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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
Maine Hybrid News
Articles

A Future That Doesn't Guzzle
Automakers unveiled many hybrid gas-electric and battery-powered cars at the Detroit auto show, a sign of how much emphasis is being placed on the electrification of vehicles.

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.

New Cars that Already Meet 2016 Fuel Economy Standards
President Barack Obama announced that automakers must meet average U.S. fuel-economy standards of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. This will be an exciting opportunity for automakers that already deliver vehicles that beat 35.5 mpg such as the Ford (F) Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan Hybrid, Toyota (TM) Prius, Honda (HMC) Insight, Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Mercedes Smart Fortwo.

Hybrid Car News

VW Presents PHEV Sport Coupé Concept GTE appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Volkswagen will reveal the plug-in hybrid Sport Coupé Concept GTE at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. The concept combines a new design language for the brand with different directions Volkswagen intends to take its plug-in hybrid powertrains, identified with the GTE designation. “This breathtakingly dynamic coupé is unlike any other to appear in this […]

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Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine Special Edition Now Available appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Volvo is launching a second diesel-hybrid version of one of its station wagon, the V60 D5 Twin Engine. Volvo Cars has unveiled the D5 Twin Engine Special Edition of its V60 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid. The original is known as the V60 D6 Twin Engine. The Swedish company explained this new car has been designed […]

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Toyota Begins Mirai Production With Two-Year Order Backlog appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Production on the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai has begun, but some buyers may have to wait two years before receiving their orders. Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corp., intentionally picked Feb. 24 as the day to begin production. It was on this day five years ago that the company went before a U.S. congressional panel […]

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Do Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries Still Have A Long Future Ahead of Them? appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="When hybrid batteries make headlines – whether it’s a new 200-mile range battery or a company expanding its battery manufacturing – the news typically focuses on lithium-ion if not some advanced tech touted with varying degrees of potential. But lithium-ion (li-ion) might not be the best battery technology to invest in for electrified vehicles says […]

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Would The 2016 Volt’s Transaxle Be Ideal For An Extended-Range Truck? appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="In revising the second-generation Chevrolet Volt, General Motors re-designed its electrical/mechanical transaxle, and one might now pose the question whether this same design would be ideal to use in a super fuel-saving truck such as VIA Motors now makes. VIA builds pure series plug-in hybrid trucks based on the Chevrolet Silverado and other light-duty GM […]

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Detroit Electric Designs Flagship Store appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="EV manufacturer Detroit Electric has revealed the design of its first store, set to also be the flagship store for the brand. This first store has been constructed beside the company’s dedicated production facility in Leamington Spa, UK. The new EV company stated the store sports a thoroughly modern, industrial look which is said to […]

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‘Unscrupulous’ Dodge Hellcat Dealers Help Prove Tesla’s Case appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="The Dodge Charger Hellcat has been compared to Tesla’s P85D as an alternate “world’s fastest” sedan, and while that is one point of contention, there’s also a stark contrast in sales practices over the electric versus gas-powered muscle cars. While Tesla has fought for its factory direct sales model as a more ethical way, a […]

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California Bill Proposes More-Than Halving Sales Tax on Green Cars appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="In a renewed effort to slash California green car sales tax and spur more purchases, Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) is sponsoring a bill to reduce present taxation of 7.5 percent to 3.06 percent from 2016-2020. Types of new vehicle purchases that could take advantage of the legislation – if it passes several committees prior […]

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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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