Review: 2013 Lexus CT 200h

Hybrid SUV Blog

Designed primarily for the European market, the 2013 Lexus CT 200h is a 4-door “sport tourer” (aka hatchback) that rides atop a fully independent suspension. Now, all of that certainly makes the 2013 Lexus CT 200h / 2013 Lexus CT F Sport sound like a very exciting car.

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Gas Mileage For Every 2013 SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

Using information from FuelEconomy.gov, we put together a list of the most fuel-efficient SUV models for 2013. If you own a 2013 SUV, please share your real-world mileage in the comments section below.

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2013 Fiat 500e Recalled Over Potential Half-Shaft Failures

Green Car Reports

It hasn''t been on sale for long, but the 2013 Fiat 500e is already subject to its first recall. Chrysler has announced it''s to recall more than 270 examples of the battery-electric 500 to replace bolts securing the car''s half-shafts.

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Green resolutions for 2013

Green Cars News

If you want to make a resolution for 2013, we’ve got some [.].

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The Five Greenest, Most Energy-Efficient Cars of 2013

Green Car Reports

What cars available in dealers today make the most efficient use of energy? The answer turns out to be four battery-electric vehicles and one plug-in hybrid. Gasoline and diesel cars don''t even come close; internal combustion engines waste two-thirds to three-quarters of the energy in their fuel on heat and noise. To build this list, we simply

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2013 Tokyo Motor Show: Green Car Preview

Green Car Reports

The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show is almost upon us. And while the Los Angeles Auto Show might hold more relevance for the U.S. market, Tokyo''s offerings can never be discounted entirely. Weird and wonderful some may seem but many feature the kind of technology we''ll soon be seeing in our road cars. And of course, Japan is virtually the home of the

2013 Smart Electric Drive: 4 Stars Overall For Crash Safety From NHTSA

Green Car Reports

The 2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive is the latest electric vehicle to have undergone the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration''s crash test procedures.

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Brief First Drive

Green Car Reports

While they''re great for showing off hybrid cars--including the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybid we briefly tested on Tuesday--they take years off your life. Remind us in future to avoid drive routes confined almost exclusively to Manhattan. We had a chance to put about 10 miles on the new hybrid MKZ, the entirely redesigned new Lincoln that''s meant to take

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2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC: Fuel Efficiency Drive Report

Green Car Reports

Launched for 2009 and notably refreshed for the 2013 model year, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class luxury compact crossover has never been particularly green. Two weeks ago, we drove the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK But with the mid-year addition of a new diesel version, its fuel efficiency goes up by a third--which isn''t bad for a pricey, heavy crossover.

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First drive: 2013 Nissan LEAF

Green Cars News

Driving the new, refreshed Nissan LEAF, I half expected to play a game of ‘Spot the Difference’ between this and the first car launched just two years ago, especially when Nissan revealed it had made more than 100 changes (enough to keep anyone busy).

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2013 Nissan Leaf: Longer Range, Faster Charging, Leather Seats, And More: All The Upgrades

Green Car Reports

In its third year on the market, the updated 2013 Nissan Leaf will have a slightly longer range, a new and lower-priced base model, faster charging, and a more efficient cabin heater. While the 2013 Leaf is still being tested to determine its The battery electric car goes into production at Nissan's assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, this week.

A green car year in review: 2013. The Green Piece.

Green Cars News

Wednesday 18 December, 2013. As the year draws to a close, we take a look back over some of 2013’s highlights in this two-part special Green Piece. The Green Piece Column.

2013 MINI Paceman John Cooper Works: We Ask 'Why?'

Green Car Reports

The 2013 MINI Cooper Paceman John Cooper Works ALL4 we drove for a day last week is one such vehicle. Every once in a while, we end up driving a car that leaves us utterly confused. It''s striking, but far less functional than the MINI Countryman from which it''s derived. The handling is decent, but hardly a cut above every other hot hatch on the

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Honda To Debut Fuel Cell Concept At 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Honda has released a lone sketch to hint at the form of a new fuel cell concept debuting at this year''s Los Angeles Auto Show. The company says the new FCEV Concept expresses a "potential styling direction" for a next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle due in 2015--ready to meet Toyota''s FCV-based production car head on in an expanding market

Tesla Model S wins 2013 World Green Car award

Green Cars News

Tesla’s highly-anticipated second model has been named 2013 ‘World Green Car’ at the New York International Auto Show (NAIAS).

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Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Sep 2013: Volt Repeat?

Green Car Reports

The Chevrolet Volt and Tesla Model S were probably neck-and-neck in Canadian plug-in sales, in September In August, the Chevy Volt won the sales podium by an 84-56 margin over the Nissan Leaf.

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Carlin Dunne switches to electric racing with Lightning for 2013 Pikes Peak

National Green Transportation

On Tuesday, Lightning Motorcycles announced they had signed Pikes Peak International Hill Climb multi-time-champion Carlin Dunne to ride with the team in the 2013 event.

MotoCzysz makes stunning win over Mugen in 2013 TT ZERO

National Green Transportation

MotoCzysz has won its fourth straight TT ZERO on Wednesday, in a stunning defeat of Mugen Shinden who many thought would win this year. MotoCzysz' Mike Rutter and Mugen's John McGuiness finished just 1.67 seconds

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: First Drive

Green Car Reports

Now the Korean carmaker has taken another crack at the car, with numerous updates and modifications to the 2013 Hyundai When we first drove the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid in the fall of 2010, it was a pre-production car and--frankly--it wasn''t very smooth. The 2011 Sonata Hybrid production car was better, but far from the standards of the best hybrids.

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UK buys more than 1,000 electric cars in Q3 2013

Green Cars News

The UK’s Plug-in Car Grants (PiCG) had their best quarter ever from July through to September, this year with 1,149 new electric cars registered with the support of the £5,000 incentives. Since January 2011, motorists buying a qualifying ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) have been eligible for a [.].

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2013 Nissan Leaf TV Ad: Selling Electric-Car Fun, Finally!

Green Car Reports

The 2013 Nissan Leaf electric car has some lofty sales goals associated with it--certainly higher than the 9,750 deliveries that Nissan averaged each year in 2011 and 2012.

U.S.-Made 2013 Nissan Leaf Has Only 15 Percent Local Content; Here's Why

Green Car Reports

The 2013 Nissan Leaf electric car is assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee, for North American sales. So why does every 2013 Leaf carry a window sticker saying that its U.S. In fact, Nissan got a low-interest loan for $1.6 billion from the U.S. Department of Energy to make that possible. and Canadian content is just 15 percent--while 80 percent of its

2013 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview: Green Cars & Concepts

Green Car Reports

The 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show is soon upon us, and it''s set to be another big one for green vehicles. It''s a big show in general, spread throughout several buildings in the manner of a small town. Most are occupied by huge displays of the German automakers'' collective might, and those German firms will be responsible for many of the show''s big

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2015 BMW i8 Live Photo Gallery: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Green Car Reports

The 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car was finally unveiled this morning at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. It joins the i3 electric city car as the second model in BMW’s line of “i” plug-in vehicles. Like the i3, the i8 features a unique “LifeDrive” architecture consisting of a carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP

Best Green Cars of 2013 are all hybrid and electric

Green Cars News

US residual values experts at Kelley Blue Book have drawn up their annual list of the 10 Best Green Cars for 2013, placing the new electric supermini at the [.].

First drive: Toyota Auris Touring Sports 2013 - the world’s first full hybrid compact wagon

Green Cars News

Now in 2013 comes another groundbreaking car from Toyota - the Auris Touring Sports Hybrid - the world’s first full hybrid compact wago[.].

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Which 2013 Small Cars Are IIHS Top Safety Picks?

Green Car Reports

It''s not hard to see why small cars have increased in popularity over the last decade or so. Always popular among some buyers for their gas-saving abilities, today''s small cars are also now quicker, more comfortable, better-equipped and safer than ever before.

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2013 Fiat 500e Electric Car: First Drive

Green Car Reports

The 2013 Fiat 500e may be a compliance car, but its engineers created an electric car that''s so much fun to drive that seemingly they want it to be more. And with remarkably aggressive pricing--the same $199 monthly lease payment as on a top-of-the-line gasoline 500--Fiat''s marketers are trying hard to eliminate cost as a barrier to driving

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Top Ten Green Cars of the Tokyo Motor Show 2013. The Green Piece

Green Cars News

Tuesday 19 November, 2013. Completely overshadowing the Los Angeles Auto Show, is the Tokyo Motor Show which, like its American counterpart, opens its doors for press previews from tomorrow (November 20,2013), and runs until December 1, 2013, for two weeks of motoring delig[.].

Budget 2013: more support for low emission cars and fuel duty rise ditched

Green Cars News

A Budget for people “who aspire to work hard and get on”, Chancellor George Osborne said today, as he delivered his Budget Statement for 2013.

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Volkswagen e-Up Electric Car Live Photo Gallery: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen unveiled two electric cars at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show: along with the e-Golf, it also showed the e-Up electric minicar. Like the e-Golf, the e-Up is based on a production VW, in this case the Up minicar designed for the European market. In the VW e-Up, the car''s internal combustion engine is replaced with an electric motor that

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS: How Hot Is Chevy's Sporty Hatch?

Green Car Reports

Now, with the advent of the 2013 Chevy Sonic RS sports model, we had a chance to revisit the car--and we remain impressed. The Chevrolet Sonic subcompact was an impressive offering when we tested both a 1.8-liter LT hatchback and a 1.4-liter LTZ sedan almost two years ago. The RS version uses the same 138-hp, 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder

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2013 Zero S: Proof That Electric Motorcycles Have Grown Up At Last

Green Car Reports

We’re not sure the same can be said watching a car or a motorcycle grow and evolve from one generation to the next--but if the 2013 Zero S were to have parents, we think they’d be proud. As any parent will tell you, watching children grow up and mature is a powerful, life-changing experience.

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Quick Winter Gas Mileage Test

Green Car Reports

The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is the second of Ford's two hybrid models, both all-new for 2013. The Fusion Hybrid, unlike the C-Max Hybrid compact hatchback, is a four-door mid-size sedan aimed right at the heart of a high-volume market segment. Competitors for the Fusion lineup include the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet

2013 Smart Electric Drive Cabrio: Brief Drive Of Electric Convertible

Green Car Reports

But if you want an electric convertible, there''s just one: The 2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabrio. If you want an electric car, there are now 14 different models with plugs to choose from. The little two-seat battery electric vehicle with the roll-back cloth roof is now on sale along with the fixed-roof Coupe model of the same car. The pair

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ABB commissions world’s highest capacity HVDC Light underwater power link

Green Car Congress

ABB has delivered the East West Interconnector to EirGrid, the Irish transmission system operator.

2013 Honda Civic EX Automatic: Gas Mileage Advice To Reader

Green Car Reports

Sometimes we get letters from readers asking for advice, or criticizing our reports on gas mileage. We''re always happy to hear their experiences--but a bit of perspective is sometimes needed. Reader Marcus Witte recently sent us the following note (we''ve edited it slightly for clarity): Your review of the Honda Civic Ex sedan automatic mpg gas

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Tesla Motors profitable in Q1 2013 after massive losses in 2012

National Green Transportation

All eyes are on Tesla Motors and whether the companies sales live up to expectation. Tesla has made a big bet they can sell 20,000 electric luxury cars a year when the likes of Nissan and General Motors

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2013 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Diesels, Electrics And Hybrids

Green Car Reports

Next week is the annual Detroit Auto Show, one of the most important events on the automotive calendar and increasingly a place for car companies to show off new green technology. Given consumer tastes and the trends in the market, it should come as no surprise that the list of green cars, whether we’re talking compacts, diesels, electrics

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid Live Photo Gallery: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Mercedes-Benz added a new model to its S-Class line at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, with the introduction of the 2015 S500 Plug-In Hybrid. Based on the redesigned 2014 S-Class sedan, the S500 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter gasoline V-6 with 328 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque, along with an electric motor that adds 80 kilowatts

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