Toyota Prius has the best gas mileage of any car Consumer Reports has ever tested

May 27, 2016 by  
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While the green car industry has been obsessed with the latest electric cars  ( Tesla Model 3 , anyone?) some mainstays like the Toyota Prius hybrid continue to shine outside of the limelight. Case in point:  Consumer Reports  just revealed that the all-new 2016 Prius recorded the best gas mileage of any car in the publication’s history! With a combined 52 mpg rating, the Prius outperforms any other hybrid on the market without a plug. Last year, Consumer Reports recorded a combined rating of 44 mpg with the last generation Prius, so an 8 mpg improvement is significant. Thanks to its more aerodynamic body and more powerful battery, the all-new Prius also achieved a 59 mpg rating in a 65 mph test. Of course the 59 mpg rating is nothing compared to the MPGe rating that some electric cars and plug-in hybrids get, but the Prius is still the best conventional hybrid you can buy if you’re not quite ready to make the switch to a vehicle with a plug. Related: Toyota’s new Prius Prime has the world’s highest MPGe for a plug-in hybrid If you are ready to switch to a plug-in hybrid, Toyota recently revealed the 2017 Prius Prime , which can now travel up to 22 miles in fully electric mode. Toyota also announced that the Prius Prime will have the highest MPGe rating of any plug-in hybrid with an estimated 120 MPGe rating. + Consumer Reports

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A new study says electric cars will cost the same as gas-powered cars by 2025

March 3, 2016 by  
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In addition to range anxiety issues, another reason car buyers haven’t fully completely fallen in love with electric cars is because of the extra price premium. Today electric cars and hybrids cost more than their gas-powered counterparts, but that will reportedly change as soon as 2025, according to a study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance . The study claims that by 2025 the cost of batteries will drop so much, that buyers won’t have to pay more to buy an electrified car. Read the rest of A new study says electric cars will cost the same as gas-powered cars by 2025

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The Koenigsegg Regera is a crazy 1,500 horsepower plug-in hybrid

March 2, 2016 by  
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On the outside, the Koenigsegg Regera may look just like any other supercar, but under the skin, the Swedish automaker has created what is probably one of the fastest plug-in hybrids to date. With over 1,500 horsepower and a 0-62 mph time of only 2.8 seconds, the Regera isn’t your typical hybrid . Read the rest of The Koenigsegg Regera is a crazy 1,500 horsepower plug-in hybrid

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7 hot new green cars just unveiled at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show

January 12, 2016 by  
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The 2016 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid is faster, more powerful, and more efficient than its non-hybrid counterpart

November 20, 2015 by  
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Think hybrid cars compromise on performance? Think again – Toyota’s new 2016 Rav4 Hybrid is better than its non-hybrid counterpart in every way. It’s faster, more powerful, and it has the best fuel economy in its class. And here’s the real kicker: the 2016 Rav4 Limited Hybrid only costs $700 more than the non-hybrid model. Read the rest of The 2016 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid is faster, more powerful, and more efficient than its non-hybrid counterpart

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2016 Green Car of the Year finalists announced ahead of the LA Auto Show

October 15, 2015 by  
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The 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show is just about a month away and the crowning of the “Green Car of the Year” award is one of the exciting parts of the event. Green Car Journal has announced the finalists for this year’s award, including the 2016 Audi A3 e-tron, Chevy Volt , Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata, and Toyota Prius . Read the rest of 2016 Green Car of the Year finalists announced ahead of the LA Auto Show

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Mercedes-Benz just unveiled a hybrid car that can transform at high speeds

September 15, 2015 by  
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Volvo plans to release hybrid versions of its entire lineup

April 20, 2015 by  
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This year the all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 SUV is slated to hit the road  with a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the first time. This  hybrid version has received so much interest that Volvo is now reportedly working on hybrid versions of its entire lineup—with the next model set to debut later this month at the Shanghai Motor Show . Read the rest of Volvo plans to release hybrid versions of its entire lineup Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2015 Shanghai Auto Show , electric motor , green car , green transportation , hybrid car , plug-in hybrid , shanghai , Shanghai Motor Show , volvo , Volvo S60 , Volvo S60L , Volvo S60L Twin Engine , Volvo XC90 , Volvo XC90 T8

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William Shatner proposes $30 billion Kickstarter-funded pipeline to solve California’s water woes

April 20, 2015 by  
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William Shatner has been many things over the course of his career—actor, author, activist, horse-breeder, and car insurance spokesperson, to name just a few—but his latest area of concern is somewhat of a head-scratcher. In an interview with Yahoo Tech’s David Pogue , Shatner gave him quite the scoop, announcing that: “I’m starting a Kickstarter campaign. I want $30 billion… to build a pipeline… Say, from Seattle. A place where there’s a lot of water. There’s too much water,” down to California to address the drought . And judging by the video , Shatner looks entirely serious. Read the rest of William Shatner proposes $30 billion Kickstarter-funded pipeline to solve California’s water woes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alaska water pipeline , california drought , david pogue , desalination technology , drought pipeline , drought solutions , kickstarter shatner , water pipeline , william shatner

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Mexican university annex is a breezy open-air workshop for sustainability students

April 20, 2015 by  
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