8 a plug-in hybrid sports coupe, and both display wild styling and high-tech features. BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sports Coupe The i8 is

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2011 Nissan Leaf, 520 Miles, 2 Days: Here's How

All Cars Electric

We all know electric cars like the 2011 Nissan Leaf were designed to satisfy the daily driving needs of 90% of the population. For most cars, that translates to a life in or near a large metropolis, where daily commutes are between 10 and 40 miles. But with rapid charging capable of fast-charging the Leaf to 80% full from empty in under 30

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Top Five Green-Car Stories Of 2011: MPGs, Electric Cars, And More

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Here's our take on the five most important stories--or perhaps themes--of 2011 in the growing world of green cars. Yep, it's almost the end of the year, which means reams of roundup stories from all your favorite auto websites. Nope, we're not that different: We've got one too. New fuel economy rules: 54.5 mpg CAFE by 2025 The biggest story of the

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2011 Nissan Leaf Electric Car: What We've Learned After 5 Months

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At the end of March this year, I took delivery of our very own 2011 Nissan Leaf. After the first week, we shared with you the good and bad side of Nissan’s first all-electric hatchback and even reported on a mammoth 520-mile two-day trek utilizing the U.K.’s ’s dealer network of D.C. rapid charging stations. Now, just like our 5,000 mile

2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Mute Electric Car Shows Promise

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Following the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year we speculated on the problems that small volume, odd-looking electric cars could do to the EV industry's reputation. The outlook at Frankfurt was much more upbeat. Despite the absence of Nissan and its Leaf, several other carmakers had exciting electric cars on show and smaller EV-makers were given

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The 2011 Chevrolet Volt: More Electric Than Car?

All Cars Electric

Despite what GM wanted you to think when it first launched its brand new 2011 Chevrolet Volt, its four-seat extended range electric car or plug-in hybrid does consume gasoline. But it turns out that despite the protestations of dyed-in-the-wool electric vehicle advocates, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt isn’t just another gas-guzzler.

Can You Charge a 2011 Nissan Leaf by Towing it? Apparently So (VIDEO)

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Imagine the scene: You’re out in your 2011 Nissan Leaf only to discover you have 6 miles of available range left but need to travel 26 miles to reach your youngest daughter’s birthday party. Oh, and there’s no-where to charge. At least, that’s the crazy premise which lead the team over at Leafplan.nl to tow an almost-empty

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First 2011 Nissan Leaf Electric Car Delivered To Canada

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Now, the world -- or at least Nissan -- is giving you something in return: your very first 2011 Nissan Leaf. O Canada, you've given the world so much: Keanu Reeves, Celine Dion, Pamela Anderson Lee Ritchie Salomon, poutine. The vehicle was purchased by Ottawa resident Ricardo Borba and delivered by none other than Allen Childs, the President of

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2011 Nissan Leaf: Your Ultimate Reference Guide (Updated)

All Cars Electric

Here at AllCarsElectric.com we've covered a lot of news featuring the 2011 Nissan Leaf. What we thought may help is an index page of all of our favorite articles featuring the 2011 Nissan Leaf. So much, in fact, that it may be difficult keeping track of them all. Bookmark it in your browser or rss reader, as we'll be updating it every time a new

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2011 Nissan Leaf: 5 Things We've Learned After 5,000 Miles

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Earlier this year we took delivery of our very own 2011 Nissan Leaf. Just like the thousands of other customers worldwide, we took our place in the queue last year and had an agonizingly long wait before we were sitting behind the wheel. But just under 3 months and 5,000 miles after driving off the dealer forecourt, what have we learned about

2011 Geneva Auto Show: Electric Car Preview

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It’s the end of February, which means that winter is almost over for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and Geneva’s prestigious autoshow is just days away. This year we’ve been given unprecedented access to many of the cars due to debut at this year’s show, but in case you’ve missed them here is our roundup of

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2012 Mitsubishi "i" VS 2011 Nissan Leaf

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The 2011 Nissan What is the basic purpose of the new electric cars? For most of us, it is as a city or local commuting vehicle. The basic commuting "appliance" might be optimized to: 1. cost as little as possible to acquire; 2. have decent functional range for the typical commute or errand, e.g. 50 miles?; and 3. be able to carry 4-5 passengers.

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2011 Liberty E-Range Electric SUV. What do You Want to Know?

All Cars Electric

But a transatlantic firm called Liberty has been working on changing that with an electric vehicle based on an converted Range Rover, the 2011 Liberty While you probably remember the great success and untimely demise of Toyota’s previous all-electric RAV4 EV, larger, pure electric SUV haven’t yet been attempted by major automakers.

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Lessons learned from early electric car: 2011 Nissan Leaf at 90,000 miles

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Being a pioneer isn't easy. When you're pioneering new automotive technology, it can be challenging and sometimes costly. Just ask anyone who owned an early turbocharged sport sedan, for instance. That also applies, in some cases, to some of the first modern electric cars, and in particular the Nissan Leaf. DON'T MISS: Nissan Leaf leases can. Warranty plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery Life battery capacity

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2011 Geneva Motor Show: Rolls-Royce Phantom Electric (VIDEO)

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It costs more than most of us earn in a year and comes from a company which only sold 2,711 cars last year, but the Rolls-Royce 102 EX Phantom Experimental Electric unveiled earlier today at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show has taken luxury electric vehicles to a whole new level.

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780 Miles in a 2011 Nissan Leaf in One Day? Yes, But. (Video)

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We love hearing about the weird and whacky things some electric vehicle enthusiasts and early adopters are doing with their cars, but the latest in a long-line of Nissan Leaf-based tests has left us feeling a little perplexed. 24 hours, one car In a recent YouTube video, a team of intrepid Dutch electric vehicle enthusiasts set themselves the task

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RIVE 2011 announces green car line-up

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The line-up for this year’s RIVE (les Rencontres Internationales des Voitures Ecologiques) event has been revealed as the show returns to Alès in the south of France. The international event, consisting of two days of conferences and ‘green’ car trials, brings together the public and private sectors, to discuss and discover more about the world [.]. Green credentials Alès conference event France green car Renault RIVE trials

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BREAKING Geneva Motor Show 2011: Nissan ESFLOW Concept Sneak Peak

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Just weeks ahead of the 2011 Nissan Motor Show, Nissan has released pictures and videos of its latest all-electric car: The 2011 ESFLOW concept, something we’d heard was in development a while ago. Built from the ground up from scratch, the all-electric two-seat sport coupe concept car features dual motor rear-wheel drive and enough torque

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Mia Electric: 2011 Geneva Motor Show, The Microbus Concept

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If you read our guest post by actor, TV presenter and electric car convert Robert Llewellyn, you may have noticed his mention of a little electric microbus by the name of "Mia". Sitting in the middle of halls 4 and 5 with major manufacturers like Honda, Toyota, Renault and Ferrari in all directions, the little cars were punching above their weight

2011 Hyundai Accent

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At a price of $9,985 (plus destination charges) for the base GL hatchback model, the 2011 Hyundai Accent is the least expensive new car on the U.S. Sold as a three-door hatchback or a four-door sedan, the subcompact 2011 Accent is hardly as stylish as competitors like the Ford Fiesta, but that may not matter to buyers seeking market this year.

Latest test results for Achates Power two-stroke opposed-piston engine show 20% improvement over four-stroke diesel; BTE of 45.1% at best operating point

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Achates Power has demonstrated newly increased engine fuel efficiency results in every quarter of 2011, beginning with a 13% efficiency advantage presented at the Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) in January, a 15.5%

2011 Nissan Leaf Software Update: What Exactly Happens?

All Cars Electric

Earlier this week our contributor George Parrott shared his own experiences of having the main operating software on his 2011 Nissan Leaf updated. In his case, the update took longer than expected, requiring him to leave his car at the dealer for four hours, but didn’t get to see exactly what happens when the update is applied. Curious, we

2011 Chevrolet Volt: Quick Drive Impressions

All Cars Electric

The 2011 Geneva Motor Show has come and gone and was a real treat for electric car fans. Not only could you get close to cars like the 2011 Nissan Leaf and smart fortwo electric drive, but some were even available to test. One of the cars attracting a lot of attention was the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. For much of the European press it was their first

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Four Years And 70,000 Miles Later, 2011 Nissan Leaf Going Strong

Green Car Reports

The 2011 Nissan Leaf was the first modern battery-electric car to be offered in large numbers, and it still leads the field in terms of sales four years later. Each sales increase marks a new milestone for electric-car adoption, but how do all of those Leafs fare after a few years of daily use? DON''T MISS: Nissan Leaf Sets New Annual Record For

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2011 Toyota Corolla Gas Mileage

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The 2011 Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling compact sedans in the U.S. market. But its gas mileage isn't necessarily anything to write home about. The most fuel-efficient model is the one fitted with the 132-horsepower, 1.8-liter engine and a five-speed manual gearbox, a transmission many U.S. buyers will shun for an automatic.

The Ultimate Guide to the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

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The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is here--and to answer all your questions about what it is, how it drives, how to buy it and how to wade through all its new technology, there's only one solution. Our blue-driving team has already brought you AllCarsElectric's index to 2011 Chevy Volt coverage. Now it's GreenCarReports' turn, with our own Ultimate Guide to

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2011 Nissan Leaf

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The 2011 Nissan Leaf is the first battery electric car from a major carmaker built in high volumes for almost a century. Its distinctive five-door design makes it as recognizable and iconic on the road as the Toyota Prius hybrid, yet distinctively a Nissan. As the sole all-electric car sold in volume this year, it’s hands-down the greenest

2011 Hyundai Elantra: Two-Minute Road Test Review (Video)

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The 2011 New York Auto Show is kicking off this week, with new compact car entries that include the all-wheel-drive 2012 Subaru Impreza, among others. But a strong new contender this year that's already selling fast is the 2011 Hyundai Elantra, which we recently road-tested over our usual route of 300-plus miles. Watch the video at the bottom of

Volvo to reveal plug-in hybrid at Geneva Motor Show

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As the Geneva Motor Show 2011 inches ever closer, another auto manufacturer has announced a significant unveiling at the event. Green cars Latest news Volvo Geneva Motor Show 2011 plug-in hybrid cars plug-in hybrid electric cars Volvo plug-in hybrid Volvo V60 plug-in hybridVolvo has revealed that it will introduce the V60 diesel plug-in hybrid at the showcase, a car that is almost production ready and manages to produce carbon dioxide emissions below 50g/km.