EV Fest 2012: Toronto, Ontario

Electric Cars are for Girls

Toronto's EV Fest 2012 is a place where the public, business owners, and fleet managers can come to learn about electric vehicles and green energy. Sept. 9 at Evergreen Brickworks, 10-5

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EV Fest 2012 Electric Vehicle Show in Toronto

Electric Cars are for Girls

9 2012 at The Pavilions in Toronto. Fall 2012 marks the fourth EV Fest, a show devoted to showing OEM and Personally converted Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Plug-in Hybrids, eBikes, Electric Scooters, Trikes, EV components and supplies Sunday, Sept.

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2012 SUV Market Update

Hybrid SUV Blog

Fast forward to 2012 and the situation has changed dramatically. For example, a United Kingdom vacation industry organization estimates that in 2012 there will be a 25 percent increase in the number of Brits who take a vacation in our near the city where they live.

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Review: 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

If that’s what you’re looking for, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid fits the bill. The 2012 Escalade Hybrid gets 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. Additionally, the 2012 Escalade is one of the top five best hybrid SUVs on the market today ( U.S. A No Compromise Hybrid SUV.

2012 Subaru Impreza

Green Car Reports

The all-new 2012 Subaru Impreza carries the small, quirky Japanese company further into competition with mainstream makers of compact sedans and hatchbacks. The goal for this latest iteration of its smallest model line was to make the 2012 Impreza sedan and hatchback a closer match to But true to its roots, Subaru does things a little differently.

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Review: 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

To make these trips more pleasurable and make it easier to find your way, General Motors has added a new color touch-screen navigation and radio system to the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. Similar high-end safety features are included with the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid.

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2012 SUV Market Update

Hybrid SUV Blog

Fast forward to 2012 and the situation has changed dramatically. For example, a United Kingdom vacation industry organization estimates that in 2012 there will be a 25 percent increase in the number of Brits who take a vacation in our near the city where they live.

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2012 Coda Sedan: First Drive

Green Car Reports

It's been a long time coming, but the 2012 Coda Sedan is now on sale at a handful of dealers in California. Six months after the very first Coda compact electric cars were delivered to buyers, the compact is gearing up a major publicity push to sell the electric sedan--which we've now driven. Our bottom line is that the Coda Sedan is a practical

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2012 Nissan Versa

Green Car Reports

An all-new sedan joined the 2012 Nissan Versa range this year, while the five-door hatchback remained unchanged from previous years' models. Whichever body style you choose, the Versa has two major selling points. One is extraordinary value, as one of the cheapest cars on sale. The other is impressive interior space--usefully bigger than many of

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Gearing up for the month of Earth Day, 2012

Revenge of the Electric Car

Next month the world will draw its attention to Earth Day on April 22nd, and over the next several weeks we're all guaranteed to see more environmental action and activism in the news.

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EIA: Estimated US 2012 gasoline consumption low compared to five-year average

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US gasoline consumption in the first quarter of 2012, which averaged about 8.5 However, EIA noted, the second quarter of 2012 shows some signs of higher consumption. Real Gross Domestic Product for the first quarter of 2012 was 2.4%

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Reviewed: 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

To make these trips more pleasurable and make it easier to find your way, General Motors has added a new color touch-screen navigation and radio system to the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. Similar high-end safety features are included with the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid.

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Reviewed: 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

Delivering Luxury and Power: 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid. The 2012 Touareg Hybrid combines a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 with an electric motor. Essentially, the 2012 Touareg Hybrid shares the same basic platform and battery technology as the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and Audi Q7 Hybrid.

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2012 Tesla Model S: First Drive Video

Green Car Reports

With Tesla Motors opening new Tesla Stores at a rapid pace, the 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sport sedan has now been seen by hundreds of thousands of people. Thus far, however, very few of them, however, have gotten behind the wheel. Tesla's working to change that, with a traveling nationwide roadshow from now through early August that aims to

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New Review: 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

If that’s what you’re looking for, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid fits the bill. The 2012 Escalade Hybrid gets 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. Additionally, the 2012 Escalade is one of the top five best hybrid SUVs on the market today ( U.S. A No Compromise Hybrid SUV.

2012 Mitsubishi i

Green Car Reports

The main contender in the market for 2012 is the Nissan Leaf, but a smaller, less expensive five-door minicar from Mitsubishi may attract its own following among folks who don't drive particularly long distances and are comfortable in a car about the Plug-in electric cars have been getting quite a lot of press, but their numbers are still low.

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2012 Toyota Prius Vs. 2012 Chevrolet Volt: Which Is Right For You?

Green Car Reports

If going whole hog and ditching gasoline entirely in favor of an all-electric car like the 2012 Nissan Leaf or 2012 Mitsubishi i isn’t an option, the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Toyota Prius With gasoline prices on the increase, many consumers are looking to buy a hybrid or plug-in hybrid as their next car in order to save gas and money.

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2012 Nissan Leaf Gets Even Cheaper: Now, $139/Month Lease

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Nissan Leaf, however, is not doing so well. Plug-in electric car sales are growing in the U.S., with the Chevy Volt in particular going from strength to strength. Despite being one of the earliest electric cars on the market, it's been outsold three to two this year by the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. What is it that carmakers do to boost

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Winners of 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge

Green Car Congress

and Jim Jones, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced the winners of the 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. The awardees for 2012 are: Professor Robert M. American Chemical Society (ACS) President Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Ph.D.,

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2012 Honda Hybrids: A Complete Guide

Green Car Reports

Japanese automaker Honda has been in the hybrid game from the very start, releasing the quirky, two-seat Insight back in 1999. Since then, the company has sold a variety of other hybrid models, and currently offers three to U.S. consumers. We've compiled reviews and articles for each Honda hybrid to bring you a full guide to the current range

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2012 Ford Focus Electric: First Drive Review

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is the company's first-ever production battery-electric vehicle, and that alone makes it noteworthy. But the fact that it's also pleasant to drive--somewhat on the fun side of unremarkable--means that it's the first compact all-electric competitor to the Nissan Leaf, also a five-door hatchback that runs entirely on

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2012 Toyota Yaris

Green Car Reports

The all-new 2012 Toyota Yaris at last yanks this subcompact model into the current decade, with sportier styling, a more conventional interior (no more central instruments!), and improved features. Its problem may be that it sits in the showroom next to the new Prius C hybrid hatchback, which is about the same size, has good room inside for people

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2012 Chevrolet Volt

Green Car Reports

Now available at selected Chevy dealers in all 50 states, the 2012 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car has become the favorite automotive whipping boy of politicians and commentators who don't like electric cars, General Motors, and/or the Obama White House's support for plug-in vehicles.

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Nissan LEAF Driving Lesson!

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Jay Leno Drives 2012 Tesla Model S Electric Car (Video)

Green Car Reports

To prove it, he tests one of the hottest electric cars around in his latest video--the 2012 Tesla Model S. Larger-than-life TV presenter Jay Leno is known for his love and obsession of cars--and not just those fueled by gasoline. The comedian even counts a 1909 Baker Electric among his personal collection, as well as a Chevrolet Volt--as long as

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EU new car registrations down 7.7% in Q1 2012

Green Car Congress

Over the first quarter of 2012, the EU market for new light duty vehicles shrank by 7.7%, compared to the same period a year ago, with a total of 3,312,657 new registrations, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

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EIA: Monthly coal- and natural gas-fired generation in US equal for first time in April 2012

Green Car Congress

In April 2012, preliminary data show net electric generation from natural gas was 95.9 The 2011 and 2012 data shown above are preliminary and are subject to change (final 2011 data will be released this fall, and 2012 data will be revised at that time).

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2012 Lexus CT 200h

Green Car Reports

That's what the 2012 Lexus CT 200h is, and while it's a departure for Toyota's luxury brand, it's a surprisingly successful one. When you think of the Lexus brand, do you imagine a compact, semi-sporty hybrid hatchback? Its mission is to make Lexus relevant to a new audience: Gen X and Gen Y buyers with green leanings who are moving up from their

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Mitsubishi to unveil Outlander PHEV at 2012 Paris Motor Show

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the global debut of the new Outlander SUV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later this month. Powertrain elements in the Outlander PHEV. Click to enlarge.

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2012 Lexus CT 200h Review

Hybrid SUV Blog

Review: 2012 Lexus CT 200h. Specifically, the 2012 Lexus CT 200h is categorized as a premium compact, four-door hatchback hybrid. The 2012 Lexus CT 200h gets a combined city/highway mileage of 42 mpg. Drivers have a few new options for 2012.

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2012 Nissan Leaf Limo Stretches Electric Car Reality

Green Car Reports

Last year we told you about a Missouri coachbuilder with the grand plan: turn a humble 2012 Nissan Leaf into a stretch limousine. Now, some ten months after we first brought you the story, we can bring you evidence that the Imperial Coach Builders of Springfield, MO made good its promise with what it claims is the world’s first electric

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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV: First Drive Of Tesla-Powered Crossover

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV has every bit of space that the gasoline versions do. If the ideal electric car has a real-world range of 100 miles or more and the practical utility that American families buy crossovers for, the future may be arriving this year. Its Tesla-engineered battery pack and electric motor give it better performance than the

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Kenguru NEV for Wheelchairs

Electric Cars are for Girls

The Kenguru NEV is pretty much the PERFECT around-town vehicle for wheelchair users. It's more convenient and easier to use than its gas-guzzling counterpart, and it's a quarter of the price

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2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Quick Drive

Green Car Reports

That's our reaction to a quick drive last month in a blue 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. It's not all that fuel efficient, but it's more fun to drive than we expected. It's the entirely redesigned follow-on to the former New Beetle model that was perhaps best known for its dash-mounted flower vase--which quickly gave it the reputation of a "chick car

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2012 Tesla Model S Electric-Car Deliveries To Start Today

Green Car Reports

If all goes to plan, at 3:30 pm Pacific today, CEO Elon Musk and other Tesla executives will hand over the keys of a new 2012 Tesla Model S to the first retail buyer to take delivery of the all-electric luxury sport sedan. They said it couldn't be done, but it looks like Tesla Motors has indeed pulled it off.

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Military Veteran drives Electric Nissan LEAF

Electric Cars are for Girls

From Kelly R. Olsen, one of our FB friends

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Shanghai General Motors introduces Sail SPRINGO EV at Auto Guangzhou 2012; green technology strategy to 2020

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At the opening of Auto Guangzhou 2012, Shanghai General Motors launched its first localized new energy vehicle, the Sail SPRINGO EV. The Sail SPRINGO EV. Click to enlarge.

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2012 Audi A3

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Audi A3 has five major selling points. Four of those are the interlinked rings on the nose, which imply levels of quality and sophistication beyond that of most other compact hatchbacks. The fifth is the option of Audi's TDI turbodiesel engine to deliver a useful mix of performance and economy you'll struggle to find elsewhere. The A3 TDI

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2012 Honda CR-Z

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Honda CR-Z is the only two-seat sports coupe hybrid sold in the U.S., and one of the smallest hybrids you can buy today. Styled to look a lot like a modern version of Honda's classic 1980s CRX coupe, the Honda CR-Z tries to bridge the gap between green motoring and pure driving fun. Unfortunately, while the CR-Z tries to offer sportiness

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TTXGP 2012 North America season opens at Infineon Raceway

National Green Transportation

It's the season opening race of the 2012 TTXGP North American electric motorcycle racing series, held as in previous years at the Infineon Raceway, north of San Francisco.

University of Maryland wins 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

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The team of the University of Maryland is the winner of the 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest, announced on Sunday by the US Department of Energy at the Young Scientist Symposium of the World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2012 in Toronto, Canada. For the 2012 Contest, students were challenged to plan and design a tri-generation system that produces electricity, heat, and hydrogen for their university campus.

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Report: Toyota doubling hybrid output to 1.2M In 2012

Green Car Congress

The Nikkei reports that Toyota Motor Corp. is expected to produce 1.2 million hybrid vehicles this year—twice the 2011 total—as it brings the vehicles into Asian markets. Batteries and motors for hybrids can be used in electric vehicles or in a coming generation of fuel-cell cars. Toyota thus believes that lowering costs for such key components through mass production will give it an edge in developing environmentally friendly vehicles. Brief

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2012 Kia Soul

Green Car Reports

It's a compact car that could arguably be called a wagon, but the 2012 Kia Soul's styling, attitude, and options lists position it as something far, far different--not to mention the music-loving hamsters who appears in its TV ads. The compact "small box" hatchback is roomy, inexpensive, and relatively frugal on gasoline. Its funky sheetmetal is

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