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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Trending Sources

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 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 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.

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 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 Fisker Karma Vs. 2012 Tesla Model S: Video Debate

Green Car Reports

Tesla started a few years ago with its electric Roadster sports car, and is about to introduce its first mainstream model, the 2012 Model S The last U.S. volume carmaker started from scratch by entrepreneurs whose brand is still with us was Chrysler, and that was in 1924. But Tesla Motors and Fisker Automotive are both looking to change that.

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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 Nissan Leaf

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Nissan Leaf is the second year of production for the first mass-produced, battery-electric vehicle of modern days. Like the original Toyota Prius hybrid, the 2012 Leaf is easy to And it remains a milestone in many ways: It does everything a conventional car does, at least up to 70 miles or so of range, and emits no emissions at all.

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2012 Kia Rio

Green Car Reports

The latest proof is the all-new 2012 Kia Rio, a stylish reinterpretation of the Korean brand's subcompact entry that joins the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, and its relative the Hyundai Accent at the top of the small-car rankings. Both Kia and its larger sister brand Hyundai are firing with both barrels lately.

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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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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 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 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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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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2012 Toyota Prius C Hybrid Vs 2012 Toyota Yaris: MPG Battle

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Honda Insight and 2012 Honda Fit share a platform, but different bodystyles and the use of Honda's Integrated Motor Assist hybrid technology in the Insight, makes each model unique. The same could be said of the upcoming 2012 Toyota Prius C, and the 2012 Toyota A few days back we took a look at two similar, yet very different Hondas.

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2012 Infiniti M35h

Green Car Reports

From the outside, the 2012 Infiniti M35h hybrid looks just like any other model of the large luxury sport sedan. Only some subtle badges--one on each front fender, one on the trunk lid--denote its hybrid powertrain. It's the first hybrid for Infiniti, that gives the M35h the title of "fastest hybrid sedan" sold this year. Infiniti is proud of

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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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2012 Hyundai Sonata

Green Car Reports

There's an awful lot to like about the 2012 Hyundai Sonata. Once a vehicle that was bought on little more than value alone, the Sonata now impresses in several areas, not least the curvy styling and high fuel economy in all models. It's the styling that catches your eye initially. The Sonata, once fairly nondescript, is now one of the most

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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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2012 Toyota Yaris Vs 2012 Honda Fit: Subcompact Hatches Compared

Green Car Reports

The trendy 2012 Toyota Yaris is certainly an improvement on its predecessor, attracting a lot of attention wherever it goes. But can Toyota’s latest offering in the subcompact hatch war compete with the granddaddy of the segment, the venerable, flexible, upright but jaunty Honda Fit? Both cars provide seating for five, a choice of trim

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2012 Toyota Camry Vs 2012 Hyundai Sonata: Midsize Sedans Compared

Green Car Reports

Camrys have topped the passenger car sales charts since the dawn of time, but with the 2012 Hyundai Sonata on the market, it's no longer a given that the Camry is the car to go for. Both provide five seats, four doors and decent gas mileage, both are affordable, and both should provide many miles of trouble-free driving. But if you can't stretch

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2012 Mazda Mazda3

Green Car Reports

You can't help but smile when you see the 2012 Mazda Mazda3--mainly because it appears to be smiling back at you, since its redesign in 2010. The new look isn't to everyone's taste, but it's still a uniquely-styled and sporty choice in the compact car class. Along with the Ford Focus, the Mazda3 is one of the most engaging cars in the class to

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2012 Mitsubishi i Electric Minicar: Driven

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Mitsubishi i (also known as the i-MiEV) is a battery electric minicar roughly the size of a Mini Cooper. It took a while, but we've finally had a chance to spend time with the smallest plug-in electric car sold in the U.S. The little hatchback has four doors, four usable seats, and a lot more space inside than you'd imagine from its

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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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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Green Car Reports

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has long been the vehicle of choice for customers wanting more than a little fun in their daily driving, without spending huge amounts of money on gas. Sure, there are faster sports cars out there, and there may even be better looking ones depending on your tastes. But very few match the Miata's blend of fun and

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Tesla Shares 2012 Model S Manufacturing Process

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors has released the first installment in its series of "Inside Tesla" articles, whetting the world's appetite in the run-up to the first 2012 Model S deliveries in only 22 days time. Tesla's George Blankenship shares some insights into the Model S production process, the first aspect of which is stamping. The Model S is one of an

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2012 Fisker Karma

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Fisker Karma is a bundle of contradictions: a stunningly sexy sport sedan with a green powertrain, a large luxury car with the interior space of a subcompact, and a range-extended electric car that gets worse gas-mileage ratings when running on gasoline than some of its conventional competitors.

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Nissan LEAF Driving Lesson!

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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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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 Honda CR-Z Vs. 2012 Hyundai Veloster: Gas-Saver Coupes

Green Car Reports

That's where the 2012 Honda CR-Z and 2012 Hyundai Veloster Carmakers are beginning to realise that saving gas and reducing emissions, and making a fun car to drive aren't mutually exclusive. At the top of the market there are now plenty of high-performance hybrids to choose from, but what if your budget is a little lower - nearer the $20,000 mark?

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2012 Toyota Prius C Vs 2012 Honda Insight: Sub-$20K Hybrids Compared

Green Car Reports

One is the 2012 Honda Insight, familiar not just for its Prius-like profile but also having been on sale for several years now. The other is the 2012 Toyota Prius c, taking everything the Prius badge stands for If you're in the market for a brand new hybrid but want to save a few pennies on purchase price, you're really limited to two vehicles.

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Want To Get A 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV? Here's How

Green Car Reports

It might be a compliance car, built by Toyota for the sole purpose of meeting California’s regulations for zero-emission vehicles, but the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is one of the most highly-anticipated plug-in cars of 2012. The anticipation is with good reason. Combining the practicality of a crossover SUV with a Tesla-engineered drivetrain, the

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2012 Toyota Prius V

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Toyota Prius V would appear to be what fuel-efficient drivers have been craving for many years: a Prius with more interior space for people and stuff, something like a station wagon or a minivan with a hybrid powertrain. Finally, Toyota has delivered. While the company waffles continuously on what kind of a car it actually is, the EPA

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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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