2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Video Review

Green Car Reports

We tested the company''s first-ever hybrid model, the 2014 Subaru XV It''s no secret that Subaru has surged from strength to strength over the last several years.

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid: Video Road Test

Green Car Reports

Honda was the first car company to sell a hybrid in the U.S. by a few months, but it hasn''t done nearly as well with its hybrids as Toyota has done with its Prius.

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Al Muratsuchi Votes To Kill Community Choice Then Finds Out He Was Duped & Calls Me To Apologize

Creative Greenius

Al sounded sincere and remorseful… Joe Galliani (in green “Keep Hermosa Hermosa” cap) accepting his 2014 Environmental Hero Award from Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi at the 22nd Annual Earth Day Celebration in Manhattan Beach.

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2014 BMW i3 Vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class: Luxury Electric Car Comparison

Green Car Reports

Those cars are the 2014 BMW i3 and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. This summer, buyers will have the option of two electric cars that on the surface, offer very similar attributes. Both are from Germany, for a start. Each has a very similar price tag. Each offers four doors and a liftback-style luggage area. And since we''ve driven

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Wendy Greuel Our Best Bet To Get To 100% Renewable Energy In Time

Creative Greenius

Joe Galliani in Keep Hermosa Hermosa hat receiving his 2014 Environmental Hero Award from the City of Manhattan Beach and V.O.I.C.E. Photo taken by the Greenius on Wednesday April 31, 2014.

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2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Car On Sale In Summer From $41,450

Green Car Reports

Just over a year after its unveiling at the 2013 New York Auto Show, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is getting ready for its U.S. showroom arrival. The compact electric hatchback will go on sale in the U.S. this summer with a base price of $41,450.

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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

Green Car Reports

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains the sole seven-seat hybrid vehicle on the market, and it has been redesigned and updated for the 2014 model year. hybrid sales, the 2014 Highlander Hybrid stands at the top of Toyota''s mid-size SUV line. While smaller vehicles--the Prius far ahead of any other model--make up the bulk of U.S. Our model was rated

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Ted Lieu To The Rescue! Heroic Climate Champion Saves Community Choice Aggregation.

Creative Greenius

San Rafael projects an even larger savings of $47,000 in 2014. million in savings overall for Marin Clean Energy customers in 2014.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive: First Drive

Green Car Reports

But put your sensible cap on for the moment, have a look at the 2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive, and you''ll find little of such flirtation. Can electric cars be sexy? Look at the exclusive Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive gullwing sports car, and that question has been answered. That''s partly because Mercedes has potentially a much

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2014 Cadillac ELR Electric Coupe: Free Home Charging Station Included

Green Car Reports

When the price of the 2014 Cadillac ELR range-extended luxury coupe was announced last October--it''s $75,995--the gasps and shrieking could be heard throughout the plug-in electric car world.

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Al’s Bright Idea for Hermosa, Ted’s Tough Stance Against Oil & Why I’m Worried About It Mattering

Creative Greenius

Sarah Sikich, Heal the Bay’s Science and Policy Director, Coastal Resources at the podium, California State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi and State Senator Ted Lieu behind her – Photo by Jose Bacallao (lifted from Facebook).

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2014 Nissan Leaf Electric Car: 84-Mile Range, RearView Monitor Standard

Green Car Reports

The 2014 Nissan Leaf is now rolling off the assembly lines in Tennessee, and the first examples should arrive at dealerships this week or next. Rated range rises to 84 miles Most importantly to new buyers, the range of the 2014 Leaf is now listed Now, after a long wait, we have information on the updates to the electric car for the new model year.

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2014 Nissan Juke: New Equipment, Revised Features, MPG Unchanged

Green Car Reports

Three years on from its debut, Nissan has refreshed its quirky offering for 2014--though fuel economy remains unchanged. The Nissan Juke''s appearance in the compact crossover segment has spurred several other automakers into fielding their own entries. All Juke models get a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder, producing 188 horsepower

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2014 BMW i3: Polarizing Looks, Average Range--Can It Succeed?

Green Car Reports

And it remains unclear which category the 2014 BMW i3 will fall, in the different global markets in which BMW is selling it. DON''T MISS: 2014 BMW i3: First Drive Of BMW''s Radical New Most of the world''s truly significant cars have been striking, even polarizing, designs. But some unusual, even polarizing, designs have been colossal failures.

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2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Test Returns 40 MPG

Green Car Reports

Eighteen months ago, when we first drove prototype versions of the 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost, we knew we''d be eager to get our hands on the little subcompact with the turbocharged three-cylinder engine for a longer drive. DON''T MISS: 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost Prototype As a general rule, we like small cars, and small cars with small engines.

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2014 Mercedes E250 Diesel MPG, 2014 BMW i3 Demand, EPA Ethanol Rules: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: 2014 BMW i3 production rises to meet strong demand, the EPA resets its ethanol rules, and we drive the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec diesel sedan. Production of the 2014 BMW i3 electric car will rise to meet strong demand, but will sales stay strong when the i3 hits U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Let Us Now Murder AB 2145 Before It Kills Community Choice Power

Creative Greenius

When we last wrote about AB 2145 it was after a trip to Sacramento to speak out against the bill at the Senate Energy Committee hearing on it.

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Wayne Powell, Duddly Do Right For All The Right Reasons

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Your Friendly Neighborhood Greenius (white shirt) talks to Manhattan Beach Councilman Wayne Powell (center) and Councilman Mark Burton at the 2014 Manhattan Beach Earth Day Celebration.

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Wendy Greuel Gains Green Ground in South Bay L.A. – Stands Up & Speaks Out To Keep Hermosa Hermosa

Creative Greenius

Your friendly neighborhood Greenius has been waiting for awhile now to see which of the candidates for Henry Waxman’s 33rd District seat was going to step up environmentally. Today that person turned out to be Wendy Greuel.

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2014 MINI Cooper: Gas Mileage Review With 3-Cyl Engine + Manual

Green Car Reports

The 2014 MINI Cooper hardtop is the first entire, top-to-bottom redesign of the iconic British minicar. In its base form, with a new 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual gearbox, it runs a bit more than $20,000 and is rated at 34 mpg combined. But it''s longer, wider, and taller. It has more passenger and cargo room

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2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: What It's Like On The Road

Green Car Reports

the 2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive remains the smallest and shortest plug-in electric car sold in the U.S.--as With minimal changes from the model launched last year as the least expensive electric car in the U.S.,

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2014 BMW i3 Gets CA Carpool-Lane Access: Battery Only, So Far

Green Car Reports

As expected, the 2014 BMW i3 electric car has been awarded its "white sticker," the coveted permission to drive in High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes with only one occupant on California''s crowded freeways.

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A Few Words on Eco Terrorists, Cowards and Courage

Creative Greenius

Last night at the Hermosa Beach City Council meeting I heard an ignorant little man reference my favorite Edward Abbey book, “The Monkey Wrench Gang,” which I read the year it came out – in 1975 as a senior in high school. It’s true. I am that young.

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2014 MINI Cooper Automatic: Quick Drive

Green Car Reports

The all-new, third-generation 2014 MINI Cooper three-door hatchback--now called "Hardtop" by MINI--sports a longer nose, a new 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, and an interior that at last cleans up some of the disastrous ergonomics of the previous cars.

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2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Arriving At Dealers, Updated, Cheaper

Green Car Reports

The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is There are times when being first to the market with something just isn''t enough. Take the Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car. It may have launched as long ago as July 2009 in Japan, but worldwide sales have been just a fraction that of Nissan''s Leaf--and in the U.S, total sales are still in the low four-figures range.

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2014 BMW i3 REx Vs Chevy Volt: Range-Extended Electric Cars Compared

Green Car Reports

New REx on the block But now the Volt has a formidable new competitor: the new 2014 BMW i3, available as both a pure Until recently, the Chevy Volt was the only range-extended electric car available in the U.S. I''ve driven a Volt for almost three years now, and it''s been a splendid car--quiet, smooth, peppy, and amazingly economical.

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Kia enhances 2014 Optima Hybrid

Green Car Congress

Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the 2014 Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan at the Chicago Auto Show last week. The 2014 Optima Hybrid builds upon the advancements of its gasoline-powered sibling, which went on sale in late-fall of last year. Available in LX and EX trims, the 2014 Optima Hybrid features carryover refinements for smoothness and drivability, including a 47 hp (35 kW) electric traction motor, a strong Hybrid Starter Generator (HSG) and a 47 kW lithium polymer battery. .

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2014 BMW i3: Is Range Extended Version Outselling Battery Only?

Green Car Reports

The 2014 BMW i3 electric car has a unique feature offered by no other vehicle in the world: Buyers can choose to have it as a battery-electric vehicle, or add an optional range-extending engine that roughly doubles its rated electric range of 81 miles.

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ZSW: more than 400,000 plug-in cars on road worldwide at beginning of 2014; 2x 2013

Green Car Congress

At the beginning of 2014, there were more than 400,000 electric cars—battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and range-extended electric vehicles—on the road worldwide, according to an analysis by Zentrums für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Germany.

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2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Online Configurator Now Live

Green Car Reports

As the first customers take delivery of their new BMW i3 electric cars, it''s time for the pre-launch hype to disappear and let sales do the talking.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Now In Production

Green Car Reports

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive has entered production at the Mercedes assembly plant in Rastatt, Germany, according to Autocar. The first U.S.-market market production electric car to wear a three-pointed star is on its way to showrooms. Based on the B-Class hatchback sold in Europe, the Electric Drive is expected to go on sale in the U.S.

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel: Diesel SUV Fuel Economy Tested

Green Car Reports

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel is one of two popular models this year that offer a good test of how attractive buyers find today''s modern diesels. The other is the 2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel compact Diesel engines are now offered in a growing number of passenger vehicles on sale this year and next, especially crossovers and sport utilities.

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2014 Was A Good Year For Cleaner, Greener, More Efficient Cars

Green Car Reports

So how did 2014 measure up in terms of boosting vehicle fuel efficiency and reducing emissions? With the year all but wound down, it''s an appropriate time to look back and take stock of what''s been achieved over the past 12 months. DON''T MISS: In Just One Year, Electric Cars Have Gotten Cleaner: How''d They Do That? According to the National

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2014 Mercedes CLA: Smallest Benz Sees Sky-High Demand

Green Car Reports

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class compact sedan isn''t much like the other cars that wear the three-pointed star badge. In contrast to most Mercedes models sold in the U.S., the CLA is small, based on a front-wheel drive platform, and powered exclusively by four-cylinder engines. Customers seem to like those differences--or the idea of a

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2014 Tesla Model S: Killing 3 Versions, 2 Colors, Some Options

Green Car Reports

In an effort to simplify its assembly process and boost production rates, Tesla Motors has streamlined its 2014 Tesla Model S electric-car lineup and eliminated several variants. Specifically, the California carmaker will no longer offer its P85 and P85+ performance versions in rear-wheel-drive form--those models will only be available now with

2014 83

The Curious Case of Buying A New State Senator From The South Bay

Creative Greenius

Candidate Ben Allen, running as a democrat, gets $300,000 from the right wing guy who wanted Henry Waxman out of office – Bill Bloomfield – and then Ben tells me he feels “weird” about it.

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2014 Cadillac ELR Ad: What Does It Say About Who Buys Electric Cars? (Video)

Green Car Reports

Well, if this is the guy who''s actually going to buy a 2014 Cadillac ELR, there may be some interesting conversations to come with Nissan Leaf owners.

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Uses 'Maserati' Engine (Trivia Today)

Green Car Reports

Well, OK, perhaps the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel doesn''t have an engine actually designed by Maserati. But, hey, what other pickup truck can claim to use even the same engine as sexy, sinuous, six-figure Italian luxury sport sedans? As cleverly pointed out by Ward''s Auto, the new diesel Ram 1500 full-size pickup truck uses the same 3.0-liter

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2014 Cadillac ELR: Gorgeous, Too-Pricey Electric Luxury Coupe

Green Car Reports

Let''s get one thing out of the way up front: The 2014 Cadillac ELR is rather more than a "tarted-up Volt," in the words of more than one commentator. It''s a quiet, smooth, adequately powerful and very stylish coupe with a luxurious interior, and GM''s most advanced range-extended electric powertrain. On the other hand, it''s effectively a two-person

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel earns 28 mpg highway; best in segment

Green Car Congress

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. The 3.6-liter V6 EcoDiesel-powered 2014 Ram 1500 pickup ( earlier post ) has earned a 28-mpg (8.4 l/100 km) highway, a rating that stands for model-year 2014. Pricing for the 2014 Ram 1500 starts at $24,200, plus $1,195 destination.

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2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Rated At 81 Miles, 124 MPGe: BREAKING

Green Car Reports

Well, the numbers are in, courtesy of a quickly-photographed window sticker, and now we know the range and efficiency ratings for the 2014 BMW i3 electric car. The EPA-rated range is 81 miles, and its efficiency is a record-breaking 124 MPGe combined (138 MPGe city, 111 MPGe highway). ALSO SEE: Toyota Describes Combustion Engine That Generates

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This Electric Motorcycle Lap At TT Zero 2014 Is Insane: Video

Green Car Reports

TT Zero is a relatively new addition to the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy road race meeting that takes place each June. Despite its novelty, it''s also raising more than a few eyebrows. None more so than this year, when experienced racer John McGuinness rode the lap you see above.

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2014 BMW i3: What Staff Training Ride & Drives Revealed

Green Car Reports

With deliveries of the first 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric cars now just days away, BMW has busily been training service personnel and dealership staff on its new and radical design. And an informed post on BMWBlog by a dealership employee who went through the multi-day course offers some new information about the car and its capabilities DON''T

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