December 5th, 2013
If houses are all about location, location, location. Then cars, as least for a growing number of Americans, are about mileage, mileage, mileage. And that means Prius, Toyota’s darling of fuel efficiency. Clint Williams helps sort out the various species of Prius, aimed at specific consumer niches and needs.
November 15th, 2013
Drivers shopping for a new car with good fuel economy – 30 mpg or better – know they have to compromise. The sales of cars such as the Toyota Corolla demonstrate that in exchange for gas mileage, car buyers are willing to sacrifice some fun. But here are two cars that offer fun and fuel economy. (A bonus, the Chevy has received the highest possible safety ratings.)
November 1st, 2013
The Alliance to Save Energy presents information about how fuel efficiency saves you money and energy. This video will walk you through common options.
October 22nd, 2013
BMW is saying demand for its new i3 electric car is exceeding its expectations. Standard & Poor’s initiates coverage of Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) with a “Sell” recommendation.
September 26th, 2013
The 2014 Chevy Spark EV is an electric vehicle with 134 horsepower and it can still zip around town in grid-lock traffic.
September 24th, 2013
Tesla’s Model S has infatuated the world and taken the electric car mainstream. The Street’s Chris Ciaccia gives his thoughts in this report.
September 24th, 2013
Electric vehicle fans kicked off “Charge Across Town” EV Week in a city already enamored with the plug in cars. Associated Press reports that one out of five purely electric cars in the entire country was bought by San Franciscans this year.
September 18th, 2013
Bloomberg reports that GM CEO Dan Akerson and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk are locked in a battle to provide customers with a cheaper option in electric-powered vehicles.
September 10th, 2013
German auto makers have been skeptical about electric cars and hybrids. But with regulators bearing down, they’re stepping up investments in plug-in models from small to large.
July 3rd, 2013
A new Electric Vehicle Guide by Sierra Club features 14 EVs and Plug-In EVs available to American consumers. They’re here to stay, so let’s consider the field and answer some of those nagging questions.
June 24th, 2013
Toyota – with great fanfare – announced earlier this month that an all-new, redesigned-from-the-tires-up 2014 Toyota Corolla would arrive at dealers in September. But what if you’re in need of a car right now? What sort of ride is the 2013 Toyota Corolla?
June 21st, 2013
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced a system for swapping a depleted battery in its electric Model S for a fresh one in as little as 90 seconds. Musk says the battery swap takes less time that it does to fuel up an Audi sedan.