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.

Fiat 875cc TwinAir named International Engine of the Year 2011

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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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US vehicle miles traveled down 1.1% in 1H 2011

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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 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.

2012 Mitsubishi "i" VS 2011 Nissan Leaf

All Cars Electric

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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Iveco featuring concept Glider truck at Challenge Bibendum 2011

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At Challenge Bibendum 2011, organized by Michelin and held in Berlin from 18–22 May, Fiat Group company Iveco is featuring its concept Iveco Glider truck.

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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.

BMW ActiveE available for leasing in US in Fall 2011

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The BMW ActiveE ( earlier post ) will be available for lease in the metropolitan markets of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, New York and Boston as well as the state of Connecticut beginning in Fall 2011 for $499 per month for 24 months with a down payment $2,250.

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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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New PLUS Performance Package for 2011 Prius

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Toyota is offering a new accessory package for the 2011 Prius. Ordering for the limited production 2011 Prius PLUS Performance Package will begin in July. First debuted at the 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, the Prius PLUS Performance Package features components of the new PLUS hybrid performance line from Toyota Racing Development (TRD). Developed to meet the evolving demands of the growing hybrid segment, PLUS adds sporty looks plus performance handling.

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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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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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Chrysler launches the 2011 GEM line

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Chrysler Group Global Electric Motorcars LLC (GEM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Chrysler Group LLC, recently launched the 2011 GEM vehicle line of low-speed battery-electric vehicles. New for the 2011 GEM model year is the energy monitoring system, which allows drivers to determine the total amount of energy in kilowatt-hours (kWh) that the GEM vehicle has removed from the grid.

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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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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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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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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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California gasoline demand flat, diesel declined in Feb 2011

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California gasoline consumption remained flat in February 2011, while diesel fuel consumption in California declined, according to the monthly report from the California State Board of Equalization. California’s gasoline consumption remained flat in February 2011 with 1.131 billion gallons of gasoline, compared to 1.131 billion gallons in February 2010. In February 2011, the average price of gasoline at the pump in California was up 59 cents to $3.58 in February 2011.

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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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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.

Pike highlights 10 trends influencing growth of global fuel cell industry in 2011

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In the midst of the increase in revenue and shipments, a number of metatrends are emerging that will change the shape the industry by the end of 2011, according to a new white paper by Pike Research. The paper , which includes predictions about the fuel cell and hydrogen industry in 2011 and beyond, is available for download on Pike Research’s website. Pike Research says that it will publish a suite of reports during 2011 analyzing these trends in depth.

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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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Lux Research: smart grid, energy storage, and EV M&A hits $2.4B in 1H 2011; start-ups selling at bargain prices

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Merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the smart grid, energy storage, and electric vehicle (EV) sectors during the first six months of 2011 already totaled twice those made during all of 2010, and many more cash-starved start-ups are due for the auction block, according to a new report from Lux Research. From July 2010 to June 2011, the three sectors landed only $1.54 billion in all three sectors during the first half of 2011—more than double the $1.20

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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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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 Honda CR-Z

Green Car Reports

The 2011 Honda CR-Z is the smallest hybrid sold in the U.S. But the demands of high fuel economy and hundreds of extra pounds of safety gear and features mean that the 2011 CR-Z is and the only two-seat sports coupe hybrid to boot. It’s meant to recall Honda’s much-loved CRX from the Eighties and Nineties, but with a modern twist.

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2011 Chevrolet Volt earns NHTSA 5-star safety rating

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The 2011 Chevrolet Volt has earned a 5-star overall vehicle score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program. Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA introduced tougher tests and more rigorous requirements for its five-star safety ratings program that provide more comprehensive information about safety performance and crash-avoidance technologies.

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US Department of Energy releases 2011 Strategic Plan

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released its 2011 Strategic Plan. The DOE Strategic Plan is organized into four distinct categories, representing the broad cross-cutting and collaborative efforts taking place across the Department's headquarters, site offices and national laboratories. Those include: Catalyzing the timely, material, and efficient transformation of the nation's energy system and securing US leadership in clean energy technologies.

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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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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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Iran-Khodro to improve fuel economy in 2011

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liters per 100km (32 mpg US) in 2011. Iran-Khodro Company (IKCO) plans to reduce the fuel consumption of its products to 7.4 By 2014, the company plans to reduce average fuel consumption to 6.5 L/100km (36 mpg US). IKCO’s Director for standardization Kayvan Vaziri said that the fuel consumption of its cars had been improved by about one 1 L/100km 2010 in comparison to the previous year. In 2009, the average fuel consumption of IKCO cars was about 8.86 L/100km (26.6

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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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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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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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Study finds California captured 69% of global venture capital investment in EVs in 1H 2011

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A new report prepared by Collaborative Economics and produced by the organization Next 10 finds that California took in $467 million in global venture capital (VC) investment in EVs (69% of total dollars) in the first half of 2011. In the first half of 2011, California attracted 69% of global VC investment in EV-related sectors and 74% of United States VC investment in EV-related sectors ($467 million).

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A123 Systems revises 2011 revenue guidance downward due to Q4 reduction in orders from Fisker

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revised revenue guidance range for the full year 2011 downward to the range of $165–$180 million, which would represent 70–85% revenue growth from 2010. A123’s previous 2011 revenue guidance range was $210–$225 million. A123 will release its third quarter 2011 financial results for the period ended 30 September 2011 on 9 November 2011. A123 Systems, Inc.

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2011 Tesla Roadster

Green Car Reports

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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GM sales in China top 2 million in 2011

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For the second time, General Motors has sold more than 2 million vehicles in China in a calendar year, reaching the milestone today. On 4 November 2010, GM became the first global automaker in China to sell 2 million vehicles in one year. Demand in China this year for the Buick brand has risen 24%, Chevrolet 18% and Cadillac 73%. In addition, GM’s SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture sold its 1 millionth vehicle in China this year on 14 Oct.

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