2011 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

Hybrid SUV Blog

Well, that is definitely not the case with the 2011 BMX ActiveHybrid X6. To achieve that acceleration, this 2011 BMW uses a combination of a 400-hp 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with direct fuel injection and two electric motors. An SUV with No Performance Compromises.

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2011 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

The 2011 Chevy Tahoe is still one of the largest hybrid SUVs on the market today. Even with these capabilities, the 2011 Tahoe delivers an EPA estimated 20 MPG city and 23 highway. Reviewers did cite some negatives about the 2011 Tahoe Hybrid.

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2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Reviewed

Hybrid SUV Blog

Ford is retiring the Mercury name, but that hasn’t put a dent in the reputation of the 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid. The 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid comes in two versions. One downside to the 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid, noted by many reviewers, is that the Mariner is on the pricey side.

Ford Escape Hybrid Update For 2011

Hybrid SUV Blog

The 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV continues to offer superior fuel economy as its past years’ models. The significant changes in the 2011 edition are all technological. The 2011 Escape Hybrid combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and a battery-powered electric motor.

2011 Hybrid Highlander Raises The Bar Again

Hybrid SUV Blog

Modest changes give the 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid a slightly different look, better fuel economy, more horsepower, and some additional standard features. The seven-passenger 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid delivers an estimated 28 mpg.

2011 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

The 2011 Chevy Tahoe is still one of the largest hybrid SUVs on the market today. Even with these capabilities, the 2011 Tahoe delivers an EPA estimated 20 MPG city and 23 highway. Reviewers did cite some negatives about the 2011 Tahoe Hybrid.

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2011 Geneva Motor Show: Nissan ESFLOW Concept Live Photos

All Cars Electric

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

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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 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Reviewed

Hybrid SUV Blog

Ford is retiring the Mercury name, but that hasn’t put a dent in the reputation of the 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid. The 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid comes in two versions. One downside to the 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid, noted by many reviewers, is that the Mariner is on the pricey side.

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.

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2011 LA Auto Show Greenery

Hybrid SUV Blog

35 new Hybrid and Plug-in Models Will Showcase at the LA Show, November 16-27. The Los Angeles Auto Show will be open for the press on November 16 & 17 and for the public November 18 through 27. Over 50 vehicles will debut, and many more new models will be on exhibit.

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2011 Nissan Leaf One Week In: Five Things We Like

All Cars Electric

As you may have seen earlier this week, I’ve been a proud owner of a 2011 Nissan Leaf since late last month. We’ve already shared the five things that we hate about the 2011 Leaf, so now it’s time to share the things we really like. Today marks ten days since we took delivery. Level 3 Fast Charging Is a Game-Changer Remember the

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Hybrid SUV Future? Beyond 2011

Hybrid SUV Blog

Despite Setbacks, Hybrid Future Looks Bright. Although the recent economic crises damaged the sales of hybrid vehicles, manufacturers expect the number of hybrid cars and SUVs sold within the next two decades to increase dramatically.

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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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BREAKING Geneva Motor Show 2011: Nissan ESFLOW Concept Sneak Peak

All Cars Electric

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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NHTSA Gives 2011 Chevrolet Volt Five Star Overall Safety Ranking

All Cars Electric

Back in April we heard that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety had awarded both the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevrolet Volt its highest possible award for safety - the IIHS Top Safety Pick. Now Chevrolet's plug-in hybrid has passed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety tests, gaining five stars for overall

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2011 Chevrolet Volt Ultimate Guide

All Cars Electric

You told us that you enjoyed our 2011 Nissan Leaf: Ultimate Reference Guide so much that we’re back again with AllCarElectric’s ultimate guide to the 2011 Nissan Leaf’s closest rival, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. Below is our list of must-read articles on Chevrolet’s range-extended EV. Follow the story from the early days of

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Got a 2011 Chevy Volt? Check Your 110V Charge Cable

All Cars Electric

If you’re thinking of buying a 2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, then you’re probably already aware that its 16 kilowatt-hour battery pack is much smaller than the battery packs normally found in pure electric cars. As a consequence, it is even possible to charge the Volt’s battery pack overnight from a domestic power outlet

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European Electric Vehicle Congress 2011

Green Car Congress

The European Electric Vehicle Congress (EEVC-2011) will be held in Brussels, 26–28 October 2011, and is organized by Frédéric Vergels, who has served as the Secretary General of AVERE , the European Association of Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell, Electric Vehicles, since 1998. EEVC 2011 will be held in Brussels with the aim to involve as many representatives of the European Commission, Committee of the Regions and Parliament as possible in the discussions.

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Toyota Scion IQ Electric Car - 2012

Electric Cars are for Girls

Toyota's in the electric car game , if a little late. And no, it's not a hybrid, either! Have a look

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2011 Chevrolet Volt Vs 2011 Nissan Leaf: 7,000 Miles Later

Green Car Reports

After several months of using a 2011 Chevy Volt and a 2011 Nissan Leaf as our sole family transport, we have a better understanding of both cars than we did in March, when I first wrote about how they compared. First to arrive at our West Sacramento home was a beautiful crystal red 2011 Volt.

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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.

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2011 Hybrid Highlander Raises The Bar Again

Hybrid SUV Blog

Modest changes give the 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid a slightly different look, better fuel economy, more horsepower, and some additional standard features. The seven-passenger 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid delivers an estimated 28 mpg.

Army's Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars are for Girls

I guess the Army's electric vehicle won't be needing the fake noisy gas engine sound track shown in the video, then? More about the Army's stealth EV after the jump

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New Electric Cars, Public Safety, and Emergencies

Electric Cars are for Girls

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a high-voltage electric car got into a high-speed crash?

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Electric Car Charging in a Condo or Apartment

Electric Cars are for Girls

Electric car charging in a condo or apartment is WAY different from a house with a garage! Watch as Plug In America talks about this next generation issue. Warning: a little LONG. Seventeen minutes or so

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2011 Nissan Leaf Wins World Car of The Year

All Cars Electric

Over the past year we’ve seen the 2011 Nissan Leaf win plenty of awards, including the accolade of European Car of The Year and even GreenCarReports’ Best Car to Buy 2011. But while its main competitor, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, may have more awards to its name than Nissan’s first attempt at an all-electric mass-produced family

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Charge like you Volt-to: DIY J1772

DIY Electric Car

I have a dirty secret, I like free stuff and I think you do too. Lately I find myself charged on public charging. No, I technically rarely "have-to" use the thin boxes popping up all over town. I've had facility folks come over twice now to tell me, "Those spaces aren't open!"

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Electric Volvo Crash Test

Electric Cars are for Girls

Looks like the Electric Volvo C30 comes out great in the offset 40 mph crash test. Good thing, since it's packing 440 volts. Watch

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Top 10 green cars of the Detroit Motor Show 2011. Green Piece

Green Cars News

Monday 17 January 2011. The North American International Auto Show 2011 (the Detroit Motor Show as it is colloquially known) opened its doors to the public last Saturday (Jan 15) with many anticipating one of the most spectacular line-ups in the show’s 104-year history. The Green Piece Detroit Motor Show 2011 Green carsThe Green Piece Column.

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Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

Creative Greenius

That was back in 1997-2000 and if I thought things were bad for the parks and people were apathy-maxed out then, all I had to do was wait till 2011 to see how much less Americans could care about the environment, let alone their parks – be they state parks or national.

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

Green Cars News

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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The electricity in gasoline

Plugs and Cars

I just ran across the latest available data, from 2005, for the electricity consumption by petroleum refineries. Source: Energy Statistics Database | United Nations Statistics Division ) The US is, hoorah, #1. Almost 49,000,000,000 kWh. One electric car, roughly speaking, will use about 3000 kWh to go about 12,000 miles. That means the electricity alone we use to refine petroleum each year could drive over 16,000,o00 electric cars 12,000 miles each year.

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

All Cars Electric

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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2012 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid, 2011 Geneva Auto Show Exclusive Preview

All Cars Electric

In a little over a week, Volvo will be unveiling its latest plug-in electric vehicle to the world at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. But just like last week when we were given an exclusive pre-Geneva peek at Nissan’s ESFlow electric sportscar concept in Frankfurt, Volvo invited us a few weeks ago to its headquarters in a wintery Gothenburg

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Fiat 875cc TwinAir named International Engine of the Year 2011

Green Car Congress

Fiat’s 875cc TwinAir engine ( earlier post ) was named the International Engine of the Year 2011. Cutaway of the 875cc TwinAir. Click to enlarge.

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Why You Shouldn’t Give A Shit About the Federal Budget Deficit

Creative Greenius

If you’re worried about leaving our kids and grand kids a great big fat bill they’re going to have to pay for because of our multi-trillion dollar federal budget deficit, then stop worrying. Those numbers don’t mean squat and they won’t be a problem for our future generations.

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2011 Detroit Auto Show: Electric Car Round-Up

All Cars Electric

Between the wreck of a Volvo and a $300k Mercedes supercar, the 2011 Detroit Auto show is giving the electric car fan plenty of variety, so if you're planning to visit the show between now and closing time on January 23, here are the electric vehicles you should make the time to see and the EV stories that have been making the headlines.

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

All Cars Electric

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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US vehicle miles traveled down 1.1% in 1H 2011

Green Car Congress

billion miles) in the first six months of 2011, according to the June 2011 Traffic Volume Trends report from the Federal Highway Administration. Total vehicle miles traveled in the US dropped 1.1% (15.5

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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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Free Earth Day Movie Friday, April 22, in Manhattan Beach

Creative Greenius

If you don’t know how damaging plastics are to our environment here are two free showings on Earth Day 2011 – Friday, April 22 – of the movie BAG IT that will enlighten you and make you angry. From my great friends, Carolyn Miller and Transition South Bay L.A.

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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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