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Tesla Model S Vs BMW i3: Electric-Car Efficiency Comparison Test

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By comparison, my 2013 Tesla Model S with an 85-kilowatt-hour battery is rated at only 89 MPGe. The EPA has dubbed the all-electric 2014 BMW i3 the most efficient production car sold in the U.S., with an impressive 125 MPGe rating--the best of any electric vehicle. That''s a hefty 39-percent efficiency advantage for the i3, at least on paper. DON''T

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

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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. Those cars are the 2014 BMW i3 and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. And since we''ve driven

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'Quietest, Slowest' Comparison Ever: 6 Electric Cars Tested By Car And Driver

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Oh, to have the resources available to Car and Driver, which published in its March issue a lengthy comparison test among six battery-electric cars. They are the Chevrolet Spark EV, Fiat 500e, Ford Focus Electric, Honda Fit EV, Nissan Leaf, and Smart Electric Drive Cabrio. MORE: Electric Cars'' Secret Advantage: They''re Just Nicer To Drive The tone

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Ford Fusion Vs Hyundai Sonata: Mid-Size Sedan Gas Mileage Comparison

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When it comes to mid-size sedans with multiple options for green powertrain, the 2015 Ford Fusion and 2015 Hyundai Sonata are fairly well matched. Both offer base naturally-aspirated engines, two turbocharged engines of similar displacements, and hybrid models. Ford and Hyundai have also both eschewed V-6es, using only four-cylinder engines, in

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Electric Car Performance Comparison

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What is the horse power of these AC motors in comparison to a gas engine in relation to size? Example, to have an electric motor replace a 5.7L engine

Steel industry unveils design tool for material comparison in automotive applications

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WorldAutoSteel, along with the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute, has introduced a new tool that enables vehicle designers to quickly and accurately evaluate material selection tradeoffs, including mass, cost and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, for automotive applications.

2013 Ford Escape Vs. 2013 Mazda CX-5: Crossover Comparison

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It's no surprise that crossovers are having such a surge in popularity right now. By offering the sort of chunky styling and high driving position that draws people to SUVs, with gas mileage and driving characteristics more in common with regular compact cars, they offer the best of both worlds for many drivers. The two making all the headlines at

Self-Driving Tesla, New Prius Details, Big Electric VW Coming: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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Which new electric car is generating comparisons to the hated HUMMER? And, what eagerly awaited new green car has had dribs and drabs of information trickling out for weeks now?

2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car: First Photos From Test Drive

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The Prius comparisons came regularly during a day of presentations yesterday, and then again this morning during a one-hour test drive of the new The 2016 Toyota Mirai is getting a major launch just before this week''s Los Angeles Auto Show. It''s clear Toyota considers this a vehicle every bit as seminal as its very first Prius hybrid of 1997.

2014 BMW i3 Vs. Mercedes B-Class: Car And Driver Tests Electric Cars From Germany

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Maybe it''s increased consumer interest, or maybe the fact that there are now enough widely-available models to warrant comparisons, but electric cars are starting to show up more in the pages of enthusiast "buff books." It''s taken awhile, but electric cars are finally getting some serious attention from the mainstream automotive press.

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Lyft drivers to get bulk of early 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars? Updated report

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General Motors has said that it will not take pre-orders for the car, which has drawn comparisons to the Tesla Model 3 that has racked up around 400,000 reservations. The 200-mile 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is expected to start production before the end of the year. Could that be because the initial batch of Bolt EVs will not go to. General Motors plug-in cars ridesharing Lyft

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VOLAR-e Electric Supercar: 1,000 HP McLaren-Beater

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But the fact we can make the comparison at all--and to Okay, so perhaps "McLaren-beater" is a bit of an exaggeration.

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Tesla Model S And BMW i3 Compared, 2016 Toyota Mirai Pricing, Air Force V2G Test: Today's Car News

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As for today''s top news, we''ve got pricing information for the 2016 Toyota Mirai, an efficiency comparison of the Tesla Model S and BMW i3 electric cars, and a report on a vehicle-to-grid demonstration conducted by the U.S. We''re at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show this week, so watch for our live coverage over the next three days.

Hydrogen VW Passat Driven, Pickup Truck Fuel Economy, Tesla Factory Upgrades: Today's Car News

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we''ve got a brief drive of the Volkswagen Passat HyMotion hydrogen fuel-cell prototype, a comparison of pickup truck fuel-economy ratings, and details on upgrades to Tesla''s California factory. As we head into a holiday weekend here in the U.S., All this and more on Green Car Reports. Corporately-aligned carmakers Nissan and Renault together pass

Old Vs New Teslas, 200-mile VW e-Golf, Toyota C-HR: Today's Car News

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Today, a comparison of old and new Tesla Model S electric cars, a report that the next Volkswagen e-Golf will have a 200-mile range, and the impending debut of the Toyota C-HR hybrid crossover. All this and more on Green Car Reports. If you're considering buying a new car this month, here are some of the best deals on electric cars, hybrids, and. Today in Car News

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Hybrid Cars Can Cost Less To Own: Here Are Eight Examples

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RELATED: Ford Fusion Vs Hyundai Sonata: Mid-Size Sedan Gas Mileage Comparison According to Hybrids and other green cars often come with a higher purchase price, meaning their improved efficiency may be offset by a higher cost of ownership. But that''s not always the case. Sometimes, hybrids actually cost less to own than comparable gasoline models.

GM 200-Mile Electric Car, Accord Hybrid Shortages, Volt Vs BMW i3 REx, : The Week In Reverse (VIDEO)

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Friday, we published a comprehensive driving comparison of the two main range-extended electric cars on the U.S. Why is Honda''s Accord Hybrid still in such short supply? And how much do we really know about GM''s mythical 200-mile electric car?

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Electric-Car Study Controversy, Diesel Ownership Costs, Tesla P85D Drag Race: Today's Car News

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Today we''ve got a study that--despite headlines to the contrary--doesn''t say "electric cars aren''t green," a comparison of diesel and gasoline-car ownership costs, and video of a Tesla Model S P85D trouncing a Ferrari in a drag race. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Imagine electric-car charging stations every 25 miles. France could have

KLM launches new series of biofuel flights from Oslo to Amsterdam

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Embraer will be conducting measurements during these flights to gauge the efficiency of biofuel in comparison with kerosene. Biofuel has to be supplied by fuel trucks for these flights in order to measure the efficiency of biofuel in comparison with kerosene during the Embraer flights. This aircraft type is significantly more fuel-efficient in comparison with the current Fokker 70 equipment, and is therefore more environmentally friendly.

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2012 Toyota Prius: GreenCarReports' Best Car To Buy 2012

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The late-night arguments are over, the statistical comparisons and product specs are put away, and we've made our choice. The GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy Award for 2012 goes to a pair of cars: the 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon and the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. The two new 2012 entries together make up two-thirds of an expanded Prius hybrid

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Elon Musk Hangs Up As Writer Questions Battery-Cost Declines

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author Bill Alpert opens with a comparison between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Iron Man comic-book hero Tony Reporters interview CEOs all the time, but it''s rare for those CEOs to end interviews abruptly. Which is what makes an article in Barron''s about Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] and its current high stock price so entertaining. In "Recharge Now!",

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Electric-Car Torque Confusion, Quiet-Car Rules, 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid: Today's Car News

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A comparison of the Fiat 500e and Chevrolet Spark EV shows how electric-car torque figures Today on Green Car Reports: Automakers call for a delay in the implementation of quiet-car rules, how electric-car torque figures can be deceptive, and details on the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid plug-in crossover. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Electric Car Sales, 2014 MINI Cooper Driven, BMW i3 & Mercedes B-Class Compared: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Our recap of plug-in electric car sales for May, a quick drive in the 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop, and a comparison of luxury electric cars from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. All this and more on Green Car Reports. More data confirms that electric-car drivers really love their cars. Again. Natural gas could clean up long-haul

Tesla Sales Battle, Nissan Leaf-To-Home Test, Mid-Size Sedan Gas Mileage: Today's Car News

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Today we''ve got stories on a battle between Tesla Motors and trade journal Ward''s Auto over the electric-car maker''s sales numbers, a test of Nissan''s Leaf-To-Home power station in Japan, and a gas mileage comparison of the Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata.

Electric Motorcycle Buyer's Guide, Most Efficient States, BMW i3 Electric-Car Reviews: Today's Car News

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Today''s news is all about comparisons. Find a zero-emission bike with our 2015 electric motorcycle buyer''s guide, see how the BMW i3 stacks up against other electric cars, and find out which states have the most efficient cars and homes. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The BMW i3 faces two other electric cars from Germany--the

Toyota to start sales of fuel cell buses under the Toyota brand from early 2017

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Toyota Motor Corporation will begin to sell fuel cell buses (FC buses) under the Toyota brand from early 2017.

'Tesla Hunger Games': Are States In 'Race To Bottom' For Gigafactory?

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Electric-car makers don''t normally draw comparisons with dystopian autocracies. But as five states compete to host Tesla Motors'' massive battery "Gigafactory," some are comparing the contest with a certain fictional "sporting" event. Welcome to the "Tesla Hunger Games," complete with its own logo and Twitter hashtag. DON''T MISS: Tesla''s

Fuel Economy Keeps Rising: 24.6 MPG In March

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will sound a little poor in comparison. If you''re used to driving around in a Prius then average miles per gallon of 24.6 But that''s the average economy of all cars, light trucks, minivans and SUVs purchased in the U.S. in March--and it''s an all-time high. mpg is 0.2 mpg higher than January and February''s revised figures, both the previous

New website compares green cars for hire

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A new car rental comparison website has launched to meet the rising demand for low emission motors. HireAGreenCar.com is a new UK-based website that specialises in finding low emission models for hire at locations around the world from major rental providers including as Hertz, Budget, Avis and Europcar. Each car that is found through the [.]. Green credentials car hire green car rental

Renault Study Shows Electric Cars Far Greener Than Gasoline--In France

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With relatively few electric vehicles on the market, drawing direct comparisons with regular gasoline and diesel vehicles is surprisingly difficult--not many vehicles are sold with all three drivetrains. The Ford Focus is one, and Renault''s Fluence sedan is another. Now, reports Autoblog Green, the French automaker has revealed findings from a

DOE: US gasoline taxes dropped below 20% of total price in 2015

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By comparison, in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, taxes accounted for more than half of the total price for both 1990 and 2015.

AVID Technology and GKN Hybrid Power strike deal to develop EVO motor for hybrid and electric vehicle industry

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The benefits for GKN and AVID’s target market mean that vehicles can use lighter, smaller and higher powered components, resulting in increased fuel efficiency and lower emissions in comparison to conventional technology. UK-based automotive cleantech firm AVID Technology Limited has signed a deal with GKN Hybrid Power to develop and manufacture electric motors for the automotive industry.

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Single Pt atom catalysts show enhanced catalytic activity for water-splitting; potential to drive down electrolysis cost

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In an open-access paper published in Nature Communications , the researchers reported that the single Pt atom catalysts exhibit significantly enhanced catalytic activity (up to 37 times) and high stability in comparison to the state-of-the-art commercial platinum/carbon (Pt/C) catalysts.

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DEKRA-certified tests: Mercedes-Benz HD trucks cut fuel consumption 22% in 20 years while meeting more stringent emissions rules; VECTO

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For this three-generations comparison, three box semitrailers were loaded to an identical 32 tons and fitted with the same tires.

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Ford Hybrid Sales Go Gangbusters Despite Mileage Concerns

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By comparison, the Toyota Camry Hybrid sold 7,300 Ford may yet have to account for discrepancies between real-world mileage and EPA ratings on its hybrids, but any issues certainly aren't harming its sales. The company reports that the C-Max hybrid has become the fastest-selling hybrid ever, with 8,030 units sold in its first two months on sale.

New UMTRI paper reviews major advantages and disadvantages of battery-electric and fuel-cell vehicles

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The team of Brandon Schoettle and Dr. Michael Sivak also incudes information for current gasoline-powered internal combustion engines as a baseline comparison.

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NanoXplore awarded $3.3M from SDTC to explore use of graphene-enhanced plastics in electric motors

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In comparison, plastics are lightweight; easy to shape or mold; and do not rust. Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) will partner with Group NanoXplore Inc., a Montreal-based company specializing in the production and application of graphene and its derivative materials, to support the commercialisation of lighter, more reliable and higher-efficiency components for electric motor systems using graphene-enhanced engineering plastics in place of metals.

EPRI: lifetime cost of ownership of plug-ins is roughly comparable with conventional vehicles

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In particular, the report analyzes the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan LEAF in comparison with a limited set of current conventional and hybrid vehicles. The analysis indicates that capital costs and operating costs are reasonably well balanced at the current time for most vehicle comparisons. The report also finds that lifetime costs for the Volt are close to the comparison conventional vehicle and comparison hybrid, indicating that increased up-front costs are offset by fuel savings.

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EEA: Fuel efficiency improvements of new cars in Europe slowed in 2016

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In comparison with 2015, the average mass of new cars sold in 2016 in the EU increased slightly to reach 1,388 kg.

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Iranian team proposes intelligent control strategy for hybrids using fuzzy driving cycle identification agent

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The weights, which are between zero and one, are determined using a fuzzy driving cycle identification agent based on the comparison of preselected driving features. This, they said, leads to a significant reduction in the fuel consumption of the hybrid powertrain utilized with the fuzzy identification agent in some driving cycles in comparison with those without the use of non-fuzzy driving cycle identification.

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