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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

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.

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.

New high-power battery may lead to bigger hybrids
A group of scientists at MIT have found a way to use carbon nanotubes to create a device that combines the strengths of batteries and capacitors, resulting in a battery than can both store a large amount of energy and put out a high rate of power.

Hybrid Car News

Johnson Controls Builds Start-Stop Batteries In China appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Expanding its manufacturing operations in China, Johnson Controls is beginning production of advanced lead-acid batteries for start-stop vehicles. “We’re excited to announce the delivery of our first batch of locally-manufactured batteries to power start-stop vehicles for local and global automakers in China,” said Kenneth Yeng, vice president and general manager, Johnson Controls Power Solutions China. […]

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Norway Celebrates 50,000th Plug-in Car Sold; Will EV Incentives Continue? appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="As we reported on Friday would happen, today the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association held an event acknowledging plug-in electrified vehicle number 50,000 at the country’s Drammen Harbor. Today the registration plate EL 60000 was granted to a Tesla Model S purchased as number 50,000. The plate is 10,000 above because the “EL” plate series began […]

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GM Contemplates Building The Chevy Volt in China appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="At a media roundtable today in Shanghai, GM fielded questions as to whether it might begin local production of its Chevrolet Volt for the EV-hungry Chinese market. “Electrification is a part of the strategy” for China, said CEO Mary Barra evading a direct answer but with a response that did not explicitly say no either. […]

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Seattle’s Police Now Utilizing Leaf EVs For Traffic Enforcement appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Last week, Nissan Electric shared a tweet that the Seattle Police Department, specifically the Parking Enforcement division, will be putting to use 28 Leafs in an effort to “stay green” as Nissan put it. While some other cities prefer a more extravagant approach to purchasing police vehicles, the Emerald City went with a different school […]

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Toroidion Electric Car Has 1 Megawatt (1,341) HP – Video appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="With all-wheel drive courtesy of four individual motors, the Toroidion electric supercar concept boasts quick battery swapping and 1,341 horsepower (1 Megawatt). Designed and built in Finland, the company was founded in 2011 to compete in the 24 Hours of LeMans. The one megawatt (1,000 kilowatts) comes by two front 200-kilowatt motors offering direct drive, […]

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Audi To Debut New Plug-In Hybrid Versions Of Q7 And A6 appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Audi is debuting three new models – an SUV, a sedan and a concept wagon – at the Shanghai auto show this month as part of the brand’s plug-in hybrid expansion. The luxury brand said it is merging its quattro drive with a TFSI plug-in hybrid system for the first time, creating the all-new Q7 […]

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Study: Controlled EV Charging Maximizes Eco Benefits And Minimizes Costs appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="In order to maximize the environmental benefits of plug-in vehicles, says a new study, charging needs to be controlled to keep costs down and maximize renewable energy sources. A research team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) addressed the complicated relationship between the production costs and emissions for power companies to recharge an electrified car, publishing […]

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Cadillac CT6 PHEV Revealed In Shanghai appeared first on HybridCars.com.

]]>" title="Cadillac has announced the CT6 plug-in-hybrid version of its newly reveled flagship as expected in Shangahi. According to the automaker, the new four-cylinder turbo-based PHEV system is projected to more than double the fuel economy of its conventional powertrain siblings. “The first-ever CT6 is a technological showcase throughout, making it an ideal platform for Cadillac […]

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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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