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Diesels Save Fuel, But Do they Save Money?

85 percent of Jetta Sportwagen sales ar Diesel-powered cars have a reputation for being loud, smelly and slow, but they also get very good highway fuel economy. However, just because diesels save fuel doesn't mean they always save their owners money. According to the Diesel Technology Forum, a non-profit that raises awareness of diesel engines,  diesel car registrations increased 24.3 percent between 2010 and 2012, even though car registrations overall only increased 2.75 percent during that time. USA Today writes, "Every time we've ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Analysis, Green Cars, Diesel engines, diesel fuel, alternative fuel

EV Owners are Smarter and Richer Than the Rest of Us

Want to look smarter and richer? Buy an electric vehicle. A new survey says that electric car owners tend to be wealthier and better-educated than the average American driver. A study by the Electric Vehicle Information Exchange surveyed 970 respondents, most of whom reported some interest in electric vehicles. According to the survey results, respondents who already lease or own electric vehicles tend to be "very well-educated, upper-middle class, white men in their early 50’s with ideal living situations ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Green Cars, Chevrolet Volt, Nissan LEAF, Hybrid Cars, Hybrids, electric cars

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi Range Announced

Ford announced Friday that its 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi, a plug-in hybrid car, will have a battery-only range of “more than 20 miles” and a total range of 550 miles. The 2013 C-MAX Energi’s battery-only range is longer than that of its closest competitor, the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in, which can drive for 11 miles on electric power and 540 miles on combined gas and electric power, according to the EPA. The 2013 Chevrolet Volt’s total range of ... continue reading»

Tags: Green Cars, Ford C MAX, Model News, Fuel Economy, plug in hybrid

Mitsubishi i Tops Greenest Vehicle List

It’s been a few months since the Mitsubishi i became America’s most fuel-efficient car. Now, Mitsubishi’s electric affordable small car earns a new honor, as it tops the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s 2012 Greenest Vehicle List. “The ‘Greenest’ list saw a considerable shake-up this year, with the Mitsubishi i-MIEV battery electric vehicle claiming the top spot from the Honda Civic Natural Gas, which has held on to first place for eight years in a ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Green Cars, Model News, Mitsubishi i

2012 Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced

If you’re shopping for a fuel-efficient car, Green Car Journal has recognized five that they consider the best of the bunch. The magazine will announce the winner of its 2012 Green Car of the Year award at the Los Angeles Auto Show November 17. The five finalists are the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, 2012 Mitsubishi i, 2012 Toyota Prius v and 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI. Last year’s winner was the 2011 Chevrolet Volt ... continue reading»

Tags: Green Cars, Ford Focus Electric, Hybrid Cars, Model News, electric cars, Honda Civic Natural Gas, Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius v, Volkswagen Passat TDI, Green Car of the Year

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