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60 MPG By 2025

Government wants up to 62 MPG by 2025

The federal government has proposed raising corporate average fuel economy requirements to something between 47 and 62 miles per gallon by 2025.

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Coalition launches 60 MPG by 2025 Campaign
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Articles

Green Rides Rule Geneva Auto Show
Amid yet one more auto manufacturer recall, industry watchers are looking at the Geneva Motor Show where small and green are front and center.

Rules have changed for car buyers' federal tax breaks
"What kind of tax break can I get on that?" may not be the first thing you ask about the hot-pink hybrid that catches your eye at the auto dealership. But it is worth asking.

Intelligent Charging Infrastructure for New Electric Vehicles
Momentum continues for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. Will consumers buy or lease EVs in large numbers? Yes, if a few problems are overcome.

Hybrid Car News

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Delayed Again In US To 2016 appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Mitsubishi’s hybrid SUV won’t be making its targeted 2015 launch in the U.S., with the company delaying the plug-in hybrid version of its Outlander for another year. After debuting the SUV at the 2013 New York Auto show, Mitsubishi estimated the car would be available in U.S. markets the following year. But when battery availability […]

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Tesla Battery Swap Station Still Not Open appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Tesla’s maiden battery-swapping station was slated to open weeks ago. But it doesn’t appear that the facility is quite ready for business. According to a tweet Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted, the station was operating mid-December in “limited Beta mode.” Swapping a battery at the station was to be by invitation and appointment only, with […]

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P85D Gets 0.1 Second Quicker For ‘Insane’ Snow Traction Mode appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="In a series of tweets, Tesla chief Elon Musk is sharing details on the Model S P85D including that it will get a tad quicker to 60 thanks to a free over the air software update. SEE ALSO: Tesla P85D Dyno Test Produces 864 Pounds-Feet of Torque The updates have been a part of owning […]

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Toyota Hybrid Tested With SiC Power Semiconductors appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Toyota launched in Japan a program to test silicon carbide power semiconductors in hybrid vehicles. Using a Camry hybrid prototype and a fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corporation said the tests will evaluate the performance of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, which it believes could lead to significant efficiency improvements in hybrids and other vehicles […]

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e-AWD For Kia’s Chicago Concept appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="An electric AWD vehicle will wear the Kia badge in Chicago. Kia Motors America said it will unveil an electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. The company added this off-roader, said to be bold by Kia, was conceived by Kia’s California design studio and built for city dwellers seeking […]

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Chevrolet Offers No-Charge Fix For Faulty Volt Hatch Struts appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Chevrolet has notified Volt owners that it will replace the struts on the rear liftgate as part of a recent customer service recall. Chevrolet issued the notice for 2011 to 2015 Volts and 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX after a number of customers complained that the rear hatch didn’t raise completely, especially in cold weather. Some also […]

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Tesla Gets Planning Commission Approval for San Antonio Store appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Tesla may be barred from sales activity in Texas, but it wants to build a new store in San Antonio, and has just received approval from the city’s planning commission. The request now moves to the city council which will decide if it should rezone the land for Tesla’s proposed store. Tesla isn’t applying for […]

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How Much Better Is The 2016 Volt? appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="On January 12 in Detroit, Chevrolet revealed a hand-built pre-production example of the 2016 Chevy Volt. It was developed based upon extensive feedback from owners of the first-generation Volt who’ve praised the car, but suggested ways it could be improved. Detroit is where the first 2007 Volt concept was revealed, Detroit is where the original […]

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Other Noteworthy News
Greenest Cars of 2010

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy rates vehicles based on their enivonmental impact. Here is their list of the most environmentally friendly cars of 2010:

  1. Honda Civic GX (natural gas)
  2. Toyota Prius
  3. Honda Civic Hybrid
  4. Smart fortwo Convetible/Coupe
  5. Honda Insight
  6. Ford Fusion Hybrid / Mercury Milan Hybrid
  7. Toyota Yaris
  8. Nissan Altima Hybrid
  9. Mini Cooper
  10. Chevrolet Cobalt XFE / Pontiac G5 XFE
  11. Hyundai Accent Blue
  12. Honda Fit
 
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