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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First 2012 Tesla Model S Delivered To Earliest Depositor Steve Jurvetson

Green Car Reports

Deliveries of the 2012 Tesla Model S electric sedan will officially begin on June 22. But the very first production Model S off the line has already been handed over to its new owner. It went to none other than venture capitalist and Tesla board member Steve Jurvetson, who is now driving it around Silicon Valley--complete with a telltale

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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.

2012 Fisker Karma: Brief Drive Report

Green Car Reports

Well, after three years of asking, we've finally had a chance to drive the 2012 Fisker Karma. And we can confirm that the extended-range electric luxury sport sedan is, in fact, a real car. It's got drop-dead styling, unique interior furnishings, and a good ride that's aided by the fact that it's both low and very heavy. In "Stealth

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2012 Tesla Model S: EPA Range Of 265 Miles, 89 MPGe Efficiency

Green Car Reports

On that day, it will deliver its first 2012 Model S luxury sport sedans to retail customers in a big webcast event at its Fremont, California, assembly plant. Friday will be a big day for startup electric carmaker Tesla Motors. But a couple of days beforehand, the EPA has issued the eagerly awaited range and efficiency numbers for the high-end

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2012 Tesla Model S: First Drive Of All-Electric Sport Sedan

Green Car Reports

After an hour in a 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sport sedan, one thing became clear: It's a viable car. The Model S gives Tesla Motors a shot at turning into a real car company. That's a provisional judgment; as many journalists have noted, 10-minute drives or an hour driving and riding in limited New York City traffic hardly provides the time

Video Proves 2012 Nissan Leaf Can Tackle Even Tough Commutes

Green Car Reports

So when automotive journalists Roman Mica and Nathan Adlen from TFLcar.com decided to put a 2012 Nissan Leaf through a series of daily driving tasks to see how it According to recent research, 95 percent of all trips could be made by electric cars -- but that doesn’t stop the majority of consumers from suffering electric car range anxiety.

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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 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Offered At Up To $5,000 Off

Green Car Reports

If you're in the market for a 2012 Nissan Leaf, you may find some surprisingly good deals available on the highest-volume battery electric car sold in the U.S. Sales of the Leaf this year have remained far below the pace needed to hit the company's sales target of 20,000 Leafs in the U.S. by the end of next March. And when sales lag, prices often

2012 Ford Focus Electric SmartPhone App, Website, Goes Live

Green Car Reports

According to our own reckoning, Ford hasn’t really sold that many 2012 Ford Focus Electric cars to non fleet customers. Just like smartphone apps for the 2012 Nissan For those who have made the purchase however, the automaker has announced its smartphone iPhone app and website are now live, letting customers remotely interact with their car.

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Frost & Sullivan consultant suggests European EV success will require radical lightweighting plus enabling legislation

Green Car Congress

According to the latest AID newsletter , electric vehicle (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) sales reached 20,558 units in Western Europe for the first 10 months of 2012. Worldwide, not more than 100,000 electric vehicles are expected to be sold in 2012.

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2012 Tesla Model S Drives From L.A. To Las Vegas On A Single Charge

Green Car Reports

The MotorTrend editorial team must have spent more time behind the wheel of the 2012 Tesla Model S than any other automotive journalists to date. Not only did MotorTrend get to borrow the personal 2012 Tesla Model S Signature Sport belonging to Tesla CEO Elon Musk for a few days to test the real-world range of the $100,000 luxury sedan, but it

2012 Chevrolet Volt: Most Loved Compact Car, Most Satisfied Drivers

Green Car Reports

According to a recent, very peppy General Motors ad campaign, many Chevrolet Volt owners are brimming with enthusiasm about their plug-in hybrid. Then again, having Chevy Volt owners evangelize about their cars in an ad designed to sell the plug-in hybrid is hardly a fair yardstick to gauge how Volt owners feel about their cars. But a recent J.D.

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Top 10 Green Concept Cars Of 2012

Green Car Reports

Concept cars used to be flights of fancy, vehicles designed solely to grab attention when a carmaker's regular products were lacking visual verve. In more recent times, they've been so much more than that. They still look extreme and showcase blue-sky technology, but concepts now give us a much clearer indication of tomorrow's actual cars. Now the

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2012 Tesla Model S: Seven Little Things A Buyer Doesn't Like

Green Car Reports

Let's make one thing clear right up front: I think the 2012 Tesla Model S is the coolest freaking car in the history of Western Civilization. I put down my $5,000 deposit more than two years ago. I've chugged the Tesla Kool-Aid, extra-large size. But after a 7-minute spin in a dark green Model S last week at the Tesla "Get Amped" test-drive tour

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BMW X5 xDrive35d Named 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

Green Car Reports

This morning, the BMW X5 xDrive35d was named the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year by the readers of The Diesel Driver magazine. The BMW beat the new Volkswagen Passat TDI, which placed second, and the VW Golf TDI, which garnered third place. Altogether, 13 passenger cars and light trucks competed for the award. The award was presented at the New York

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BREAKING: 2012 Tesla Model S Deliveries To Start June 22

Green Car Reports

It’s official: in one month, Tesla will deliver its first 2012 Model S electric sedan to customers in the U.S., webcasting the whole ceremony live on the Internet. A few weeks ahead of schedule, Tesla’s engineering team have been working hard to ensure that production is up to speed at its massive factory in Fremont, California.

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2012 Nissan Leaf Proves Itself On Snowy Japanese Test Course

Green Car Reports

Prior to this winter, Nissan has only sold its all-electric Leaf hatchback to customers in moderate climates. But just as Nissan North America was celebrating selling its 10,000th Leaf, Nissan Japan was proving that the Leaf wasn’t scared of winter weather with a special press event held near the northern city of Shibetsu, Hokkaido.

Fisker reports more than $100M in revenue Jan-Apr 2012; more than $1B in funding since 2007

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Fisker Automotive published its first business update, announcing that revenues had exceeded $100 million in the first four months of 2012. In the first few months of 2012, Fisker has continued to raise private equity investment to fund its expansion plans, securing $174 million of additional private financing since the start of the year. 2012 Fisker Karma. The EVer (Electric Vehicle extended range) powertrain of the Fisker Karma. Click to enlarge.

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The 2012 guide to alternative fuel vehicles. The Green Piece

Green Cars News

Tuesday, 24 April, 2012. The Green Piece Column. It’s very easy to stumble ahead with the ever–changing landscape of alternative fuel vehicles and not look back to recap how the market is shaping up. But here at TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk, we like to think we’re pretty comprehensive (and yet, hopefully, succinct) in providing a guide to low [.]. The Green Piece alternative fuel electric fuel cell hybrid hydrogen The Green Piece Column

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2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid: 95 MPGe. 2012 Chevy Volt: 94 MPGe. Game On?

Green Car Reports

Japanese automaker Toyota has fired a warning shot across General Motors’ bow today with a revised set of gas mileage figures for the soon-to-be-launched 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid. Announced by Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bob Carter, official economy figures in electric-only mode have been improved from 87

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2012 Tesla Model S All-Electric Sedan: Drive Reviews Roundup

Green Car Reports

On Friday, Tesla Motors delivered its first production Model S electric sedans to retail customers, an event the company webcast live. Watch the 26-0minute video above if you want to relive the glorious event. While Green Car Reports wasn't there, we've watched the deluge of coverage and read the handful of drive reviews published so far. Happy

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Want To Tow With Your 2012 Nissan Leaf? Now You Can

Green Car Reports

If you own a 2012 Nissan Leaf alongside a regular gasoline car, the chances are you’ve already taken to driving your electric car as much as possible, using it for everything from the daily commute to weekend trips to the dump. But while Nissan’s mass production electric car beats a gasoline car hands down when it comes to running

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Zero Motorcycles begins production of their 2012 product line

National Green Transportation

Zero Motorcycles, a Santa Cruz based electric motorcycle manufacturer, began production of the full line of the company's 2012 model year motorcycles. Zero's 2012 model year includes game changing ("ground-breaking") range

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV: First Drive From Behind The Wheel (Video)

Green Car Reports

The new 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is quick, relatively fun to drive, and the only all-electric crossover utility vehicle on the market today. It has a good, intuitive touchscreen display and instrument cluster that shows both the maximum possible range and a constantly updated range based on both the climate-control settings and its most recent usage

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2012 Tesla Model S: Coming In June, Projected 250-300 Miles At Highway Speeds

Green Car Reports

Tesla motors has announced that it is on schedule to deliver the first examples of its Model S electric sedan by June. The company is also set to use all of its $465 million Department of Energy loan within the next six months, though Elon Musk says Tesla is still on target to turn a profit in 2013. The next few years will be all about the

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2014 Tesla Model X Vs. 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV: Electric SUV Showdown?

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is unique, the only all-electric compact sport-utility vehicle sold by a major automaker in the U.S. Behind the wheel, its Tesla-developed powertrain makes it peppy but quiet, while it maintains all the cargo and people space of the original gasoline version. There's really only one vehicle that's even close to comparable

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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.

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.

Five New 2012 Hybrid Cars To Consider Steering Clear Of

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Toyota Prius remains the gold standard among hybrid-electric vehicles, with three of its four separate models delivering a combined EPA gas-mileage Say "hybrid car," and most people think Toyota Prius. The Japanese maker has sold roughly 3 million Prius models worldwide since 1997, which is more than half of all the hybrids in the world.

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2012 Honda Civic Vs 2012 Toyota Corolla: Compact Comparo

Green Car Reports

Other cars may steal the headlines, but the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla have spent plenty of time in the best-sellers lists. That's because each offers a wide range of talents to a wide range of individuals and families. They may lack the excitement of other models, but if you want a safe, comfortable, cheap-to-run four-door sedan, one or the

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Huge 2012 Chevy Volt Crash Proves Its Safety Credentials

Green Car Reports

Ever since a battery pack from a 2012 Chevrolet Volt caught fire weeks after it was subjected to tough National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests in a laboratory, critics of General Motor’s plug-in hybrid have been quick to question its safety credentials.

Nissan Leaf earns 2012 Euro NCAP five star safety rating

Green Cars News

The pin-up of the electric car world, the Nissan Leaf, has been reissued a five star safety rating from Euro NCAP after being tested to new, more stringent crash standards introduced for 2012. It is not the only model to successfully pass the retesting, with seven other models also re-earning their five star ratings in [.]. Nissan Euro NCAP Nissan LEAF

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2012 Ford Focus 3-Cylinder: Quick Drive Report

Green Car Reports

Downsizing: The car industry's buzzword for both consumers shopping for smaller cars than their previous model, and carmakers equipping their models with smaller, more efficient engines. Both are linked to lowering the cost of driving, but the latter is most interesting from an efficiency perspective. Smaller engines and turbochargers match the

2012 Chevrolet Volt Saves Supertanker Worth Of Gas Since Launch

Green Car Reports

We all know electric and plug-in hybrid cars can help cut down consumption of gasoline, but just how do you measure how much gasoline savings can be made? Normally, we measure gasoline savings in gallons, or barrels of oil, but General Motors has decided to measure the gasoline saved by its Chevrolet Volt Plug-in Hybrid in supertankers. Using data

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.

2012 Ford Focus SFE Vs 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco: Compact Sedans Compared

Green Car Reports

If that sounds like you, the chances are you’ve considered test-driving the 2012 Ford Focus SFE and 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco. You want a compact sedan that gives great gas mileage, comes from an American company, and costs less than a hybrid car. But what comes as standard on each car? Which is the better on gas mileage? And which should you

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Sales of alternatively fuelled vehicles grow by 15% in 2012

Green Cars News

However, fast forward to September 2012 and it’s a much happier tale, according [.]. Manufacturers of hybrid and electric vehicles will spout off all day on the supposed growing appetite amongst British motorists for alternatively fuelled vehicles. This time last year, that hunger wasn’t translating into actual sales despite a £5,000 sweetener from the Government [link]. Electric cars alternative fuel UK

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2012 Chevrolet Volt Gets New Salesman: 13-Year Old Thomas Hundal

Green Car Reports

And that includes the 2012 When it comes to learning stuff, most kids look towards older siblings, parents and teachers to find out how to do something. But a 13-year old car expert in Ontario, Canada is so enthusiastic and knowledgable about cars that he’s helping his local Chevrolet dealership train its staff to be better salespeople.

Elon Musk Wins His 2012 Tesla Model S Bet, Dan Neil Pays Up

Green Car Reports

The bet he always said he wanted to lose was over the date Tesla Motors would deliver its first production 2012 Model S electric cars to paying customers--which it did at the end of last month, right on time--and that It may be that no one has been happier to lose a bet and write a check for $1,000 than Wall Street Journal auto writer Dan Neil.