Consumer Reports confirms 2016 Toyota Prius 52-mpg rating

Green Car Reports

Consumer Reports has confirmed the 52-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, although its ratings in city and highway testing differed. Nonetheless, the magazine says the 2016 Prius is the most fuel-efficient car it's ever tested.

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2016 Electric Motorcycle Buyers Guide

Green Car Reports

Zero added two new bikes to its lineup for 2016, and its prices have come down while performance has gone up. The electric motorcycle industry continues to mature as Zero Motorcycles leads the way with the highest sales and most models. Several established manufacturers gave us a glimpse of their plans for electric motorcycles, and an array of. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles Brammo Empulse Zero Motorcycles Polaris Energica Ego Yamaha

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A Love Letter To My Other Woman

Creative Greenius

This is my love letter to Bonnie Raitt – the other woman in my life. I am here in Santa Barbara with Deb, celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, having driven up the coast 100 miles from our home in Redondo Beach to see Bonnie play at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for September 2016

Green Car Reports

With 2017 models arriving in larger numbers, carmakers and dealers are eager to move inventory of leftover 2016 vehicles. We have several 2016 models this month that are about to be displaced, and are consequently heavily incentivized. It's once again time to survey the best deals on hybrid, electric, diesel, and fuel-efficient gasoline cars. car buying Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars deals

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2016 Los Angeles Auto Show green-car preview

Green Car Reports

The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show gets underway this week, and a few notable green cars are expected to debut there. The current popularity of crossover utility vehicles is evident in the numerous new or redesigned crossover models lined for the L.A. show. A smattering of other models will debut as well, but crossovers could very well represent the. Los Angeles Auto Show new cars

Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

Creative Greenius

I’ve lived in my house in Torrance, California for 23 years now. Been in L.A. since I was 19 years old in 1976, back when then Governor Brown was telling us that we were “living in an era of diminished expectations.”

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2016 Tesla Model X first drive review

Green Car Reports

That's the 2016 Tesla Model X six- or seven-seat SUV, and courtesy of an owner in just that situation, we've finally been able to spend a few hours driving the luxury crossover. When you want to buy a Tesla electric car, and you've got four kids, there's only one choice on the market. Unlike other automakers, Tesla Motors almost never makes cars. Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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2016 Toyota Prius: Full View Photos Finally Leaked

Green Car Reports

With the 2016 Toyota Prius scheduled to make its global debut in Las Vegas on the evening of September 8, you had to figure that photos of the car would leak out at some point. After years of spy shots of camouflaged Prius development mules, pre-production prototypes, and test vehicles, now we can see the actual lines of the 2016. Future Cars 2016 Toyota Prius

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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Gas Mileage Review

Green Car Reports

We gave it our Best Car To Buy 2016 award, and we've written that it's better in pretty much every way than the innovative first-generation Volt. Last month, we were able to spend four weekend days with a 2016 Chevrolet Volt, to get a. By now, it's hardly a secret that we're big fans of the redesigned second-generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid.

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

Green Car Reports

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the first mass-market crossover utility with a hybrid powertrain since the demise of the Ford Escape Hybrid in 2012. Granted, there's the luxury Lexus NX hybrid (using some of the same underpinninngs), and the low-volume Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, with a mild-hybrid powertrain. But in terms of mainstream compact. Fuel Economy

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2018 Ford EcoSport unveiled at 2016 Los Angeles auto show

Green Car Reports

Like most things at Ford that don't have GT or RS in their name these days, the new Ford EcoSport is about 90% hype and 10% car. Fortunately, underneath all that ad-speak, it's a cute little thing, with some cool features. If Ford can deliver it with the right driving experience, for the right price, those in the market for a fun and functional. Los Angeles Auto Show

2016 Toyota Prius Spy Video: New Hybrid In San Francisco Testing

Green Car Reports

We've tracked down another video of the upcoming, all-new 2016 Toyota Prius testing on public roads. Videos 2016 Toyota PriusA San Francisco driver captured video of what appears to be a camouflaged Prius prototype on one of the city's typically hilly streets.

2016 Toyota Prius hybrid gets good IIHS, NHTSA crash safety scores

Green Car Reports

The 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid has already been on sale for a few months, but crash-test scores are just now being released. The fourth-generation Prius did well in both National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing.

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2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid Is 'Heck On Wheels' In Super Bowl TV Ad

Green Car Reports

This year, Toyota is promoting its all-new 2016 Prius hybrid in an ad that describes it as "Heck on wheels." DON'T MISS: 2016 Toyota Prius: Gas. Every year, Super Bowl ads seem to come closer to overshadowing the "big game" itself.

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US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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trillion miles in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 3.0% billion miles were driven in September 2016 alone—a 2.4% increase compared with August 2016. The seasonally-adjusted vehicle miles traveled for September 2016 were 268.7 US driving topped 2.4

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The Greatest Solar Powered Music Festival in World History! SUNSTOCK JUNE 18 Los Angeles

Creative Greenius

Out of the darkness, comes the light! Be there and shine with us! Your Creative Greenius loves him some Cults. You KNOW I dig Kaki King… In fact, there has NEVER been a greater, more talented, more entertaining musical line up than Sunstock!

Wolfspeed wins 2016 R&D 100 Award for wide bandgap underhood inverter for HEVs/EVs

Green Car Congress

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, a leading global supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) power products, won a 2016 R&D 100 Award for its high-temperature, wide-bandgap (WBG) underhood inverter for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Jul 2016

Green Car Reports

Once more, the Renault Zoe has maintained the title of best-selling electric car in Europe now that sales reports have been compiled through July. As has been the case all year, the subcompact hatchback's only real competition for the top spot came from the Nissan Leaf, built by Renault's Japanese alliance partner. The Leaf still vastly outsells. Europe sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Renault Zoe

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for November 2016

Green Car Reports

As we get further into the 2017 model year, manufacturers are becoming more eager to eliminate leftover inventory of 2016 models, creating some good opportunities for bargain-hunting car shoppers. It's once again time to look at the best deals on green cars. As always, our list spans hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and fuel-efficient. car buying Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars deals

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Argonne releases 2016 version of GREET

Green Car Congress

The Argonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Group announced 2016 release of the suite of GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation Model) models and associated documentation. electricity generation mix based on Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) 2016.

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2016 BMW X1 quick drive review

Green Car Reports

The 2016 BMW X1 is so cleverly proportioned, in fact, that many buyers will never noticed that it's actually a transverse-engined car with a front-wheel-drive base—the company's first. It looks like a BMW, offers relatively sporty roadholding for an SUV, and delivers a quiet, solid ride. And the BMW styling, interior, and road feel entirely. all-wheel drive xDrive

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2016 Toyota Prius 'Coming Soon': 55-MPG Hybrid To Be Sportier

Green Car Reports

Future Cars Fuel Economy 2016 Toyota PriusWhile Toyota remains coy about the launch date of its fourth-generation Prius hybrid, a company executive has confirmed that the car is coming "soon." Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America, didn't release any specifications on the car when he mentioned it during the groundbreaking for an expansion of the Toyota Technical Center near Ann Arbor.

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for October 2016

Green Car Reports

The leaves are beginning to change, and so are the deals on green cars. Our monthly survey of best deals on hybrid, plug-in electric, and fuel-efficient cars includes some new models, as well as some with incentives retained from previous months. As we get further into the 2017 model year, carmakers are getting more eager to rid themselves of. car buying Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars deals

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Tesla delivered 24,500 electric cars in Q3, holds firm on 2016 goal

Green Car Reports

Tesla said late yesterday that it delivered roughly 24,500 electric cars during the third quarter, including 15,800 Model S sedans and 8,700 Model X utility vehicles. That total slightly exceeds estimates by at least half of the financial analysts who had projected deliveries from the Silicon Valley maker before their release. The third-quarter. sales Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars

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2016 Mini Cooper Clubman gas mileage review

Green Car Reports

DON'T MISS: 2016 MINI Cooper. We're fond of Mini Coopers around here. The little British cars are fun to drive, often produce smiles from others, and in their latest incarnation, are considerably more fuel-efficient than they used to be. We've already tested the third-generation Mini hardtop in both its three-door and the new five-door variants. Fuel Economy

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, September 2016: new record?

Green Car Reports

The past week has brought a "hat trick" of good news for Canadian plug-in electric vehicle owners. The Toronto Blue Jays made the major-league baseball playoffs, the Canadian government announced a national carbon price to come by 2018, and a spectacular September almost certainly shattered monthly electric-car sales records. DON'T MISS: U.S. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

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European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Aug 2016

Green Car Reports

The Renault Zoe once again maintained its position as the best-selling electric car in Europe, at least through August. As has been the case all year, the subcompact hatchback's main competition for that title was the Nissan Leaf—built by Renault's Japanese alliance partner—which once again earned the second-place spot. The Leaf. Europe sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars

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Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For January 2016

Green Car Reports

At this point, automakers have largely switched over to 2016 models, but any remaining 2015 models often make for the best deals--if you can find them, that is. It's a new year, and that means another round of notable deals on hybrid, diesel, and electric cars. We've also added a section for fuel-efficient gasoline cars, to provide another option. car buying Plug-In Hybrids deals

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ACEEE Names 'Greenest' And 'Meanest' 2016 Cars

Green Car Reports

Measuring the energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of different vehicles is easy if they're powered by gasoline, less so when the energy comes from grid electricity. This leads to perpetual debates over the assumptions used on the source of electricity and its carbon footprint, among others. But for 19 years, the American Council for. Environmental Carbon Footprint emissions greenest Fuel Economy Awards energy

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, October 2016: Volt's seven-peat

Green Car Reports

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years; the Chevy Volt won the Canadian electric-car sales trophy for the seventh time in seven months. Though Chevy Volt sales in Canada fell from stratospheric to mere tropospheric levels in October, the vehicle remains Canada's monthly sales leader for the seventh consecutive month. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2016 Chevy Cruze gas mileage beats even previous Eco model

Green Car Reports

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze EPA fuel-economy ratings beat those of all gasoline versions of the previous-generation model. The second-generation Cruze was unveiled last June, and shown in China before that, but is just now going on sale throughout the U.S. It achieves a best of 30 mpg city, 42 mpg highway, 35 mpg combined, making good on Chevy's. General Motors Fuel Economy

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University of Michigan team wins 2016 solar car race

Green Car Reports

Other than charging a battery-electric car using electricity harvested by photovoltaic panels, solar power isn't exactly practical for current production cars. But every year, dozens of solar-powered race cars compete in events around the world held for college students. In the U.S., a team of students from the University of Michigan beat 23. Michigan Students solar

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Plug-in electric car cales in Canada, Nov 2016: Bolts from the blue?

Green Car Reports

Canada's first three Chevrolet Bolt EVs were registered in October, no doubt for media test-drives and dealership training ahead of the 238-mile electric car's Canadian launch. That event is expected to take place early next year, but with photos of truckloads of Bolt EVs headed for U.S. dealers, their counterparts north of the border will clearly. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

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Top 16 most popular cars of 2016

Green Cars News

2016 has been a bumper year for car manufacturers in the UK, with the new car market not only weathering the storm of Brexit but defying predictions a.

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2016 Honda Civic Touring: Gas Mileage Review

Green Car Reports

The once-humble Honda Civic has been a mainstay of the carmaker's lineup in the United States for nearly 40 years. But never before has it been so aspirational inside, outside, and underneath. This year, the Civic's makeover was intense, to say the least. Shedding its ugly duckling looks for a chic, Honda Insight-inspired fastback shape, the. Sedans Fuel Economy

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2016 BYD e6 electric taxi gets range increase to 187 miles: Forbidden Fruit

Green Car Reports

How would you like an all-electric wagon with five seats, a rear liftgate, and 187 miles of EPA-rated range? Sounds pretty good, right? You'd think such a vehicle might sell well, since it would have more rated range than any other electric cars on the market except the Chevy Bolt EV and anything from Tesla. Well, such a car has been certified by. China forbidden fruit BYD plug-in cars BYD e6 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Audi realigns motorsport strategy: electric instead of endurance; out of FIA WEC at end of 2016 season

Green Car Congress

The brand will terminate its FIA WEC commitment, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the end of the 2016 season. In the current 2016 season, DTM factory driver Mattias Ekström in his Audi S1 EKS RX quattro clinched the World Championship title early, competing against numerous factory teams.

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Tesla Model 3 production, Toyota hybrid recall, 2016 Nissan Sentra driven: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the Model 3 electric car will be easier to build than previous models, three Toyota hybrid models are recalled for airbag issues that aren't Takata related, and we drive the refreshed 2016 Nissan Sentra compact sedan.

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2016 New York Auto Show: green-car preview

Green Car Reports

One week from tomorrow, the 2016 New York Auto Show will open its doors to reporters from around the world for two media-preview days. We know already that there will be a new version of the Toyota Prius unveiled there, but a few other concepts and production models will make their debuts as well. So far, New York is relatively light on green. New York Auto Show plug-in cars

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European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-June 2016

Green Car Reports

In the first six months of 2016, only two vehicles are in serious contention for the title of best-selling electric car in Europe. The Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe traded the lead back and forth between January and June of this year. That's a testament to the Renault-Nissan Alliance's commitment to selling electric cars on a large scale. DON'T. Europe Plug-In Hybrids EU New car sales plug-in cars

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2016 Tesla Model S updates, VW diesel deadline, subsidizing Uber: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, the 2016 Tesla Model S gets a styling update and other changes, Volkswagen and regulators struggle to agree on a diesel fix, and a Florida city subsidizes Uber. The 2016 Dodge. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Tesla Model X is recalled to replace third-row seat backs after a problem was discovered during European safety testing. Today in Car News

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2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL gas mileage review

Green Car Reports

Nissan made big waves a few years ago when it introduced its then-new 2013 Altima. On the side of a barn not too far from its Franklin, Tennessee, headquarters, the automaker painted "38 mpg"—referring not to its combined EPA rating, but its highway number. And then it took a bunch of pictures of the 2013 Altima in front of the barn. Fuel Economy Test drive

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2016 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Drive-E: gas mileage review

Green Car Reports

The Swedish carmaker Volvo is in the process of reinventing itself as a luxury brand with a practical focus, but such transitions don't happen overnight. While many reviewers and owners have fawned over the new XC90 seven-seat luxury SUV, legacy models from the Swedish automaker are still being modestly updated as they await their turns for a full. Fuel Economy Drive-E

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