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KBB Reveals ‘Top Green Cars’ for 2014

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Kelley Blue Book has announced its listing of the top ten green cars for 2014. Electric, hybrid, natural gas, and extended-range EV cars are all represented on the roster, with the top three spots occupied by BMW’s i3, the Nissan Leaf, and Toyota’s Prius. Rounding out the tally: The Honda Accord hybrid came in at [...]

Denza EV Unveiled at Beijing Show

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Boasting a range of 186-miles-per-charge, the Daimler-BYD Denza EV made its debut at Auto China (Beijing Auto Show) today. BYD is known for its battery engineering expertise, while Daimler is a car manufacturer with more than a century of experience. The partnership is manufacturing the cars through its joint venture entity, Shenzhen BYD Daimler New [...]

NY Auto Show’s Most Expensive Rides

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This year’s priciest cars at the New York Auto Show are all stunners, and one is a plug-in hybrid. As is the case each year, the New York event is all about flash and sparkle, at least on opening day. Aston Martin’s Vantage GT, at $99,000, carries a 4.8-liter V8 that propels the sleek gem [...]

Cadillac ELR, ChargePoint Join Forces

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Cadillac and ChargePoint announced this week that the carmaker and electric charging station company would join forces. The fresh partnership will allow owners of the Cadillac ELR extended-range EV to use any charging station in the vast ChargePoint network. The network boasts 16,500 locations where ELR owners can replenish their lithium-ion batteries on 2014-‘15 models. [...]

Volvo Plug-In Hybrid Headed to Beijing Show

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Volvo will unveil its latest plug-in hybrid, the S60L, at the Beijing Motor Show later this month. Following in the footsteps of the company’s diesel plug-in V60, the new, gasoline-powered model will initially be sold in the domestic Chinese market only. The 306-horsepower (combined), 4-cylinder car should land in showrooms by 2015, and carries a [...]

New York Auto Show 2014: Breaking News

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With the New York International Auto Show just days from opening its doors to the public, media sources are already calling this year’s expo the greenest ever. BMW has confirmed the appearance of its awaited Concept X5 eDrive, which is expected to reach showrooms perhaps as early as 2015. The plug-in hybrid X5 is a [...]

EVs to Rev Up Stock Market, Experts Say

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Wall Street gurus have recently been opining all over the Internet and print media about the near-term future of automotive technology. The collective wisdom of the financial media sees the rest of this decade as a booming time for hybrid-drive cars and trucks. As for pure-electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, pundits and experts look [...]

What Nation is Most ‘EV Friendly’?

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South Korea is now the official world leader in electric vehicle subsidies, with its government announcing a national incentive amounting to $13,900 on the purchase of electric cars. Much like the U.S. market, regional jurisdictions in South Korea add their own monetary enticements to the mix, with some provinces chipping in between $3,000 and $7,400 [...]

Breaking News: March Plug-in Car Sales Up

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Electric car sales rose 30 percent in March, with total sales for the month standing at about 9,000 units, compared to 6,900 electric vehicles sold in February. Nissan in particular was a big winner among plug-in carmakers, notching a 12 percent increase in Leaf sales for March compared to the same month in 2012. Chevrolet [...]

Finalists for World Car Awards at NY Auto Show

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Finalists have been announced for all categories of the World Car Awards. Winners will be revealed at the upcoming New York Auto Show, with all eyes on the World Green Car segment. In that category, the three finalists are Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, BMW i3, and the Volkswagen XL1. Close Up: Audi A3 Sportback e-tron [...]

Tesla’s Big Win in the Big Apple

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Tesla Motors has scored a huge victory in the state of New York. The EV maker has received the legislative green light to keep its five stores open, and new laws will seal the deal for the longer term. In what looks like a “battle of the governors” between New York and New Jersey, Tesla [...]

Surprising Car Sales Results for March

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As the month of March comes to a close, the experts at Kelley Blue Book are predicting that auto sales will rise 2 percent in year-over-year results based upon March car and truck data. That means that the prognosticators expect 2014 to be slightly up compared to 2013 in terms of auto sales. The critical [...]

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