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 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

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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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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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 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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2011 Hyundai Elantra Vs 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco (Video)

Green Car Reports

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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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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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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Driven: 2011 Ford Fiesta SEL

Green Car Reports

Another review of the 2011 Ford Fiesta? I know what you're thinking. Sheesh! Isn't that car so old news by now? Isn't it so. Well, perhaps, but despite that fact that I'd driven the subcompact Fiesta several times--including at the press launch and on a road trip across the eastern U.S. and Canada--I'd never had one to test for a whole

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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.

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

Green Car Reports

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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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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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 Lexus RX 450h

Green Car Reports

The 2011 Lexus RX 450h may be the star attraction of the most popular model in the entire Lexus line. Now in its third generation, the RX mid-size crossover utility vehicle has become the de facto standard for upscale suburban families. Its hybrid model adds a suitably green conscience to this otherwise tall, heavy luxury family vehicle.

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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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Iveco featuring concept Glider truck at Challenge Bibendum 2011

Green Car Congress

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 Chevrolet Volt

Green Car Reports

Years from now, the world might just view the 2011 Chevrolet Volt as the car that showed General Motors was worth saving. state by the end of 2011. The Volt is GM’s first electric car since the infamous EV1 two-seater, and this time, the company is building and selling it in volume—in every U.S. The aerodynamic five-door, four-seat

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BMW ActiveE available for leasing in US in Fall 2011

Green Car Congress

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 Nissan Leaf

Green Car Reports

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

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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.

2011 Hyundai Accent

Green Car Reports

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.

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2011 Ford Fiesta

Green Car Reports

The 2011 Ford Fiesta, launched last year, is the smallest car Ford has sold since before the turn of the century. The 2011 Fiesta competes The company’s first European model adapted for the U.S. market, it comes as both a five-door hatchback and four-door sedan—and to Ford’s surprise, it’s selling more hatches than sedans.

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2011 Lexus HS 250h

Green Car Reports

Launched last year as the first “dedicated hybrid” from Toyota’s luxury brand, the 2011 Lexus HS 250h blends an attempt at Lexus levels of luxury with the gas mileage advantage of a hybrid-electric drivetrain. But it hasn’t done so quite as successfully as the 2011 CT 200h compact hybrid hatchback that followed it this

2011 Lexus HS 250h

Green Car Reports

Launched last year as the first “dedicated hybrid” from Toyota’s luxury brand, the 2011 Lexus HS 250h blends an attempt at Lexus levels of luxury with the gas mileage advantage of a hybrid-electric drivetrain. But it hasn’t done so quite as successfully as the 2011 CT 200h compact hybrid hatchback that followed it this

2011 Ford Escape Hybrid

Green Car Reports

It was the first hybrid sport utility in the world, launched with great fanfare by Ford in 2004, and for 2011, the Escape Hybrid is still going strong--and still selling steadily. Now an old design in the twilight of its life cycle, the 2011 Ford The current design dates back to a 2008 freshening of a basic vehicle first launched way back in 1999.

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Who Actually Buys 2011 Chevy Volt Electric Cars, And Why?

Green Car Reports

Despite media attempts to conjure a "sales battle" between the 2011 Chevy Volt and the 2011 Nissan Leaf, both companies are selling every car they can manage to get into the showrooms. Now Chevrolet has released its first look at who is actually buying its Volt range-extended electric cars. The $41,000 four-seat compact hatchback plug-in hybrid is

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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 Mazda Mazda2

Green Car Reports

The 2011 Mazda Mazda2, now in its second year, is the first subcompact from the “zoom-zoom” brand in quite some time. It competes on the sportier side of the subcompact spectrum, most notably against the Ford Fiesta—with which it shares some engineering—along with the Honda Fit. Most likely buyers who are considering more

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2011 Toyota Prius

Green Car Reports

The 2011 Toyota Prius hybrid has the highest gas mileage of any car sold in the U.S. this year: 51 mpg city, 48 mpg highway, for a combined EPA fuel efficiency rating of 50 mpg. It's a practical five-door hatchback with enough interior room to qualify as a mid-size car. Outside times when gas prices spike--when Prius sales go through the roof--you

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2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Green Car Reports

Unlike dedicated hybrids without a comparable gas-only version, the 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid carries its gasoline-electric powertrain in a body that looks just like the conventional Highlander mid-size crossover utility vehicle. It’s a family-friendly hybrid utility vehicle, spacious and well-equipped, though hardly a car for the

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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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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