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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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American Cars Could Get 60 MPG by 2025 Using Existing Technology
Poll: 74% of U.S. Voters Support 60 mpg Fleetwide Average
Coalition launches 60 MPG by 2025 Campaign
Maine Hybrid News
Articles

At Specialty Garage, Making Hybrids Even Greener
San Francisco is home to the only woman-run garage that offers the option of making hybrid vehicles fully electric.

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.

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.

Hybrid Car News

China’s EV Market Seen as Smart Investment for Tech Giants appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Well-funded internet companies in China see electric vehicles as a very smart investment channel. Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. is a major investor in NextEV, a Shanghai-based startup looking to compete with Tesla Motors. About 500 engineers are working for NextEV to unveil its first electric car in 2017. “Our goal is to build […]

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Volkswagen and Shell Argue for Biofuels Over Electric appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Biofuels are better than electrified vehicles for hitting carbon reduction targets, according to a study commissioned by automakers and oil companies. “Integrated Fuels and Vehicles Roadmap 2030 and Beyond” is a new 138-page study that’s biased toward biofuels as the European Union creates new fuel efficiency and emissions targets for 2025 to 2030. The EU […]

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Consumer Reports Says 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Beats EPA MPG on Highway, Falls Well Short In City appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="The glowing headline of Consumer Reports’ just-published RAV4 Hybrid overview does not tell the paradoxical story to be read between the lines. While the publication validates Toyota’s new hybrid as the country’s most frugal non-plug-in SUV with 31 mpg combined – close to the 33 mpg on the sticker – it said the RAV’s city […]

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Volvo To Bring Self-Driving Cars to the UK Next Year appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Volvo’s self-driving cars are heading to the United Kingdom next year. The Swedish automaker has announced that it will launch the U.K.’s largest and most ambitious self-driving car trial yet in hopes of speeding up the introduction of a technology aimed to reduce car accidents while freeing up road congestion. Volvo is also working on […]

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Volvo Engineer Disdainful of Tesla’s Autopilot appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="A Volvo engineer who works on autonomous driving has called Tesla’s Autopilot autonomous driving aid a “wannabe.” Autopilot is a semi-autonomous system that lets the car take over for the driver – he or she can even release the steering wheel – at highway speeds. Tesla calls it a Level 2 system, meaning that it […]

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Germany Subsidizes Electrified Cars – Except Teslas appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="The German goal of one million electrified cars on the country’s roads by 2020 is unlikely to be met, but the government is doing what it can to bolster EV sales. The latest step is a subsidy fund of €1.2 billion ($1.4 billion) that will receive 50 percent of its funding from the government. SEE […]

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Volkswagen Sheds More Light on its ‘Year of Transition’ appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller addressed difficult issues today during VW’s annual press conference. During the press conference that the embattled automaker had put off for weeks, Mueller asked for more time and patience as the automaker works through its diesel emissions reporting scandal in a “year of transition.” Mueller spoke on a white stage at […]

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Chinese Consumers May Be Leaning Toward SUVs Instead of EVs appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="While the Chinese government is spending heavily on incentives for electric vehicle sales, consumer preferences have been leaning in another direction. Last year, Chinese consumers purchased 189,000 plug-in electric vehicles, the largest number of any country. In a commentary for The Japan Times, Adam Minter, an American writer based in Asia, found it ironic that […]

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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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