Seven years of Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy winners

Green Car Reports

As we head into final deliberations for the Best Car To Buy 2018 award, it's worth looking back over our first seven years of winners. The list of seven different models or lineups gives a sense of just how far green cars have come—and how fast they've evolved since 2011. Our first award that year came on the heels of the December 2010. GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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Which green cars didn't make the cut for Best Car To Buy award?

Green Car Reports

We have a slim field of only three new green cars this year competing for the Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy award. There's a much longer list of new vehicles that didn't make the cut this year; this is where we explain what they are, and why. GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyThey are the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the 2016 Tesla Model X, and the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime.

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Best Car To Buy 2015 Poll, 2016 Chevy Volt Range Extender, Tesla Model S Taxi: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

We revealed the full list of 2015 Best Car To Buy nominees yesterday, and today you can vote for your favorite in our poll. Also, get the first details on the 2016 Chevrolet Volt''s four-cylinder range-extending gasoline engine, and see which city can now boast Tesla Model S taxis. All this and more on Green Car Reports. General Motors confirms

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for June 2017

Green Car Reports

Now that we're into a new month, it's time to check out the best deals on green cars—this time for the month of June. As always, Cars Direct has compiled its monthly list of the most budget friendly options for buyers looking to go green. car buying Plug-In Hybrids Leasing plug-in cars dealsIt should be noted there's now a separate category for "Best fuel efficient SUV," since small passenger.

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Car Buyers: Fuel Economy Important, Doesn't Matter How You Get There

Green Car Reports

While government regulations push carmakers to achieve ever-greater increases in fuel economy, the question of whether consumers actually care about the efficiency of their cars remains. But it's just one of a long list of factors each person considers. car buying Study Fuel Economy

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Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2013: Our Six Finalists

Green Car Reports

From a respectable list of 13 different vehicles, we've narrowed the contenders down to six finalists. They're the cars that will compete for the Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy Award. We'll announce the winner on December 10, either a single vehicle (like the Nissan Leaf, our 2011 winner) or a vehicle line (such as last year's winner, the

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Ford Car Buying Trends 2015 shows increasing demand for semi-autonomous driving technologies in Europe

Green Car Congress

European drivers are showing an increasing appetite for semi-autonomous driving technologies, according to a new Ford Motor Company study on buying trends in Europe. Ford Car Buying Trends 2015 , a study of new car buying habits in 22 countries across Europe, highlights regional trends and national differences. In the past year more than half of new Ford cars in Europe were equipped with some kind of cruise control technology, rising from 48% to 52%.

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Fuel Economy Now #1 Factor In Car-Buying, Consumer Reports Study Says

Green Car Reports

Historically, when gas prices are relatively stable, fuel efficiency doesn't rank very high on car buyers' lists of priorities. A new survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center found that fuel economy was the leading consideration of 37 percent of buyers surveyed--a higher percentage than any But that seems to have changed recently.

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Which Tesla Model 3 would you order or have you ordered? Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports

Bragging rights don't rank high on the priority lists of Green Car Reports readers. At least, they don't if you consider the number of our Twitter respondents who hope to buy a Performance version of the Tesla Model 3. In the results of our latest Twitter poll, which asked the question: "Which Tesla Model 3 would you order or have you ordered,".

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Used Toyota, Ford Hybrids Score Well In Consumer Reports' Best Used Car List

Green Car Reports

There are many reasons to recommend a hybrid car--the easy driving experience, the gas mileage, even the shove of an electrically-assisted engine in some sportier models. But it''s reassuring to know they make equally good used buys as they do when brand new, whatever your budget. The latest list of Consumer Reports'' best used cars features no

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IKEA Latest To Announce Electric Car Charging Points At Stores

All Cars Electric

Furniture and homewares giant IKEA has joined a grown list of retail firms announcing plans to install electric car charging points at their stores across the nation. Just this week we reported about Walgreens announcing plans for 800 charging points, and before that we saw Cracker Barrel and Best Buy do the same.

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UK release this week

Revenge of the Electric Car

in Dolby surround sound, of course! For a complete list of screenings and to buy tickets, click here

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2013 Green Car Buyers Guide: Hybrids, Diesels, Plug-Ins

Green Car Reports

With gas prices high and new fuel-economy standards in effect, automakers are rolling out new green cars of every type. Here's our selective list of the important new green models you'll be able to buy over the next year. It's autumn, which means that new 2013 cars are now showing up in dealerships all across the country. Not surprisingly, the

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2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan Priced From $16,790

Green Car Reports

Even that buys a compact sedan with an impressive list of standard Not only will the 2013 Dodge Dart deliver fuel economy as high as 40 mpg on the highway, it will deliver an impressively low starting price, too. Available in five different versions, the least expensive Dart will be priced from $16,790, including a $795 destination charge.

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2012 Nissan Leaf Now Available In Colorado, Northeastern States

Green Car Reports

Nissan announced yesterday that it has added six new states to its list of places you can buy its all-electric Leaf hatchback; Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York. While the 2011 Nissan Leaf wasn’t ready for cold weather, the 2012 Leaf should cope with harsh winters in colorado and the northeast

Advice: Downsizing From A Subaru Wagon, Seeking Better MPGs

Green Car Reports

We tend to get a lot of "What car should we buy?" questions at GreenCarReports, and we'll usually respond with a list of questions to narrow down the choices. Recently, though, our high-school friend Sarah Sette in Baltimore sent the following note: We are car shopping, seriously this time. The 1996 Subaru Legacy wagon is sadly aging and we need

Summer Update

Plug In Partners

We thank our partners for your wide range of support in this important endeavor and are grateful for everyone’s efforts and dedication in making this campaign an overwhelming success to this point. Mayor Wynn will introduce the two speakers and give an update on the status of the campaign.

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Gas Mileage For Every 2013 SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

The average cost for a gallon of gas at the time of this post was $3.74. In fact, some areas of California are already at more than $5 per gallon. Unfortunately, buying a small, ultra-fuel efficient car like the Toyota Prius or hybrid Ford Fusion isn’t always an option.

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NYT Editorial

Plug In Partners

Ford Motor Company's announcement yesterday that after three straight quarters of North American losses, it will close as many as 14 factories and eliminate up to 30,000 jobs by 2012 is another sign of dark days in the Motor City. Judging from the reaction to Geely at the auto show, American automakers may soon be adding the Chinese to their list of global competitors. That's good, but it would behoove Ford to make sure that it doesn't lose sight of the larger issue.

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July/August '06 - Activists Promote the Film, Ford Retreats on Hybrids

Plugs and Cars

Reviews of the movie by the score have been fueled by $75 per barrel oil and the fear of $4 per gallon gas. The audiences universally want to know what they can do, given the unavailablility of plug-in cars on the market. Tell your local dealer you’ll buy a hyrid with a plug.

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Opinions and Rants

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

For those of you who have read my blog entries in the past, you know I've blown up the internal FETs of the DC-DC over five times and spent countless hours reverse-engineering the circuit with experts at work to see just what could possibly be wrong with the system. They didn't respond to my e-mails and their response to Electro Auto was along the lines of "there's nothing wrong with our DC-DC converters, it's your problem. It provides less than 50% of the original ICE power.

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How Big Oil Stays on Top

Plugs and Cars

Almost every American who drives (and for better or worse that's most of us), must pay oil companies for the privilege. But it's not enough to sell a product and make the biggest profits in the history of the world. One of the Interior Department's auditors, Bobby Maxwell, had been doing his job well for 22 years, recovering hundreds of millions in underreported royalties. Maxwell was soon "reorganized" out of his job.

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Denali Hybrid | New York Auto Show

Hybrid SUV Blog

Those of you who have been following the hybrid industry know that GMC rolled out a non-Denali version, 2008 Yukon hybrid about a year ago. of towing capacity. Here comes another super-sized hybrid SUV.

CALSTART survey of major auto suppliers finds 70% don’t want US to change CAFE targets; split on amount of electrification needed

Green Car Congress

Major automotive suppliers see national fuel economy standards as important for long-term planning and investment and don’t want to see them altered by US policymakers, according to a first-of-its-kind industry survey commissioned by CALSTART and conducted by Ricardo Energy & Environment.

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

At these prices, people are buying the "environmental feature" -- they want to be among the first owners of the worlds cleanest extended-range vehicles. They are early adopters, buying "Version 1.0" A new trend is conversion of internal combustion engine vehicles.

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A 100 m.p.g. truck? A Bright IDEA | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

A largely unknown automaker  Bright Automotive of Anderson, Ind. mark has pretty much been the Holy Grail in the land of alternative vehicles for some time. For years now, inventors and sellers of electric car conversion kits have been blasting traditional automakers for not providing the 100 m.p.g. Now, of course, Bright Automotive is ready to unveil the IDEA, with the expectation it will have 50,000 ready for sale in 2013.

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Rasmussen Poll: 15% in US Favor Higher Gas Tax To Fund More Transportation Projects

Green Car Congress

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 15% of adults favor raising the gas tax to help meet new transportation needs. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently floated the idea of increasing the federal tax on gasoline as a way to meet Congress’ growing list of transportation projects. Americans currently pay a federal tax of 18.4 cents on each gallon of gas.

2009 76

43 Teams to Advance in Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Competition; DASH+

Green Car Congress

The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE recently announced the selection of 43 teams—representing 18 states, 10 countries and 6 fuel types—to advance into the performance and safety testing phase of the $10-million prize purse competition.

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Where Can I Buy One? The following lists are not exhaustive or fully comprehensive, but we have tried to include a representative list of resources for each category. Plug In America makes no representations as to the workmanship, creditworthiness, or any other attributes of the companies listed or of their products or services. Our logo is a registered trademark of the Electric Auto Association. Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins?

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Technology Review: First Plug-in Hybrid to Be Sold in the United States

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Videos Blogs Community Magazine MIT News Newsletters Events Resources International English Spanish Chinese Italian German Home Computing Web Communications Energy Materials Biomedicine Business [1] 2 Next » Thursday, April 16, 2009 First Plug-in Hybrid to Be Sold in the United States In November, Fisker Automotive will begin sales of a car with 50 miles of battery-powered range. To go with its performance, the car carries a hefty price tag of $87,000.

Volkswagen of America to invest $10M in EV charging infrastructure by 2016; calls for more legislative support to spur EV adoption

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen of America will invest $10 million by 2016 to support the build-out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the US, said Jörg Sommer, vice president, product marketing and strategy. At the same time, Sommer said in his presentation at the 2015 Electric Drive Congress in Washington DC, continued legislative support is needed to reach the next level of electric vehicle adoption. How do we get to mass acceptance of EVs here?

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Is the Prius the greenest car of all?

Green Cars News

Mirror, mirror on the wall… which is the greenest car of all? Why the Toyota Prius of course. That’s the verdict of Germany’s VCD Automobile Club’s annual list of the most environmentally friendly vehicles, which only served to highlight Toyota’s dominance in the sector. According to Gerd Lottsiepen, the spokesman of the German VCD Automobile Club, hybrid cars are proving cheap to run and very quiet.

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Volkswagen and Suzuki to Establish Strategic Partnership; VW to Take 19.9% Stake in Suzuki, Suzuki to Invest in VW

Green Car Congress

To support a smooth development of this relationship, Volkswagen will purchase 19.9% of Suzuki’s issued shares, in a deal worth about ¥200 billion (about US$2.3 The closing of the transaction is subject to approval of the relevant authorities and is expected in January 2010. Suzuki intends to invest up to one half of the amount received from Volkswagen into shares of Volkswagen. Sustainable mobility is the top issue of the future.

University offers green car parking discounts

Green Cars News

Staff at Indiana University in the USA can benefit from making green car choices thanks to the introduction of employee discounts for those who own zero emission vehicles or a car that meets the US Green Building Council’s LEED criteria. In order to qualify the vehicles must score rankings of 40 or more to be LEED certified vehicles. A full list of the vehicles which qualify for the discount can be found at: [link].

President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

Green Car Congress

The plan identifies $8 billion provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ARRA and $1 billion a year for five years requested in the federal budget as the components of an initial %13 billion investment. Energy efficiency of passenger transportation modes.

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Coulomb Technologies to Provide 4,600 Free Home and Public Charging Stations Through ChargePoint America Program

Green Car Congress

The $37-million ChargePoint America program is made possible by a $15-million grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Transportation Electrification Initiative administered by the Department of Energy. ChargePoint charging stations are available now for installation in all nine designated regional metropolitan areas of the US. Three main factors went into the selection of the regions, Coulomb said. Richard Lowenthal, CEO of Coulomb Technologies.

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DOT, EPA unveil joint proposal for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards: 49.6 mpg CAFE, 163 g/mile GHG in 2025; flexibilities and incentives

Green Car Congress

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Transportation (DOT) formally unveiled their joint proposal to set stronger fuel economy and greenhouse gas pollution standards for Model Year 2017-2025 passenger cars and light trucks. harmonized with NHTSA’s CAFE standards, are projected to require 163 grams/mile of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) in model year 2025. The agencies expect, however, that a portion of these improvements will be made through.

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Automotive Market Research Perspectives on Selling Green in a Try-to-Survive Market

Green Car Congress

” at the ATX-Consulting4Drive Executive Business Theater at the SAE 2009 World Congress, executives from two global automotive market research groups—Alexander Edwards, President of Strategic Vision ’s Automotive Division and Scott Miller, CEO, Synovate Motoresearch —shared their data and resultant views on green consumers and green autos. 2,500 on a car with a base of $25,000) for a vehicle with green technology—all other things being equal.

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DOE awards $54M to 13 projects for transformational manufacturing technologies and materials; top two awards go to carbon fiber materials and electrodes for next-gen batteries

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded more than $54 million—leveraging approximately an additional $17 million in cost share from the private sector—for 13 projects to advance transformational technologies and materials that can help manufacturers significantly increase the energy efficiency of their operations and reduce costs. The projects selected for awards include: The Dow Chemical Company, Scale-Up of Novel Low-Cost Carbon Fibers.

RMI Launches Project Get Ready to Help Communities Prepare for Plug-ins

Green Car Congress

In addition to launching the project website, RMI provided a list of actions that communities must take “ to be truly ready for the plug-in transition. “ For participating communities, RMI is suggesting a stretch target of 2% of registered vehicles by 2015. Instead of battling this diversity, Project Get Ready welcomes it, allowing communities to get ready in their own way. Barrier: Not enough cars in the pipeline, OEMs need proof of future consumer demand.

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BMW unveils the production i3 in New York, London and Beijing; efficiency, dynamics and a supporting ecosystem of services

Green Car Congress

The production version of the i3. In a simultaneous—and video linked—unveil in New York, London and Beijing, BMW introduced the production version of its i3 battery-electric vehicle on Monday. The motor has power consumption of around 0.129 kWh per kilometer (0.21

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PPIC Survey Finds Californianss Support for Policies to Curb Warming Slips With Economy and Budget Crisis; Partisan Split Widens

Green Car Congress

Solid majorities of Californians favor state policies to curb global warming, according to a survey by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) with support from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. While most see global warming as a threat (47% very serious, 28% somewhat serious) to the economy and quality of life in the state, the percentage of residents who categorize the threat as very serious has declined over the past two years (54% 2007, 52% 2008, 47% today.)

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

Green Car Congress

Donovan, CEO of Renergie, Inc. Cap-and-trade was first tried on a significant scale twenty years ago under the first Bush administration as a way to address the problem of airborne sulfur dioxide pollution–widely known as acid rain–from coal-burning power plants in the eastern United States. A limit was imposed on emissions from the power plants, and utilities were allowed to buy and sell permits to comply. Waxman of California and Edward J. Overview of RGGI.

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