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September 22nd, 2014


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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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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.

The economy is driving down hybrid sales
The unsteady state of the economy is forcing American consumers to think hard about their buying choices, and the auto industry, including the hybrid market, is being hit hard.

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.

Hybrid Car News

Consumer Reports Compares Tesla Model S and BMW i8 appeared first on HybridCars.com.

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Mercedes-Benz Also Granted California Autonomous Vehicle License appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Mercedes-Benz is another German company receiving an autonomous vehicle license from the state of California. With “Senate Bill No. 1298″ taking effect, Mercedes-Benz received a license allowing the company to test vehicles in autonomous driving mode in daily traffic on California roads. Mercedes-Benz, which has been in Silicon Valley for almost 20 years now, said […]

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2014 Mini Cooper Review – Video appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Long before there were “hybrid cars” there were basic little internal combustion powered city cars, and for five-and-a-half decades, the UK’s MINI was definitely on that list. Still posing as minimalist, since 2001 the brand has been a jewel in German automaker BMW’s portfolio of “premium” products, and a more upscale lifestyle statement than from […]

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Top Gear Magazine Tests Nissan’s ZEOD RC Hybrid Race Car appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Nissan’s eye-catching arrow-shaped ZEOD RC saw both the highs and lows of endurance racing during the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans this past June. While the team met its goals of both hitting 300 km/h (186 mph) along the Mulsanne Strait and completing a lap of the eight-mile circuit on electric power alone, the […]

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2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Downsizes Its Diesel and Gas Offerings appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Mercedes-Benz has long been a supporter of diesel options in its growing line of SUVs, but there looks to be a mild shake-up happening for the 2015 M-Class. The long-serving 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel won’t be answering the bell, replaced instead by the 2.1-liter four-cylinder found in the smaller GLK and mid-sized E-Class sedan. So the […]

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Revised C-Max Unveiled appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Ford Motor Company unveiled a revised C-MAX and Grand C-MAX with a new exterior design, interior as well as what Ford calls major fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions improvements. The revised five-seat C-MAX, available in the U.S., and seven-seat Grand C-MAX will go on sale across Europe in early 2015. The models is said to […]

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Peugeot Quartz PHEV Concept Slated For Paris Debut appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Looks like Peugeot wants to hit the green hard at the Paris show as the company has announced a second concept with green credentials, the Peugeot Quartz PHEV concept. The company announced earlier this week an hybrid-air concept. The French manufacturer said its Quartz concept uses a plug-in hybrid drive train integrating a 1.6-liter THP […]

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2015 VW Jetta Is 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="The redesigned 2015 Jetta has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ when equipped with the optional Forward Collision Warning system. The 2015 Jetta is currently on sale in U.S. dealerships and offers three gasoline engines, a TDI Clean Diesel, and a hybrid powertrain. These Jetta models offer a […]

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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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