EV Fest 2012: Toronto, Ontario

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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 Subaru Impreza

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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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2012 SUV Market Update

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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. If fuel economy is at the top of your list in determining which sport utility to buy, here are the top five most fuel efficient SUVs according to fueleconomy.gov: 2012 Ford Escape hybrid – 32 mpg combined.

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2012 Fisker Karma Vs. 2012 Tesla Model S: Video Debate

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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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Review: 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

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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. The 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid comes in two trims, standard and a Platinum Edition. A No Compromise Hybrid SUV.

2012 Coda Sedan: First Drive

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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 Mitsubishi i

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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 Yaris

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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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Review: 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

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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. This, combined with the fuel economy of the hybrid, should make the 2012 Tahoe a good choice for the family on the go. Similar high-end safety features are included with the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. The 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid is available in two and four-wheel-drive models.

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2012 Chevrolet Volt

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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 Lexus CT 200h

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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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Winners of 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge

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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 Kia Soul

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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 Audi A3

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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 Gets Even Cheaper: Now, $139/Month Lease

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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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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 Kia Rio

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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 Tesla Model S: First Drive Video

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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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2012 Honda CR-Z

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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 Toyota RAV4 EV: First Drive Of Tesla-Powered Crossover

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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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2012 Toyota Prius C

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The 2012 Toyota Prius C has been a success from Day One, with strong sales for Toyota's new 50-mpg hybrid hatchback. If you're looking for the highest gas mileage of any non-plug-in vehicle on the market--but want something smaller and more nimble than the classic Prius liftback--the newest addition to the growing Toyota Prius line is well worth a

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2012 Infiniti M35h

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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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2012 Honda Hybrids: A Complete Guide

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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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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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2012 Hyundai Sonata

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

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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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Report: Toyota doubling hybrid output to 1.2M In 2012

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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 Nissan Leaf

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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 Mazda Mazda2

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Now in its third year on the market, the 2012 Mazda Mazda2 may just be the most enjoyable subcompact five-door hatchback on the market. While its "zoom-zoom" isn't necessarily as evident in the styling as its flashier and bigger siblings, it competes with distinction on the sportiest end of the spectrum against cars like the Ford Fiesta, Honda

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2012 Fisker Karma

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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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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. If fuel economy is at the top of your list in determining which sport utility to buy, here are the top five most fuel efficient SUVs according to fueleconomy.gov: 2012 Ford Escape hybrid – 32 mpg combined.

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2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Quick Drive

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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 Toyota Corolla

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There's not a lot to say about the 2012 Toyota Corolla that you won't know already--it's a perfectly respectable compact four-door sedan, rivaling cars like the Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, and Volkswagen Jetta, but without any of their style or interest-grabbing features.

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

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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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NOAA predicts a near-normal 2012 Atlantic and Eastern Pacific hurricane season, below-normal in Central Pacific

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Favoring storm development in 2012 is the continuation of the overall conditions associated with the Atlantic high-activity era that began in 1995, in addition to near-average sea surface temperatures across much of the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, known as the Main Development Region. Improvements to the GFDL model for 2012 include physics upgrades that are expected to reduce or eliminate a high bias in the model's intensity forecasts.

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2012 Toyota Yaris Vs 2012 Honda Fit: Subcompact Hatches Compared

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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 Mazda Mazda3

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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 Ford Focus Electric: First Drive Review

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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 Nissan Leaf Limo Stretches Electric Car Reality

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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 Prius V

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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 MINI Cooper

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The 2012 MINI Cooper isn't quite as revolutionary as its ancestor, but it's equally distinctive, and it shows that even small cars can be popular in America--as long as they're fun to drive, inexpensive to run and Launched in 1959, the original, classic Mini revolutionized transport in Europe a few years before the Mustang did the same in America.

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2012 Honda Insight

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Two years ago, Honda launched its Insight subcompact hybrid hatchback to high hopes. Regrettably, the company saw its hopes for soaring sales of its mild hybrids dashed, with the Insight selling less than half the projected number--largely because it suffered in comparison to its showroom stablemate, the Honda Fit. Both cars were five-door