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Miles Driven In U.S. Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline Used Doesn't

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Americans are driving more miles than they have in years, but that doesn't mean they are using more gasoline. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows that vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) has increased consistently over the past 18 months. billion miles were. CAFE Fuel Economy Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Corporate Average Fuel EconomyData collected by the U.S.

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U.S. Drivers Covered Record High Number Of Miles So Far This Year

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is on track to reach a record high number of miles driven this year. billion miles in March, according to the U.S. DON"T MISS: Miles Driven Are. Fuel Economy Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT As the economy improves and gas prices remain low, Americans are consistently driving more. Data from the first quarter of 2015 indicates the U.S. drivers covered 261.7 Department of Transportation.

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Chevy Bolt EV electric range: can 238 miles stretch to 300 miles?

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has an official EPA-rated range of 238 miles per charge on the combined test cycle. That gives it the longest range of any electric car currently on sale in the U.S.

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2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range

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There are now several models that offer at least 100 miles of range, and many are widely available to consumers. In the six years since modern electric cars first went on sale in large numbers, the field has matured significantly. That includes the Tesla Model S and Model X, starting at about $70,000, as well as several models that are more. plug-in cars

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France Will Pave Roads With 620 Miles Of Solar Panels

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Thanks to a steep drop in the price of photovoltaic cells, you're more likely to see solar panels on buildings as you drive along. But what if one day you drove on those solar panels as well?

Hyundai Ioniq Electric car to get 200 miles of range 'soon'

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Called the Ioniq Electric, it has an estimated driving range of 110 miles. Hyundai's product planners seem to have a bit of an issue on their hands. The South Korean automaker is set to launch an all-electric version of its Ioniq hatchback, alongside the conventional hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of that model. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq. battery pack plug-in cars battery capacity

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Opinion: Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar: Miles Per Acre Per Year

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The cost to operate an EV, per mile, is already well below the cost to drive a standard ICE-age model, and the advantage is likely to widen. By contrast, at 25 miles per $3 gallon of gasoline, those miles cost 12 cents each. At that price, California miles are 16 cents each.

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Proterra extended range electric bus delivers 258 miles on one charge of 257 kWh pack

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A Proterra 40-foot Catalyst XR (extended range) electric bus drove 258 miles (415 miles) on a single charge under test conditions at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds (LPG). kWh/mile. Proterra has demonstrated that this option can travel more than 700 miles in 24-hour period.

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How much does electric-car range cost per mile?

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When it comes to electric cars, range is a commodity. But how much are buyers paying to increase the amount of driving they can do between charges? We looked at every electric car currently on sale, as well as the upcoming 200-mile 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3, and some of the longer-range plug-in hybrids. With anticipated base prices. costs plug-in cars ownership costs EPA Ratings

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New Tesla Model S 100D version rated at 335 miles of electric range

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If anything, the pace of new Tesla model changes seem to have increased of late. Over the last year, a 60-kilowatt-hour battery option has reappeared, a new 100-kwh battery was launched, followed by a sequence of software updates to make it faster, and all Autopilot sensors were replaced with new hardware. Now, quietly, Tesla has launched a new. EPA battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars EPA Ratings

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Electric cars only need 100 miles of range, some carmakers say; is it true?

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Hyundai first made the argument that energy efficiency in electric cars is just as important as their range, as part of its launch of the Ioniq Electric hatchback, EPA-rated at 124 miles. Now Honda is making that argument as well, based on a news report it confirmed saying that the Clarity EV electric mid-size sedan will have a battery range of. plug-in cars range anxiety Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings battery capacity

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Durable 2012 Chevrolet Volt: 300,000 miles, no battery loss

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One of the biggest worries about electric cars--and hybrids for that matter--is whether their expensive high-voltage battery packs will last the life of the car. If not, potential buyers worry, they may be saddled with thousands of dollars of cost in years to come. The evidence on hybrids is largely positive over the last 15 years, but there's. Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle durability Battery Life

Toyota Prius Taxi Logs More Than 600,000 Miles; Batteries Last, Apparently (Video)

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Taxis cover far more miles each year than the. Hybrid cars have now been sold in large numbers for more than a decade, but new buyers continue to raise concerns about their longevity.

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Autonomous Electric Hearse: Designer's Concept For The Last Mile

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Electric powertrains have been applied to a wide variety of road vehicles to reduce emissions, from small city cars, to fairly large delivery trucks. But there's one category of vehicle where electrification hasn't really been considered. It's customarily the last vehicle most people will ever ride in. DON'T MISS: Plug-in Hearse Offers To Whisk. hearse plug-in cars concepts fleet

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World Solar Challenge Concludes As Teams Cover 1,800 Miles On Sun Power (Video)

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The closest most people can get to a solar-powered car is to buy a battery-electric vehicle and charge it with electricity generated by a home solar array. But cars powered directly by the sun really do exist--at least a handful of them, anyhow.

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Proterra launches new Catalyst E2 series electric bus with nominal range of up to 350 miles

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Last month, an E2 series vehicle achieved a new milestone at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds where it logged more than 600 miles (966 km) on a single charge under test conditions.

Lessons learned from early electric car: 2011 Nissan Leaf at 90,000 miles

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Being a pioneer isn't easy. When you're pioneering new automotive technology, it can be challenging and sometimes costly. Just ask anyone who owned an early turbocharged sport sedan, for instance. That also applies, in some cases, to some of the first modern electric cars, and in particular the Nissan Leaf. DON'T MISS: Nissan Leaf leases can. Warranty plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery Life battery capacity

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2017 VW e-Golf rated at 125 miles, tops 124-mile Hyundai Ioniq electric car

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Granted, it's only beaten the South Korean electric car by 1 mile. Oh, those crafty Germans. Just a few days after the week-long media launch of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq range, Volkswagen has quietly one-upped the Ioniq Electric's 124-mile EPA-rated range. But still. DON'T MISS: Hyundai Ioniq Electric beats Prius Prime, BMW i3 on energy efficiency. VW plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings battery capacity

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Electric Nissan Leaf hearse: greenest way to travel the last mile

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They may be painted the customary black, but why shouldn't hearses be green? Most people take their final journeys in hearses based on large luxury sedans, usually Cadillac or Lincoln models in the U.S. But a U.K. funeral home has teamed with an aftermarket company to create a more efficient and eco-friendly alternative. DON'T MISS: Autonomous. hearse plug-in cars

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2016 Nissan Leaf's Two Batteries: 84 Miles Base, 110 Miles For Top Trims, Dealer Says

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With many 2016 model details already released by other makers, the specs of the 2016 Nissan Leaf electric car remain conspicuously absent as the U.S. heads toward its Labor Day holiday. But a posting by a Nissan dealer in Indiana suggests that high-end models of the coming year's Leaf will feature a larger battery pack to give them more range. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Chevrolet Volt Drivers Pass 500 Million Miles On Electricity

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Since its launch in December 2010, owners of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car have steadily racked up miles driven solely on electricity from the grid. They recently reached a significant collective milestone: more than half a billion electric miles. ALSO SEE: Jay Z Now Owns A Murdered-Out Tesla Model S (Apparently) The total is

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric to offer 110 miles of range: company

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That car uses essentially the same 28-kilowatt-hour battery pack as the low-volume Kia Soul EV, a blocky tall wagon that's rated at 93 miles. As electric-car range moves above the 100-mile mark in EPA ratings, one of the more interesting models to watch will be the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. Can the slimmer, sleeker Ioniq Electric match or beat. EPA plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range Test

No decline in vehicle miles travelled

Green Cars News

Anyone who thought that the petrol price hikes of 2008, which prompted many US motorists to reduce the number of miles they drive, would have a permanent impact on driving habits will have to re-evaluate. Preliminary reports from the State Highway Agencies show that total vehicle miles travelled on all roads and streets in the US increased by 2.5 per cent (5.8billion vehicle miles) for September 2009 compared to the previous year. per cent to 6.7billion vehicle miles.

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RAND: Autonomous vehicles cannot be test-driven enough miles to demonstrate their safety; alternative testing methods needed

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Autonomous vehicles would have to be driven hundreds of millions of miles and, under some scenarios, hundreds of billions of miles to create enough data to clearly demonstrate their safety, according to a new report from RAND, a non-profit research organization.

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi electric range rises to 22 miles

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The all-electric range of every type of plug-in car has risen since their introduction in 2011, and will continue to increase with further boosts in battery energy density. This means that not only electric cars will get longer ranges, but so will plug-in hybrids. The latest maker to join the parade of increased electric-range announcements is. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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The Tesla Model S P100D really, seriously goes over 300 miles this time

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Tuesday, Tesla announced that a new 100-kilowatt-hour battery would deliver 315 miles on the EPA cycle and accelerate up to 60 mph faster than falling off the roof when equipped with Ludicrous mode. The first time may have been a Pyrrhic victory. In April, an updated 90D emerged with a kinda, sorta 300-mile range and a new face.

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2016 Nissan Leaf Range: 107 Or 155 Miles? Why Test Cycles Can Be Deceptive

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Suppose you could buy a new 2016 Nissan Leaf rated not at 107 miles but 155 miles. That would be a far more desirable car, wouldn't it? Well, you can--but only in Europe. The punchline is that the two cars are identical. What differs is the rating procedure used to calculate the range of an electric car. DON'T MISS: Nissan Gripz Concept: 2015. Europe Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Range Test EPA Ratings

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Danish Drivers Set New Tesla Model S Distance Record: 450 Miles (Video)

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miles), after a marathon drive beginning and ending at the Supercharger DC fast-charging site in Rødekro, Denmark. A pair of Danish drivers claim to have set a new record for Tesla Model S electric-car range. Over the weekend, the pair covered 728.7 kilometers (452.8

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Two-Thirds of Earliest Tesla Drive Trains To Fail In 60,000 Miles, Owner Data Suggests

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With almost 100,000 on the world's roads, the Tesla Model S electric car is a remarkable achievement. It remains the longest-range electric car in volume production more than three years after it launched. But reliability issues with electric traction motors in early cars--those from the 2012 and 2013 model years--have dogged the earliest owners. Warranty Tesla Motors Consumer Reports Reliability plug-in cars Plug-in America

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

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The EPA-rated range is 81 miles, and its efficiency is a record-breaking 124 MPGe combined (138 MPGe city, 111 MPGe highway). 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. ALSO SEE: Toyota Describes Combustion Engine That Generates

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BMW i3 REx: Road-Tripping With 72 Electric Miles, 1.9-Gallon Gas Tank

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Only with the latter attitude would one BMW i3 owner think to travel more than 400 miles in a car with 72 miles of electric range, assisted by a small gasoline range extender fed by a tiny fuel tank. There are drivers who view the limited range of an electric car as a limitation--and those who view it as a challenge.

Next Volkswagen e-Golf To Have At Least 200 Miles Of Range

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When it launched in fall 2014, the Volkswagen e-Golf electric car all but duplicated the Nissan Leaf in range and efficiency: 83 miles and 116 MPGe against the Leaf's 84-mile and 114-MPGe ratings. Since then, the Leaf has gotten an upgrade to 107 miles, and an increase is en route for the e-Golf as well.

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Tesla Model X Range: EPA Estimates Now 250 Miles, Company Says

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It is now giving an estimate of 250 miles to customers invited to order the P90D Signature Series model. Tesla appears to have increased its range estimation for the Model X electric crossover. The company is allowing customers who made early reservations to begin configuring cars, but this top-spec model is the only choice available, for now. Today in Car News

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Life With Tesla Model S: Owner's Report After 5,000 Miles

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It''s now been more than five months and 5,000 miles since I took delivery of my 2013 Tesla Model S. The four-year wait after I put down my deposit in 2009 created a huge burden of pent-up hopes and expectations. With the initial glow of ownership now dulled by the daily routine of real-world driving, how has the Model S stood up to those grand

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Half of car buyers say electric car must have 300 miles of range

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The Tesla Model 3 and 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars are set to make 200-mile ranges attainable for a much larger number of buyers than today's $72,000-plus Tesla Model S. But according to one new study, that may not be enough. A survey by a U.S. national lab showed that many consumers won't consider an electric car unless it has even. Study plug-in cars range anxiety

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Riversimple introduces Rasa prototype two-seater fuel cell vehicle; 300 miles on 1.5kg H2; production version in 2018

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The result is a range of up to 300 miles (483 kg) on 1.5kg of hydrogen and a top speed of 60 mph. Riversimple Movement Ltd. unveiled the Rasa, a road-legal engineering prototype of its first two-seater hydrogen fuel cell road car, built for full European type approval. Earlier post.)

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Ebuggy Electric Car Trailer Boosts Range By 300 Miles, Looks A Bit Silly

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Despite protestations that electric vehicles are compromised by short battery range, most owners find the vast majority of driving is achievable on the modest 80-100 miles offered by most vehicles.

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Imagine Electric-Car Charging Stations Every 25 Miles; France Will Have Them

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A network of roads with charging stations every 25 miles would seem adequate, wouldn''t it? How abundant would electric-car charging stations have to be in order to dispel range anxiety entirely? That could soon be the case in France, thanks to a massive network expansion by Bollore--the company behind the Autolib electric-car sharing

McGuinness shatters TT ZERO lap record - 115+ miles/hr, Anstey at 113+ miles/hr

National Green Transportation

History was made on Monday when Mugen's rider, John McGuinness, had the fastest lap time ever in TT ZERO electric motorcycle racing, 115.598 miles/hr.

Life With Tesla Model S: One Year And 15,000 Miles Later

Green Car Reports

Well, it''s now been a year since I took delivery of my dark green 2013 Tesla Model S with the 60-kilowatt-hour battery. After almost four years of waiting, those first days after delivery were euphoric.

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