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  • More Traction for Fuel-Efficient Tires

    More Traction for Fuel-Efficient Tires

    by Stuart F. Brown The New York Times February 15, 2013 The engineers who create gallon-squeezing cars like the Toyota Prius use every available method to comply with the ever-tightening fuel-economy standards they must meet… There’s another path to fuel efficiency that may be less attention-getting, yet rather effective: equipping the cars with low-rolling-resistance tires. Read more…

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  • A look at the green cars at the Chicago Auto Show

    A look at the green cars at the Chicago Auto Show

    by Marni Pyke Daily Herald February 11, 2013 Electric? Hybrid? Compressed natural gas? Diesel? We’ve hurtled from a few alternate fuel options at the Chicago Auto Show in years past to a green car explosion in 2013 that can be bewildering for consumers looking to save money on gas and save the planet at the same time. Thankfully, I’ve got Chicago Area Clean Cities Vice Chair John Walton to offer some analysis. Read more…

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  • Electric Car Sales to Double in 2013

    Electric Car Sales to Double in 2013

    by Anton Wahlman The Street February 4, 2013 Sales of plug-in electric and hybrid cars in the U.S. basically tripled in 2012, from little over 17,000 cars to little over 50,000 cars… Whatever the number will be in 2013, it will be a lot higher than it was in 2012, and in 2014 it will be higher still. I can guarantee it. Read more…

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  • Major Price Drops Coming For Electric Vehicles

    Major Price Drops Coming For Electric Vehicles

    by Silvio Marcacci Clean Technica January 21, 2012 High prices have always been a hurdle for electric vehicles ‚Äì if they’re too expensive for average drivers to buy, wide-scale integration will never be possible.Fortunately, it looks like that axiom is about to change dramatically.Purchase prices for both top-selling electric vehicles, the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt, are set to plunge, potentially opening up emissions-free driving for a much wider class of drivers and turning a corner toward a sustainable transportation [...]

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  • Cadillac reveals new battery-powered ELR

    Cadillac reveals new battery-powered ELR

    by Tyrel Linkhorn, Toledo Blade, Jan. 16th, 2013 DETROIT — Cadillac, a company that in its golden day put V-16 engines into exquisitely long cars, will soon build a plug-in electric that shares technology with the divisively green Chevrolet Volt. Cadillac revealed its 2014 ELR on Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show. The extended-range electric coupe can go about 35 miles using battery power only. Using its 1.4-liter gas engine, General Motors says the car can cover more [...]

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  • Electric cars capture 2012 spotlight

    Electric cars capture 2012 spotlight

    by Richard Williamson Scripps Howard News Service December 27, 2012 As this eventful year nears its end, let it be remembered for the rise of the electric car. Sales of plug-in electric cars ‚Äî both hybrids and battery electrics ‚Äî tripled in model year 2012, their second year on the market. Read more…

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