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25

Jan


 Hybrid cars are near a tipping point 



Hybrids are 3 percent of the U.S. market, but growing fast. The green technology is rapidly pushing into the mainstream.
Hybrids are 3 percent of the U.S. market, but growing fast. The green technology is rapidly pushing into the mainstream.

14

Aug

More clean cars equals more jobsEverybody’s worried about the high unemployment rate, and they should be. But fuel-efficient cars, hybrids and electrics are putting Americans to work big time.

More clean cars equals more jobs
Everybody’s worried about the high unemployment rate, and they should be. But fuel-efficient cars, hybrids and electrics are putting Americans to work big time.

07

Mar

Has Hollywood abandoned the Prius and other green vehicles?Fewer hybrids and electric vehicles were brought to this year’s Academy Awards.

Has Hollywood abandoned the Prius and other green vehicles?
Fewer hybrids and electric vehicles were brought to this year’s Academy Awards.

7 groundbreaking green carsHybrid, clean diesel, electric and natural gas models have been named Green Car of the Year since the award began in 2006.

7 groundbreaking green cars
Hybrid, clean diesel, electric and natural gas models have been named Green Car of the Year since the award began in 2006.

20

Nov

Power SHFT: Adrian Grenier’s high-watt celebrityFord is partnering with Grenier’s new green lifestyle website SHFT.com, and I was there to kick the tires on the C-MAX Hybrid, eat the organic snacks, and try in vain for an interview with the star of ‘Entourage.’

Power SHFT: Adrian Grenier’s high-watt celebrity
Ford is partnering with Grenier’s new green lifestyle website SHFT.com, and I was there to kick the tires on the C-MAX Hybrid, eat the organic snacks, and try in vain for an interview with the star of ‘Entourage.’

15

Nov

Revenge of the internal combustion engineNew and more efficient gas engines are winning on the showroom floor, an inconvenient truth that could slow the acceptance of electric cars. The plug-in Volt has become General Motors Co’s high-mileage halo car. But the hybrid has also been outsold by its simpler sibling by 200 to 1. Globally, GM has sold about 5,000 Volts versus 1 million Cruzes.

Revenge of the internal combustion engine
New and more efficient gas engines are winning on the showroom floor, an inconvenient truth that could slow the acceptance of electric cars. The plug-in Volt has become General Motors Co’s high-mileage halo car. But the hybrid has also been outsold by its simpler sibling by 200 to 1. Globally, GM has sold about 5,000 Volts versus 1 million Cruzes.

27

Oct

Last year the award deservedly went to the Chevy Volt. The winner this year isn’t as clear, since the nominees are on a level playing field.

Last year the award deservedly went to the Chevy Volt. The winner this year isn’t as clear, since the nominees are on a level playing field.

04

Oct

5 things you need to know about green carsIf you’re holding back from buying an electric or plug-in hybrid, read this story. Some of what you think you know may turn out to be wrong.

5 things you need to know about green cars
If you’re holding back from buying an electric or plug-in hybrid, read this story. Some of what you think you know may turn out to be wrong.

27

Sep

5 things you need to know about green carsIf you’re holding back from buying an electric or plug-in hybrid, read this story. Some of what you think you know may turn out to be wrong.

5 things you need to know about green cars
If you’re holding back from buying an electric or plug-in hybrid, read this story. Some of what you think you know may turn out to be wrong.